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Webmasters / Re: Help Me Fix Diz Problem Webmasta's by yawatide(f): 1:04pm On Dec 01, 2013
1) What do you mean by, "Distorted"? A screenshot would help
2) If you are using a responsive template, then on a mobile device, the navigation would be hidden, until you tap the nav icon
3) side note: Since people are used to tapping (as opposed to sliding) on mobile devices, you should consider this building navigations

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: Why A Sudden Drop In Traffic All Of A Sudden? by yawatide(f): 10:32am On Nov 29, 2013
When you say you have tried everything, what exactly does that mean?

As the poster above me has said, the algorithm changes without notice. There are also other reasons (you don't update regularly, you are not featuring original content, etc etc)
Webmasters / Re: Best Tag In This Case ? by yawatide(f): 1:56pm On Nov 26, 2013

In XHTML, it would be <br />...<br> if using HTML 5. Of course, this is if you are the type to validate your code after development. It's all about the DOCTYPE that you use. If you don't validate your code, <br> should be just fine.

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: Sun Newspaper Website Is Down!! [picture] by yawatide(f): 9:54pm On Nov 25, 2013
Interesting. Still works for me. Maybe they have it on multiple servers and the one for my locale is up while yours isn't.

Keep trying. When Sun Newspaper Online wants to be good, they are good. I have been visiting consistently (even on days they are offline) since 2007.

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: Help Me Web Lords! by yawatide(f): 9:52pm On Nov 25, 2013
You will need more than html and css. If I were you, I would probably invest the $150 and purchase a license for JomSocial which is a plug in for Joomla. Very intuitive and has a low learning curve.

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: Sun Newspaper Website Is Down!! [picture] by yawatide(f): 12:14pm On Nov 25, 2013
As at the time of this post, it is coming up for me in my locale. Try again.
Webmasters / Re: Help Webmaster. by yawatide(f): 12:13pm On Nov 25, 2013
PHP is popular and easier to set up...and is open source. I'd start with it.

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: Help Webmaster by yawatide(f): 3:23pm On Nov 24, 2013
If you a visual person, make YouTube your friend.
Webmasters / Re: Webmasters Please Help Me by yawatide(f): 3:23pm On Nov 24, 2013
Could it also be that since the site was coded using frontpage that the host doesn't come with frontpage extensions? In other words, could it be that the account is linux-based?

Just something to think about. Might not be the case, but hey, you never know. When I hear frontpage and cpanel put in the same sentence, that immediately jumps out to me.
Webmasters / Re: Is Getting An I.p Adress The Same As Opening A Website??? by yawatide(f): 8:59am On Nov 22, 2013
No. I can get an IP address for my printer connected to my office network. Therefore, again, the answer to your question is no.
Webmasters / Re: Frontpage Opt-in Form... by yawatide(f): 3:30pm On Nov 18, 2013
With your text editor and web server...
Webmasters / Re: Frontpage Opt-in Form... by yawatide(f): 7:31am On Nov 18, 2013
I believe OP Is referring to the ability, via a form, to collect info from website visitors...akin to a "sign up for our newsletter" form. If this is the case:

Easy, cheesy way:
1) Create a regular form, with all the fields you want to have
2) Send the results via email to the desired email address

"Hard" but preferred way:
1) Create a database to capture the fields you want
2) Create your form
3) On submit, write the results to a database

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: What Do Have To Say About This Site? by yawatide(f): 1:22pm On Nov 04, 2013
Hmm, given the name, make i log on to am make una use that as portal to hack into my lappie? Mba, biko nu tongue
Webmasters / Re: Help On Javascript. by yawatide(f): 9:58am On Nov 02, 2013
1) IMHO, it probably makes sense to do this on the backend. For instance, what if javascript is turned off? Either way, the logic is the same:
a) Get the year, using the language's date library. Or just hardcode the year in mind (say 2020)
b) Store the year in a variable
c) Run your (for) loop like so:
for(i=0 (this could also be hardcoded to a particular number, say 1917); i <= (your year variable...could also have been hardcoded); i++) {
print i;

2) Looks like you want to use PHP's fopen(), or whatever function here
Webmasters / Re: Who Needs A Site Like Nairaland For N15k by yawatide(f): 5:04pm On Oct 29, 2013
Actually, I was willing to offer 1K. I would have said free but I realize that we all have to be paid for our efforts cool

15K? Geez!! angry
Webmasters / Re: Youtube-like Video Player For A Website by yawatide(f): 11:12pm On Oct 25, 2013
Displaying is fine but what about hosting? Video files are generally very large. Does he have his own dedicated server. or some CDN? If not, I would find a way to convince him to stick to youtube or vimeo. I mean, why do the suffering when someone else is willing to do it for you wink
Webmasters / Re: Form Update by yawatide(f): 11:10pm On Oct 25, 2013
Webmasters / Re: Updating Form by yawatide(f): 11:10pm On Oct 25, 2013
Your request doesn't make sense to me. What exactly are you asking for? Reply with a specific example.

