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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th October 2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By DavidO
Re: DavidO passed away

Lori,

you may regret having said that one day. hehe

If i am to continue in his footsteps then i need to have my own identity here.

I thank you kindly.

David
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By DavidO
DavidO passed away

To whom this may concern:

Hello, i am Davido's son and i have sad news for those who knew him here. DavidO, AKA David O'Hara, my father, passed away this september the 26th.

I am left to take...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd July 2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 860
Posted By DavidO
Need payment gateway for call-center...

I've been using standard PayPal to process online orders for years. This way I avoid the hassle of secure pages, PCI, etc.

I also have a merchant account that I use for phone and mail orders. I...
Forum: Website Design 19th July 2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By DavidO
Re: Blog with standard html structure?

My new HTML theme came from a theme sales site ( themeforest.net - I recommend it). The theme designer isn't doing the WP version for me but to offer to the public on the theme site.

But it seems...
Forum: Website Design 18th July 2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By DavidO
Blog with standard html structure?

I have a sales site with a WP blog installed in its own directory:

http://mysite.com/blog

I bought a new HTML theme for my main site and the theme includes its own blog page. However, this...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 6th July 2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 320,425
Posted By DavidO
Re: DoFollow Blog Commenting Service (5 cents/link) - Dominate Google's first page NOW - 35 Rave Rev

Just ordered the $20 pack along with one extra service. I look forward to my report and repeating regularly.
Forum: Warriors For Hire 6th July 2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4,282
Views: 320,425
Posted By DavidO
Re: DoFollow Blog Commenting Service (5 cents/link) - Dominate Google's first page NOW - 35 Rave Rev

Although, it sounds like a no-brainer, I'm going to start with one of the smaller packages. If I'm happy with the service I'll go for a larger package or even a subscription.

Can you guarantee...
Forum: Website Design 12th June 2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By DavidO
Re: Text positioning: IE vs Firefox...

Thanks for this, jimbob! I didn't think of the cufon font issue. Of course, that's what's causing the problem. I think I can adjust the formatting using the corresponding .js file.
Forum: Website Design 12th June 2011, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By DavidO
Re: Text positioning: IE vs Firefox...

Thanks for the comment... my IE may be the problem after all. I'm going to reinstall it. It's IE8 but I've had lots of problems with it.

But here's another thing... I've just tried changing the...
Forum: Website Design 12th June 2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By DavidO
Text positioning: IE vs Firefox...

I'm well aware of the conflicts between Internet Explorer and Firefox. But I've got a problem positioning some header text that is driving me nuts...

If you take a look at this page in both...
Forum: Website Design 27th May 2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 973
Posted By DavidO
Cufon font delay problems...

I'm using cufon font replacement for headings and it's well known that in IE there's a delay before it replaces the original font with the custom font.

But on several sites they recommend the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,134
Posted By DavidO
Re: Do YOU make good money from just ONE website???

Focus on ONE project until it's successful. Look at it this way: What's the point of having 100 sites if you don't know how to make money with a single site? You'll just end up with 100 sites that...
Forum: Website Design 25th May 2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By DavidO
Cufon fonts with styles?

Many website themes are now coming with cufon font replacement. I really like the design freedom this offers but I keep getting frustrated at not being able to use bolding, italics and underlining.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd May 2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By DavidO
Replacing WP blog with straight html?

I have a static html site with a Wordpress blog in a directory:

http://www.mydomain.com/blog/

I've just bought a new site theme (html) to replace my main site with. The theme also has a blog...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd May 2011, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By DavidO
Server location: Does it matter?

I'm getting involved in selling websites and web services and I will primarily be targetting small businesses in the U.K.

Most of my personal sites are hosted on U.S. based servers. I don't think...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st May 2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,132
Posted By DavidO
Quit wasting my time with pointless video!

I know, threads like this come up on a regular basis... but the needless use of video just keeps getting worse. I've just got one that really takes the cake...

It's a 20 minute video consisting of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By DavidO
Re: How to track sales from site logs...

No, I'm using StatCounter. Sounds like I should try Google. Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th April 2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By DavidO
How to track sales from site logs...

Every time I get an unusual spike in sales I look at my logs to see if I can find a common source or theme that's driving the sales.

But I really can't make heads or tales of it. I've never been...
Forum: Website Design 16th April 2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By DavidO
Stock photo abuse...

