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  1. Bill...that is an awesome shot of the little girl! Very nice!! Could you recommend some B&W film for an outdoor wedding? Techniques or tips? I only have a 35mm...nothing fancy. Yes...snow two weeks ago...there was also some snow where I was hiking last weekend. Don't have those pics yet though. I hate waiting for processing! Whip Tracy
  2. Thanks, All! Sorry it's a bit dark ImaD. I must admit that I have a pretty high screen contrast, but it matches up well with my printer! Also, it is simply a bit of a dark image. Definately not my best shot of the day, but I do not have them all scanned in yet!! Thanks again, Tracy
  3. Thought I'd share a bit of nature today...this is Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness here in Colorado. Took it a couple of weeks ago.
  4. ImaD...I'm thinking that is your wife behind the mask in your avatar???????
  5. Thanks, ImaD, for the compliment on Strider! Cleo definately looks like a sweetheart. I'm so sorry you've had to lose her. Bynx won't let Strider love on her...so he ends up with his mouth around her entire head. Doesn't hurt her, though!! ...and I think if something is alive, it has a bit of soul in it... Tracy
  6. ...and this is Bynx, the cat...she runs the household!
  7. Our "monster"...his name is Strider. Got that from Lord of the Rings! He's almost 11 months old, and he's going to the vet tomorrow to get 'you know what' done. Shhh...don't tell him yet...
  8. A Few More Facts About PHP 1. An expression is one or more of the smallest "building blocks of PHP (a variable, a constant, a function). It is a "phrase", so to speak...only part of the whole "sentence". 2. A statement is the whole "sentence"...one or more expression(s), ending with a semicolon. 3. Curly braces are used to enclose a block of statements. 4. Comments are great for making notes on your script. The following are the different types supported by PHP: >/* Multiline comments; cannot be nested */ # This is a single line comment //This is also a single line comment That's the end of Lesson3. This one was very short and sweet! However, I wanted to donate an entire lesson on understanding variables...which is what will come in the next lesson. Understanding the different aspects of PHP is very important, though. I summarized as best as I could, but if anyone can make the above information any clearer...feel free. Once again, all material covered came from the "PHP 4 Bible" by Converse and Park. Look for Lesson4 soon!!
  9. Thanks for all the valuable input. I will tell her to contact a professional video shop. I am confused about two seemingly conflicting statements though: From turtle and Do these two statements refer to two separate aspects of the whole process? Thanks again, Tracy
  10. Hello, Someone recently asked me if it is possible to have material on an 8mm video (her wedding...many years ago) transferred onto VHS? I didn't have a clue, but I told her I knew of a forum with a very large knowledge base!!!! Anyone out there with 8mm video experience?????? Tracy
  11. OK...I will try to avoid my instincts to be paranoid. I do know that the majority of the time they are wrong. I still think I'm going to make use of the code that Andy provided in that "Teleport Pro" discussion a while back...well...once I get my site rebuilt. Anyway...thanks for putting my paranoid little mind at ease. Tracy
  12. Hello, I'm just wondering how to distinguish between whether or not someone is just looking through lots of my website or snatching content. I've been reading some of the posts and realized I do not know how to tell. I've had several individual IPs hit many of my pages...but I'm thinking I should see that as a good thing. Can someone tell me how to figure out when it's a bad thing??? And...I had two weird "browsers" hit my site according to Awstats: NPBot and Quepasacreep. Should I worry about either of these? Thanks, Tracy
  13. I work for them now...and wish I didn't. I also spend time around many others who work for them...and YOU'D wish they didn't! woooot Tracy
  14. Thanks for the note. Just to let you know, and anyone else who is interested, I will probably not be able to post the third lesson until sometime next week. I am going on a camping trip this weekend and have much preparation to do. Just didn't want anyone to think that I decided to stop what I'd started. I'm determined to make it all the way through the book, with at least one post per chapter. Thanks again, Tracy
  15. Hi, Chad. I think you probably do. I read another post the other day that said something about a known bug in Cpanel where it gets stuck sometimes. I believe the solution was submitting a help ticket and they will "unstick" it. Tracy
  16. Still in the beginning stages of learning? Here are some things that will be beneficial to understand about writing PHP script! A Few Facts About PHP --try each snippet of code provided to see the different results. 1. PHP does have syntactical rules that your code must follow. 2. PHP syntax only applies when it is within PHP tags. 3. PHP is very much like the C programming language. 4. PHP is not sensitive to extra hard-returns, spaces or tabs. The following 2 lines of script will produce the exact same result: ><?php print ("Do I really have to learn this? Yes you do."); ?> <br> <!-- escaped into html to provide a line break--> <?php print ("Do I really have to learn this? Yes you do."); ?> 5. String text and variables ARE case sensitive within PHP. Other constructs and functions are NOT. If you type the following lines of code, ><?php print ("This is boring!"); pRINt ("ShoW Me ThE GoodS!"); ?> Your output will be this: We will learn about variables later. For now just remember that they ARE case sensitive. 6. As shown in the above examples, all PHP statements must be terminated with a semicolon. If not, you will get a parse error. Try the code below to see the error. Notice that the error provides you with a line number from your code. With this example, the message tells you the error is on the that DOES have a semi-colon. If you get a parse error because of a missing semi-colon (as in this example), the line number in the error message will correspond to a line AFTER the line with the error. ><?php print ("You will get a parse error without a semi-colon") print ("A second line will generate the error"); ?> 7. There are some rules about how to put a PHP statement together. The following 2 paragraphs are quoted directly from pages 60-61 of the PHP 4 Bible: 8. Just as in Algebra, PHP does have some rules as to precedence when it evaluates an expression. I will not list the rules here. If you write an expression and you are unsure how PHP will evaluate it, put each expression in parenthesis. In all but one instance ("short-circuiting" Boolean expressions), you can depend on a left to right evaluation order if each expression is within paranthesis. That exception will be covered further down the road! For now, try the following code to illustrate mathematical precedence: ><?php print 5+2*3; //does the multiplication first, then adds 5 ?> <br> <!--escaped into html to provide a line break <?php print (5+2)*3 //does the parenthesis first, then multiplies by 3 ?> 10. A document using PHP must be saved as .php. If it is not, the server will not know to look for PHP script. That's the end of Lesson2. Once again, all material covered came from the "PHP 4 Bible" by Converse and Park. Look for Lesson3 soon!!
