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Hurrah

Congratulations BP, you were the 100th post on this thread!! Seriously? 14? I mean I was using computers at 14 but not to your degree. C# at 14 was something I could only just about get the hang of on a Piano, nevermind programming!!! Very impressed.

Anyhow, thanks for posting, I love this thread. So in post 101, I would like to say that I'm glad the first line of the first reply ("For some reason, these sort of threads never really take off on this forum") didn't turn out to be the case...

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If I could play Piano I

If I could play Piano I would be perfect.....

Just kidding Tongue Programming is incredibly exciting for me, and I am passionate about it Laughing out loud I am only good at what I enjoy (*looks at poor maths report) So yeah. Its interesting to know about the forum members, especially Tyssen being a dad, didn't see that coming lol.

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P.S 100th post, what a coincidence w00t!!!

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This took 'Ages'

Interestingly enough, taking the ages from this thread and throwing them in a pie chart shows this forum to be really evenly spread age wise!! Admitably, there appears to be a surge between 20 and 25, but having said that, no-one listed themselves as being between 25 and 30!

I know, I know... way too much time etc. Just on a quick break is all...

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blueparukia wrote:especially

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especially Tyssen being a dad, didn't see that coming lol.

Not sure what to make of that. Why is that such a surprise?

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As a new member I would like

As a new member I would like to just say hello, I have a bad sense of humour so just ignore 90% of my posts.

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Tyssen wrote:blueparukia

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especially Tyssen being a dad, didn't see that coming lol.

Not sure what to make of that. Why is that such a surprise?

I just don't know. I just have the stereotype for forum mods and admins to be college students for some reason. Its great that you're a dad though Smile

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Pie time

Welcome Pete, checked out the size of those buttons on your otherwise brill site yet?

Can the rest of you see the pie chart I did or did I link it wrong? I can see it but I was expecting comments about how I had too much time, or how it was kind of interesting etc...

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blueparukia wrote:I just

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I just have the stereotype for forum mods and admins to be college students for some reason.

Perhaps you use too many gaming forums then. Hugo and I (for example) are both forty-somethings and I seem to recall that we're not alone amoung the mods on this forum. That's why we're often grumpy and impatient Wink

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I'm 21 tomorrow, grumpy as

I'm 21 tomorrow, grumpy as hell, a mod of this forum, and a browser of CDG (a gaming forum). A little bit of everything Laughing out loud

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Hi, my names Jonathan, im 20

Hi, my names Jonathan, im 20 years old and enjoy web design, computer programming, DJ'ing, fishing and football to name a few of many hobbies. I am currently studying for a Bachelors Degree in Web Systems Development and only have 5 months left! I dont enjoy working in offices and find it incredibly tiring and boring. I am very creative and enjoy solving problems which is probably why I enjoy web design so much. After my degree I am travelling to Australia for a few months for a bit of a break, then I will be pursuing my hobbies and am considering joining the police force.

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Hi Jonathan! This might

Hi Jonathan!

This might sound like a really odd question then but do you intend to follow web development as a career, or incorporate it into your career? For example, if you joined the Police Force would you be interested in perhaps looking at their E-Fraud departments or Hacker-Cracker groups etc?

I'm the same I think, I find office work quite hard and very tiring, and the days can tick through SOO slowly, but if I have something interesting to get my teeth in to, I can come in, look up and discover the day has gone. And for the rest of the time there's wikipedia.

Right now I'm about to put a front end on my first ever E-commerce system using ASP.NET 2.0 which I haven't used before so I'm at that daunting 'where to start' stage...

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Well I took a Foundation

Well I took a Foundation Degree in Information Technology because I enjoyed using computers and wanted to expand my knowledge a bit more. After I finished this I bridged on to the last year of the Bacherlors Degree in Information Systems but found it incredibly boring so managed to switch over to the last year of the Web Systems Development course which was very lucky for me. The course has expanded my knowledge in a few areas of web development such as XML, Streaming Media, E-Commerce Development etc. My final year project gave me the opportunity to create a dynamic database driven website using ASP.NET 2.0 which was alot of fun and very interesting!

