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Webmasters / Re: Please Review This Website by yawa-ti-de(f): 1:50pm On Jan 09
Personal opinion:
Based on the "redness" of the header area and the looks in general, I don't think many will be encouraged to look for a job on that site. I would look at what other good websites are doing (hotjobs, dice, computerjobs, jobber, etc) and see what from those sites you can inculcate into yours.

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: We Present To You, The (voluntarily) Redesigned Nigeria.gov.ng by yawa-ti-de(f): 2:04pm On Jan 07
^^^ The site was up for about a year after it launched. The point wasn't to compete with the official site but to show the world that there were individuals who were willing to dedicate their (free) time and resources towards doing something good for the country.

The facebook group still exists (Nigeria redesign something something... cool). Many of the artifacts may be found there.
Webmasters / Re: An Easier And Faster Way Of Backing Up Mysql Database by yawa-ti-de(f): 12:00pm On Jan 06
Interesting. Thanks for sharing, and happy new year
Webmasters / Re: Do You Know You Can Use An Image To Describe Your Search On Google by yawa-ti-de(f): 3:11pm On Dec 30, 2013
Interesting. Though it seems to me it would take more time to upload the image, etc etc compared to typing text, still interesting nonetheless.

Thanks for sharing.
Webmasters / Re: Reviews Needed For This Website by yawa-ti-de(f): 2:32pm On Dec 29, 2013
1) You can do better, with respect to formatting your paragraphs and unordered lists
2) Add pictures of the lawyers, to make it more personal and inviting
3) Remove the scrolling photos on all pages but the home page - it becomes a distraction after the home page, especially since its the same images
4) Move breadcrumbs to the top. Of what use are they if it is at the bottom?
Webmasters / Google Punishes Rap Genius Website Over SEO Practices by yawa-ti-de(f): 1:55pm On Dec 28, 2013
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/12/27/larry-magid-google-punishes-rap-genius-website-over-seo-practices/


The website RapGenius, which provides annotated lyrics for hip-hop songs, has been punished by Google after the tech giant said they violated rules while trying to improve their search rankings.

The site allows users to listen to songs, read lyrics and then click on lines that might be of interest. When clicking on those lines, a pop-up annotation will appear, explaining what the lyrics are about or what may have inspired them.

Anyone who creates an account can write annotations, and eventually, users could become verified like hip hop stars, who are using the website.

Now, the website has come under fire from Google, after the search engine giant said it is using “unnatural links” when it comes to search engine optimization (SEO). The company would essentially provide links to blogs, basically promising to give the blogs publicity in exchange for the blogs linking back to the Rap Genius website.

These types of so-called “SEO spam” practices are frowned upon by Google, for violating its rules regarding optimizing search results.
For that reason, Google has basically taken Rap Genius off its search engine, as the company no longer comes up anywhere near the top of the list in search results, either when searching for rap lyrics or Rap Genius itself.

In an open letter posted online, Rap Genius’ founders apologized for “messing up,” but also said there is a common practice of spamming, when it comes to music lyric websites. The company is hoping to be able to make peace with Google.
Webmasters / Re: What Can One Do With Html by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:25am On Dec 26, 2013
HTML is used to code regular websites (static, nothing happening, plain old informational stuff). As opposed to a web app, which is where the fun stuff happens. For the latter, you need more than html. You need a back end language like php, jsp and the like. Examples of web apps: Facebook, Nairaland, and Twitter, to name but a few

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Webmasters / Re: Help!!! I Want To Deactivate Back Button On Browser by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:46am On Dec 19, 2013
Let's see how you're calling it. Post a code snippet for us
Webmasters / Re: Pls Help Me With Search Engine Uptimization Codes, I Need To Integrate It by yawa-ti-de(f): 3:12am On Dec 19, 2013
Google is the king in this space so if there is one search engine you want to entice first, make it google. After that, you can go after Yahoo and Bing. After that, Ask and the others.

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: Why Am I Having This Problem. by yawa-ti-de(f): 9:34pm On Dec 18, 2013
Right-click the affected folder and file(s), in cpanel, and click "change permissions". Report back with the 3-digit number(s) that you get returned to you.
Webmasters / Re: Help!!! I Want To Deactivate Back Button On Browser by yawa-ti-de(f): 9:32pm On Dec 18, 2013
shouldn't it be window.open()? Check your spelling, assuming that is how you have it in the code and it isn't a mere typo on this thread
Webmasters / Re: Google Translate Adds Yoruba, Igbo And Hausa To It's Languages by yawa-ti-de(f): 1:11pm On Dec 18, 2013
Of all the words you could have translated, you had to choose these tongue
Webmasters / Re: Why Am I Having This Problem. by yawa-ti-de(f): 7:55pm On Dec 16, 2013
Maybe you don't have the right permissions on the server side?
Webmasters / Re: Yawa-ti-de, Please I Need Your Help! by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:43am On Dec 13, 2013
The eye of horus jus full that image above
Webmasters / Re: How To Get Funding For My Tech Start-up by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:42am On Dec 13, 2013
Webmasters / Re: Pls Help Me With Search Engine Uptimization Codes, I Need To Integrate It by yawa-ti-de(f): 9:38pm On Dec 12, 2013
Search engines index sites every 30 days or so. No one knows the exact date so just give it about 2 months.

