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well that's good to know. I'm so going to have fun with that one. btw I think in USA we call a bloomer a 'grinder' (hot) or 'sub sandwich' (cold).

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Woohoo! Finally managed to find time to create a custom google map complete with icons and everything! No mean feat I suppose but still, nevertheless, a small step in my continued learning :)

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Sometimes I find having my studio at home a nightmare; but then I go to the fridge and find some bacon, Jack Daniels bbq sauce and a fresh uncut bloomer ... woohoo!

 

You keep your JD Sauce and Bread in the fridge?

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Jack, please share your findings with us :)

 

If I have time I'll do a write-up. Quite a few local devs want to borrow it when I'm finished, which they can, it's proving quite popular.

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If I have time I'll do a write-up. Quite a few local devs want to borrow it when I'm finished, which they can, it's proving quite popular.

 

 

Why don't they just pick up a copy?

 

http://www.abookapart.com/products/responsible-responsive-design

 

It's not horrendously expensive is it? Do you have the other book that goes with this one in the 'buy both and save 20%' deal? If so, would you recommend buying both?

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Why don't they just pick up a copy?

 

http://www.abookapart.com/products/responsible-responsive-design

 

It's not horrendously expensive is it? Do you have the other book that goes with this one in the 'buy both and save 20%' deal? If so, would you recommend buying both?

 

Shipping here is very expensive, it's more expensive than the book. Plus everyone over here knows each other really well, so I don't mind lending it, I've borrowed books off them before.

 

I've got all of them, mostly as an e-book, but I've got RWD and HTML5 in a physical copy, but I don't need either of them anymore. RWD was really helpful in the early days, and great for a beginner, but I've built so many responsive sites now that it's not needed. I see they just released an up-to-date version, but I can't imagine it's massively different.

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Shipping here is very expensive, it's more expensive than the book. Plus everyone over here knows each other really well, so I don't mind lending it, I've borrowed books off them before.

 

I've got all of them, mostly as an e-book, but I've got RWD and HTML5 in a physical copy, but I don't need either of them anymore. RWD was really helpful in the early days, and great for a beginner, but I've built so many responsive sites now that it's not needed. I see they just released an up-to-date version, but I can't imagine it's massively different.

 

Wow $20.00 for shipping... you're not wrong! If you think a lot of the new one though then I might have a punt at it, $50.00 all in for both books including shipping.

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Wow $20.00 for shipping... you're not wrong! If you think a lot of the new one though then I might have a punt at it, $50.00 all in for both books including shipping.

 

I'll let you know once I've read it.

 

And I'm in Sweden, I don't think it's available here. :(

 

I think they ship worldwide?

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Good for you.. I'm doing my own web design right now and it didn't meet my expectation. hehehe ^^ But, i'm inspired with bob "don't worry, be happy".. I shall continue..

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Been testing a new method on a site designed for speed, same page just a little lighter on the code.

The original page generated in 0.39735389 seconds vs the new version which generates in 0.00255084 seconds ... Woohoo!

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Been getting along fabulously with jQuery lately, created several small custom plugins for clients with zero headaches or stackoverflow referencing. Woohoo!

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Good work EddieT. JavaScript is a great language when you learn you to use it properly. and jQuery gets a lot of flak, but it's abstraction of one of the worst APIs in existence is brilliant.

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Been testing a new method on a site designed for speed, same page just a little lighter on the code.

The original page generated in 0.39735389 seconds vs the new version which generates in 0.00255084 seconds ... Woohoo!

C'mon then, spill, how'd you do it!?

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Friends today i got 3 Projects one is Free classified ads, school management system and Freelancers like site.... Wow....i'm become a rich,.... Just funny..

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C'mon then, spill, how'd you do it!?

 

Most of it was removing parts of the php into includes and only if certain criteria was met did it include and fire. For example at one point this project was storing the basket under session and then calling back on load. Instead I used a session to check if there was anything to request (e.g. they had an item in the basket) and then running the include. Essentially it does the same thing as before but much lighter, there were quite a few chunks of php which should have been skipped by adding a few simple true and false points.

 

The htaccess covered the cache of fonts, images etc and plenty of compression for all images. The ATF css was light and reusable, more like shorthand for site wide structure and colour and the rest is loaded via js on the foot. Js is minimal with 2 linked files and a touch of inline for core basics.

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Finally a client who is prepared!

 

  • Content provided in a Word document.
  • High quality original photos x 28 (approx 8mb each).
  • Hand drawn illustrations, scanned and provided at 400 dpi.
  • A spreadsheet of search terms they consider 'key' but "would appreciate some guidance".

And I've not even produced a concept yet!

 

It's moments like these I realise the Easter Bunny must exist, and that Santa does deliver at Christmas! Woohoooooo!

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Finally a client who is prepared!

 

  • Content provided in a Word document.
  • High quality original photos x 28 (approx 8mb each).
  • Hand drawn illustrations, scanned and provided at 400 dpi.
  • A spreadsheet of search terms they consider 'key' but "would appreciate some guidance".
And I've not even produced a concept yet!

 

It's moments like these I realise the Easter Bunny must exist, and that Santa does deliver at Christmas! Woohoooooo!

Wow, you lucky sod!

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Looks great. Any news on commerce yet?

