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  1. Hi all, Work is ramping up for Nifty Solutions so I'm looking for a seasoned PW dev/team I can pass work to on an ad-hoc basis when I'm too busy to take it on myself - fingers crossed this could be as soon as next month with the level of interest our recent marketing efforts have generated. The three most likely scenarios at the moment for websites are: Complete design and build - I'm working on a base site profile that will be the standard way sites start and would really prefer Bootstrap 4 for the design framework as it's what I'm most used to Alteration of an existing theme and new installation from an existing site profile (we have one or two customers in a Group of companies, so re-using the same theme/structure and minor alterations to colours, templates etc on those for example) Ad-hoc template changes to existing websites Since I imagine it will vary quite a bit from job to job and workload each month could be anywhere from zero to lots, hourly rate is probably sensible for the more piecemeal work as well. For new, complete websites though we are usually working off a fixed price so maybe a rough cost/time estimate of how long it might take to design and build a complete website if I were to point you in the direction of an example? I'd love to set up something with someone who's strong on the design side of things ideally and happy with both design and dev, definitely happy using hooks and maybe occasionally writing small modules for backend interfaces. Would love to set something up where I can offload work to more than one developer if possible as I realise the ad-hoc nature may mean relying on one person doesn't line up with everyone's own workload. I've not had to outsource before for development so this is all quite new to me. Would prefer someone within a few hours +- GMT as well if possible but not necessarily essential - there's some merit to having work happen overnight and magically appear in my inbox the next morning as long as there's not lots of calls going on at really odd hours too often ๐Ÿ™‚ All work goes through a project management system on our side so it's easy to track tasks, have discussions and log hours etc. PM me if interested, happy to answer questions via PM and I'll reply early next week.
  2. Thanks Ryan - I can't claim all credit on the design by a long shot as there's still a tonne of bits you had to figure out on the complex results filtering, plus whilst we're working with older content in new templates I still want to tweak some of the templates around the site. There's some seriously impressive regexp going on behind the scenes by the way everyone - the old tour pages had maybe 3 or 4 tabs and the new ones have more but it's mostly all in one CKEditor field so Ryan had to do some magic pulling the right bits out and even displaying icons next to some parts of it. Will be much saner to manage all that after the fields get an overhaul in phase 2. Carousels - there's a bit of variation in how they were implemented. Some have dotnav (which isn't the clearest), we're probably going to implement arrows overlaid either side on some of them where it makes sense during phase 2 (customer request I've not got around to yet), but if you don't autoplay who's going to bother to look for the play button? ๐Ÿ™‚ I don't think ANY of the information in the carousels is essential so in this case doesn't matter so much, but given the audience is looking for trips and will be drawn in by the nice pics carousels work well for this site. Plus it's somewhat consistent with the old site and also what the customer wants as has been said. I don't really want to be drawn into an argument about carousels (too late) but I think they're perfectly fine in some scenarios.
  3. I've just fallen in love with Hubspot (small team so the bundle for more features just for 2 users is worth it, especially since it's discounted for 12 months at the mo). Looking at all the API possibilities - we use RingCentral - that plugs in with a few clicks, can hook Formbuilder form submissions in with very little work, all the social media channels we're setting up right now get linked in including Facebook chat for our new page etc etc. Actually quite excited. But yeah the pricing gets out of hand quickly for larger teams or more contacts when you need over 1,000 on one of the paid plans. It's not without its costs (I want to say hidden costs, but they just require some reading to find) but the way I'm looking at it at the moment when I need to go above the starter packages I should be able to afford it. Hopefully ๐Ÿ˜„
  4. It took me weeks to adapt mentally. I'm not sure why, I work from home and my wife looks after the kids at the moment so I'm in a better position than many, but the whole situation in the wider world made me lose my work mojo for a while. Definitely got it back this past week though - back on track finally with projects ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope everyone here is as well as they can be in the circumstances.
  5. Nice work - I love coming up with non-standard solutions to design problems like the blurred overlay. Way back in 2005 I built an article block for a webiste that overlaid a gradient on the hero image for the same purpose of showing text on top and saved that copy of the image with the adjustment (before CSS3), and also generated all the article titles as images too as it was a non-standard font (this was before web font compatibility as well) so I know they can be a challenge, but a fun challenge ๐Ÿ™‚
  6. Pete

    COVID-19

    My local shop is well stocked with most things at the moment except milk (there's still a little), pasta, toilet rolls, paracetamol and Maltesers chocolate. Someone out there is preparing for a Netflix binge-watching session sitting on a throne of toilet rolls whilst getting fat on maltesers and presumably taking the paracetamol after they get a chocolate-induced headache I guess ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ I saw someone today buying a large quantity of bottled water as well. I'm fairly sure that still comes out of taps just fine ๐Ÿ™„ It's a pandemic, it's not quite the same as the apocalypse ๐Ÿ˜… But in all seriousness, it is a very strange time. I just hope that those in need of vital supplies can still get them. Stay safe folks and, if you can, stay indoors.
  7. This should be resolved now as per this topic:
  8. @dotnetic sorry that was my mistake - made an error when I changed something last night and it didn't show the error to me as a superuser, only to other users (my logic was back to front). So you should now get redirected properly and you can change your forum name back again if you like (it's only used for login - the directory links your profile via the user ID).
  9. Thanks Craig - that's because I was a muppet and used $sanitizer->pageName instead of just $sanitizer->text on a value that's being checked against a non-PW system. By this point it's habit ๐Ÿ˜„ Fixed now though for anyone with a space in their forum login name.
  10. Fortunately it was more complicated than just me being silly so I can stop kicking myself now ๐Ÿ˜„
  11. Right, this should be fixed now finally. For those that are interested, there was an issue with the forum session wiping out the ProcessWire session by the end of the script - a little puzzling because right up to the end of the script everything seems fine but when you redirect the session information is lost. To overcome that there's some background CURL stuff going on now so the two systems are separated completely during the login process. Please feel free to post/update your profiles again and sorry it took so long.
  12. Hmm... I think there is still an issue with sessions actually - if you get your password wrong first time you have to close the browser and re-open, either that or it's due to too many login attempts stacking up - but either way without the helpful message popping up like it used to it's impossible to tell. I'll work on this some more now, but if you open a fresh browser window and get your forum username and password correct first time it should let you login to edit your profile in the meantime.
  13. Can someone just try to login to the dev directory? I just logged in with my forum credentials and it worked in both FF and Chrome from freshly opening both of those. I think what isn't working is if you get your password wrong it doesn't tell you at the moment. There's a real chance that I fixed it last month and was getting a headache because I was continuously getting my password wrong ๐Ÿ™„
  14. Sorry all, I looked into it a few weeks back and some of the changes in the forum code quickly made what should have been a simple task turn into half a day of headbutting the keyboard in frustration. I'll get back to it today as it's dragged on too long now.
  15. Thanks teppo - I'll take a long-overdue look ๐Ÿ™‚
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