Websites are hard mkay?

This week I’ve learnt and also, frustratingly not learnt, how to do some new things on the world of the web.

Recently, my partner decided he wanted a website (again) and so we got to work on it and here is where we have gotten currently. He also has a forum attached which is phpBB. The website stuff is fine, if he has a question I don’t know I look it up and more or less it is an easy fix or add on but where the forum is concerned I pull out my hair!

He would like a list of most recent topics/posts in the forum to be displayed on the site, sounds easy enough right? Well, I’m still yet to do it. I’ve scoured ever phpbb forum I can find and yet my brain still hurts. It is now to the point where I’ve given up in frustration… any phpBB experts out there?

It has been nice to use more CSS though and get the hang of PHPincludes and I even validated my website! For the first time in her history, Lazily is validated! Doesn’t she just shine? ๐Ÿ™‚

In all of this I’ve learnt more about cpanel too and my host is helping more learn more as I help him out with tickets and the like. They’re a very supportive host is Rewind and none of my questions are ever stupid.

As my confidence increases I’ve been able to answer questions on forums and overall help people out. It’s kind of incredible the week I’ve had.

So where does it all lead? Well, I signed up for my first SOTM competition and I’m coming second so far! I was scared I’d be dead last with only my vote to my name ๐Ÿ˜› I’d love your help if you’d like. Click the button below to go to voting:

7 comments

  1. Drea says:

    It depends on if you're using wordpress or not, but they have a plugin to help include it in the sidebar located @ http://www.delphiarea.com/products/wordpress-plug

    That being said, if you want to do it without wordpress, I'll honestly have to look around a bit more– and don't be discouraged, trust me when I say that everyone has bad days with coding, and there are always going to be people that are both better than you, and some that are worse than you– that's just how things go. You've always got room to improve, but in that, you'll never get bored with webdesign. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jana says:

    If you use the CMS e-107 they have a forum included as a plug in I think, and then you can display stuff in the sidebar etc. But that's all I can help with..

    I love learning stuff and giving advice. I used to be on lots of newbie forums and shit, so I was good at it. But now I just blog etc for myself. So I can't really help anyone. lol

  3. Theresa says:

    PHP has never been my forte either, but I am working on it. It's going to take for me to mess around with my site more and to create more themes before I even remotely get the hang of it. Right now I am relying on previously written WordPress code and Google. ๐Ÿ˜› It's okay, it's a learning process and you're never to old or young to learn something new.

    Good luck with this site you're helping your friend out on, hope all else goes well. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Abi says:

    Thanks so much! I love your CSS, it's really good.

    I also voted for you in the SOTM you're taking part in!

    Thanks again!

    P.S. Good luck with the other site you are working on. ^^ โ™ช

  5. Kim says:

    Oh man, I used to run a forum and customizing it to look exactly the way I wanted it look was such a pain. I gave up eventually when it wasn't active and I was too lazy anyway. Good riddance. haha ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with your boyfriend's though.

  6. Afef says:

    Usually when i'm stuck with sometime & google doesn't cooperate, i head over to the item's support forum ๐Ÿ˜‰ i've been known to ask the odd question around the wordpress forum haha!

    ๐Ÿ™‚ best of luck with your bf's website!! (that's cool you both have the same interest in keeping up websites)

    &… voted!

  7. Rose says:

    I voted for you but you're not winning ๐Ÿ™

    Close, though!

    I linked you on my sidebar rotation ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wouldn't say your site looks like you don't know too much about what you're doing. It works really well. It's readable and well put together.

    The colour scheme is really halloweeny, but whatever! It works! ๐Ÿ˜›

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