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|Webmasters / Re: I Got A Mail From Illuminati Society Network... Has Anyone Else Received Such? by yawa-ti-de(f): 9:59am On Apr 18|
Trust me, if they wanted you, they wouldn't email you and thus leave a trace. They would have contacted you in person.
B/w youtube and movies and books, you should have enough info at your feet to know how they operate.
|Webmasters / Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder To Visit Akwa-Ibom by yawa-ti-de(f): 12:23am On Apr 13|
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|Webmasters / Re: Is This Also A Pet Peeve Of Yours? by yawa-ti-de(f): 4:37pm On Apr 11|
^^^ Remember me in paradise o, he he
|Webmasters / Re: Nigeria Has No Functional Official Web Portal by yawa-ti-de(f): 4:36pm On Apr 11|
Folks, let's not let this thread fall a victim of "beer parlor" conversation.
Let's stay on point...
|Webmasters / Re: Let Us Discuss Ways To Move The Webmasters Section Forward. by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:01am On Apr 11|
Perhaps we can compare and contrast sites within the same genre, with the aim of educating each other on best practices and on what not to do. Maybe this could be in the form of a "competition" - knowing how popular NL is, maybe the owners of such sites (especially in the government space) would take note of such threads and make the necessary improvements on their sites.
|Webmasters / ‘secretbook’ Lets You Encode Hidden Messages In Your Facebook Pics by yawa-ti-de(f): 9:46am On Apr 11|
For more: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/04/secretbook/
|Webmasters / Re: Which One Do You Prefer. by yawa-ti-de(f): 9:09am On Apr 11|
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|Webmasters / Re: Nigeria Has No Functional Official Web Portal by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:28pm On Apr 10|
Abi o! In some other countries, that site would have garnered some kind of a response. It makes me believe what I have heard about the NFF not being happy with Nigeria going all the way during tournaments so that they can claim the balance of the money for themselves.
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|Webmasters / Re: Nigeria Has No Functional Official Web Portal by yawa-ti-de(f): 5:24pm On Apr 10|
^^^ I once had an insider in a certain state government "office" that had a website that hadn't been updated in 4 years, yet an annual budget of N20m was set aside for "maintenance" of same website
|Webmasters / Is This Also A Pet Peeve Of Yours? by yawa-ti-de(f): 12:09pm On Apr 10|
I have always wanted to post this but have been too busy. Now I have a few minutes to spare
I hate it when I visit a site, any site (in this case a very popular Nigerian online newspaper), and I see an email address listed beneath the author's name that isn't related to the newspaper's domain. In other words, instead of say, email@example.com, it is aaa@yahoo(or gmail or msn, etc).com. Don't these folks know that it doesn't make them look good, not to mention such sites lose out on branding opportunities?
Na wa o!
|Webmasters / Nigeria Has No Functional Official Web Portal by yawa-ti-de(f): 11:32am On Apr 10|
For more, read: http://www.punchng.com/i-punch/nigeria-a-country-with-an-ailing-website/
|Webmasters / Re: Why Is Seun Osewa's Name Not In Wikipedia?? by yawa-ti-de(f): 11:17am On Apr 10|
^^^ I actually never used my hands to follow anyone. I can assure you of that. I also am the only person who owns my account so no one did it for me. That means either the system does it by default or Seun did it. When I visit this board, I do nothing else but read and/or respond to stuff. I in fact rarely "like" a post.
Wow! Some people are so out to (dis)prove a point that they will see who is following who? Interesting.
|Webmasters / Re: Why Is Seun Osewa's Name Not In Wikipedia?? by yawa-ti-de(f): 6:44pm On Apr 09|
@Seun: LOL. Nice one. Not jealous either. Just wondering when the "follow follow" mentality will end for some people. It gets annoying sometimes. I mean, if someone wants to know how much you earn, they should just ask and stop guessing. If you aren't on the wiki, that is your decision and not theirs. IMHO...then again, what do I know, right?
|Webmasters / Re: Brand_new Is Now A Moderator by yawa-ti-de(f): 6:40pm On Apr 09|
|Webmasters / Re: Why Is Seun Osewa's Name Not In Wikipedia?? by yawa-ti-de(f): 1:24pm On Apr 09|
All this obsession with Seun na wa o! Who should be more concerned about his absence of wikipedia? Him or you? Wetin concern bird with toothbrush?
First it was (and still is), "how much does Seun make?", now it is "why isn't he on wikipedia?" What will be next? "Which style does Seun use to wipe his bom bom after doing the #2?"
Folks wake up! Yes, Seun has done a marvelous thing with NL but it is time to look up to yourselves and not others.
Okay, I am off mu soapbox now
|Webmasters / Re: JQUERY - The Future Of Web Design by yawa-ti-de(f): 7:12pm On Apr 07|
^^^ But of course. It's okay if your site is pulling at best, 10 hits a day...if that
If your site is pulling millions, then you have to cut down on the bandwidth costs and the page loads of your users, hence writing efficient code is a must.
|Webmasters / Re: Please Help Me Out by yawa-ti-de(f): 2:08pm On Apr 07|
You needed to have coded incrementally. Now, the time you will spend debugging will be more than the time you would have spent coding incrementally. What I regard as incremental coding?
