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dwhitmore says

Hi guys,

I’m thinking of taking on some freelance web design projects, and like many others I’d probably use TF templates for certain projects.

When you’re pitching to a prospect, how do you sell the ‘site’ you’re providing, when in reality you’re using a TF template?

Obviously, your skill is required to make specific amendments, customisations, get the content in there, etc. but ideally you want to maximise your revenue by selling it as ‘a design just for them’.

It would be tricky to charge a good whack if you let them know up-front that you’re using a generic template, but you also don’t want to pass it off as your own design (which would be unethical) – and if you charge a lot of money for their site, what happens if one day they discover TF and realise their site was simply a template that can be bought for $20, rather than £x,xxx’s?

I’d love to know how you guys approach this, in a fair and ethical way, whilst still (obviously) making as much money as possible?

Dan

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dwhitmore says

It looks a little too basic, but to be honest I’ve seen worse themes on TF.

It needs a ton of polishing if you want it to sell, good luck!

Dan

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dwhitmore says

Wow, finally found out what the problem was …

Somehow (and I’m trying hard to convince myself I couldn’t have done it), the generic wordpress index.php file had been overwritten by the theme index.php !

Which explains why it would only load a small proportion of the page – and no changes could be applied to it (and have any effect). We finally noticed that even changes to the top menu weren’t being applied.

I think I’ll chalk this one down to being incredibly dumb and learn from it :).

Eight7Teen: Thanks for your very generous offer to look at the code, it was much appreciated.

Thanks for the help guys,

Dan

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dwhitmore says

Thanks for the advice guys,

I really can’t find anything wrong in the code :(.

The changes I made to the page were all in the HTML elements, just new links in the menu etc. The changes weren’t even physically close to the php code – and I implemented as carefully as possible.

Is there anything external to the page that could case the content not to load?

Thanks for the tip on the breadcrumb css, I’ll fix that asap.

Thanks for you help,

Dan

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dwhitmore says

Hi All,

I’m afraid I’m completely stumped on an error on one of my wordpress pages.

Everything was working perfectly until I updated the menu structures, now only the top 1/4 of the page loads, and I literally can’t figure out what stupidly small error must be stopping the page loading ?!

The bad news for me is… our IT haven’t implemented our backup policy on this area yet, so I can’t roll back to the previous state :).

If anyone could spot what I’ve broken, I’d be very grateful.

http://www.computersinpersonnelhr.com/temp/new/support/

Thanks,

Dan

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dwhitmore says

Something like magento is ABSOLUTE OVERKILL for what he needs ! :)

I’d suggest one of the php developers on here could work with you to create what you need,

Dan

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dwhitmore says

Hi,

I’ve decided to use videobox instead – worked straight out of the box.

Cheers,

Dan

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dwhitmore says

Hi,

Cheers for the comments,

I’ve tried loading a youtube video now, not in an iframe – and definitely a valid link. But it still just shows the loading animation, nothing loads :(.

I’ve followed the simple implementation instructions, is there anything else it could be?

Cheers,

Dan

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dwhitmore says

anyone? :)

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dwhitmore says

Hi all,

I’m trying to load a vimeo video via an iframe, using the prettyphoto lightbox, but at present I’m getting a loading screen and nothing else :p

I wonder if a better man than me might be able to identify what I’m doing wrong?

The site is at: http://mytrialdomain.com/voicescape/

The item to click on is the black ‘intro to voicescape’ video image.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Dan

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