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Post Posted: May 4th, 2004, 1:57 pm

Any system that allows for changing config, content or anything else has security problems. Building your own CMS (which is something I've been thinking of for a long time as soon as I get the time) will have the same if not more security problems than any FOSS CMS system. The only reason I'm consid...

Post Posted: September 14th, 2003, 12:37 am

What makes you think MySQL can't handle the growth? MySQL was built for millions of queries a second. I would be more worried about PHP being able to handle it... obviosly Apache will do fine, so as long as it's a fast system, and you've installed some PHP accelerators, the Apache/MySQL/PHP solution...

Post Posted: September 14th, 2003, 12:30 am

What do you need GetRight for anyway? you realize it's just another Adware program right?

Post Posted: September 14th, 2003, 12:22 am

that's why I was trying to log in to find out. I guess it's pretty pathetic that I've registered 3 domains with godaddy and I don't have my account info for any of them... I'm sure I wrote it down somewhere and just forgot.

Post Posted: September 14th, 2003, 12:20 am

well, you need a motherboard, then you need a CPU.. and if your looking for a 4ghz, you better be ready to wait a while, there are none yet. And I don't know why I see so many people screw this up, but there's a HUGE difference between DDR RAM and SD RAM... they NEVER go together. You might want to ...

Post Posted: September 14th, 2003, 12:10 am

hmmm, maybe I should of written down my godaddy account info, I can't even log in to check what the option was... heh.

Anyway, there should be some domain masking option that'll do the above. Though I've always setup my websites right under the domain, so I've never touched those options.

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 9:18 am

It's a BSD Unix kernel to be more specific, but the people who use it more are more familiar with linux and the filesystem is run practically the same way which is what matters on the subject of graphics.

Post Posted: September 12th, 2003, 9:07 am

Just because you use open source doesn't mean it's legal to download certain mp3s Nego... The organization suing the RIAA is the Webcaster Alliance: http://www.webcasteralliance.com/modules/news/ . And it's more directed at Internet Radio laws, fees, and royalties. I met with Brian Hurle...

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 6:19 pm

Also, just from personal experience, out of the 5 or so domains I've registered, I've changed hosts at least once with every single one (and in one case, I've changed hosts 3 or 4 times).

Post Posted: September 10th, 2003, 6:15 pm

Yeah, it's been in IE for at least 2 years now. Being that it's only IE, I stayed away... page loading is enough for a hit, don't need page transitions anoying people too.

Post Posted: September 9th, 2003, 8:56 pm

You may want to try gaim. It should come with the MSN module but you need to go into configuration and add it. Also, if you don't mind a console app, try LMME, it's surprisingly nice (I used it for the longest time when I had to SSH into my home box from the University).

Post Posted: September 9th, 2003, 8:49 pm

It would only be so that if for some reason you wanted to change hosts it would be a lot easier (say you wanted to move it to your own server) than having to deal with the webhost to give you your domain rights.

Post Posted: September 9th, 2003, 8:45 pm

well, what she meant by that is that if the page your including the file from has already output the HTML junk, then you don't want it in the text file to be included... you could of still done it.

Post Posted: September 9th, 2003, 8:41 pm

na, you don't use photoshop or gimp for cards and banners (btw, you can get gimp for windows, it's pretty nice if you're looking for just the right filter)... it's an OLD program, but I have a copy of Printmaster Gold, and it does a fine job with all the above... I'm not sure about what capabilities...

Post Posted: September 8th, 2003, 9:48 am

If and ONLY if you are paying a FULL 2 years worth of hosting up front, coming to $166.88, that gives you your domain name, free setup, and 2 years of hosting (a damn good deal). I personally setup my hosting with 1 full year paid ahead (not that I needed the free domain as I already paid for it, an...

Post Posted: September 8th, 2003, 9:44 am

you pay a couple bucks more per year for having an easy interface to change name servers at will, contact info, and being able to park your domain or even forward for cheap if not free.

Post Posted: September 8th, 2003, 9:38 am

There's a possibility that the server supports SSI (Server Side Includes), which you could just go like this:
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<!--#include virtual="welkom.txt" -->
I know there's some Javascript to do it (should work most everywhere, don't need server software), but I'm not an exper...

