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Thanks guys. If you don’t mind me asking, what is it in particular that is a pain when working with BuddyPress? On paper it sounds promising, but obviously I don’t want to get too far down that road if it’s just going to cause me a myriad of headaches. Can anyone offer any specifics as to why I should avoid it?
Cheers Will, I’ll check it out. Sounds like a good fit. Just curious, have you used it before yourself?
Still open to other options if anyone else has suggestions!
A couple of quick suggestions:
– Make the contact form larger. It’s the only thing on the page and I’m guessing that most inquiries are going to be longer than 20-30 words.
– You may or may not agree with this point, but if you’re looking for clients then I think that revealing that you’re so young may be detrimental to your chances of landing bigger ones. While I think it’s awesome that you’re obviously a talented designer/developer at a young age, your clients might not see it this way. I’d maybe leave the photo of you off for now and not let on your age, just your interests, skills, passions etc.
As HTML5 video doesn’t support the FLV file format then if you want to play an FLV then the only options you have are Flash based:
1) Use an online FLV player and embed that into your HTML.
2) Create your own FLV player in Flash.
3) Convert the FLV to a SWF and use a SWF player (or create your own in Flash)
Personally I’d just convert the FLV to an MP4 and use something like [VideoJS](http://videojs.com/ “VideoJS”) which will then work cross-platform.
For accessibility purposes you’ll want to use a button for the image you’re clicking rather than just adding a cursor like Christopher did, as you can’t tab to and activate an image using the keyboard. Also, ideally you should be hiding the content initially using JS and not CSS, although it may not be a big deal depending on the context you’re using this in.
Here’s an example for you: http://codepen.io/anon/pen/eoKqd
That’s a pretty cool banner. @SgtLegend Chris Coyier actually tweeted the link to that video yesterday, I think he just wanted to give everyone a sneak peek.
Best way to do it is to just add a class to the body and use CSS to change the style: http://jsfiddle.net/qRds9/2/
I get what you’re saying realph. I’ve run into the same problem and what I usually do is just export the remote database and import into it into my local setup. Then once I’ve made any changes I need I’ll just export it from my local and import it back into the remote site. It’s not ideal but exporting/importing only takes a couple of minutes and then you’re able to work with the latest content locally.
In this situation I usually just use an empty span tag before the strong tag and apply the sprite background image to that instead. It would result in a small amount of unsemantic markup, but in my opinion it’s worth it to save yourself 8+ HTTP requests.
Hey guys, thanks so much for the help. @Senff, you’re my hero. What you suggested is what we ended up doing. The internal linking isn’t really a big deal so long as they can access any page in the site via any of the domains (eg, mysite.com/page, and mste.com/page) which they now can.
Hey @Senff, thanks for the reply. That’s definitely what they have set up currently, but can it be set up that way with WordPress? I was under the impression that you could only install WP to a single domain name. I installed it to mysite.com and then they changed the name servers of all of the domains to point to the correct location, but only the mysite.com URL showed the site, the other domains just showed the default server page even though they were all pointed to the same directory (httpdocs folder in the root which is where I installed WP to).
I have some experience with server/DNS stuff, but not a lot. Most WP installs I do are straight forward but this one is just confusing!
Haha yeah. The thing it that this is an established financial investment company, their existing site uses 4 different domains. They are very concerned about SEO and they are currently listed in google using the various domains.. mysite.com, my-site.com/analyst.cfm, myste.com/company-history.cfm, etc etc.
The way I usually set up sites with multiple domains is just to install wordpress to their main domain and then redirect the others to it as @Odd_E recommended. I’m not sure how to handle this situation without setting up a multisite install to handle all of the different domains, but then I’ll have 4 identical sites. Seems like a messy way to do it.
Can you link to your site so I can take a look?
Anyone got any ideas or able to point me in the right direction? Any help would be really appreciated!