Your response doesn't necessarily mean that I may be able to help you. All am saying is I need to know more to determine if I can help you at all tongue
Webmasters / Re: Do Africans Value Their Own Languages ? by yawatide(f): 5:34pm On Oct 25, 2013
Right there, you are limiting yourself. What is wrong with you coming up with a search engine written in your language? Must you always be a consumer?

Regardless, I have a website that serves as a dictionary for my language. It gets hundreds of hits a day. Sure, it is written in English but the bulk of the content is in my language. So, don't worry about the base language. Build it and if people see value in it, they will come.

Good luck!

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Webmasters / Re: Let's Discuss TWITTER BOOTSRAP Front End Framework Here by yawatide(f): 8:28pm On Oct 23, 2013
Tis the beginning of the future for mobile web dev - write once, use everywhere. Big time companies are beginning to use it. You really have no excuse not to. Of course, you could choose to ignore it at your own business peril.
Webmasters / Re: Builders Of Obama's Health Website Saw Red Flags by yawatide(f): 4:02pm On Oct 22, 2013
That's government and cronyism for you. Having been fortunate to have worked for companies whose sites are visited by millions daily, I can say that they had it all wrong, especially considering they had 3 years to prepare for this.

Worse case, they could have done away with the gold plating. They could have instead done a soft launch, with quality assurance running the tests, then add on more requirements over time. They would have also done some load testing and anticipated the worse case scenario of at least half the estimated people who don't have insurance, logging on at the same time. Have you viewed the main .js file that they "wrote"? If not, please do. It's sickening.

Bottomline, the coders and the US government goofed! At a time when the US is running massive deficits and owes trillions, this "project" has been one massive FUBAR

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Webmasters / Re: How Do I Build A Site Like Google News? by yawatide(f): 6:09pm On Oct 18, 2013
Why do some people always prefer to say, "contact me" for posts like this instead of posting the answer(s), or links to the answer(s), so that others can learn?

Webmasters / Re: Review This Website Please by yawatide(f): 1:42pm On Oct 18, 2013
1) Reduce the height of the "good governance" header in the nav area, top right. It is causing the entire nav area to be unnecessarily "fat". Besides, if you hover over an item, you note that the hover background isn't as tall as the main background, thus bolstering my point.

2) I find it interesting that the client doesn't want a slider at the top but wants an article slider at the bottom. Doesn't make sense to me. SMH

3) You probably should move the "about us" tab right next to "home". For people like me, what determines whether or not I surf a site is what I find on the "about us" page. If I can't easily find the page, as is the case here, I quickly lose interest
Webmasters / Re: Website Review by yawatide(f): 6:16pm On Oct 14, 2013
A few things, some of which borders around consistency:

1) Header image is loading on some pages but not others

2) In chrome, navigation text is not vertically aligned with the green container

3) Services page: Makes sense to list the services (UL and LI) with links, then you click the link and either it is an intra link to the corresponding section on the same page or a link to another page

4) Gallery:
a) Not your fault (if you didn't take the images). I am putting myself in the shoe of a potential customer. I am looking at those pictures and the faces of those employees don't say, "hi, I look forward to securing you and your property". Perhaps they should go for models or professionally taken photos

b) your fault: When I hover over a thumbnail, the other thumbnails "run" across the screen. What I would expect is for the thumbnails to "run" only when I click the last visible thumbnail, or a "next" link.
Webmasters / Would You Use Google Web Designer? by yawatide(f): 3:25pm On Oct 14, 2013
Webmasters / Re: Official Cross River State Govt Website Down? by yawatide(f): 6:31am On Oct 12, 2013
Nope. I am a Nigerian who so happens to want the Nigerian web industry/business to be the best it can be, not half baked.
Webmasters / Re: Official Cross River State Govt Website Down? by yawatide(f): 5:56pm On Oct 11, 2013
^^^ Like
Webmasters / Official Cross River State Govt Website Down? by yawatide(f): 11:45am On Oct 11, 2013

If this is the case, tis a sad day indeed. Of all the state websites out there, CRS's is the last one on my list that would have ever gone offline, even for 5 minutes.
Webmasters / Re: Help,mag Project by yawatide(f): 5:45pm On Oct 09, 2013
Start off using google adsense, or services like that. That should at least give you some revenue, while waiting for actual advertisers. For the actuals, you will need some solid data (traffic, etc) to convince them as to why they should spend money on you, as opposed to the other guy.

Good luck!
Webmasters / Re: Who Is Using Google Analytics by yawatide(f): 12:17pm On Oct 07, 2013
I am glad to have been of help. yw.
Webmasters / Re: Who Is Using Google Analytics by yawatide(f): 6:51pm On Oct 06, 2013
2 things:

1) You are yet to tell me how much time elapsed b/w when you pasted the code and you checked your results

2) I have found from experience, that once you copy, there is a "save this account (or words to that effect)" button at the bottom of the page. If you just copy and paste and don't click this button, the account won't get activated.
Webmasters / Re: Who Is Using Google Analytics by yawatide(f): 12:25pm On Oct 06, 2013
It takes about 24 hours for the results to start showing. How much time had elapsed b/w the time you installed it and the time you started checking your results? Also, did you install it exactly how and where you were supposed to? Finally, is there a link to this blog so we can check it out live?

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