1) You open all target browsers
2) You start coding another section of your site
3) You refresh each browser, ensuring that it looks consistent, fixing any issues along the way
4) You code another section, maybe the navigation
5) Repeat 3 and 4 above
You repeat 4 and 5 above until you are done. By coding incrementally, you can easily isolate issues and fix them as opposed to coding everything and wondering what caused an issue after the fact.
|Webmasters / Re: JQUERY - The Future Of Web Design by yawa-ti-de(f): 2:03pm On Apr 07|
^^^ You are right but IMHO, even for a language as hard as, say, LISP, people will always right bad code. See, you can write code and you can "write" code. For example, I keep telling people that if in the course of writing your code you notice that you are doing the same thing more than once, you need to declare a function, regardless of language. Instead, as in the case of jquery, you will see stuff like this:
For the "smart" ones among us, of course the above isn't legit jquery but you get my point, hopefully.
|Webmasters / Re: Check Out This HARLEM SHAKE Video For A Nigerian Website by yawa-ti-de(f): 2:00pm On Apr 07|
This craze never die yet? All the same, "like"
|Webmasters / Re: Wordpress Or Joomla by yawa-ti-de(f): 6:40pm On Apr 04|
^^^ That has to do with the designer at hand. I on the other hand have also seen crappy WP sites
I am pretty open when it comes to technology, calling myself a trisexual - I try anything at least once. I try to be a hammer so I don't see everything around me as a nail. I try everything at least once and draw conclusions based on features, drawbacks, learning curve, etc. I have tried Joomla, WP and drupal and though I wouldn't use it for everything, I have found it to have a lower learning curve than the other 2. Personal research also supports this conclusion. I like to do my research well before settling for anything.
|Webmasters / Re: Wordpress Or Joomla by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:05am On Apr 04|
^^^ He he. Interesting. I happen to find Joomla easier to use
|Webmasters / Re: Jamb.gov.ng Suspend by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:53am On Apr 03|
Could it be because, as I just read on punch online, there are plans to scrap jamb, utme and napep, "to streamline government agencies and reduce the cost of governance"?
|Webmasters / Re: Review My Site new look by yawa-ti-de(f): 11:56am On Mar 31|
1) When I typed "d", I got 8 results for various products
2) Something is wrong with your registration form. For example, I started off by entering "a" in each field. Typically, you should have both front and back end validation. You don't have the former. Then even for the latter, instead of spitting out all the errors at once, you tell me there is a problem, one at a time. In other words, I have to hit "register", wait for the page to load, get 1 error, fix that, hit "register" again, then be told of another error, etc etc. This is one vicious cycle I am no longer enjoying
3) Something is wrong with this code:
|Webmasters / Re: Clients Requesting For Website Clones. by yawa-ti-de(f): 12:35pm On Mar 30|
There are many definitions of "copy":
1) The concept
2) The content
3) The layout
4) The color scheme
5) Rank Xerox
Typically, when I prospective customer seems confused, I will ask what they mean by asking them if there is a site that they have visited and liked that I could look at. That will save me minutes of useless questioning/answering. Once we settle, I will insist that it won't be a carbon copy but similar in concept. 99% of the time, it works out pretty well. For the 1% that didn't, I still did the job but I didn't feel satisfied inside as I basically saved out the source and made changes to color, logo and content.
|Webmasters / Re: Mobile Webpage: Is It Part Of The Webdesign Package? by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:31am On Mar 29|
You sure can. This is why you should have a good web strategy up front, one in which you plan for everything (desktop, mobile, seo, etc) before you even start. Generally speaking, retrofitting is often a difficult task.
|Webmasters / Re: WWW.Fsb.gov.ng What Is Wrong With Them????? by yawa-ti-de(f): 8:29pm On Mar 28|
What do you want us to do? It is a server problem. You have no control over that. If it really bothers you, call them or better yet, pay them a visit and tell them what's up.
|Webmasters / Re: Mobile Webpage: Is It Part Of The Webdesign Package? by yawa-ti-de(f): 8:28pm On Mar 28|
Your website is automatically configured to work on mobile devices though the experience might differ considerably b/w desktop and mobile and b/w various mobile devices.
If you want to create a mobile-specific solution, you can look at jQuery Mobile or Twitter Bootstrap. For the former, you will need to have a separate mobile site (abc.com/mobile or m.abc.com) while for the latter, you are using what is called Responsive Web Design (RWD) to present the same content in different ways, depending on the device the user views your site with.
Since i don't like repetition, I would personally recommend you learn a technology like Twitter Bootstrap. This way, you don't have to worry about managing content in more than one place.
|Webmasters / Who Said We Don't Have A Union In Nigeria Already? by yawa-ti-de(f): 10:13am On Mar 28|
Sure it is for software but bare this in mind: if you build web applications, you are developing software, albeit for the web.
|Webmasters / Teenager Sells Mobile Startup To Yahoo for $30 Million by yawa-ti-de(f): 11:04am On Mar 26|
This is what we should be doing o! No be to dey charge N5K for website. Something unique. No borrow-borrow...no copy-copy
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