  17. Very nice, clean site, Greg. AND I wish my house was as clean as yours in those pictures! Tracy
  18. You know...I have a lot of respect for you folks that do all your coding by hand. I understand enough to go in and work with the code that's already written. But if I had to do it all...I think my brain would do flip-flops and my eyes would go cross-eyed! Anyway...I don't know what the interface of DW 4.0 looks like, but in MX, the feature is found at the bottom of the main work-window. It's in with the feature for previewing different monitor resolutions. Good luck...and I'm going to go visit your site right now! Tracy
  19. That's what I thought...Thank you much!! Tracy
  20. Hi, If you have access to the program, Dreamweaver MX has a function that calculates load times for different connection speeds. Tracy
  21. Hello, Is it good or bad to have keywords specialized to each page within a site? For example, a site that has a page for "horse rentals" and a page for "hunting". My thought is that there are certain keywords both pages would share, and certain keywords that would only apply to each individual page. Thanks, Tracy
  22. Well...you're above my knowledge base on that one. But I would say that since it is working through your other host, you have it set up properly. If you don't get any more response on this thread, I would start a new one with your specific question regarding why it would work there and not on TCH. Good Luck, Tracy
  23. Hi, Christy. Don't know if I can help or not...but I'll throw out a couple ideas. Make sure your file name in the script matches the file name you created. I know it sounds simple, but sometimes the simplest mistakes can cause us to go bald!!! Make sure that you loaded the header and footer files in your public html directory. You do not have to put them into a separate folder...but if you ever get to using many of them for some reason, it will help with organization. If the two things above check out, post your script for your main .php file so we can check it out. Tracy
  24. Not a problem!! I just hope someone out there benefits as much from reading the lessons as I will from writing them. Tracy Goof
  25. This post will bore to death anyone with just a little PHP knowledge!! I am in the process of learning PHP, using the book "PHP 4 Bible". The book doesn't offer "lessons" or "projects" to learn by, so I thought I'd create my own and share. Like I said...the first several will be VERY BASIC. Please feel free to correct me of any errors, offer further knowledge, or ask questions. Doing posts like this will help me learn what I'm reading, and maybe it will help someone else out there too!! So, here goes: Lesson 1: PHP with HTML PHP and HTML go hand in hand. You can literally take an already designed HTML page and add the PHP scripts. So how would you do this? You use special tags to "escape from HTML" into PHP and then back into HTML. You can do this an unlimited number of times within a page. There are four sets of tags that you can use. 1. CANONICAL PHP TAGS ><?PHP ?> This is the tag you should use unless you have special reasons for using another set. If you use this tag, you can be certain that your PHP will be interpreted correctly every time. 2. SHORT-OPEN (SGML-STYLE) TAGS ><? ?> This is the shortest tag of them all, but requires certain steps be accomplished before it can be used appropriately. Additionally, support was not enabled in the beta versions of PHP 4. 3. ASP STYLE TAGS ><% %> This style also requires accomplishing some steps before it can be used successfully. 4. HTML SCRIPT TAGS ><script language="php"></SCRIPT> This style can be cumbersome in certain situations and is best used with fairly sizable blocks of PHP code. Be careful if you use lots of Javascript as the close script tags are fatally ambiguous. Additionally, every PHP statement is terminated by a semi-colon! The script will not work without the appropriate semi-colons. Now, it is time for the first lesson. Open a new file in your preferred editor and type the following code. NOTE: You can use this particular PHP script within normal HTML structure or as stand-alone code. If you use it within the HTML structure, place the code within the body tags. ><?php print (5+5); //PHP statement(always terminated by semi-colon) ?> The result will simply be a page generated with the number "10" in the upper left hand corner. Fairly simple and boring example, but it does illustrate how to use the PHP tags. Reference for all above material is "PHP 4 Bible" by Tim Converse and Joyce Park; ISBN 0-7645-4716-X
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