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    I’ve been very much focused on preparing a new ProcessWire-powered client’s website for launch

    Hi Ryan,
    Congratulations with your project. Isn't it great to have clients and be able to work from home
    to make money. Especially in this corona lock down time. I wished I found Processwire 10 years ago.
    But at least I will be able to make money online as an addition or replacement for my future pension.
    Pensions here in Spain are already very low, and it is questioned here what will be left for pension
    money after 10 years. I want to thank this great forum and wish all the coders good business.
    Greetings from Spain.

     

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    I know I can build the templates myself, but I'd need to spend how many hours on this?
    You can see how a normal web owner will have trouble if he decides on ProcessWire.

    Yep, there is a difference between following and choosing a cms.
    Wordpress is followed, Processwire is chosen.
    The forum history is your friend. You can find
    a lot of answers and solved problems for non coders
    in the forum history.

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  3. Hi,

    Making a website responsive with the use of css is only one way.

    What do you guys think about using device.js for showing different website layouts on different devices ?

    Device.js is a media query-based device detection without needing special
    server-side configuration, saving the time and effort required to do user agent string parsing.

    Device.js will read all of the version links in your markup, and
    redirects to the appropriate URL
    that serves the correct version of
    your website for desktop, laptop, tablet and phone.

    Info:
    https://github.com/borismus/device.js/blob/master/README.md

    Here is how your HTML will look like:

    <head>
     <!-- Every version of your website should include a list of all versions. -->
    <link rel="alternate" href="http://foo.com" id="desktop" media="only screen and (touch-enabled: 0)">
    <link rel="alternate" href="http://m.foo.com" id="phone" media="only screen and (max-device-width: 640px)">
    <link rel="alternate" href="http://tablet.foo.com" id="tablet" media="only screen and (min-device-width: 641px)">
    <!-- Viewport is very important, since it affects results of media query matching. -->
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width">
    <!-- Place the JS in the head to load as little of the page as possible before (potentially) redirecting. -->
    <script src="device.js"></script>
    </head>

     

    To see examples, on the top right click on the little arrow to select for different devices
    and see how it works:

    http://borismus.github.io/device.js/sample/desktop.html?force=1

     

     

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  4. Hi Teppo, thanks for mentioning about hotjar.

    On my last nightly internet searching I bumped into an interesting
    heat map and share my find here.

    So why a heat map in the first place ?

    1) see where visitors mouse click the most and where the least on what pages in your website
    2) Use this information to:

    a) improve the navigation and design of your website (more user friendly)
    b) improve the SEO for your website
    c) increase conversions

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    Note:
    A photographer that I know showed me how he uses a heat map
    to find out what photos his website visitors like the most.
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    The heat map I bumped into is opensource and free to use:

    Download:

    https://www.dugwood.com/clickheat/index.html

    Download on github:

    https://github.com/dugwood/clickheat

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    More about how to install
    https://www.ampercent.com/install-website-heatmap-plugin/6406/

    More info
    https://www.dugwood.com/clickheat/index.html

    Reviews and comments
    https://www.rarst.net/web/clickheat/

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    I will report back later on how it works out.
    F.

  5. Guys,

    Check this covid visualizer website out, interesting.
    Don't know if data is accurate but they claim that the data is from Worldometer's real-time updates,
    utilizing reliable sources from around the world. The website pulls new data every 2 minutes,
    refresh to see any changes.

    https://covidvisualizer.com

     

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    The non-profit organisation for which I develop . . . moved to a windows server they have access for free . . .

    First thing: does it really need to be a dedicated hosting ?
    If not, no one from that non-profit organisation can afford 25 or 50 euro a year for a good shared hosting ?
    (hostinger or bluehost)
    I would do anything to avoid that frustrating and weird "MicroSoft" style windows IIS Server.

  7. If you work on a project with a team of coders then for reasons of conformity BS and UIKit come into play.
    As a freelancer you have the luxury to code your own css or use a framework without limiting rules and
    keeps page loads fast and free from bloat such as:

    1) Pocketgrid
       https://arnaudleray.github.io/pocketgrid/

    2) Gridy
       https://microcipcip.github.io/gridy/#!/

     

     

     

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      So, PLEASE guys, do not change much ProcessWire, especially in those directions, it is excellent as it is. It is fantastic!!!

    So true. I already begged for this years ago . . . However it is not happening. Processwire already has become over-engineered and keeps on getting stuffed.
    Status Quo mind set also rules over Processwire.

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    1&1 and SQL error "too many active connections"

    FYI,
    I have a client who sells a cash register app and once used 1&1 database hosting to manage his app and his client licenses.
    He had the same database problem: sql error too many active connections. We always stayed under 150 active connections
    so the sql error should not raise. Upgrading ram and updating the my.cnf file did not help. The problem was never solved
    by 1&1 support and they even recommended us to leave 1&1. They didn't like their database used by the cash register app.
    We moved to another hosting company and the problem was simply solved.

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  10. I made a webshop once for a healthshop. After I finished the webshop, the owner asked me if I wanted to do SEO for him and I said no to him. The thing with that is if you are going to do SEO, the site or shop owner wants to see result. My experience is that SEO results are completely unpredictable these days. After I said no to the owner of the health shop he consulted a german agency to do the SEO for him. He paid the german agency 2500 euro for 3 months SEO and in the end there was no difference in Google ranking. Voila, that is the reason why I say no if somebody asks me to do SEO because they claim the payed money back and it makes you damage your build up reputation. The only thing I see ranking up is to integrate a Blog in a website or webshop but that takes someone who is going to maintain that Blog everyday with fresh new relevant text, links and pictures. The only thing that I offer is to do a website analysis and SEO diagnostic and deliver an extended Audit Report. There are some good tools for that and it gets you paid without problems.

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    On a loosely related note, the keywords meta tag you've mentioned is pretty much pointless these days. Search engines don't use it

    Can you back that up ? Did Google, Yahoo, or Bing mention anything about that ?

    Speaking from my own experience, keywords won't help ranking up in Google, but leaving keywords out will rank you down.

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