I expect to do alot of freelance web development in my spare time and I dont know where my hobby would take me, but I feel that my work lies in working outside. Im an outdoor person and always feel like I am missing out when I stay inside. The police force offer some exciting career opportunities and it is a respectful job which helps keep the scum of the streets which ive had first hand experience with as I had my car robbed last week.

Hope this answers your question Smile

Ive got a networking exam today so I have 3 hours to kill with revising! Ive used some crazy mnemonics to remember all my exam as its a seen paper. Mnemonics really work for me!
Wish me luck Smile

p.s - your maggot avatar is revolting ... and I like maggots!

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Caterpillar!

It's not a maggot! It's a fire-coloured caterpillar. There's a dude on here (mihirc) who is an expert in butterflies and he has told me it's actually a moth caterpillar! I took a photo of it because it was the most amazing caterpillar I'd ever seen. Your next stop will have to be the other thread in my signature (explain your avatar)!

Best of luck with your exam Jon. I love exams, the pressure just always brings out the best in me. And thanks for mentioning how much you enjoyed playing with ASP.NET 2.0, you've given me a lot of hope.

Sorry to hear your car got broken in to. But yeah, police is a respectable career and I suppose that way you will always have options to do different things or go in different directions within the force should you want to. Good plan!

West Lancashire hey? I'm from Wigan, haha!

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With you venturing into

With you venturing into ASP.NET 2.0 development may I recommend a book called,

"Build Your Own ASP.NET 2.0 Web Site Using C# & VB, 2nd Edition"

You can buy this book from http://www.sitepoint.com. It was really really helpful for me so I heartly recommend it!

In relation to exams, I usually write alot of stuff down and manage to get good marks even when I come out thinking I never done that well...

Greetings from Skelmersdale, the community with that many roundabouts and plastic scousers, it can't fail from driving you round the bend... literally! :thumbsup:

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Already bookin people!

Thanks Jon,

Checking out that book now! It's probably just what I need, I work well from books...

Will let you know how I get on,

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hello from france

Born in 1960, a Brit, now living in France since 1991, I am happily married to a Breton. We live 40 km west of Rennes, in the commune of Medreac, deep in the heart of the Breton countryside. We have 2 labradors, one 17 year old cat and a half renovated old farm house full of mice! I'm just setting myself up a an artist, producing pictures with pressed flowers, collages, and souvenirs to sell in the local tourist attraction where I live. I went to imperial colleges in 1978 and did two years of a computer science degree before realizing that working with thick computers would drive me into an early grave so I changed tack; I got a job as a science technician in my local secondary school on the basis of 'A'level physics; then I retrained as a cook and worked out in sky resorts in the winter and doing Chelsea flower show, Wimbledon, Cowes scene in the summer; ended up in France, calibrating pigs intestines into sausage skins before finally setting myself up as an artist. got into markup and css coz I needed to do a site to promote my work, so here I am. never really got into a forum before but this one interest me. I really feel I can learn something here

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thepineapplehead wrote:I'm

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I'm 21 tomorrow, grumpy as hell, a mod of this forum, and a browser of CDG (a gaming forum). A little bit of everything Laughing out loud

I refuse point blank to get involved in this type of purile thread. Eh? What? I have? Oh well, here goes then.

The avatar (if anything) does me a favor. It looks like me, but I'm not that good looking. God knows how I used to pull the girls I did. No style (but I can write darn good CSS, yessir). Never been slim, but the waist has varied from 32 to 40 inches. Always been hairy, but it seems to grow inwards now and come out of places it shouldn't (nose ears eyebrows).

My real joy in life (since I was 18) is photography.

It was my birthday last week. 49. Yes, tpa, some folk do live that long.

I live in Chipping Campden in the UK. Damn cold and wet and snowy in winter, but quite pleasant in summer. I teach.

If you want to see some of my photography (I have only just moved into the digital age, so have only posted three real images to date - it has been so miserable for weeks here, and I like doing landscapes - plus I'm waiting for my Sigma 10-20mm baby to arrive), just go to flickr and find the same username.

I'm losing the will to live (plus I am very ill right now, flu)

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Happy Birthday for last week

Happy Birthday for last week ClevaTreva.

The pie chart was great.

Who let these young guns into the site. Don't you need to be over 40 just to get past the security? Wink

Put me in the 40 with kids club.