Post Posted: September 8th, 2003, 8:58 am

he wasn't trying to justify spending $200 more for an AMD... he was saying the AMDs are actually cheaper per CPU vs the Intel processors based on benchmark tests (ie: an AMD 2400 (2.0Ghz) performs better than an Intel P4 2.4 Ghz)... clock speeds don't make a difference these days. Even the new Mac G...

Post Posted: September 6th, 2003, 11:38 pm

When people say macs are better for graphics, they really mean macs are good for video and 3d rendering. It does do better with the files (btw, OSX runs off a linux kernel). Where videos and 3d render apps use larger files and need faster bus speeds, the mac dominates. But, when it comes to flat gra...

Post Posted: September 6th, 2003, 11:29 pm

it can be downloaded by either javascript forwarding to loc, or by PHP actually outputting the file (it's really cool how php can do it).

Post Posted: September 6th, 2003, 6:10 am

For reference the typical charge for registering a domain name is roughly around $75 for two years. Some host providers will charge as much as $25 extra to get your domain name transferred. And compared to this, most domains you can get for $15 for two years through godaddy... I've never had a host...

Post Posted: September 5th, 2003, 9:49 pm

goto http://www.godaddy.com - I buy all my domains through them, and they'll park your page or do forwarding, it's all really easy to setup.

Post Posted: September 5th, 2003, 9:48 pm

Very nice Geekette! I also use IPowerWeb... I love their service and their rates.

And if you ever run into WazooWeb, STAY AWAY! I had so many problems with them it's not even funny.

Post Posted: September 5th, 2003, 9:43 pm

As noted, PHP has nothing to do with it... here's the actual MySQL specs (I ALWAYS use this online manual for reference): http://www.mysql.com/documentation/mysq ... tml#UPDATE

Post Posted: September 5th, 2003, 9:36 pm

I like the kind that keeps me logged into websites... =)

I particularly like a good batch of homemade chocolate cookies myself though... I really don't crave any other kind.

Post Posted: September 5th, 2003, 7:31 am

homestarrunner is one of my frequently visited sites... specifically for strongbad email updates, but the rest of the site is good too. nothing there is designed using photoshop, it's all Flash work which was most likely done using Macromedia Flash MX or one of their earlier versions. I've played wi...

Post Posted: September 5th, 2003, 7:18 am

hehe, phong is some awesome stuff... I know my way around photoshop, but I still look up to that guy. I really was motivated to learn photoshop because of his work.

Post Posted: September 5th, 2003, 7:16 am

I did something like this for a while... but the clan is now gone (it was for a bunch of good friends I knew from another clan a long time back): http://www.clanrenegades.net/ Site only remains up because my friend is hosting it for free... it'll go down once the domain expires. Anyway, If I really ...

Post Posted: September 5th, 2003, 7:12 am

just to get an idea up front, how much about web design do you know about? 1. What is HTML? 2. Just some HTML, what's Apache? 3. I'm good with HTML and some Javascript. it's going to be a long time before you get a site up that can do what your asking even if your in the (3) range. I guessing you do...

Post Posted: September 4th, 2003, 10:42 pm

but what if he missed an important letter from the hospital informing him he has cancer or something and he needs to call a number to setup an appointment??? heh

Post Posted: September 4th, 2003, 10:34 pm

tis a fun one, i want high score for every game =)

I'm going to run out of participation points trying though...

Post Posted: September 4th, 2003, 10:14 pm

Did you program this BWM? or is it some phpBB mod?

Post Posted: September 4th, 2003, 10:11 pm

I'm not heavy into photography, but I know my cameras and the technology, and the only way I can really creatively give you an answer is to look for good spots to do time exposure shots (leaving the lens open over a period of a few seconds). Then you really just have to hope for the best, or only do...

Post Posted: September 4th, 2003, 5:04 pm

deviantart is the #1 place to start. that's definately one site you should not skip up.

if you missed my post, I explained in fairly good detail the exact process I took for creating the top title here: http://www.ozzu.com/viewtopic.php?p=11169#11169

Post Posted: September 3rd, 2003, 10:51 pm

The title you see up there right now was done completely in Photoshop 7.

