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  2. Smooth Wavy/Skew Background Sections

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions. @Fee, the issue wasn't with creating a background it was just making it blend if the elements were separated out. Personally, I think i'm in agreement with all of you regarding an svg background. @Ian Ryde, I like the idea of using a white svg vector to knock out the top. I think this could be a really effective way to control the shape whilst being able to forget about the height of the section. Regarding your idea behind a subtle animation, that would be incredible! I actually had the same idea myself. This could just be a moving peak CSS animated back and forth on a 300% width background image? But, by all means, if you want to do this then i'll not stop you considering you share your codepen haha
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    Hi, Yeah, I think svg backgrounds on a section are the way to go, you could even take the the negative space approach and use a .svg white vector for above and below to 'knock out' the shape you want, rather than have a colour svg, and fill the area with a bg gradient as above. Alternatively you could use an inline svg and style that yourself, browser support wise could be limited here though. Would look amazing with a subtle animation on the waves and/or gradient.
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    I think SVG would be the way to go. Using the border-radius property would be a possibility, but since as far as I know it isn't possible to create a double curve in CSS, you would need multiple pseudo elements to achieve this. You might even be able to do this using a radial-gradient as a background image, but again I would suspect you would need pseudo elements. It's actually quite a tough shape to create, I had a go using the two CSS methods I mentioned above and couldn't get that close. The background gradient on the other hand is no problem. Use a linear-gradient property on a background image, as seen here: Code Pen Linear-gradient is supported by most if not all browser I believe.
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    might be some fancy ways of doing it but i would probably use an svg as a background image and let it scale with the container - others might have a cleverer way of doing it:)
  6. Hi all - This isn't really an 'introduction' as such, but I couldn't find a more appropriate board to post in. I've been a freelancer for nearly 12 years now, always operating under a company name. And while I have worked with some large brands, I've never employed someone full time, but just contracted people in when necessary. However lately I am considering ditching working under a company name and just using my own name as I feel most people are coming to my company for me anyway, and the company just gets in the way. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or previous experience on this; thought it could be an interesting discussion point. I feel that 10 years ago, it was more common to operate under a business name but now being a freelancer is more common, as we each aim to specialise and build up our personal track records and branding. I've considered going for short-term contracts and only recently had to look at my CV. I noticed that others who freelance under their own name added various clients they'd carried out contracts with in under work history whereas I really could only list my company, which means that although I may have more experience, they looked like they had the better track record as they were able to list all these impressive brands in their employment. I just get the feeling if I went under my own name I'd have more freedom to be able to list my clients in my employers list (even on places like linkedin) but perhaps thats stretching the truth either way? Depends if we class a contract as employment? Thoughts appreciated!
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  8. Hi, Calling for some advice/support to put forward a few ideas as to how to best achieve a design I'm working on. I have attached an image outlining a section in a design that has a (not skewed, but similar) wavy curved shape on the top and bottom. The site will have a fixed container grid of 1200px but the height of the content will be variable depending on the viewport width. To make things a little more tricky too, I would like to do this with a gradient. This would cause issues with doing a static image top and bottom and a gradient background for the main content. Could anyone post a few quick codepen ideas to point me in the right direction? Or link me some jQuery/JS-based plugins that would be able to create something close to what I want to achieve. Alternatively, if you have any other suggestions i'm all ears (the gradient could go for example) Thanks
  9. SEO v/s SMO

    Both are good. SEO can improve your organic search and SMO can make your site more popular. SMO cannot improve your Organic Ranking.
  10. It depends where the domains are hosted. This is how we'd do it assuming you had a package with 20i, but insert your host name instead! 1) If the domain and package is with 20i. You'd want to create a Hosting Package with a domain reference, and develop the new site on that package. When you've finished developing the new site, you remove the domain name from the old package and add it to the new one. 2) The domain name is with someone else but the Hosting Package is with 20i. You'd want to create a Hosting Package with a domain reference, and develop the new site on that package. When you've finished developing the new site you'd want to point the A record of the domain to the new package at 20i. Hope that helps.
  11. Hi All, I've tried googling but can't seem to find a solution - at least a solution that I can understand! I'm not 'new' to web hosting, cpanel, wordpress but I am certainly a rookie. I'm trying to self teach myself simply as a hobby, because some close friends/family need websites developing. I am familiar with being able to use Addon Domains in cpanel to begin creating a new website for someone with a new domain. However my question is that a couple of people ALREADY have websites, so I don't want to change their domain nameservers and their current website go down for a couple of weeks while I build them a new one. Is it possible to create a subdomain, build a fresh new website, and when it is ready to go bring their domain across to access it? Thank you in advance for any help you can give. I really do require any instructions/information in layman's terms as much as possible!

