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tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Have a look Shacks, have a surf, and have a play with it.

 
ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA

Jim, your website is weird

 
Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter

Have a look Shacks, have a surf, and have a play with it.

- tranzitjim



I will as time permits, I thought you would be able to give us a small idea of what is in there, it might make some actually go look.

 
tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Well shacks, most of the programs are 'shape calculators'

Eg, one of the shapes is a square,  you select say 'one of the sides', then a value, and you then get the awnser of all measurements of that square,

This includes,

+Area

+Sum of all 4 sides

+Diagonal line length.

Very simple to work, but great in detail in what you get.

 
ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA

Well shacks, most of the programs are 'shape calculators'

Eg, one of the shapes is a square,  you select say 'one of the sides', then a value, and you then get the awnser of all measurements of that square,

This includes,

+Area

+Sum of all 4 sides

+Diagonal line length.

Very simple to work, but great in detail in what you get.

- tranzitjim

What ind of non-frivolous stuff do you have there Jim?

 
Shacks Ghanzel

Location: Sir Big Lens of the Distant Upper Hunter

Thanks Jim, I still havent had a chance to look, maybe on the weekend.

 
Mickelaar The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: At the layout, tinkering.

Here is the link.
www.internetdatabase.com.au

- tranzitjim

James, piece of advice. Pay a company to design your website. It costs money to make money. That's the first rule in business. You do know that don't you?

 
3foot6 Minister for Railways

Location: Unknown

Many businesses need to realise that one must spend money to make money!

 
tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

I am still working on it, there is still a lot of work to be done.

A few pages per day are completed.

I have no idea as to when the whole thing will open.

Do not forget, the website does have one area of which is currently operating, the shape calculation features.

 
ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA

Jim, I normally don't utter these words but just give it up. You'll be 120 before you ever run a train

 
tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Just to let everyone know, I got a very interesting email in my inbox today.

The http://www.tranzitjim.com.au website has just been re-opened, although I am yet to, as I need to, go into it and fix it up a bit before it is ready.

I can not say any more, only that it is not confirmed finance, just a very good level of interest shown.

 
T411 - Moderator Moderator

Location: Somewhere

Just to let everyone know, I got a very interesting email in my inbox today.

The http://www.tranzitjim.com.au website has just been re-opened, although I am yet to, as I need to, go into it and fix it up a bit before it is ready.

I can not say any more, only that it is not confirmed finance, just a very good level of interest shown.

- tranzitjim



Just like all the previous times?

 
tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Yes, this just may be exactly like each of the times before.

 
tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Well ok, the website is now up and going, with all new pages.

It is to the best of which I can do at this stage.

 
UnitedG Junior Train Controller

Recently on Google saw the following link http://groups.google.com/group/aus.invest/browse_thread/thread/267251734b9d8980!

Could this be a 'new' player financing up for a takeover of the BG Frieght in Victoria?

 
melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange

Just to let everyone know, I got a very interesting email in my inbox today.

The http://www.tranzitjim.com.au website has just been re-opened, although I am yet to, as I need to, go into it and fix it up a bit before it is ready.

I can not say any more, only that it is not confirmed finance, just a very good level of interest shown.

- tranzitjim



Just like all the previous times?

- T411

I made a dummy site for Tranzitjim; I have uploaded the picture of the dummy site to  http://melbtrip.com/image/jimsite.gif

Note it only a picture (I do have code for the dummy site, but I will never put on a live sever) and also I hope people like my design.

What do people think of the dummy site?

 
tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Interesting look Melbtrip.

However I am happy to stick with my current design.

Perhaps I should hold an official 'design the TRANZIT JIM website' fun thing, where those of whom want to, can have the fun of doing their own look to the TRANZIT JIM website.

 
melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange

Interesting look Melbtrip.

However I am happy to stick with my current design.

Perhaps I should hold an official 'design the TRANZIT JIM website' fun thing, where those of whom want to, can have the fun of doing their own look to the TRANZIT JIM website.

- tranzitjim

Have you looked at using DIV tags instead of tables when designing you new site, not many people use tables for layout their site because it outdated method and most people these days use Div tags with CSS.

Good programming practice is have you CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) code not include with you html code.

Once you get handle of Div tags it get so easy to program html.

Other thing is great with HTML programming is PHP and MYSQL and when you have set up you site so becomes a CMS site (Content management system) and then you website becomes easy to maintain.

 
wongm GEEWONG

Location: Geelong, Victoria

Have you looked at using DIV tags instead of tables when designing you new site, not many people use tables for layout their site because it outdated method and most people these days use Div tags with CSS.

- melbtrip



It depends on what you are doing. CSS + tables still work well, and let the page still work it old browsers. Getting stuff to work without Javascript is one thing worth doing though. (hunk of crap that is, so I avoid it)

Other thing is great with HTML programming is PHP and MYSQL and when you have set up you site so becomes a CMS site (Content management system) and then you website becomes easy to maintain.

- melbtrip



It means you can update content in one place, and the whole site gets updated. A good CMS system melbtrip should try for his site is called "Frames". Wink

 
574M - Moderator White Guru

Location: Shepparton



It means you can update content in one place, and the whole site gets updated. A good CMS system melbtrip should try for his site is called "Frames". Wink

- wongm

Now, someone help me here .... um, what was that movie where Jimmy Cagney says "You rat, you rat, you dirty, dirty, rat!"...

