Old 15-06-2012, 11:33   #11461 (permalink)
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We need an inquiry set up.

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Old 15-06-2012, 11:39   #11462 (permalink)
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Moz, side project in need of a cms...been meaning to ask your preference of the ones in your signature.
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Old 15-06-2012, 12:04   #11463 (permalink)
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My signature has them in order of preference - Ionize for mid-sized CMS, GetSimple for similar jobbies but which don't have mysql access and Monstra for smaller jobs. Sitecake is for sites where you don't need page management as clients can only edit specific areas you make editable.

First choice is Ionize all the way. Reasonably easy learning curve, powerful templating and easy for the client to get to grips with.
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Old 15-06-2012, 13:32   #11464 (permalink)
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Sitecake seems like the winner in this particular application. I/we don't want the client to break anything. Cheers!

...and a compliment for one of the most useful signatures in the forums.
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Old 15-06-2012, 14:12   #11465 (permalink)
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Old 15-06-2012, 14:52   #11466 (permalink)
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The power of social media and a shitstorm:

Martha Payne is fundraising for Mary’s Meals


In case you missed it before, Martha Payne is a 9 year old girl who writes Never Seconds, a blog about the quality of her school dinners. Her local council, Argyll and Bute, imposed a ban on her taking photos of her food in the school canteen but have since had to make a u-turn on the decision following the shitstorm it created.
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Old 16-06-2012, 10:35   #11467 (permalink)
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Bumped into a client last night who holds a senior position in a big retailing company.

Ended up getting utterly drunk with him, turns out we have a lot of mutual friends
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Old 16-06-2012, 10:37   #11468 (permalink)
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Old 16-06-2012, 11:18   #11469 (permalink)
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Thanks Pete I thought so too.
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Old 18-06-2012, 12:26   #11470 (permalink)
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Back to 1998?

Am I the only one finding DT performing like I'm on a fucking 56k modem for the last week?
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Old 18-06-2012, 12:31   #11471 (permalink)
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No. I often have to close it and reopen it after a few minutes when it gets too sluggish. it seems to help.
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Old 18-06-2012, 14:52   #11472 (permalink)
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Old 19-06-2012, 07:38   #11473 (permalink)
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From a friend in the US who's a landlord over there:
Anybody looking for a good sized house to rent in the London area from late July? Just steps from Walton-on-Thames mainline station on the fast line into Waterloo (25mins) -- easy access to M25 and M3.
Furnishing: Unfurnished
Deposit: £1875
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Old 20-06-2012, 09:58   #11474 (permalink)
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I want to rip some DVD's so I can watch them on the move - what's the best way?
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Old 20-06-2012, 10:11   #11475 (permalink)
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I want to rip some DVD's so I can watch them on the move - what's the best way?

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Old 20-06-2012, 10:13   #11476 (permalink)
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What are you going to watch them on?
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Old 20-06-2012, 10:21   #11477 (permalink)
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Yeah - have got handbrake installed - does it handle encryption then? I own the DVD's but want to carry the media

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Old 20-06-2012, 10:33   #11478 (permalink)
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I have a hotmail account I use for signing up for most sites. I've used it for probably 10 years or more, and it's about 1000 pages of spam. I only log in when I need to recover a password or whatever, maybe once every month or two. Today, I open it up, and after switching to the junk mail folder, as always I'm stuck trying to figure out how to get back to my inbox. Their menu looks like this:



Now, usually when I'm reading a mail, I get to the bottom, and my eyes pan up to find the inbox link. And every time, my eyes catch the 'Folders' folder, and I look in there for the inbox. I guess technically the inbox isn't a folder, but that said, as far as a logical structure goes, it's equivalent to a folder, since you find your mails in there. Then every time I think 'where's the fucking inbox', and spend a second looking for it on the page.

Initially, I thought that maybe it's just me - my mind doesn't exactly work the same as everyone else's. But then I realized, it doesn't matter if it's just me. Now ignoring the fact that I apparently lack the mental capacity to be able to remember where the inbox link is from month-to-month, what I'm wondering is how a site with the resources Hotmail has, why doesn't their inbox link have some sort of call to action? And if it isn't just me, then don't they do UX tests on their system to see what works?

I'm reminded of why I stopped using Hotmail in the first place (I switched to gmail a few years back), and it's because their system just isn't user friendly all the way around.

Does anyone know why? They obviously have money. Is it a design-by-committee thing? Do they do UX testing? Am I missing something here?
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Old 20-06-2012, 10:44   #11479 (permalink)
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Maybe I'm missing this, but have you tried clicking the Inbox link in bold?
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Old 20-06-2012, 10:46   #11480 (permalink)
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