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  13. @amaconline The 20 is due to the company's founders being in the hosting business for 20 years - responsible for starting companies like Webfusion, 123-reg and Heart Internet. The 'i' is for 'internet', as far as I know.
  14. Hi, kindly share a bit more about the 20 and i. Why do you call your company 20i? Many thanks.
  15. General JavaScript

    https://github.com/tc39/proposal-pipeline-operator Excited to see this at stage 1, it makes for some really clean functional patterns. I think it's highly likely it will be included in the language since other functional languages like Elixir already have and make extensive use of it.
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    You'll need to add an SSH key to both machines and add your remote sources on each machine. Once you have generated an SSH key on your laptop you can test the connection using: ssh -T git@bitbucket.org You should see something like "logged in as <username>". I'd also check to see your Git credentials are correct. If you browse the directory you want to use git with and use git config user.email and git config user.name in your command line it should tell you which credentials it's trying to connect with. If you still get issues after this you'll probably need to add the newly generated SSH key to your ssh-agent - https://help.github.com/articles/generating-a-new-ssh-key-and-adding-it-to-the-ssh-agent/. I'd recommend generating a new SSH key specifically for Bitbucket and adding it to their interface. Don't save over the id_rsa key because it can cause problems if it's used somewhere else already. You'll also want the ability to easily replace this key if you need to, incase of security issues etc. I tend to name the SSH key when I'm generating one something that's relevant to the machine I'm working on so that you can easily see in the Bitbucket admin which keys have access, and I'll know which ones to revoke when I get a new computer. You should see something like this, just ensure that you replace the name of the key at the end otherwise it will save as id_rsa. Enter a file in which to save the key (/Users/you/.ssh/id_rsa_uniquekeyname): [Press enter] It gets more difficult when you have multiple SSH keys trying to connect to the same site, but you're not going to need to do this probably until you're employed and you have a personal and work Bitbucket account.
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    A very simple Git process to do this (without going into detail) is: 1. Create a repository on Github (I assume you already have an account) -- Go you your profile, click on "Repositories" tab and then click the green "New" button, Choose a name and click on the green "Create Repository" button. Follow these instructions... …or create a new repository on the command line mkdir my-test-project cd my-test-project echo "# test" >> README.md git init git add README.md git commit -m "first commit" git remote add origin [url-to-your-repository] git push -u origin master [url-to-your-repsitory] will be git@github.com:[your-username]/[your-repository-name].git Then going forwards any work you do in this folder you can commit up by doing the following git add . git commit -am "your commit message" git push If you jump onto another machine you will have to clone this repository down from github git clone git@github.com:[your-username]/[your-repository-name].git cd [your-repository-name] Work on this machine then follow the previous steps to commit and push up that work. You have to ensure you have SSH keys setup on both machines. https://help.github.com/articles/connecting-to-github-with-ssh/ is a good set of documentation on how to setup and work with SSH. There is a lot more to Git than this, but I'm just showing the minimum you need to know to use Git to provide the kind of workflow you require across these multiple machines. Now the repository on GitHub shall be the source of truth for your project. Note - you can have as many repositories as you want, typically each project will be a new repository.
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    Thanks, Rob. I'm just learning concepts at the moment on Treehouse so not really building as such yet. I just wanted to sync between my 2 machines from VSC with versions to a repo. I've not fully worked the process out yet as it commits on my desktop but not my laptop for some reason. I need to re-check the process.
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    I use Hootsuite.
  21. seo keywords

    I think both are important. You need to try to add keyword in catchy title.
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    I would recommend using GitHub over Bitbucket for any projects that are not private - reason being that Github has very good social tools and if you want others to see your work it's the way to go. Both are very similar but that's where I host all my open source work. Just don't be dumping private stuff up there. But if you're focusing on frontend you are unlikely run into issues like accentually posting up DB credentials etc as they're handled by the server. For your treehouse stuff I imagine you'll be using fake servers or using existing public APIs. If I am working on a project that has a bunch of variables / contstants that need to be private I dump them in a .env file and gitignore it. If it's to be consumed by others I also create a `.env_example` with example credentials so consumers have an idea of how to input their own.
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    Do it today. Don't prevaricate, go buy the domain name and get some hosting. What marketing are you planning to do? There are zillions of graphic artists all producing excellent work and all marketing their services. How do you plan to sand out from the crowd?
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    Good point thanks. I'm happy bitbucket is private for those exact reasons.
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    It's worth getting familiar with how gitignore files work too, there are often things in your project that do not require version control, and things like passwords, database credentials, sql files and config files often need to stay out of your repository, even more so if you're using public repositories on something like Github. It's easily the biggest mistake I see when people start to learn Git, they push private credentials up inside their repo and that's a massive security issue.
  26. Portfolio Projects Feedback

    @GrahamUK33 Yeah, I agree, I'll get it done soon.
  27. Visual Studio Code

    Great stuff!
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