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by greyhoundcode
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PHP from scratch or WordPress
Replies: 6
Views: 10562

Re: PHP from scratch or WordPress

To balance this discussion a little, here are some pros in WordPress's favour: * It has a commitment to backwards compatibility that surpasses that of many other platforms * The ecosystem and community is huge (the number of plugins and other resources - including learning materials - at your dispos...
by greyhoundcode
Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BlueHost Web Hosting - Is it the best host for WordPress?
Replies: 4
Views: 8420

Re: BlueHost Web Hosting - Is it the best host for WordPress

Why not wordpress.com for WordPress hosting? I like to think of wordpress.com as an app or service that's been built up around WordPress, but isn't quite one and the same as WordPress. For instance, unless perhaps you are a VIP customer, you will not be able to install whichever plugin or theme you...
by greyhoundcode
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PHP vs Ruby
Replies: 4
Views: 2398

Re: PHP vs Ruby

That's like saying a hammer is the best tool; absurd Not really, especially if it's a claw hammer. Two uses are obvious: It can be used to hammer nails into another object It can be used to extract nails from an object That is far from all a claw hammer can do, however: It can be used to insert scr...
by greyhoundcode
Mon May 13, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coding
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Re: Coding

Interesting. Is it a new trend in spamming to create a more convincing initial post and then edit to the actual 'spam' content, I wonder?
by greyhoundcode
Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i am confused?what i do
Replies: 10
Views: 10177

Re: i am confused?what i do

<b> tags indicate that the text should be bold Or, <b> tags used to indicate that the text should be bold. Now they are used to indicate a span of text to which attention is being drawn for utilitarian purposes without conveying any extra importance and with no implication of an alternate voice or ...
by greyhoundcode
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: i am confused?what i do
Replies: 10
Views: 10177

Re: i am confused?what i do

I think w3schools can be quite handy and, fwiw, I feel http://w3fools.com/ has some misleading statements of its own. Aren't <b> tags still valid - why the rolling eyes?

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/m ... -b-element
by greyhoundcode
Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: PHP - Code
Topic: Collecting Info Off Another Website
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Collecting Info Off Another Website

If that table markup is going to be typical, you could also consider using SimpleXML.
by greyhoundcode
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW SITE trackajob.com
Replies: 15
Views: 8059

Re: NEW SITE trackajob.com

twinedev wrote: This is why I started keeping a written log of all the "nit pick" items I did find on my own stuff, then at least I can look at it for perspective and not kick myself so much. :-)
Such a simple idea but such a good one.
by greyhoundcode
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free certifications at Skillmeter.com
Replies: 5
Views: 3357

Re: Free certifications at Skillmeter.com

Benjamin wrote:There ought to be a test clients have to take before they are allowed to hire developers.
Yes definitely! :D
by greyhoundcode
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: PHP - Frameworks
Topic: Code-Igniter: calling a controller within a controller
Replies: 3
Views: 5996

Re: Code-Igniter: calling a controller within a controller

Yeah this is something that, for instance, Kohana and Fuel are both set up for. It's been a while since I used CI and this approach may no longer work/may be greeted by cries of anguish because it's some kind of bad practice, but I seem to remember trying to do something similar ages ago with CI. I ...
by greyhoundcode
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Charge for Upload Time
Replies: 40
Views: 19243

Re: Charge for Upload Time

matthijs wrote:Don't charge for your time. Charge for the value you provide for the client.
Nicely summed up; I think this can often happen organically anyway, even when an hourly rate is being mooted, as part of the overall negotiation.
by greyhoundcode
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling Code
Replies: 1
Views: 1894

Selling Code

Has anyone had any experience selling on the Envato marketplaces like Code Canyon, or BinPress or ComponentSource, anything like that? If so, I'd be interested to know your thoughts. I'm considering selling some components that are limited in appeal - niche market stuff - like specialist add-ons for...
by greyhoundcode
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paypal process without redirect to Paypal site
Replies: 4
Views: 3365

Re: Paypal process without redirect to Paypal site

What's wrong with processing payments in an iframe? As long as it's SSL encrypted, of course, that's fine. Fine from a security perspective. From an accessibility perspective I don't feel iframes are a great choice though and, from a merchant's perspective, since they obviously would choose this ap...
by greyhoundcode
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paypal process without redirect to Paypal site
Replies: 4
Views: 3365

Re: Paypal process without redirect to Paypal site

They've also just released a lower cost offering called Advance or Advantage or something - basically allows checkout to take place within an iframe on your site, think of that what you will 8O
by greyhoundcode
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: PHP - Theory and Design
Topic: OOP and Reusability
Replies: 17
Views: 22379

Re: OOP and Reusability

Those are interesting thoughts. The problem with developers who seek perfection of re-useability and extendability is that they end up with codebases that are so complex and large that they are no longer practical. Which ultimately led to this topic, working as I do by building extensions for establ...