 

Yup, it's quite expensive though http://pixelandtonic.com/blog/craft-commerce-is-almost-ready. I guess it's not too bad if you have a large e-commerce site, but it's a bit out of our reach anyway for basic commerce.

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Yup, it's quite expensive though http://pixelandtonic.com/blog/craft-commerce-is-almost-ready. I guess it's not too bad if you have a large e-commerce site, but it's a bit out of our reach anyway for basic commerce.

 

:( that is a real shame... :(

 

Do you currently do any commerce stuff with craft? If so, is it bespoke or have you found other commerce plugins that work well?

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:( that is a real shame... :(

 

Do you currently do any commerce stuff with craft? If so, is it bespoke or have you found other commerce plugins that work well?

 

No current commerce projects, but the previous agency I worked at quoted on a site with subscription payments for users and looked at a plugin called Charge. At the time we needed a bit of custom dev, but we planned to get the developer of the plugin to do this for us. Everything in Craft links together well, so it wasn't a great deal of work for him.

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No current commerce projects, but the previous agency I worked at quoted on a site with subscription payments for users and looked at a plugin called Charge. At the time we needed a bit of custom dev, but we planned to get the developer of the plugin to do this for us. Everything in Craft links together well, so it wasn't a great deal of work for him.

 

I know that plugin as I purchased it a few days ago... handles payments with Stripe. Do you know if the previous agency went ahead with getting them to build a commerce plugin for them?

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I know that plugin as I purchased it a few days ago... handles payments with Stripe. Do you know if the previous agency went ahead with getting them to build a commerce plugin for them?

 

They didn't. It was me that quoted on it, and the client kept changing the requirements, so we turned the project down, too many red lights.

 

I can't remember 100% what additional features we asked for, but it was something to do with memberships and subscriptions, with some custom callbacks for expired subscriptions ect. If you need something similar, speak to Joel at Square Bit. He's really, really good at that sort of thing.

 

I know he planned to add subscriptions into Charge (for Craft), but I think some of that would have been funded from the development that we had asked for. I'm not sure if anything has been done since. I know the ExpressionEngine version has memberships and subscriptions though.

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They didn't. It was me that quoted on it, and the client kept changing the requirements, so we turned the project down, too many red lights.

 

I can't remember 100% what additional features we asked for, but it was something to do with memberships and subscriptions, with some custom callbacks for expired subscriptions ect. If you need something similar, speak to Joel at Square Bit. He's really, really good at that sort of thing.

 

I know he planned to add subscriptions into Charge (for Craft), but I think some of that would have been funded from the development that we had asked for. I'm not sure if anything has been done since. I know the ExpressionEngine version has memberships and subscriptions though.

 

Thanks, I think I'm quite close to having a working memberships plugin built now so don't really need that anymore. By using GoCardless, the client will save a lot of money too so I feel good for helping them like that.

 

I might just have to bite the bullet on the commerce system, it'll be maintained by a group of developers so might prove itself to be a cost-effective solution in the long-run. I was really hoping it would cost less than that though.

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Thanks, I think I'm quite close to having a working memberships plugin built now so don't really need that anymore. By using GoCardless, the client will save a lot of money too so I feel good for helping them like that.

 

I might just have to bite the bullet on the commerce system, it'll be maintained by a group of developers so might prove itself to be a cost-effective solution in the long-run. I was really hoping it would cost less than that though.

 

Learning plugin development may suit you, since you do a lot of backend work anyway. Most Craft users aren't fussed about spending money on well written, well supported plugins, unlike other CMS systems. You could add an additional stream of revenue by creating some. There's a marketplace coming in Craft 3 where you can sell through the Craft UI, I'd imagine that would give a lot of early commercial plugins some good exposure.

 

There's a course on this too https://mijingo.com/products/screencasts/craft-plugin-development/. There's obviously a large learning curve, but plugin developers do well out of it in the long run.

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Learning plugin development may suit you, since you do a lot of backend work anyway. Most Craft users aren't fussed about spending money on well written, well supported plugins, unlike other CMS systems. You could add an additional stream of revenue by creating some. There's a marketplace coming in Craft 3 where you can sell through the Craft UI, I'd imagine that would give a lot of early commercial plugins some good exposure.

 

There's a course on this too https://mijingo.com/products/screencasts/craft-plugin-development/. There's obviously a large learning curve, but plugin developers do well out of it in the long run.

 

It's funny you say that as I'd actually started to consider the idea of creating and selling plugins for Craft as I haven't found it too difficult up to this point. I didn't know that there will be a marketplace for it in Craft 3, that sounds very cool. I'll checkout that screencast ASAP, nice one!

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Had a client (one of my first) stolen from under my nose. But I got him back.

 

I was just about to (had been trying for a couple months actually) to email him and talk him into upgrading his 2 year old website into something more modern / beautiful and of course mobile friendly. Turns out that the new web designer had already talked my client into an "seo package" upgrade (including a mobile website). My client felt compelled to honor the agreement. In talking to and working with this web designer, I was promised he would not change my design, only design a mobile version of the page. Turns out not only did the web designer change my design, and NOT make it mobile friendly, but left the client high and dry with a crappy website.

 

I was allowed to step in and do what I was looking to do in the first place. #makesmelookliketherockstar!

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