Post Posted: September 3rd, 2003, 10:44 pm

just setting it to 2 months would work fine... if you haven't logged in in 2 months that would be your fault.

even if BWM went through and cleaned out inactive accounts past 5 months, it would probably clean half the users... heh

Post Posted: September 3rd, 2003, 10:42 pm

neither!

Post Posted: September 3rd, 2003, 1:14 pm

ugh, just looks like iivii is here to spam... so much for the 1000 points.

Post Posted: September 3rd, 2003, 1:08 pm

well yes, but, if your looking for the ultimate in supporting browsers... my sony ericsson t306 cellphone supports HTML, but it doesn't support CSS (and there really is no point to on a 101x80 pixel screen) =)

Post Posted: September 3rd, 2003, 1:05 pm

I'm not sure what your referring to... I see all the source... yes, it's all spaced really funky, but all the source code is there.

There are ways of hiding your source that is 10 times better than that. I've seen pages completely encoded, and somehow decoded by the browser.

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2003, 10:55 pm

It's really not the fact that the extension is .php, but it also has to be configured in Apache or whatever browser you have to run .php files through PHP.

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2003, 10:46 pm

I got me a manufacturing defective monitor on a nice deal 4-5 years ago for $120, and I still use it today: Gateway VX700 17". Minus some little scratch on the glass (which I never notice), I've gotten the monitor up to 1900x1440. It's a great monitor. Most graphics cards support WAY higher than mos...

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2003, 5:18 pm

I guess I've been on the board about a week and never bothered to introduce myself. I've been into website design for 4 years now I think. I'm 19, and am currently inbetween semesters attending the University of Utah going into Computer Science. My main goal isn't that of website design, but really ...

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2003, 4:30 pm

heh, I like mine right at 1280x1024 (17" monitor), but I do on occasion move over to 1600x1200 when I need more desktop room.

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2003, 4:21 pm

Weeeeee!!! Lottery Time!!!

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2003, 3:26 pm

w00+!

hehe... hey wait, where's my points? forget to award them BWM?

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2003, 3:23 pm

RichB's way of doing it is actually the better way. some of the margin tags for the body are becomed depricated in some browsers from what I understand, and it's really just so much easier to type "margin: 0px;" rather than "margintop=0 marginleft=0 marginright=0 marginbottom=0".

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2003, 3:14 pm

looks like the server is fast enough to pass out the images... but if you were to get a lot more graphics or content on there, it might be better to go without the seconds hand... I also noticed it's something that can be cached, but it still has to make the requests for it on every page to check if...

Post Posted: September 2nd, 2003, 4:43 am

:lol:

Very nice! I like that one, almost better than mine... almost, hehe.

Post Posted: September 1st, 2003, 10:19 pm

yeah, 15 is fine, leave it.

well, that's all I thought really needed changing, looks great now.

Post Posted: September 1st, 2003, 5:30 am

I really don't believe that... but if your making the decision based on prices, keep this in mind: AMD's will not last unless you put $30-$40 into new brand name cooling fans (case and cpu).

Post Posted: September 1st, 2003, 5:25 am

well, if you were to change it, maybe go down to 10, but it looks like news gets posted often enough that maybe 15 is fine.

Post Posted: September 1st, 2003, 5:20 am

thomas_sum wrote:
database cant connect to the database connection


I'm confused about this.

I'm also confused about why your trying to use MySQL software with a different database. A Microsoft Access database is also a lot different from the kind you want to be using.

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 10:18 pm

well, I meant just link the 100x150 image to the 200x300 image, but if you want to do that:
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<img src="mysmall.jpg" onMouseClick="this.src=='mybig.jpg'?this.src='mysmall.jpg':this.src='mybig.jpg';" align="left">
I think ...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 10:07 pm

the image maps wouldn't save you any size (well, maybe now that I think about it, but not much), but it will help it load faster.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=U ... gle+Search

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 10:05 pm

yeah, I like that better... again, this is all up to personal preference, so it's completely up to you whether you want to do it or not, but I personally think it looks better that way (and it'll stand out a lot more if done to all the posts).