To check though, type site:domain in google, where "domain" is your domain name. So to check how many pages for cnn.com that google has indexed, you would type, in the search bar:
site:www.cnn.com

Note that if your site has a lot of stuff that depends on form input, google will not capture anything beyond those forms.
Webmasters / Re: Yawa-ti-de, Please I Need Your Help! by yawa-ti-de(f): 9:35pm On Dec 12, 2013
elvis:
Thanks but I hope say virus no dey that code o. I no wan catch cold tongue

On a serious note, thanks once again.

dhtml:
Why the constant trollin' and spitting? It's beneath you now
Webmasters / Re: Yawa-ti-de, Please I Need Your Help! by yawa-ti-de(f): 5:17pm On Dec 12, 2013
^^^ Like +1
Webmasters / Re: Yawa-ti-de, Please I Need Your Help! by yawa-ti-de(f): 1:12pm On Dec 12, 2013
Moderator:
Feel free to close this thread. OP and I have talked offline and as far as I can tell, the issue has been resolved.
Webmasters / Re: Yoruba, Igbo And Hausa Available On Google Translation Service by yawa-ti-de(f): 8:09pm On Dec 11, 2013
^^^ LWKMD, ROFLMAO
Webmasters / Re: Yoruba, Igbo And Hausa Available On Google Translation Service by yawa-ti-de(f): 6:17pm On Dec 11, 2013
^^^ There are various French dialects. Same applies to Spanish, English, etc but I am sure they are using the "central" version. If they went with every dialect, it wouldn't make sense.

Also, as with every initial translation, there are bound to be mistakes. It will get better with time though, with each passing iteration.

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Webmasters / Re: Can A Rookie Develop Professional Website With Word Press? by yawa-ti-de(f): 7:33pm On Dec 10, 2013
Technically, yes but I would highly suggest/recommend that you at the very least have a working knowledge of html and css. PHP? Not really, again, technically...but it's a nice "to have".

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: Yawa-ti-de, Please I Need Your Help! by yawa-ti-de(f): 4:31pm On Dec 10, 2013
^^^ No worries buddy. Since it is just sending an email, I figured it doesn't hurt to at least see what the problem is. Now, if OP demanded an in-person or over-the-phone communication, I would definitely agree with you cool

OP:
Still waiting o
Webmasters / Re: Yawa-ti-de, Please I Need Your Help! by yawa-ti-de(f): 2:01pm On Dec 10, 2013
OP:
I just sent you an email

Gerardcole:
You know what they say about making assumptions, right? wink
 
Webmasters / Re: How To Ensure All Clients Pay by yawa-ti-de(f): 1:43pm On Dec 08, 2013
A friend of mine who has done IT business in Nigeria says he charges (an inflated) 80% up front. That way, should the other 20% not be paid,he knows that he got what he wanted to charge up front.

Something to think about, if you haven't done so already...
Webmasters / Re: I Thought Graphicsplus Was Ban For Illegal Video Issue. by yawa-ti-de(f): 12:38pm On Dec 07, 2013
There was a time when I went for at least a week without contributing to a single post on this board or created a new one. The excuse I gave was that I was extremely busy juggling around various things. Then I see this thread. I now know why I haven't posted in a while - this board has generally stopped posting anything meaningful (at least to me) in ages. It is either one person advertising this or another person arguing that.

Case in point is this thread. I mean, wetin concern bird with toothbrush? Are posters being paid now so that there is a vested interest in whether or not someone has been banned or not? I this case, given who the person is, shouldn't you be asking why he wasn't unbanned quickly enough as he has generally been contributing positively to this board. Ok, what if he deserved to be banned? Couldn't he have returned under a different name?

hmmm
Webmasters / Re: Phcn Official Website by yawa-ti-de(f): 12:34pm On Dec 07, 2013
What happened to the old one? I guess in typical naija style, either the developers only charged for 1 year of hosting and the site expired or there is another oga at the top and we are continuing with our disease of lack of continuity
Webmasters / Re: My Fresh Jobs From Greenmouse by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:35pm On Dec 05, 2013
All other factors aside and assuming these are all "fresh" as stated, I think what you all should be doing is commending OP for being able to crank out all these sites. You would think that based on the recent (crappy, mostly) posts on NL of late that the web design market is saturated. Granted I am more selective and do it as a side gig, I consider myself successful if I implement a site a month, though I would want more.

Given the dog-eat-dog nature of web design in Nigeria, I am impressed that OP is able to get so many diverse jobs. Again, we should be asking him to mentor, speak at events as a motivational speaker and how he manages to run his business and get his clients, among others.

OP:
Again, all other factors aside (as in, what you could do to make the sites better, how much you charge per job, etc), you have a thumbs up from me. If ever I decide to set up shop in Nigeria, I just might be knocking on your door for advice cool
Webmasters / Re: Prospective Clients For 2014 by yawa-ti-de(f): 6:00pm On Dec 05, 2013
Clients who appreciate me and my skills for who I am and what they are. In other words, I would rather not work with clients who belittle what I do under the guise of, "I would have done it but I don't have the time" or "I know a guy who can do this for $200 but I like what you do and want to stick with you" or comments to that effect.

This year, having been doing freelance since 2005 and with over 90 clients under my belt, for the first time I actually refunded a client his money (plus interest) after he approved of my graphical comp yet belittled the final product (actual web page), by saying it looked "amateurish". I am getting to the point now where, I am willing to walk away from the money if someone gives me unnecessary tough time. It's definitely not worth it any more.
Webmasters / Re: Guruz by yawa-ti-de(f): 5:46pm On Dec 04, 2013
What do you mean by, "still having problem"?
Webmasters / Re: Web Developers Abeg How To Store File Like Images Songs And Videos In A Database by yawa-ti-de(f): 5:45pm On Dec 04, 2013
OP:

What they are saying is:
1) When you upload your file, save it in the file structure (for example, save an image in "images/file-uploaded.jpg'
2) In your database, rather than create a column of type BLOB and saving the actual image there, save the path to that image instead (for example: images/file-uploaded.jpg). This way, since you are not facebook or google, you are not filling up your database with large data.

So gbo?

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