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Apparently no one but me has

Apparently no one but me has got past puberty yet. Well, CT's getting a bit long in the tooth, so maybe.

That damned pie chart doesn't even get to my age. Burley, you're going to have to add a new bracket,
function checkbracket(var ageOfMember) {
if(60<=ageOfMember<70) {
return true;
}
}

cheers,

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How old are you?

Phew!!

Well it's looking a little more evenly spread these days. Please feel free to update the statistics... In alphabetical order, and using only data gathered from this thread, this is what I have...

  • 30 - ABCruz
  • 21 - Amadika
  • 33 - Barry
  • 14 - BlueParukia
  • 24 - Burlster
  • 49 - ClevaTreva
  • 23 - Deuce
  • 44 - JohnM
  • 20 - Jon19870
  • 36 - LambInAStormTrooperSuit
  • 48 - Meeee
  • 19 - Mihirc
  • 23 - NeilCauldwell
  • 49 - PhreeStyle
  • 46 - RoyTheBoy
  • 23 - SuperRoach
  • 21 - ThePineappleHead
  • 40 - Tony
  • 37 - Tyssen
  • 22 - Wiley

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Hey I remember why I love

Hey I remember why I love this forum so much - its the great community that frequents it. Everyone here is so personable and has such a great story. I love you guys!! Especially Tyssen Hugo PinappleHead and Triumph - these crazy guys, for some godawful reason, have dedicated their lives to helping out pathetic noobs like me more than any pathetic noob web-devess could expect. Big ups csscreator crew - woot woot.

And we can't forget ol' two-star burlster; the off-topic forum master. Without you this forum would be majorly lacking in the non-technically-brainmelting forum topics threads. rock hard like a cinder block.

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Attention for me, yay!

First of all, apologies to Gary for the pie-chart being 'ageist'. I shall ensure you have your own slice in the next iteration!!

And Jenni, thanks for my special mention there. Not sure how I feel about the nickname "two-star burlster", haha! But definitely happy to be "the off-topic forum master". I figure I take so much technically from this forum but am not confident enough in my own skills to authoratively return the advice that I take so I contribute in other ways Smile

It's odd to think that on some forums they don't count off-topic posts on your post count because if they did that here, I'd probably be lucky to have one star!

Finally Jenni, it appears you haven't told us much about yourself on this thread, is that right? If so, give us a little background on yourself Smile

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Oh, my oh my... well since

Oh, my oh my... well since you asked, Mr. TwoStar Burlster; I'm a 24 year old developer/designer who's current passions includes experimental psych folk, jQuery, mid 80's anime, and Masala Paneer. I graduated magna cum laude at UW. I have a wonderful little puppy aptly named Mr. Furley.

In case you were curious on where I got the name Mr. Furley please allow me to cite his wikipidia entry.

"Mr. Furley is the landlord of a Santa Monica apartment building that is owned by his brother, Bart, who acquired it from Stanley Roper. It is the home to Jack Tripper, Larry Dallas, Janet Wood and Chrissy Snow (later to Cindy Snow and Terri Alden). Furley fancies himself a "ladies man" and thinks he is God's gift to women, despite the fact he has not had a date in years. He often wears outlandish leisure suits in very loud colors with ascots. For his role as Mr. Furley, Knotts donned a toupee."

I'm sure Gary, Tony, Hugo, Trevor, Tyssen, and the other old school mods require no "Threes Company" explanation. You guys were watching that sitcom in your 20s! Tongue

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Oh opps - I almost forgot to

Oh opps - I almost forgot to mention one thing about me Laughing out loud

Not so much about me, but in actuality about one of the things I am not - and that is not the kind of girl that would take a picture of myself holding a sign saying "I LOVE BURLSTER" for you your future burstler.com website.

Oh, but then again I did mentioned that in my last private message to you.

hehehe

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"I'm listening..."

Haha, now I have to go and explain myself or you'll make me sound like some odd ball!

The Burlster.com website, which has been down for so long but will be returning soon, does not in fact request people have signs reading 'I LOVE BURLSTER'. Instead, various friends have either held signs or posed in t-shirts with the web address written on it, in front of landmarks they believe represent their country, or the country they're visiting.

