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  1. Thanks for the reply. I've made it open so you don't have to log in to leave a like; in fact there is no login for users, only for businesses for editing their pages/settings. The problem with Google accounts is not everyone has one. I just wanted to know what people thought about blocking VPN likes as this should def. reduce the amount of cheating but I wanted to know the potential drawbacks.
  2. Steven1

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    There are many options available to you. You can open a new window/tab in html or javascript or use a javascript popup window. HTML here; https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_link_target Is this what you're looking for?
  3. I now use Ghostery instead of ABP. I've had no issues with this and it's not detected as much by websites which choose to block you with an overlay if you block their ads.
  4. I'm developing a platform to promote local business services throughout the UK and wondered what you think of this. I've added the ability for people to like a business page and the position of search results will be partially based on how many likes a page has. I know some businesses will try to cheat and therefore I am blocking the IP that created the business page from liking their own page but would like to further reduce any possible cheating. I was thinking that businesses may try to use a VPN to circumvent the IP block. Would it be wise to block anyone using a VPN from liking a page, or would this serve to interfere with genuine likes?
  5. I just tried in Chrome and it works but Firefox reports an error. This is weird that this is browser independent. Mind= blown.
  6. The problem in using a style sheet someone else created (bootstrap) and then adding your own styles is conflicting rules due to the duplication of rule names. You can avoid creating a convoluted mess by not using bootstrap at all.
  7. My personal opinion is you should write your own code and not use bootstrap, however; Try removing ALL external dependencies and chopping your code down as small as possible so you are left with one example of what you want to achieve. Then, if you need to, reintroduce the external dependencies one file at a time to see what breaks.
  8. No. CSS is essential and even though it's rather simple, it's still an integral part of web design. CSS is getting a little more complicated these days with different functions for both layout and animation. I would learn as much as possible. Avoiding inline CSS How to make fluid layouts How to make screen size independent layouts How to combine fluid layouts with screen size independent layouts How to make style rules universal across the design so you write less code How to serve style information as quickly as possible by all critical/shared style rules in one separate file There's plenty to learn.
  9. There are many misconceptions about server configuration and security in .htaccess files and information online seems sporadic at best. I think a section on that would help immensely and could possibly become to the go to resource for the web if it is strictly monitored.
  10. With CSS, setting the background colour of the page can be approached in 3 different ways. Choose one below; /* Makes all backgrounds white */ * {background:#fff;} html {background:#fff;} body {background:#fff;} You can override this setting on subsequent elements with subsequent styling rules.
  11. This maybe unhelpful but it is one of the reasons why I make all my own icons. I don't want to have to rely on 3rd party code because it opens up vulnerabilities in your website.
  12. Whether I agree with you or not, this isn't a place for politics, it's a place of learning and you should feel privileged that you are able to join a place such as this which offers FREE advice! I suspect your "blacklisting" of this redound website will have zero effect on its future. Goodbye!
  13. Overall your website looks very professional and loads quickly. The only thing I'm not keen on is the bunching together of 3 elements across the width of the page. I'd reduce the amount of text and add some padding so there's a clear gap between each element and possibly even add a border around the elements, maybe with rounded corners for a bit of extra style. Example image attached of issue. Other things I noticed is the blurriness of images in the horizontal slideshow. I'm running a desktop @ 1920 X 1080 and it doesn't look good. You may say that most people will be visiting on laptop, tablet or mobile and you may be right but you have to cater for everyone. I'd keep the original dimensions of the images or serve larger images and resize them according to screen width. One last thing at a glance is there is a lack of hover styles on buttons. It would be nice to have some button feedback.
  14. JS Fiddle is great for experimenting I modified your code and came up with something a bit nicer. Try to avoid using inline CSS. It doesn't work well with fluid websites. Edit. Also try to reuse as much code as you can to minimize the page size and make things easier for development. Try this: https://jsfiddle.net/vc9p7twk/
  15. Same here but pretty remedial stuff with lots of online examples.
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