One of my design peeves is the overuse of stock images. There's one couple in particular that I see everywhere. I'm really getting sick of looking at their insipid mugs. What's worse is that this...
Forum: Website Design 14th April 2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By DavidO
Wide page not scrolling...

I'm testing a new design that uses a header image of 2000px width. The body is set to 1100px minimum width and the content container at 960px width and centered (margin: 0 auto;).

Lower blood...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By DavidO
Re: My site's a disaster - want to go WP but have a question...

I would suggest looking again at converting to WP. I've actually found WP more difficult to work with, not less. It's pretty good right out of the box but if you want to do any customization or...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By DavidO
Re: review the design and help to improve it

I'm sorry but I don't really like it. The accordion content slider could be a good idea but you need to call attention to it. The muted color scheme just fades it all into the background.

Also,...
Forum: Website Design 6th April 2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By DavidO
Please check my IFRAME?

I'm using an IFRAME to display a product features grid in my order page. I'm using this method because the grid has a lot of complex coding and so far I've not been able to integrate into my existing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By DavidO
Re: Split-testing confusion...

Website Optimizer uses cookies but I don't think they're up to keeping my site pages consistent.

For example, no matter where I am in the site the cookie will always return me to the page...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By DavidO
Re: New Site Looks Good But Sales Suck!

I have to agree... it doesn't look very good nor does it work in other important ways. But take heart, it's not all negative. For just one month in you haven't done badly. My site looked a lot worse...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 31st March 2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,453
Posted By DavidO
Re: Can anyone recommend a good proxy service?

I gave up on the free ones, they were all pretty useless. HideMyAss is about the best of them.

But if you're going to use it a lot I recommend Easy-Hide. I've been using it about 6 months and it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st March 2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By DavidO
Split-testing confusion...

I've created an alternate version of the core of my site. It's about 12 pages with a consistent them and design that all works together as a unit. I've put these pages in a separate directory and set...
Forum: Website Design 30th March 2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By DavidO
Re: Can't figure this out...

Thanks for that. I did indeed solve one of the bugs with that method. It's good to know.

But I've got other bugs that are completely over my head. I need a good coder.
Forum: Website Design 30th March 2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By DavidO
Can't figure this out...

I've got a page on an unused domain that displays perfectly in both IE and Firefox:

Lower blood pressure naturally (http://72.18.198.75/test/indextest.html)

But when I upload the files to my...
Forum: Programming 25th March 2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By DavidO
How to set macros in XP?

I know this is a pretty basic matter but I don't see anywhere else to post it. And, believe me, I've googled this a number of times and all I get are answers that are irrelevant or don't work.

How...
Forum: Website Design 25th March 2011, 04:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,214
Posted By DavidO
Re: How Do I Improve Site Loading Speed?

Check my post of today in the SEO forum (2000th) for my experience with high-performance hosting.
Forum: Website Design 25th March 2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By DavidO
Re: Multiple or single CSS file?

Thanks for your opinions. There seems to be some debate here and both sides make sense in different ways.

I think the only way to get some evidence on it is to test it. But I'm not quite sure how...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th March 2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By DavidO
A useful tip for my 2000th post...

I wanted to give back something of value for my 2000th post, especially something that could help those of you new to our line of business.

But, despite 2000 posts I'm by no means a guru and I...
Forum: Website Design 24th March 2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By DavidO
Multiple or single CSS file?

When I have certain pages in my site with lots of different features I often make a separate css file for that page. For example, I might have a product comparison table with a lot features like...
Forum: Website Design 19th March 2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 671
Posted By DavidO
Viability of iframe?

I want to integrate a fancy display box/slideshow from one site into another. I've tried the usual method of inserting the css/html of the part I want into my existing webpage but the coding is...
Forum: Website Design 18th March 2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By DavidO
Re: Right or left sidebar: pros and cons...

I'm afraid you can't teach an old dog new tricks!

I can't get my head around any sidebar: not right nor left nor bottom.

I'm going back to a single column in the center but I've widened it to...
Forum: Website Design 18th March 2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By DavidO
Re: Right or left sidebar: pros and cons...

If the sidebar is for a menu I would always place it on the left. In this case the sidebar will be for extra content that supports my copy. This includes larger blockquotes, small articles,...
Forum: Website Design 18th March 2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By DavidO
Right or left sidebar: pros and cons...

