It all went to bat sh*t. I have some plugins, you know those things that do stuff on the blog, and they’re not compatible…
Well hopefully it is all sorted out now and back up and running.
Lesson of the day? Backup BEFORE you upgrade – no matter what they say, there will always be something to poke you in the eye with a sharp stick.
PS My mouse battery is just about to die and it is 2am in the morning – I hope I have a spare!
Having experience of using local and outsourced programmers:
Never EVER believe the following from a programmer:
1. Examples of work* (unless on the site of someone you know and they’ve been openly using it for at least 3-6 months)
2. Testimonials (unless from someone you know – see 1 above)
3. Reviews (unless from someone you know – see 1 above)
4. Sites they’ve developed (see 1 above)
5. Certification of ownership/rights (coders can disappear overnight when they are found out)
6. Statistics (PR can be forged, traffic can easily be diverted, forum posts/comments/testimonials can be forged)
If you haven’t come across it yet, and you are interested in anything to do with webmastering…
I would seriously advise you to get on over to the DigitalPoint webmaster forums.
It is full of nice people who will review your site, give you tips on almost anything to do with a website in general.
Being the kind soul that I am – I’ve been helping out (on the backend) of a site specifically for teen webmasters. I wasn’t aware that there was a problem with acceptance. I guess I tend to accept ability over anything else. I think this is gonna be one to watch… Oh, (I should mention) the Logo and color scheme (CSS) was created by Lewis King from psycho3000 Designs.
- Talk to people your age
Are you sick to death of being talked down to?
Do you want to be recognized for what you can DO – not your age?
You have found the right place…
Tutorials, competitions, forums, games, templates, myspace, codes – in fact everything you need for YOUR site!
The Joomla! Content Management System has thousands of extensions, many of these extensions are taking advantage of ajax to improve the usability. Over at oscandy they present 30 that you can add to power up your Joomla! based sites.
Test your web design in different browsers – Browsershots
Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers. It is a free open-source online service created by Johann C. Rocholl. When you submit your web address, it will be added to the job queue. A number of distributed computers will open your website in their browser. Then they will make screenshots and upload them to the central server here.