Yeah, ok, it may be sad but personally 'Burlster Around the World' is my favorite part of the site and considering I can't actually afford to go anywhere interesting myself right now, I think of it like a little part of me has gone to these countries.

So when you sent me a message out the blue miss Jenni demanding the ressurection of Burlster.com, I figured I would return this rather random request with one of my own. Particularly being a large fan of Frasier, I thought Seattle would have been an awesome place to have been but not to worry, it's all fun and games.

Back to work I suppose *sigh*...

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I'm almost 29 and re-write

I'm almost 29 and re-write already-working websites without usually changing the design-- in other words, nothing, except everyone in the office can say "Now blind people can insure their motor vehicles!" Yeah. (x)html and CSS only. No scripts. When I write xhtml, I try to make it as xml compliant as possible, even though there is zero reason for doing so since I think I will never bother to learn XML anyway, and if I did, IE wouldn't.

I live in a small town in the Netherlands but we'll be moving to a slightly bigger one, closer to the Randstadt, in about 2 months. We're preparing to fortify our house/apartment against the Zompocalypse (the end of the world when caused by zombie outbreaks) or, if that doesn't happen, garden-variety disasters that seem to easliy kill lots of people but nobody seems to ever worry about (like, our new house is way in the air, single exit, no fire escape...).

We have a cat. It's very stupid. It's a stomme poes. Stomme poes! Niet een slimme poes! Maar een domme poes! It has a few more years to live maybe, if it doesn't die from its chronic case of stupid. But it is a sweet cat.

I've been married to my husband for a year in April. He speaks Perl in vi and is very sweet : ) I keep saying I'm going to learn Javascript but I hate it. Every time I see it in a web page I cringe, hiss and spit.

I mostly listen to Finnish folk/metal while I'm coding. When I run into a problem I go running to various forums to beg the cloaked, hooded, crusty and bearded gurus for advice.

I used to take x-rays and do CAT scans (don't listen to them-- the images are STILL taken AXIALLY so saying CT-scan is ONLY because they think it sounds stupid to say CAT-scan... or you can also get a PET-CAT scan too, though that's more common with MRI now : ) Then I moved and married and ended up in web design because I can draw on paper. No computer schooling unless you count some UNIX classes-- although from what I've heard from some students, the stuff they're teaching even nowadays, it's good I've never learned it from school. I like my code and think it's pretty good most of the time (even if Gary feels the need to correct my haiku).

I'm addicted to chocolate. If anyone ends up in Holland pls send me some. It's lekker. I've wanted to eat a chocolate monkey for years, ever since seeing it repeatedly mentioned in a cartoon. I can take on one of those American 5lbs solid easter bunnies easily. Gone in a day if I don't ration it. In Holland they are hollow. : (

When I'm crusty and old I plan to get fat, wear ugly clothes, and wander around complaining about "de jeugd van tegenwoordig" (damn kids these days) and society. I might also sit on the park benches, luring pigeons towards me with popcorn and then bashing at them with my cane, like Tommy Chong did. Then I'll get sick from any of the various fat old Western white people diseases, drain the social systems by spending several months in the hospital or a bejaardighuis, and then die. A good life, all in all.

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Welcome

Greetings!

Thanks for posting on this thread... and thanks for including so much Smile.

Zompocalypse - Of all the various monsters and creatures we're scared with in films, they're my favorite. They're slow, stupid and only have one thing on their minds... Come to think of how will you even know it's happening? Surely that's a lot of people anyway.

So 'Stomme Poes', is that a translation of Stupid Cat then? What sort of things does it do to make it seem stupid? We have a cat that to this day, doesn't bother testing whether the cat door is locked. The cat door has been there for over 5 years and is locked every evening and unlocked every morning, yet still it will run in to it and bang its head on a regular basis. Like your cat though, mine is very sweet.

What do you most enjoy about Web Design then? Is it the designing on paper bit?

Cheers,

John

P.S. Thanks for your post here http://csscreator.com/node/29706... it was most interesting Smile

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Stephan, enthusiast

So, let me contribute to this section while you can still add me to those on your list that are in their 30s. This is the second forum about CSS and the first that I have made a convincing experience with.

