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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
1:22 am
HelpSmith 3.3 is Available for Download
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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
4:46 pm
Help - Layout Code Problems
Hey, sorry if this is an inappropriate post but I am really in need of some help.  I've been trying to start a Smallville LJ RP, and the important aspects of design are all done and dusted.  Sadly though, the layout code I found and used seems to have two errors I'd like fixing.  I have tried contacting the layout code creator but she did not respond to me so hopefully someone here will be able to help.

Here is the LJ in question - community.livejournal.com/jlalegacyrpg/

As you can see in the post titled "BAD TAG SPACING EXAMPLE" the tags field is overlapped by the "leave a comment" link, so you can barely see the latter.  It would be better if the "leave comment" link was situated on a higher, seperate line to the tags field.

The second and only remaining problem is that the "friends" page has an error which causes two problems.  For starters, the posts here do not show up with rounded corners at the bottom left, as they should and do in other pages, and furthermore the corner image is displaced by itself at the bottom of the screen.

If anyone thinks they can help at all, please let me know, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance!

- Jaxon
Monday, May 19th, 2008
12:34 pm
Not sure if anyone will be able to help me, but I'm trying to figure out how to make the red text in my forums bleed.


Example of text (the red title)
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
9:29 pm
I'm creating a webpage using Dreamweaver CS3 on a Mac. I entered some text ("enter here") inside of an AP Div tag, and I want to make it into a link. I know that to make an image a link, you draw a hotspot (rectangle, oval and polygonal). However, I just noticed that when I try doing this do a body of text, the hotspot buttons disappear from the toolbar. How do I make bodies of text into a link? Can someone please explain how in a list of steps?

Thank you!
Saturday, April 26th, 2008
2:03 pm
There are several images that I want featured on a page. I do not want them displayed all at once, but I want there to be a single image, alternating to another image after a few seconds. What is this technique called? Is it adding a keyframe? Do I add a layer to a timeline? Is it turning on autoplay?

Thank you in advance!
Friday, April 25th, 2008
10:12 am
Broken Div Layout
Hello All~

I recently designed a layout that I wanted to use for my journal project in class.
Unfortunately I'm still kind of new with the whole CSS and DIV stuff so I can't figure out how to get my layout to work...
Could anyone possibly help me with it or point out what I'm doing wrong/missing. It would be greatly appreciated :3


HTML Overrides:

CSS overrides:

Current Mood: confused
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
3:32 pm
Existing CMS versus custom CMS?

I currently run and maintain a website using the Drupal CMS. I have been noticing that it takes forever to load pages, and I keep having issues with the system not sending e-mails out.

I have been looking for a PHP geek who wouldn't mind volunteering their time to build a custom system or even someone who could explain to me... what is easier / better for the site I want existing CMS system or a custom system.

Just reply if you want more information, or are up to sharing your thoughts on the existing CMS system vs custom system debate. :)


Current Mood: confused
Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
4:22 pm
Hello everyone :)

I have a couple of questions about guest-book scripts and hosting.

I have a few short stories on my web-site (each on a separate page) and I am aiming to have a little guest book feature that logs a comment and possibly also the date on the bottom of each one.

I looked up some references and started to develop a script but the further I went the more I started to hear about all sorts of complications to do with updates to the script that prevent viruses being uploaded and complications to do with deleting abusive/spam comments. This made me start to consider the possibility of using a pre made guest book script that would be updated automatically by people who know what they're doing, basically.

When it comes to the MqSql side, I did have a forum at one point, that a friend set up for me, that however disappeared as if by magic and though I've never had the time to pursue the matter (wasn't worth it) I think it was probably an accident on the part of my hosting company which makes me worry that the comments feature could go the same way if I set one up.

Overall I have decided I would be best to use a ready made script and to host it independently from my web-site. Is this a terrible idea for reasons I have not considered?

Provided it is an OK idea I was hoping that people could recommend somewhere I could fix myself up with these two things. I would rather have a free service but would be willing to pay if I had to (I would rather pay for a stable service than have a free one that keeps changing policies etc), preferably a pay pal option on that as well.

Also while I am here I would be very receptive to any comments people have on my web-site in general.

Before I post the link I will say that I know it's not perfect and as you can see I've yet to take the Christmas message down as time is such a problem right now. That said though I am going to try and get around to doing a mammoth update and face life of it soon and so any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

Fluffy Like Razors

Thanks xXx
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
10:45 pm
PHPBB Style Request
Is there someone here, or anyone you know that is decent with graphics?

I'm putting together a new forum. I'm modding the heck out of phpbb trying to make some uber-badass forum software. But I need a good theme/style for the forum. I really like Charcoal3Steel, and that is what I most often use.

However, I'd like to have something a bit more customized and unique. I can slap on a cheesy logo with Photoshop, but perhaps someone with a little more skill can help me out.

Honestly, I'm looking for something more along the lines of this.

Charcoal3Steel is nice, but it is a bit monochromatic. The above linked style has better contrast, and better depth. The page doesn't look as flat.

If you can help me out, I'll be extremely grateful!


Current Mood: hopeful
Friday, September 15th, 2006
1:41 pm
Hi there,

I'm not technically a web developer as such, but I have a pretty urgent question to ask anyone who uses or knows anything about Invision Power Boards.

My friends and I had a board which the maintainer didn't tell us was in danger of being deleted any day since it was from way back when IPB was still a free service.

Then, when we tried to access it a couple of days ago, it didn't exist. Since we had almost three years' worth of fiction on there, we're really starting to panic that it's gone forever, and though we've emailed invision ourselves, they haven't gotten back to us yet.

Does anyone know what happens to data when an IPB expires and is deleted? Is it possible we'll ever get our work back?