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 9:59 pm

Sorry, I don't want to sound racist or anthing, but this all got a little off topic. Go review my site :)

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 9:54 pm

Well, I really think you should do that AND make all news pictures smaller than the 200x300... maybe more like 100x150 and if the user wants to see a bigger picture, have the thumbnail link to the bigger picture.

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 9:50 pm

well, photoshop's default quality settings usually aren't the absolute best for compression (after all, a product that creates crap quality images isn't going to sell), but they are set for the most effecient. You could turn down the quality when you "save for web", but your page will still be maybe...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 9:36 pm

well, your news is obviously generated by either php-nuke or whatever else, so you'll have to put in the code into your settings, but for example: This is what you currently have: [code]<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="4"> <...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 9:03 pm

I'm a patient person... and it was slow enough that it annoyed me a little, but not enough to say screw it. I saved the page off, and looked at it. It's 140kb. That's heavyweight class for a website... average is usually about 60kb I think, and if you can come up with an awesome site in under 20kb, ...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 8:04 pm

I guess your right about that... I'm not one of the 70% or whatever it is, but I work with a number of people who are, and they don't hold all those values to heart.

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 8:02 pm

remember the style="margin-top: 0px;" that I had you put in? it looks like you cut more off the top of the banner, so all you need to do is change it to 4px, 5px, 6px, 7px, or more to fix it. You'll get the idea how it works when you play with it.

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 7:53 pm

Thanks Jonathan, I'll look into AllWebMenu's Pro. That is a good idea. Because it's my personal site, and more for my own use, I don't always feel I should hold back my obscenities. Though your right, even if it is my personal site, if I expect a number of people to visit and say that 70% of America...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 7:48 pm

damn, that's pretty good!

I'm not a fan of Javascript, but that's some nifty work!

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 7:44 pm

Amazing job, the colors, the layout, the fonts. It also took a while to load for me also though, but it looks like almost everything except for the paragraph and the copyright is an image... that left menu could be text... I know it looks better as a graphic, but you may want to spare a little on th...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 7:35 pm

try:

text-align: center;

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 7:31 pm

You need a lot more help than you know... All I can say is RTFM http://www.mysql.com/documentation/mysql/bychapter/manual_Introduction.html#Introduction Apache 1.3: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/ Apache 2.0: http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/ And since it looks like your confused about this. Apache do...

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 7:25 pm

First off, I've done a LOT of MySQL work, but I've never heard of the topiced software. Whatever your trying to do can probably be done with something else. Second, if the file exists, then there's the possibility that your HD is formatted NTFS (your obviously running windows, first mistake... lol)....

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 1:38 pm

you know, the second you mentioned turn up the sound, and the link was to a flash animation, I immediately turned the sound down.

Post Posted: August 31st, 2003, 1:35 pm

I made the mode to AMD after the P4's came out, but I would gladly move back to a P4 at this point... I still believe they are better quality, and if your getting a P4, make sure it's one with hyperthreading. the P4's have gone down in price significantly comparing with prices back when I made the m...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 9:42 pm

Ohh, and I also wanted to note the other submissions that I really liked. Fusion's kicked ass though BWM would of had to of redesigned the entire site to make use of it, but I love that style of design: http://www.fusion-netwerx.com/testing/images/ozzu.jpg Norb's 4th design if it were toned down a l...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 9:20 pm

The jpeg quality was set at 10 (pretty high quality for most jpeg), but the saved PSD I have is the final result which was http://tierra.gnuk.net/ozzu4.jpg

I went ahead and reversed my steps, and saved one pretty close to the original, but it's not exact.

http://tierra.gnuk.net/ozzu2.psd

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 7:10 pm

Well, it looks like it's either site1.jpg or site3.jpg (I have no objections, I love both those the best also :) ), so I'll explain how I got to site3.jpg first, then I'll explain site1.jpg (you have to get to site3.jpg before you can make steps towards site1.jpg. site3.jpg: 1st step: Getting a hold...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 5:17 pm

I was alright with the current one also, but hey, it's a competition! :twisted:

This may help you picture how my entries would fit:

http://tierra.gnuk.net/site1.jpg
http://tierra.gnuk.net/site2.jpg
http://tierra.gnuk.net/site3.jpg
http://tierra.gnuk.net/site4.jpg

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 4:09 pm

doh, that's funny that it worked cuz I made a typo.

change style:"margin-top: 0px;" to style="margin-top: 0px;"

other than that, add "align="right"" to all you image tags for all the 200x300 news images.

that's all I can advise on at that point, the rest is up to your preference.