I'm experimenting with right and left sidebars in a new site. My navigation menu is horizontal at the top so it has no bearing on sidebar location. I haven't used sidebars very much in the past...
Forum: Website Design 17th March 2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By DavidO
What role does design play in conversion?

Copywriters like to say that good copy will sell even if written on the back of an envelope. They also joke that some "ugly" sites sell better than pretty ones.

On the other side there are...
Forum: Website Design 14th March 2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By DavidO
Re: Do you prefer 100% width or a "box" look?

It's set to 1100px minimum. That's how the template came but I'll change it down.
Forum: Website Design 14th March 2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By DavidO
Re: Do you prefer 100% width or a "box" look?

Thanks for your comments. I agree with you about usability. But it seems that 600px of content in the center of modern, widescreen monitors is pretty silly from a design perspective, although lots of...
Forum: Website Design 14th March 2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By DavidO
Re: Do you prefer 100% width or a "box" look?

Thanks for the tipoff, Ryan. I put the same link in twice.

Here are the correct 3 links:

With background and container box:

A Premium Corporate Landing Page...
Forum: Website Design 14th March 2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,214
Posted By DavidO
Re: How Do I Improve Site Loading Speed?

There's only so much you can do on-site. The other side of the equation is your hosting/server. If you're on a low budget hosting plan with a shared server that could be 90% of your problem.

I...
Forum: Website Design 14th March 2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 936
Posted By DavidO
Re: Review my designs...

The design itself is excellent. The only thing I see that could be improved in the font. You need a font that's more expansive and easier to read against the dark background. The font you're using...
Forum: Website Design 14th March 2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By DavidO
Re: Do you prefer 100% width or a "box" look?

Okay, here are two prototype examples of a new website to demonstrate what I'm talking about:

With background and container box:

A Premium Corporate Landing Page...
Forum: Website Design 13th March 2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By DavidO
Re: Do you prefer 100% width or a "box" look?

I also prefer liquid layouts with a set minumum width. But regardless of the width of the content, I'm comparing the "box" look that's created with a site background and a content container (usually...
Forum: Website Design 13th March 2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By DavidO
Do you prefer 100% width or a "box" look?

I've always liked my websites with 100% width headers, footers and white space in between. All that white space looks clean and expansive compared to the boxy look of a background (especially if...
Forum: Website Design 11th March 2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By DavidO
Need help with javascript conflict...

I need someone skilled in javascript to fix a couple conflicts on my site as a result of combining elements from different templates.

I often have little technical complications and I'm perfectly...
Forum: Website Design 11th March 2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,852
Posted By DavidO
Re: Change slider from auto to onClick?

Thanks guys... Works like a champ!

The transition is a bit hurky-jerky though. Is there an easy way to add some easing?

If not, I'm satisfied as is. Thanks again.
Forum: Website Design 10th March 2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,852
Posted By DavidO
Change slider from auto to onClick?

I've got a box that slides testimonials in and out at intervals automatically. I want to change the function to onClick so I can include longer comments.

I usually find it easy to change the...
Forum: Copywriting 13th February 2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By DavidO
Re: Are You Boring?

You're absolutely right... my sales page is (was!) boring. If you have a complicated product or offer the biggest challenge is to convey the details in an engaging way. This is even more difficult in...
Forum: Programming 12th February 2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By DavidO
Looking for an app designer?

Can anyone recommend a designer/programmer for a new phone app? Preferably someone hungry to get in on a new project.

Sure, I can go to elance but I usually do better with tips from the WF.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,116
Posted By DavidO
Re: Fatal Mistake, Don't do it!

They're obviously both important but you're right that you can get the wrong balance. I've found myself slaving for hours and weeks even on design work and graphics. This is the work I enjoy most but...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By DavidO
Need urgent help with ?s=bp...

My 5 year old site with solid SEO took a big hit in Google about two weeks ago. I mean it went from Page 1 results to nowhere (although it's not de-indexed!).

Despite massive linking and all the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th February 2011, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By DavidO
The future for sales pages?

I've been hearing discussions about Google looking less and less favorably at sales sites. I don't think this is necessarily true if you also provide quality content.

But is there any argument for...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By DavidO
Don't spammers have any business sense?

I understand that spammers want to make money, even if they're using unacceptable methods.

But if their in it for the money why on earth do they send you 50 viagra pitches a day, or 12 in five...
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