My name is Stephan, and as mentioned I will turn 40 in a few days. I am pretty much international. I was born in Germany, with Dutch and Italian ancestors, grew up in the Netherlands, and used to live in Florida and Brasil for a couple of years. I got my first personal computer 18 years ago, and I believe messing with DOS still helps me nowadays. I am more a marketing and sales person. I used to work in various industries, from finance to hospitality to travel to media services. This and my business development abilities help me in creating ideas and understand the various needs of certain groups.

I am learning CSS and HTML for 4 months now. Well, earlier this decade I wanted to create a commercial website, but I couldn’t tame the tables and gave up, in addition to having different priorities in profession. Today I believe it was because Frontpage sucked, Dreamweaver had been too confusing for me, and most important the internet offered a lot less information on webdesign. Today I love Dreamweaver. I cannot imagine working with a text editing tool only. I need to see what I get. And Google has become my best friend.

Last year the company whose online service I had been selling for 3 years cancelled the contracts of their remaining freelancers. Since I really got used to working independent and liked to switch residence between Florida, Germany and Brasil I remembered the website that failed because of the table issues, and relaunched it. While working on that project I got ideas for more projects. Since then I am learning by doing, and my learning curve is incredibly steep. The only problem that I am constantly running into is the graphics. I have no talent for that. I don’t think I want to learn that on top, I will have to depend on others.

Finally I would like to thank the initiators and moderators for maintaining this great place. It seems that this forum has the right mix of druids, sorcerer’s apprentices and rookies. It could just be speedier. Shortly after I joined there was a technical error, ever since then it became very slow.

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Welcome Caposoft! I shall have to see about updating one of my pie charts in the next couple of days to ensure you are recorded in the 30s section Wink .

That's quite a travelling history you've got there, quite inspiring... and I know what you mean, after my recent attempt at a website I'm feeling a little let down with my graphic skills too. But then, that's what those pain in the backside graphic designers who give us images to turn in to websites are for Tongue

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I shall have to see about updating one of my pie charts in the next couple of days to ensure you are recorded in the 30s section Wink .

That's quite a travelling history you've got there, quite inspiring... and I know what you mean, after my recent attempt at a website I'm feeling a little let down with my graphic skills too. But then, that's what those pain in the backside graphic designers who give us images to turn in to websites are for Tongue

Cheers,

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Yes, please do so prior to May 20th :blushing:

In the beginning I spent a lot of time on the appearance. I stopped because I spent a lot of time changing items on my site. Copy and pasting in 150 pages takes a while. Laughing out loud Now I am focusing on script and content. I do a lot of research and come across websites that have a color combination or graphics that I like. I add them to a special folder and later I will just browse it for inspiration on the final look of my site.

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That's true and I don't depend on its WYSIWYG. I need the split view to get a sense where about everything sits and what it looks like. I check everything frequently in a browser anyway. I also believe DW saves a lot of time due to the various tools and automatisms. For a beginner I find it very helpful that it checks my code for errors and for bugs that might occur.

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I do too, but having never had anything but vi and gEdit I ended up fine with an open graphical editor (gEdit but getting back to vi because it's too damn powerful to leave sitting around) and 7 browsers on 2 computers open-- so can really see what I get (and FF Web Developer Tool along with teh googlies to show me where and why). When this laptop dies I can consolidate everything onto one Linux machine, I hope.

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Mostly just follows us around as we walk around town, not realising that there are these things called cars (at least normal cats seem to look for cars) and not realising that it actually doesn't have the stamina to keep following us... so if we go for a walk and find the cat behind us and don't want to walk all the way back home, when it starts to whine "Don't leave me, mew" then we have to pick it up and carry it (which she doesn't like). It follows us every time it sees us. Sometimes it's outside and we sneak out through the door on the other side and run fast and hope she doesn't see us. And, she's just generally stoopid.

