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themecloud says

I found the CSS Tricks screencasts the most useful tool when learning how to code a wordpress website for my first time.

Check out http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts-2/

The key thing to the learning process is to take your time, you may have a fantastic psd template that will blow everything out the water, but unless it is coded to that same standard it will not even get accepted.

You may find that the screencasts are a little out of date, but 99% of it is exactly the same with the current wordpress version.

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So how many GB’s of ram of my pc is this going to eat up for nothing then.

I don’t see this working long term, and tbh i am not quite sure what they are trying to acheave from it.

Just look at Windows Media Center edition, which had both the fancie gui and normal desktop and it was simply put rubbish.

Why can’t they just stick with the W7 foundations and build a rock solid stable product of which will benifit everyone. Look at the Apple OSX platform, it has been the same for a good number of years and during that time has been built into a really complete OS.

Windows keeps changing, moving crap about, changing the interface basicly making it difficult for everyone. They have done themselves no favours, Vista was a rubbish OS and before XP was ME again rubbish. If we look at the windows product line and history Windows 8 is due to fail as 7 is good.

BTW i am a windows user and not a windows basher sitting behind a mac.

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Hi everyone, I do hope it’s ok for me to post this here, I really don’t know what to do or where else to go for help. I purchased the boooster WP theme (love it!) and customised it for a client and he’s now refusing to pay saying I’ve charged him too much. He’s demanding that I reduce my invoice or seek an “independent valuation” of the site but I don’t know where to go for that. So I would really appreciate it if anyone out there could give me their opinion.

The work I’ve done for the client includes an initial 2 hour meeting, customisation of template including modification of several PHP files, 3 hours worth of photographic work plus another 6 hours of image manipulation (including finding and manipulating images from other sources), numerous emails… He’s also receiving the cost of the template thrown in, one year’s hosting and 12 changes over the next year (worth an extra 6 hours of work).

I made the mistake of not asking him what his budget was and he never brought that into the conversation either. He’s now refusing to pay the invoiced amount but won’t disclose how much he was expecting to pay either. Any advice would be very, very much appreciated.

What would you charge for this work in NZ$ (www.poolchemicalsdirect.co.nz)? I don’t want to say how many hours I’ve invoiced him for or what the amount is so as not to influence your judgement. Many thanks in advance.
if your hosting it…. or have access to the site remove it until he pays if he’s refusing… I know it sounds kind of harsh but it seems you’ve given him plenty of time to pay..

This ^^. I had a client in the past who i created 2 websites for within a very short turn around due to them having a BBC interview. I was also hosting the websites on our infastructure.

The client dragged the process our over a very large time frame, and even at one point sent me a cheque that bounced (As it turns out it was a cheque from one of his childrens accounts). Apart from the bank charges i got, i very quickly realised he was a chancer.

I suspended his hosting account before he had a chance to remove the files. After a few letters claiming he was going to take me to court for loss of earnings i explained that the website, hosting etc was still mine to do what i like with as no cleared payment had been paid.

It look a few weeks before a actual cleared payment arrived, but not for the sum agreed. He then tried the “Well that is what i think is fair” So i removed half the files i had created and sent him the files of what i thought was fair for the price. Then politely told him our business was at a end and wish no further contact.

So back to your situation, until the customer has paid – in full or a resonable price of which you will agree suspend the hosting so he cannot “Steal” the files then bugger off.

To many people think good design is “easy” and only takes short periods of time, also there is alot of chancers our there. Sometimes no matter what you do you will not be able to come to a agreement.

So tips for your next clients, get a contract drawn, take a pre-payment to cover inital time on the project and also request small payments throughout the process when customer signs off certain sections should that be inital design concept etc. That way a client pays through the process so no big shocks at the end.

Also always always discuss money, if a client says nothing it usually means they are too try it on. Any respectable customer will always discuss costs, their budget and your charges. You wouldn’t buy a tv without knowing the cost before hand then be shocked at the checkout.

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themecloud says

If it is the same as it used to be it creates a folder outside of the WWW /HTTP folder for each subdomain where as cpanel would create a folder within the www folder for the subdomain.

So make sure you log in via FTP and try to come back up a level if that makes sense, out of the www folder (or what ever it is called.)

It is actually a very good method of handling subdomains as it keeps them very neat and easy to use. Rather than a single www folder containing 101 folders of each of your subdomains.

Infact since using the GS we have changed the way all of our cpanel dedi’s run to do exactly the same.

EDIT , sorry just spotted you have it resolved. :)

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themecloud says

Do you have a particular location in mind?

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I run the Dell 27”, at a guess somewhere down the line the screen element itself is proberly the same between the dell and apple. Costs are very simlar, although with Dell it is possible to get discounts by getting a account manager.

The Dell has great funcationality, with a great number of input choice including DVI , HDMI, Audio etc.

If you buy for funcationality id buy Dell, if you want pretty buy Apple.

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We only use the Ultrasharp range and im currently using the 27” now.

The diffference in colors is night and day with any other dell range and also other brands.

IMO they are very good.

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As mentioned above, a author does not “need” to support their theme although it is good practice tbh.

Have you checked to see if the author has a support forum or ticketing system in place as some authors prefer to provide support via their own website rather than the comments system here.

Also entirely possible the author is away from their pc with it being the holiday season.

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themecloud says

Looking in firebug the secondary col is getting a value added to it directly, not from the CSS .

style="height: 308px;

Try and source where that is coming from as that is limiting the height of the sidebar.

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A regular licence is for a single site/domain. If your other sites are different domains then extra licences required.

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