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|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|
^^^ LWKMD, ROFLMAO
|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".
|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
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?
|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
|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.
|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|
|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.
|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.
|Webmasters / Re: Help!!! Html Table Not Working On Moble Operamini by yawatide(f): 1:28am On Dec 02, 2013|
In addition to what Gerald has said...and if it doesn't work, if you are still interested in screenshots, I believe your mobile device can capture a screenshot, which you in turn upload to this thread
|Webmasters / Re: Script To Detect Attacks And Send A Response by yawatide(f): 1:23pm On Dec 01, 2013|
I once overheard someone a long time ago saying that after they got hacked, they hired someone to detect such attacks and send a worm to the attackers end. He then had that counter-hack write a report to him so that he knew what was going on. According to him, it only took a short while before the hackers stopped.
yes it can be done. You just have to find the right person/people to do it
|Webmasters / Re: Please Review My Website by yawatide(f): 1:20pm On Dec 01, 2013|
There are people called venture capitalists and angel investors who are better versed at judging successful business ideas than we are. I suggest you show it to them. For instance, fairly recently, there was a VCAfrica event that just rounded up in Kenya and a Nigerian was there that showcased his product called RAMP. If it makes sense to them, they will fund you and you make it from there.
|Webmasters / Re: I Want To Start My Own Pinterest. Is It A Good Idea? by yawatide(f): 1:16pm On Dec 01, 2013|
Considering how popular pinerest is, what would you be offering extra to make current pinterest followers to use your app, as opposed to pinterest?
If you can answer the above with a convincing business answer, then you are on your way to making it. Otherwise, consider your exercise as a test of your coding skills and nothing more.
|Webmasters / Re: Service Of CSS Experts Are Urgently Needed. by yawatide(f): 1:14pm On Dec 01, 2013|
To those who intend to take on the job:
Note that this is a WP site and so you will need more than the style.css, index.html and images. You will probably need FTP access to the account hosting the site, including admin access to the WP back end.
|Webmasters / Re: Pls Help Me With Search Engine Uptimization Codes, I Need To Integrate It by yawatide(f): 1:12pm On Dec 01, 2013|
You don't need any specific "codes" per se. Just make sure that, among others, you have good content, you use semantic HTML, your images have ALT tags and your meta tags for KEYWORDS, TITLE and DESCRIPTION are populated with rich content. Then give it a month or 2, check the rankings for your site and keep refining till you get to the top
|Webmasters / Re: Help!!! Html Table Not Working On Moble Operamini by yawatide(f): 1:10pm On Dec 01, 2013|
1) Screenshot please
2) If all you are worried about is disabled border, it could be because you have "border=0" in the table tag and each browser display that differently
3) What is your desired effect?
4) If your concern is #2 above, consider taking out the border attribute and doing everything in CSS for consistency
|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
|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.
|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.
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