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I don't do much on paper unless I'm actually doing a real redesign or a design from scratch-- I found out what I do is called a wire frame diagram. I just draw the boxes and write in whatever I need to show them doing.
Instead, I like taking shhhhtty tabled and javajunked websites and making them pretty on the inside : ) Because I remove all the tds and trs, I magically get to reduce the filesize almost every time : ) Replacing bloated JS with CSS when possible is also nice, and it's also fun to *beep* around with IE by playing on its stupidity-- after seeing Igor Kloos' CSS Zen Garden design, I thought, wow, I want to do that! (CSS Signatures, kinda like namespaces)
I got the opportunity when I started a rewrite of the main company site. The old design is now preserved in IE6, while modern browsers get a wholly new design, with but a single (if happily bloated) stylesheet. Even though it's not really online yet (site is nowhere near finished as the boss keeps saying he'll rewrite the content and just hasn't yet), in Dutch, and isn't really a company anyone here would use, I probably shouldn't post it here, but if anyone wants to see it (you need IE6 and then a real browser), I'll post the main page URL. It was fun to do.

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Caposoft wrote:I also

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Oh yeah, sure. DW's actually my main editor now because of those reasons.

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Hey there, just wanted to

Hey there,

just wanted to say hello

my name is pab

I live in montreal quebec canada

I am a musician/ web designer coder

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Tyssen wrote:
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I also believe DW saves a lot of time due to the various tools and automatisms.

Oh yeah, sure. DW's actually my main editor now because of those reasons.

I am glad I managed to convince you that fast. :thumbsup:

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Caposoft wrote:I am glad I

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I am glad I managed to convince you that fast. :thumbsup:

Wink I actually meant that I used to just use a text editor.

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Tyssen wrote:Caposoft

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I am glad I managed to convince you that fast. :thumbsup:

Wink I actually meant that I used to just use a text editor.

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Hi Y'all, Just thought I'd

Hi Y'all,

Just thought I'd pop by to apologise for my absence of late, and to say that I am still alive and working very hard on finishing a (rather more complex than I first anticipated) web app that is part of my long-term retirement plan. I will return to more frequent posting at some time in the future but at the moment I can't say when that will be. I hope you're all keeping well, and I trust that someone else is keeping Hugo under control and on the straight-and-narrow in my absence Wink Laughing out loud

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oops sorry just having

:jawdrop: :curse: :scared: oops sorry just having one of me turns

Sounds like you're still trying to get those decimal points in the correct place for the tax conversions, how many months? Simple bit of maths :rolleyes:

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It's heavy going Hugo

It's heavy going Hugo ...bloody foreign tax systems. I will never, ever again moan about VAT being overly complicated - it's a doodle compared to the hundreds of different taxes in the States. And time zones; and Daylight Savings Hours; and looking at resource bookings spanning a DSH shift in one timezone from another timezone when everything is stored in GMT ...geeze my brain hurts! I've had to take up another more violent style of karate (Kyokushin) just so that I can go somewhere to properly unwind without getting arrested!

...and yes, I think I now understand that the decimal point goes after the pound/dollar/euro and before the pennies/cents Wink ...just don't ask me to explain the number of significant places that have to be accounted for when rounding taxes according to particular rounding rules for particular taxes. Ugh, there goes my brain again.

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I never got the following sentence which is at the start of my favorite all time game 'Secret of Mana'. It's during the story setting you up for the game, and it simply states that "Time flows like a river, and history repeats"... surely 'As the earth goes round the sun' or something else that repeats would have been better? I mean, time flows like a river suggests it goes in one direction only, where as history repeating is a contradiction? Nevermind...

Anyway, I'm writing on this thread because yesterday I got a new job and as the thread is called 'Know your fellow programmers', I figured it relevant to mention here. I am to be a .NET Developer starting in a month and will be moving to central London. I wanted to share that with you all. I am excited about the move and change of direction, and will continue to frequent this forum to keep my web standards compliance top notch Smile

Sorry, guess I just wanted to boast Smile. My girlfriend who currently lives in London has decided it's actually scary me being that close (the sign of a good relationship right), so I wanted to talk about it somewhere like it is a good thing!

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Lawlz, .NET. Congrats.

Lawlz, .NET. Congrats.

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Heya

First visit as a 'member' now. Lurked for a while, but finally gave in to the temptation to 'join'.

I'm 41, so I'm probably considered old by most! I've been a CAD supervisor (my previous life - too traumatic for words, it's more recoil than recall) but now I'm a web designer. Started a few years ago as a hobby and grew into a healthy(?) obsession. My first site was designed using Netscape. I soon realised that it generated a lot of code and I wanted to see why. That's how I learnt to code and now I'm coding using xhtml and learning css. I use DW in code view, I also like to use Notepad++.

