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  1. Welcome to the forums, KL21. Another way to get the error messages to display in the resulting page is to use the error_reporting() function.
  2. Hi Lorraine and welcome to the family! MS Publisher is not a website building package. It's a software package made for desktop publishing and it's not suited for website creation. The problem is that it doesn't produce HTML files and various images for your page, it produces one HTML file with one single image centered on it. This image is like a "screenshot" of the whole page you designed, so if you designed a page to fit in 800x600 resolutions, the image file will have that size. If you do it bigger, the image will be bigger, etc. And MS Publisher will do this even if you only have text on your page, which means you'll be producing HUGE (in file size) pages when a couple of Kb would have done the job. Given all this, I'd recommend you start with something like Nvu, which is a visual, or WYSIWYG (What You See Is Waht You Get) editor just like Frontpage or Dreamweaver with two big differences: unlike Frontpage, it produces standard code that will work on all browsers and not only Internet Explorer and unlike Dreamweaver, it costs 0 because it's Free/Open Source software After you get used to making your webpages this way (with the help of a visual editor) I recommend you start coding HTML by yourself. This may seem a bit daunting at first but I guarantee you that the advantages are countless. And it's not that hard to learn, either. Here's a good place to start: W3Schools' XHTML tutorial. By the way, I recommend you learn XHTML instead of HTML. They're both the same language but XHTML is like a newer and better version of HTML. Well, good luck! If you need anything, just ask
  3. It's a pretty cool app. I've been using it on my old high-school website for some time and it's pretty neat. If you don't need all the fancy stats AWStats provides, this is certainly something to try.
  4. I have read about that on Slashdot. I wonder when we'll start having to pay a "tax" for internet access, CD/DVD recording software, a computer, a keyboard, a mouse, a computer monitor, heck even a car where we transport CDs/DVDs! These are all items that can be used to break copyrights - the keyword here is can and that's what those morons at RIAA (as well as other similar associations all over the world) fail to realize. P2P networks are not only used to share copyrighted material! They should be going after those that do share copyrighted material, not shuting down P2P networks just because people can use them for illegal purposes. Imagine if someone thinks of saying that Samuel Colt is the responsible for the millions of deaths by firearms occuring every year. Or that Albert Einstein was responsible for the massacres of Hiroshima and Nagasaki... It's exactly the same thing. Everything mankind invents can serve for both good and evil purposes. It's up to us to chose which one and we shouldn't punish those who invent things just because other people decided to use their invention for evil purposes. Actually, in this case it's even worst, because people who actually use P2P networks for good are also getting punished (read MPAA and RIAA sueing all those bittorrent sites). Well, enough of this. I get very emotional when thinking about this kind of stuff, so I'll just shut up before I say something less pleasent. Just a note: I am not a supporter of using P2P networks for illegal file sharing. Although I do think that music CDs, and movie DVDs cost way more than they should, I believe that if I want to enjoy something that is the product of someone else's labour, I should pay for it.
  5. eZ publish is pretty cool, too but both times I tried it, I found it more complex than it should be and it's also slow as hell on my computer, which leads me to think that it wouldn't behave nicely on a shared hosting environment. Those of you who used or still use it, what do you think of it when compared to Drupal, Mambo and the likes?
  6. Greg, I don't know about XOOPS' resource usage or if it ever caused problems here at TCH. As for what causes a CMS to be resource intensive, it could be a number of things, like the number of MySQL queries, the ammount of data those queries get/put from/into the database, how the PHP/PERL/whatever code is structured, how the various parts of the CMS were planned to work together, etc, etc... Given all this, the best way you have to find out if a CMS is resource intensive or not is probably by installing those you want to test, run a bunch of stress scripts agains them and keep an eye on server loads.
  7. Sorry, I missed this part: Welcome to the forums, jpepper!
  8. I never used the IMAP stuff in PHP so I'm not sure what it could be but I suggest you run the script on your computer and use a sniffer to capture analyze the IMAP traffic between your computer and the server.
  9. Welcome to the forums, KyanVrezpor!
  10. I never tried Geeklog, so I can't say anything about it. And I also agree with surefire, I also created my own CMS when I saw that there was no CMS out there that did exactly what I wanted. But I guess that for some sites, using a pre-existing solution is more than OK, given the quality level that some packages have.
  11. I was going to suggest PEAR's Mail stuff but PHPMailer seems to be even better. Thanks for the suggestion, Jack
  12. borfast


    I'm a huge fan of SmartFTP. I also like Firefox's FireFTP extension.
  13. Slick, sorry that no one came by to help you yet. I'm not a coppermine or nuke user myself, so unfortunately there's not much I can do for you but hold on and I'm sure someone will be able to help you
  14. Drupal. And Mambo, when they release 5.0 with per-user/per-usergroup access control
  15. I just love these version number trends... And Linus Torvalds is the man who creates them all. When he decided that odd version numbers would mean unstable releases while even version numbers would mean stable releases, a lot of software projects followed the idea. Now that he decided that the Linux kernel versions would have one more number, we also see that idea being adopted by other software projects. I wonder if these other projects do it for a reason or simply follow Linus blindly Anywawy, thanks for the update, Thomas
  16. What about Drupal? I don't remember if Mambo has it but Drupal has a "throtle" module that will slow things a bit if your site gets swamped in requests.
  17. Unless your site has hundreds of visitors per hour, I don't think Mambo will be a problem.
  18. It's not a matter of it being resource intensive but more a matter of it needing certain functionalities that shared accounts don't provide, so it's not possible to install it here on TCH shared accounts.
  19. Well, I don't know ab so I'm not able to help more
  20. Glad you nailed it, Thomas Good catch, David. And good work too, Don.
  21. If you can spend the money, get Zend Studio and test the scripts on your computer. It has a PHP profiler and a debugger which are well worth the price on their own.
  22. Thomas, that URL you mentioned outputs a table, so you need to add a table selector to the CSS code that Don wrote and it should work: Forget that, I must be still asleep... Put the CSS code inside the <div>. It should be enough, I think. ><div style font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, Serif; font-size: medium; color: black;"> <?php include('http://www.marveassistans.se/forum/SSI.php?ssi_function=recentTopics'); ?> </div> One thing to note is that since one of the font names has more than one word, it should be enclosed in single quotes. The lack of them could be enough to make the whole thing not work.
  23. Both Mambo and Drupal allow you to add static pages to your site. Why not try those two before making a decision?
  24. Welcome to the forum, Gordon! You may also want to try adding "sh " in front of the command Andy suggested, in case the file you're trying to execute doesn't have execution permissions.
  25. Wayne, do not mix things into one table only. A team is a team, a team member is a completely different thing. You'll need a table for teams and a table for team members. Create two tables with the following fields TEAMS TABLE TeamID TeamName Category Department 1 Dogs male open Sales 2 Hosers male open IT MEMBERS TABLE ID TeamID Fname Lname Address EntryFee 1 1 John Brown 2 1 Bob Smith 3 2 Davey Jones 4 2 Mike Smith This way you can tell which team each member belongs to simply by storing the team ID in the members table.
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