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Webmasters / Re: Help!!! I Want To Deactivate Back Button On Browser by yawatide(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 yawatide(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 yawatide(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 yawatide(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 yawatide(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 yawatide(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 yawatide(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 yawatide(f): 10:42am On Dec 13, 2013
Webmasters / Re: Pls Help Me With Search Engine Uptimization Codes, I Need To Integrate It by yawatide(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:

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 yawatide(f): 9:35pm On Dec 12, 2013
Thanks but I hope say virus no dey that code o. I no wan catch cold tongue

On a serious note, thanks once again.

Why the constant trollin' and spitting? It's beneath you now
Webmasters / Re: Yawa-ti-de, Please I Need Your Help! by yawatide(f): 5:17pm On Dec 12, 2013
^^^ Like +1
Webmasters / Re: Yawa-ti-de, Please I Need Your Help! by yawatide(f): 1:12pm On Dec 12, 2013
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 yawatide(f): 8:09pm On Dec 11, 2013
Webmasters / Re: Yoruba, Igbo And Hausa Available On Google Translation Service by yawatide(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.


Webmasters / Re: Can A Rookie Develop Professional Website With Word Press? by yawatide(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 yawatide(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

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

You know what they say about making assumptions, right? wink
Webmasters / Re: How To Ensure All Clients Pay by yawatide(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 yawatide(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?

Webmasters / Re: Phcn Official Website by yawatide(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 yawatide(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.

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 yawatide(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 yawatide(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 yawatide(f): 5:45pm On Dec 04, 2013

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?
Webmasters / Re: Help O by yawatide(f): 5:36pm On Dec 04, 2013
Webmasters / Re: Service Of CSS Experts Are Urgently Needed. by yawatide(f): 11:08am On Dec 04, 2013
The customer is not always right, at least not in our business. What you are saying is that if the customer wants red font on a black background because that is what they want, you will still do it, right? I beg to differ. If a medical doctor says you need 3 tablets of fansidar and you say you actually need 2, you think say doctor go gree? Or is it because we are "common designer" and many of us are willing to charge 15K per job?

We are not code monkeys. We are consultants and professionals. You don't just take the first thing the customer says and run with it. If it doesn't make sense, you tell them why in your professional opinion something is wrong and offer alternatives. If you feel that strongly about it, be willing to walk away from the job. Money isn't everything. Integrity, reputation and your name are. If you don't feel that strongly about it, make sure you charge extra for it, due to the extra time involved (in this case). Again, if you can't come to terms, respectfully walk away. I bet you will get more respect that way and chances are that if the client can't find another person, they will come back to you asking you to implement it your way.

I think it is high time we let clients know that we are professionals and not people willing to do anything for 15K
Webmasters / Designing A Website For 2014 by yawatide(f): 2:40pm On Dec 03, 2013

It’s been about five years since the last redesign of my website, Hitched. A lot has changed since then, most particularly the rise of mobile. While we made sure our website was mobile compatible all those years ago, it wasn’t (and still isn’t) optimized for smaller screens. Needless to say, we’re working pretty hard to correct this as quickly as possible.

As we have been working to give our website a fresh coat of paint, I’ve come across some current design trends that we may or may not implement, but wanted to share with you.

Continuous Scrolling. This is a design element that Forbes already implements. As you scroll down the page you are automatically taken to the next story without clicking. Since you continuously scroll, this changes other elements of the design. For example, when you get to the second article, unless you also add floating navigation and other elements, you lose the all-important “top fold.”

Larger Fonts. While we haven’t done a major redesign in years, a few months ago we quietly increased the font size on our article pages. Next year, I expect the font will get even bigger. One major reason for this is the improved screen resolution and greater screen sizes of the computers and other devices now used; which makes the standard font sizes of yesteryear seem puny.

Responsive Mobile Design. I mentioned earlier how mobile is effecting all web design. Walker Sands, a public relations firm found that mobile devices account for 28% of total website traffic in Q3 2013, up 67% from the same time last year. Our numbers show that mobile now makes up nearly 60% of the total traffic on Hitched. This trend has been going up for years and will continue to do so in 2014. The way to design for this in the past was to create a mobile-specific website, but now websites have the ability to be more responsive and to adjust accordingly to the device and screen. This means publishers don’t need to maintain two completely different sites and can instead focus on just one that responds appropriately.

Flat Design. It seems mobile really is driving everything. Since Apple AAPL -0.91% released iOS 7 with a complete flat design overhaul, the flat esthetic has quickly creeped into desktop and website design (to be fair, Windows went flat first). For example, we use the social sharing site AddThis and earlier in the month they updated their sharing buttons to a new flat design. It seems the flat design offers more than just a new look, it also boosts performance. AddThis mentions that the new buttons are 40% smaller in size than their previous glossy ones. This actually makes a lot of sense considering a flat design eliminates all the gradients and shadowing that can quickly eat up precious kilobytes.

Parallax Scrolling. The first time I saw Parallax Scrolling used on a website was in 2012 on the New York Times feature story, “Snow Fall.” Since then, other websites have been using the technique and it seems that in 2014 it will be a standard design feature. If you’re not familiar, Parallax Scrolling presents the webpage as multiple layers whereas the background layer scrolls at a different speed than the foreground layer (in fact the background layer may not move at all). Other techniques can also be used in conjunction, such as animation to offer some truly unique and dynamic effects. We recently posted our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide and included a new stylus called Pencil from FiftyThree. I mention this because their product site very effectively uses this technique to breakdown and explain the Pencil. It is my hope that this and the other design trends help to serve as inspiration with your next redesign.
Webmasters / Re: Service Of CSS Experts Are Urgently Needed. by yawatide(f): 10:49am On Dec 03, 2013
1) Sometimes it is worth spending a little more money to make money
2) $60 might seem like a huge investment now but that could easily triple when you consider the time spent to customize the one file. Always look at and consider time spent as well. Time is money. Spending another $60 to buy a top quality theme or even paying a developer more than that to develop something good might end up being the cheapest alternative in the long run. Just my humble opinion
Webmasters / Re: My Review Of State Websites! by yawatide(f): 10:46am On Dec 03, 2013
Nice analysis. Let's now offer solutions. Perhaps the ideal website could be coded and presented as evidence of what it would look like...
Webmasters / Re: Most Embarrassing Moment In Front Of A Potential Client! by yawatide(f): 4:44am On Dec 02, 2013
1) It is inexcusable for a web designer or web developer in this day and age to not have a working website, even if it is 1 page
2) It is even more inexcusable for anyone to hand someone a card with inaccurate information knowing that such info could be verified

Learn from your mistakes and sin no more.

Good luck!


Webmasters / Re: Service Of CSS Experts Are Urgently Needed. by yawatide(f): 1:32am On Dec 02, 2013
Considering this is WP, IMHO, it makes sense to work within the WP framework. Sure, you can directly manipulate the style.css but as someone has mentioned (and I am in no way a WP expert), if the current theme is updated in the future and you grab that, you lose all the work you have done.

The best approach here, IMHO, is to go with a new theme, be it a theme you purchase or download for free, or a theme that a developer does for you. Worse case, they clone what you have now and rework the CSS to give you what you want but again, tis best, IMHO, to work from a new theme.

Good luck!

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