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  1. Hi! I'm busy building a blog into my first test/learning/free/clients/project ? I've had a look at all the blog examples and there seem to be different ways of doing it. (the point of Processwire, I know) It seems this is generally how it's done: Master Blog Page - Blog Post Child Page - Blog Post Child Page - Blog Post Child Page What I'm particularly interested in is the Categories. What would you advise? Repeater Field? Tags? I think I've even seen Categories set up as Children of a master Category page too. The pages were hidden containing no What would you recommend? Thank you! Greg. Bare with me, I'm bashing my way through while I learn.
  2. Hi all, I'm a newbie to PW but can definitely see the power and potential that it holds, but I have a question that I'd like your guy's opinions on to help steer me down the best path. I am working on a project to make a searchable catalogue of a certain type of dam, each one having in excess of 20 criteria that describes them, including name, owner, country, dimensions, construction dates, construction methods and statistics. I've imported the dam database into PW and it's created a Page called 'dams' with 497 children for all the dams (forgive me if I'm not using the correct terminology, as I say I am a newbie!). It's also created fields for all the different criteria. What I'm wondering is if this is the best way forward? When I take a look at the backend of the Skyscraper Demo site (which has the same kind of functionality that I'm hoping to employ) I see that there's separate pages for Architects and Cities. Is there a benefit in storing the information like this? Does it make the search functionality on the front-end more powerful or easier to create? Would it be best to have a separate page for Dam Owners and Countries for instance, or is having them simply as fields within the dam page enough to allow me to work with them easily? Thanks in advance for any help or advice you have to offer, and if there's any more information you need to know, just ask. Tony.
  3. Hey guys, is there a section in the forum for webdesign works-in-progress, to ask for feedback/critique? If not, can you recommend me a forum with good constructive feedback from strong designers? I am working on a minimal site for a makeup artist and can really use some feedback. My weak-points are typography (definitely an art) and emotion. The latter probably stems from me being a typical Asian dude who is discrete/private by nature, so expressing emotion doesn't come naturally to me. http://www.rinaldi.nl/projects/nina/index.html How can I make this more...alive? The intention is to keep it clean and minimal, but this looks plain dead to me. Anything that comes to mind, let me know. Thanks.
  4. bruto

    At a crossroads

    Hey fellas, First time poster, long time lurker here. I've worked as a freelance web developer for the past 6 years, and, although things have not always been easy, I've been able to sustain a steady and decent income until recently. I specialize in CMS-powered and e-commerce websites and, in general, most of my clients are SMBs. So, what's the problem? Well, it's simple, lately I'm finding it incredibly hard to get businesses to accept my proposals. Granted, it's not an overnight thing, it's not that last year they were all happy with my fees and now they aren't, but I suppose over the last two years or so, there's been a downward trend as far as fees go. Now, I have an idea why this is happening. In the country where I operate, the average fee for a simple, static website is in the region of €300-350, and for a CMS website not that much more really. E-commerce websites normally command a higher price tag, but we're talking sub €1,000. My fees are significantly higher than these, and, honestly, no matter what I tell prospective clients, they just plain refuse to listen to my arguments. They simply don't care. They don't care whether their websites are all based on poorly coded templates downloaded from the Internet, they don't care if hundreds of other websites look exactly like theirs, most of them don't care if their website loads fast or slow as hell. In fact, they don't even care about security, as long as it's "secure enough". I suppose all of this is to say that I'm no longer competitive in this crap-as-hell-and-cheap market. My high quality, specialized services are no longer valued, or even needed. This has put me in a very awkward position, to the point where I need to radically change my strategy or simply close up shop. Honestly, the only alternative I see is to basically follow suit, stop creating handcoded, unique websites and just sell template-based ones for the average going fee, significantly lowering my standards along the way. I could do that, but every single cell in my body shivers at the mere thought of it. It's just sad, I got into this business because I like to solve problems, and I've always thought that people pay me precisely for that, to solve their problems. So, here I am now, asking for your opinion and advice. What would you guys do? Have you found yourself in a similar situation? Should I close shop? Should I become a template monkey? Thank you all.
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