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 3:04 pm

no, that's perfect, now try this to fix the mis-alignment: instead of this: [code] <td width="60%" height="100" bgcolor="#ADADAD" background="themes/subSystem/images/bg.gif"><a href="index.php"><img src="themes/subSystem/i...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 1:34 pm

Yes, those are some great ideas on sketch!

Post it if you ever get something to the effect running... I was never much good at blending in images to match page borders or menus...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 1:18 pm

30 minutes later.... 3 more designs: http://tierra.gnuk.net/ozzu2.jpg - This one is my favorite based on my favorite colors. I can't believe I didn't think about it earlier, but rounding off the corners really helped. http://tierra.gnuk.net/ozzu3.jpg - Same as above except using your link color. htt...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 12:47 pm

Thanks!

I'll do that then, that one only took me maybe 20 minutes just brainstorming and coming up with some colors (which I ended up stealing off your site so it would match your links and tables).

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 12:44 pm

I'm just saying you can add dynamic sizing tables on both sides of the title graphic and it'll look the same in 800x600 while resizing itself to look good in 1024x768, 1280x1024, and even 1600x1200 if it came down to it. Or just have one on either side and make it align to the left or right. [code] ...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 8:47 am

ok, now for my entry since this is still going.. hehe

This should integrate really easily and well with the current design (and gives a little more room for 800x600 viewers:

http://tierra.gnuk.net/ozzu.jpg

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 7:57 am

I've done maybe 15 other site designs and currently run about 5 different sites, but this is my first design to completely rid HTML tables, and go fully CSS/DIV (of which I've used CSS in almost all my designs, but it was only assigning properties to full tags like <a>, <td>, and <bod...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 7:50 am

Hehe, I was about to say your not much of a novice if you used DIV tags as noted earlier also (no newbie I know of using anything besides HTML and possibly some gay Javascript crap on their first websites), but that is some pretty ugly DIV/CSS usage. It makes the point of using DIV over tables point...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 7:37 am

I have to agree, VERY awesome design and layout!

Though I do wonder how it'll look at different resolutions and in different browsers.

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 7:33 am

[Using Mozilla Firebird] Hmm, let's start with the positioning since it's the biggest thing that stands out right now. It might help if the title had repeating images to the left and right of the title and it was centered, it just looks odd off to the left (I'm in 1280x1024 resolution btw). Also, in...

Post Posted: August 30th, 2003, 6:54 am

Yes, I use DIV tags. I guess it is pretty hard to put together a good layout without tables or DIV tags... hehe. It's just a lot easier for me to define positioning with DIV tags then to worry about table nesting, you tend to run into a lot of problems and get lost in your nesting with more complex ...

Post Posted: August 29th, 2003, 6:35 pm

Also, it might be helpful to note that once you have the script uploaded to your webhost, chances are that the MySQL server is on the same host meaning you can just use 'localhost'.

Post Posted: August 29th, 2003, 6:27 pm

CSS - Novice (I just dont find any need for it) Oh god learn it, learn it well, CSS makes color scheming so much easier, a long with an abundance of other things! Yes, heed this advice! It's 10 times easier than making tables (which I don't even touch anymore), and yes, it helps a ton on color sche...

Post Posted: August 29th, 2003, 11:56 am

BASIC (used in QBASIC, but it's not called QBASIC) HTM (no L, it's not a language imho, but I'll list it since everyone else is) C++ PHP SQL VB CSS Java Javascript Perl I learned those in somewhere close to that order. PHP is still my favorite language by far, especially with the new features in PHP...
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