Which movie was this?

Coz he wasn't really talking about the taxi driver or anyone else, he was talking about wongm Wink



http://youtube.com/watch?v=YtOMHH_v0Qg&feature=related

 
melbtrip Chief Commissioner

Location: Annoying Orange

Have you looked at using DIV tags instead of tables when designing you new site, not many people use tables for layout their site because it outdated method and most people these days use Div tags with CSS.

- melbtrip



It depends on what you are doing. CSS + tables still work well, and let the page still work it old browsers. Getting stuff to work without Javascript is one thing worth doing though. (hunk of smeg that is, so I avoid it)

Other thing is great with HTML programming is PHP and MYSQL and when you have set up you site so becomes a CMS site (Content management system) and then you website becomes easy to maintain.

- melbtrip



It means you can update content in one place, and the whole site gets updated. A good CMS system melbtrip should try for his site is called "Frames". Wink

- wongm

Using frames for example given by wiki so out of date and also looked down on by web developers.

Wiki example:

    Oops. You can't see frames.

With PHP you can use include statements for example:

I am try learn lot more about PHP and MYSQL because you earn  lot more money by designing Dynamic Websites compare to static websites.
Razz

 
tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

I do use CSS, and JS in most pages.

As for Div tags, I also use them, each of those large link buttons you find in directory pages, and the homepage, they all use DIV tags to create the button border.

I do still find that Tables tend to work, and are very easy to set up, so I will use them preference for those reasons.

As for making the whole thing PHP,  I do not agree.  

++PHP takes longer for the server to process, and would therefore slow down the site when it gets busy.

++PHP is great for working the database, and for now that is the only job I want to use PHP for.

++Inlay pages, they are used quite a lot, with Javascript files, they create many of the common features like the logo at the top of the page.

I may come back later with a more detailed report on this.

 
michaelgreenhill - Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne

Jim, your website programming skills are honestly crap. You overuse Javascript, which instead of taking up minimal CPU time on the server (as you claim PHP does), it takes up gobs of CPU time on the browsers computer!

Jim, I've had a look at the source code of your websites. You've got some good ideas there, but you haven't quite fully grasped the concepts behind technologies such as CSS. One of the ideas behind CSS was to consolidate all the HTML font face, colour and size attributes into a single file that could be referenced from any page - thus making the whole site much easier to manage. What you've done is take the HTML font attributes, apply them to a CSS file (good so far), but instead of making ONE file you reference on each page, you've given EACH page its own CSS file. BAD! And that's not even mentioning your horrible use of hover effects, font faces and background colours.

Actually, I will mention your horrible colour choices. I distinctly remember you once saying the reason behind your colour and font choices is that it makes things easier to read for visually impaired folk. While it might (I'm not VI, so I can't exactly tell), you've set it up wrong. Given the percentage of VI people to people with regular eyesight, you should always have your regular style sheet loaded by default, and if you insist on having a VI stylesheet have a link in the top right (or wherever) that when clicked, sets a cookie that tells your site (if it's written properly) to load the VI stylesheet.

 
tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Michael Greenhill, thanks for your feedback.

You are half correct about my use of stylesheets.

I do have one 'universal' page, which covers the style of the head, and selected common elements to all pages.

The specific pages you talk about is, there is one for Directory pages, another one for Form pages, and etc.

As for the use of backgrounds and etc, I do need to do something about the backgrounds, they where mostly just picked at random, for me to refine and improve over time.

The hover borders, the ones which only work in IE, and not in FF, and create a border around the element when you hover over it, this will be removed soon.

I will be back with more later.

 
tranzitjim Chief Commissioner

Location: Banned

Pt 2,

I have just checked the TRANZIT JIM website with IE, and the links no longer put a dotted border around a hovered link.

The bolding effect however shall remain.

----------- The issue with Scripts ---------------

As for the issue of the Scripts,

CPU of the Server, compared to the CPU of the Browsers computer.

My concern is not so much the time it takes for the person to get the page showing on their computer.

It is more that, the Server can only handle a certain quantity of requests at any one time, and when a website is busy, the time it takes for the Server to deal with each request, would affect how long it takes for not just that page, but for all other pages following that also.

A slower Browser CPU, means slower for only that one customer, whereas a slower CPU on the Browser means slower time for all customers.

As for the use of Javascript, The heading of each page is always done with javascript, but only because I do not know how to get the browser  to 'drop' a section of HTML into the page.

--------- Styles of things ----------

I will always maintain the following

+Background to be the darkest, less than 25% for each of the colors

+Borders to be around 50%

+Foregrounds to always be more than 75%, but always try and have one of the three colors at 100%.

Having White on Black, rather than the more traditional Black on White, or Black on grey, is far better to my eyes, as I am not staring right into a light bulb making me blind.  This feature shall always remain.

Todays review of some of my stylesheets, has seen the above rule apply to places of where it was rather slack on those rules, as I did not take care about using these rules back when I created these CSS files.

To me, CSS is a great little thing for 'streamlining' features in a page, like having a particular background, foreground, border, font issues and etc with headings, and other areas.

CSS also makes it very easy to change the style of elements in the page, should I think that Green looks bad, but blue should look good, it is very quick and easy for me to just try out the new color, and change it back if need be.

 

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