I have lots of furry and feathered friends. I love scifi, fantasy and forensic tv programmes. Love reading, listening to music and learning new challenging things. I'm boring, aren't I? :blushing:

Anyway, it's nice to be here and I hope to be around for a long time. Thanks for your time.

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Hello!

Hello all,

I'm Joshua, and I'm 12, I live in Holland, I design/script sites, and I like to play CoD4 every now and then. I started learning HTML when I was about 10 or so, and now I script in PHP, JavaScript, (X)HTML, CSS (some languages better then others). I'm an absolute geek Tongue

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Big hello to Josh, pab and

Big hello to Josh, pab and Sorcha, nice to have you with us Laughing out loud

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I'm noo

Hey guys I'm new here so thought I'd say hi!

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Greetings

Greetings sproyd,

Nice of you to join us.

So are you also new to the world of CSS or just this forum in general? How are you getting on with it?

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I will be a good citizen and

I will be a good citizen and post here as a n00b. I have been on the internet since before there was a WWW. I am a programmer by training and trade and have worked in C/C++ and the ilk, Visual Basic, extensive work in ASP as well as many of the scripting languages like Python, Perl and things like that.

Currently I am a Microsoft SQL Server Software/Database Engineer or something like that. However, since I never do only 1 thing, I also own my own business as a Locksmith (and have a little B2B selling tools to other locksmiths which will soon account for some web site programing for locksmiths as well)

I have tried to keep my day job and side work as separate as possible (eg. software engineer vs Locksmith) and since most of all my programming is in Python or Transact SQL... I am allowing myself to take on some HTML work for the time being starting for myself because it would be silly to pay someone else to do what I should be capable of.

I remember writing my first web page, in vi, looking up tags as I went along. I remember both the and tag. Most people roll their eyes or shake their head in disbelief when I tell them this.

Being that I am getting back to HTML, I will get to 1. make all the same old mistakes again 2. Carry forward bad habits and 3. Frustrate easily at my inability to have just hit the ground running. (so please be patient with me.)

I am a capable graphical artist (I even had a photography studio for a while). My parents encouraged me to "get a real job" and do that art stuff as a hobby. Maybe that wasn't the best advise to build an artist... My son, though not interested in computer programming, is interested in art and plans for art school.

I do love/prefer the free tools such as The Gimp, and Image Magik and so forth. I am looking to add MySQL and PHP to this repertoire as well.

I am 43 years old for a little while longer. Married and have 2 kids, if you can call grown up adults kids... (18 and 21.) We have a miniature schnauzer who is older than any schnauzer I have ever seen (13) and still bounces around like a puppy when she is of a mind to.

I learn fast, but have a tendency to enjoy the journey sometimes more than the destination and will lose interest in finishing things. But, I am working on that really hard. If you catch me at it, call me on it, help keep me honest. On the note of personal growth, I have no religious convictions relative to my code, so please feel free to offer any suggestions you feel would be an improvement.

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Showing your internet age... I've never even heard of that (though I did run across in a book once, lawlz). What the hell did it do?

HTML isn't so bad. CSS will make you gouge your eyes out... no wait, that's Cold Fusion. CSS will make you pull your hair out, so if you're not balding yet you will be when you're done : )

My husband's a Perl programmer (and a few other languages) and is struggling with CSS as we go. He keeps complaining that it "was written by designers, not programmers!" but I know if it were written by designers we'd have easy 100% height and a few other things... parent selectors? Okay, that's my personal wish-list for Christmas... if the Sint doesn't bring it I'll ask Santa.

You don't seem to have fallen into the programmer trap-- giving everyone a class name. Programmers seem to have classitis for some reason. Only thing I see in your one site is, every div child of "container" has the same class (content) so you could lose that and do #container div {styles;}... you DO indent like a programmer! : )

A programmer who can break into your house... awesome.

BTW, we have a stuck/sticking door latch on an inner door without a lock. We read somewhere NOT to use WD-40 as it's actually a degreaser. We're in Holland, but what kind of grease won't smear all over everything ew ew ew but is good to loosen a door latch?

: )

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