L xx
Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
9:16 am
Typical apologies for newbieness and thus inappropriate questions or those based in genuine ignorance that I am here to cure.

So there.

Time for us to put together a website, so...

1) Which domain reg company sucks least?

2) Which hosting company is actually pretty decent?

3) What tool is friendliest to develop a simple commerce site using my aged Macintosh Titanium 550 running 10.2.x?

4) Any tips on credit card processing?

Thanks all!
Saturday, June 17th, 2006
11:54 am
403 forbidden blues
Hi All, I hope that this isn't off topic for this group. I searched, and have been unable to find an appropriate group.

I'm getting a 403 forbidden error on my website, http://www.j1m.net, and I'm not sure why. Permissions are set ok (I've tried a variety of them, from 655 to 777), I have an index.html file in place . . .

The site is hosted by 1and1.com, and it's on a linux/apache setup. I don't have access to the error logs. The only thing that I can think of is that (1) I deleted two unused subdomains last night, and (2) I unsuccessfully tried to install wordpress in a /subrosa folder last night.

I've heard of having to wait 24-48 hours after making domain-related changes, but everything comes up ok when I do a DNS lookup. Any ideas?
Friday, April 21st, 2006
1:21 pm
I need webite layout help
I'm trying to set up a fanlisting, and I've gotten the basics down on the site, but I need a layout and I have no clue how to make one. Is it possible someone could help me, either with guiding me through the coding, or pointing me in the direction of an idiotproof tutorial (I'm not going to hope someone will make it for me, I've already been shot down in other comms for asking).
Thanks in advance!

Current Mood: frustrated
Friday, March 3rd, 2006
8:03 pm
I have my website files, i h ave my domain name. But once i get a host im stuck!

I dont have a clue how to upload my files!?

I dont expect you to sit here and talk me through it unless you really want to but does anyone know any good tutorials or sites i can check out for more help!? :(

Thanks in advance.

Lea x
Thursday, January 5th, 2006
9:23 am
Now call me stupid, but I am doing a complete overhaul on my website, and I would like to use the Coppermine gallery software with it (Coppermine website). I've gotten started, but I don't know where to install what to get it to work correctly. I've explored the Coppermine message boards to get a little bit more information.

I'm using the Web Hosting Standard with Yahoo! Small Business hosting. If anybody could help me, or, best case scenario, sort of help me along on AIM later, that would be wonderful. I like figuring things out myself, but not at the expense of my site!
Thursday, October 20th, 2005
9:50 am
help please!!!
Hey there! I was wondering if anyone here could give me a helping hand with a quirky thing in a layout...

... I used a layout someone made for a community of mine, because I wanted to have a Generator-type look with two places for information bars on the sides. The community I use the layout in is _fanfics_. If you take a look at the community, especially if Internet Explorer is your internet browswer, then you will notice that the actual posts made by all the members simply are not there... I use Firefox as my internet browser and the layout appears perfectly fine. I went to another computer, used Internet Explorer... and it appears that the posts get pushed down to the very bottom right hand corner of the screen, but off screen if that makes sense - in my IE window, I can see just the teeniest corner of a post.

I really like this layout style and really do not want to have to start all over again ;.; I cannot get ahold of the creator of this layout so I am kinda desperate haha

Does anybody here have a clue as to what is causing this mishap?? I didn't mess with borders and widths or anything, so I do not know why this layout is favoring Firefox or Internet Explorer.

If anyone thinks they can help, or would be willing to take a look at it, I would really really appreciate it!!! Again, the community it is used in is _fanfics_ and if you go here you will find where I picked the layout up from.
Friday, August 26th, 2005
4:35 pm
Website Help
I created a website for my mom's art about a year ago (name withheld so I won't be accused of spamming, which has been known to happen). I'd like to increase traffic to the site, but I think I've done darn near everything I can. There's enough metatags to float the Titanic & we're affiliated with a bunch of other websites, but we're still not getting a lot of traffic to the site. What else can I do?
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
3:08 am
Hello all,
I moderate the community, cutegayboys, and about two months ago I purchased a paid account for the community in hopes of utilizing a custom style layout. The layout was coded by somebody else and is a limited use layout downloaded from the providers website. everything is good except for the layout was coded for a singular use journal, not a community. My dilemma is when my community members post their user names and user icons don't show up with their post. I've gone over the code a million times and looked up everything I could pertaining to my situation. If anybody could help me by taking a look at the code and hopefully showing me where I've gone wrong. My goal is to have it so when the members post it'll show up just like it does in a regular community, with the user icon and username showing for each member post.

Please help.

Take a look at the community and see what I mean.

The Code
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Friday, July 8th, 2005
1:36 am
I feel really...well, rather dumb.

I've been running my own personal site on geocities for God knows how long. I have a good grasp on html, and I considered myself to be good enough at site design in general.

So, I finally took the plunge and got myself a domain and a host.

Now, I'm looking at my cPanel, with all these new and shiny options and buttons...and I'm completely lost.

I've been so used to just uploading my html files to geocities, linking them all to a home page file...and be done with it.

I'm really sure I'm making this all more complex than it actually is.

I guess my question is - for someone coming from an easy-to-use geocities account, are there any good, detailed tutorials on the use of cPanel?

If you want to take a look at my geocities site, it's located here.

Basically? I like my old site. It just needs to be...on the hosted space.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Current Mood: confused
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
3:32 pm

I have a page with a layout table with two layout cells on it. The right cell displays all of the
thumbnail images from a particular recordset. I would like the left
cell to display the corresponding full size image from the same
recordset when the user clicks on the thumbnail. The cell should also
default to the first image in the recordset, until the user clicks on one.

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