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spykawg says

It’s only “illegal” if the author is exclusive

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spykawg says

This month:

488 Clickthroughs 6 Registered Members 5 Deposits $30.00

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spykawg says

This plugin has a couple of compatibility issues

Firstly it uses file_get_contents to access an external URL which probably the majority of hosts disallow (like mine, I edited the file to use curl instead)

It also uses (but the WP page/blog post does not mention) json_decode a PHP function only in 5.2.0 and above

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spykawg says

Just find an opensoruce one, then you can do whatever you want with it.

You could take WordPress and rebrand it totally under your own brand if you wished

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spykawg says

Why are you trying to avoid Google, exactly?

You can easily make it fit in with your client’s design, plus make money from it

I can’t say I’ve ever found a good self-hostd search script but Hotscripts – http://www.hotscripts.com/ – will probably have one for free

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spykawg says

Why not just use a short URL service like bit.ly and create two different links with custom names, e.g. bit.ly/myflashdenbanner1 and bit.ly/myflashdenbanner2

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spykawg says

Yep – My item entered the Queue around 11th last night, it’s currently 5th this morning

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spykawg says

CSS3 is not yet a standard, not only does IE not support it – nor does Opera (well, it has a tiny bit I think) and both Firefox and Webkit browsers have patchy and outdated support at best.

For example, with the new CSS3 property, background-clip, both Firefox and Chrome’s implementation is outdated, using the values content, padding and border rather than content-box, border-box and padding-box.

Furthermore there is no guarantee what the final spec for CSS3 will look like, things have already changed around.

IE will support CSS3 , but they’re doing perhaps the sensible thing of waiting until the final specification rather than implementing things then having to redo them as the specification changes and progresses.

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spykawg says

Yeah, it wouldn’t be that hard to write a bit of PHP which just gets the images from a directory and then picks one at random – but then that would require a PHP page.

I have written a javascript banner rotator here – http://www.spyka.net/scripts/javascript/simple-banner-rotator

You have to set the banners up in the javascript file and it’ll display one randomly at each location. It also has styling features, refreshes ad locations and more.

It’s also licensed under the GPL

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spykawg says

August has been my best month too – most sales I’ve had and the most referrals.

On the “404” front, I tend to agree to some extent – and I say that having submitted both a 404 AND under construction page.

However with my templates, I’ve tried to add “something extra” – my 404 page has jQuery animation and a working Ajax report form and full PHP error handling and PDF documentation, i.e. not just a static single HTML page.

I think for $5 – http://themeforest.net/item/powerful-errors-phpajax-error-template/55303 – it’s worth it.

On the other hand there are some files that I think are simply “not worth it” – not that they are bad, but that they are simply TOO simple to be worth being sold. I’m not going to mention names though!

So what I’m trying to say is that the 404/Under construction pages are fine… as long as they are more than just a single html page !

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