How has a Honey Bear Playhomes tip(s) helped your website building experience?

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So I have a tracking code embedded in my main tips thread and have noticed a substantial drop in visitors from when I started my all-in-one thread with a link to each of my individual tips all those years ago.

Realizing that the main thread may not show up in a forum search for any one particular problem, feature, website freebie or anything else and as I don't have tracking in each of my several hundred threads I don't know how often they are searched for and used.

From the low numbers of visits to my main thread lately I have considered not posting another tip because if it they are not used why bother. Maybe it is as simple as not feeling needed anymore.

In the last 3 1/2+ years I have thousands (and thousands) of hours in answering questions of those in need, finding and then posting hundreds of free resources I have found online, writing tutorials on every subject under the sun until my eyes are red and countless hours answering private emails. Just wondering if my tips actually are worth it for me to post them...

How have they helped you???
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Hi Ed,

I am sure you will receive a few rave reviews. We really value your input and support within this community. You never hesitate to go above and beyond to provide knowledge and assistance for a number of our users and, for that, my friend, we thank you.

I look forward to seeing some positive feedback on this thread.

Keep it up!
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safi ullah

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Yeah ed your ideas have helped many people in building websites.i always read your posts and you share great things and i am sure that people like your posts and they get much help.People like your posts whether they drop a reply to your posts or not.Plz keep sharing tips.
Keep it up!

Best regards
Safi
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Ed,
Anytime I come to the forums and see a Honey Bear tip it will be the 1st thing I read. For years I have been amazed by your knowledge and willinness to help everyone on this forum. I L☮ṼE.. your graphics. I have found countless tips and ideas to improve my sites. You inspire me. Thank You!!! Kimberly
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Tonight I was looking through some of your tips シ The code you shared to redirect mobile users to a mobile friendly page or site mentions iphone & ipad. will it work for android as well? I needed this code, thanks.
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Hey Kimberly, that code should work as I added the general screen resolution script which is the top one and the Iphone and Ipod script below. By using both you assure yourself of the redirect.

The 699 in the code ensures that those visitors who see your site on a screen smaller than 699px will be redirected to your alternate site/page.
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Thanks Ed. I read Yola has some new features planned " Mobile sites! Using optimized styles for smart phones and mobile devices, you will be able to publish mobile versions of your site. With no additional work, you can be sure your site looks as good on a smart phone as it does on your desktop" Something I see a huge need for. .
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Thanks guys for your kind comments.

I am however a bit bummed that not more have shared as you have. I really wanted to know if it was worth it to add to the 140+ tips so far. Kinda getting the answer that I was looking for and I will seriously reconsider any further threads. Maybe it is time to peter out the main tips thread if it is not getting visitors. Nice to have them all in one place though.

You know, it seems to me that the forums have changed from the way it was in the beginning. Hard to describe... I kinda miss the early days...
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Hello Kimberly
As I said at the beginning of my post Ed has helped me out on several occasions so I in no way intended my comments to be derogatory, when you ask for feedback you have to take the rough with the smooth, my opinion, right or wrong was just that, an opinion and if you look at the last paragraph on Ed's post he actually agrees.

Ed
If you are of the same opinion as Kimberly, my apologies.
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Hey David I don't think that her post had anything to do with yours. She was stating a fact that most often when someone looks for an answer (say in the forums perhaps) when they find the answer they simply move on and don't say thanks or leave a reply either good or bad.

Would getting a thanks you from the thousands and thousands of people who have, do and will in the future get help from one of my posts or threads be nice? Sure it would but it is unrealistic and I knew that 4 years ago when I began helping others. ;)
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Hi David, Ed is exactly right. I was not referring to your comment in any way. I was only talking about my own life experiences. By the way, I would love to see an "Ed's Tips Page " also. Wow, what a resource that would be!
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But I already have that: http://forum.yola.com/yola/topics/hon...

;)

That is what this thread is about... My main (all in one) thread for all my tips.
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(: Yes and Thank You!!!
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Hi Ed
You have helped me with my site on several occasions and I have always been grateful for your assistance.
I for one was unaware of your tips until I read this thread and I have since looked at them, if I'm honest the list is long and unstructured so to find something relevant requires a fair bit of time, How about a site which we could all bookmark where you could store all your tips under relevant section headings, this way anyone searching for help with say logo generators could simply click through to the logo generator page.
I hope you take these comments in the spirit they are given.
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Yeah I gave the possibility of setting up a site (off forums) and adding all my tips to it a great deal of thought but because my health isn't all that great and if I was to go tomorrow then that site would possibly be shut down from inactivity should I not be around to edit it.

My inclusion of each of the tips in their own entry is because they aren't all at the same time found, written or shared until that day of the entry. Thus, when I add a new thread for each resource I shortly after add the link to that thread to the main tips thread. While I agree that they are a bit long to skim through as there are so many I feel that you might miss the point of the main thread as it is my "Favorites" or "Browser Bookmarks" in one thread on the Yola forums for myself and others to use instead of simply on my browser toolbar for me only.

These are resources that to me are most beneficial to building a website and by placing them in the Yola forum those that come after me don't have far to look and will not have had to look through tens of thousands of websites for that one virus free tool. You cannot imagine how many viruses, trojans and spyware I have had to get rid off my computer by simply from pursuing each link to a tool in a search results.

As I know that the forums will outlast me (my body) I chose to add the resources that I used along the way with my sites and through helping others. If you were to search "logo generator" in the Yola forum search box the first 14 on the results list will be one of my tips so it is better here where they can be found and used even if I am not around.

logo generator:
http://forum.yola.com/yola/searches?q...

free clip art:
http://forum.yola.com/yola/searches?q...

banner generator:
http://forum.yola.com/yola/searches?q...

website background generator:
http://forum.yola.com/yola/searches?q...

I agree that the main thread is a hodgepodge of resources/bookmarks but the forums does not offer a way to clean that up into a neat tidy page so we are left with it the way that it is.
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Ed you havent helped me.
You've done the work for me. Your tips are probably the most amazing thing ever. You do it out of your own good will and every tip is as useful as the last!

I always look through your main thread if I am ever helping someone on the forum to try and get some brilliant information.

But as others have said its a hellish long list and takes a while to get through. But i'm not sure how this can be reduced without removing the priceless information included.

Love your tips! Keep at it :)
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YOu know my answer. YES, YOU HAVE HELPED ME INCREDIBLY LOT!

THANK YOU, ED!

The solutions and tips you have provided for us are priceless. You are always helpful and patient. YOur main thread is an unfailing source of useful information for Yola users.

Keep up the great work!:)
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Although much of what your original comment states about threads is way over my head, I can somewhat hold my own in the technological world.

But, that is not why I decided to make a comment here. I just wanted to point out that if it weren't for Ed, my website would be a good bit drab. Thank you Ed for the wonderful graphics you shared with me and my viewers.

Keep up the wonderful work! We look forward to leaning on you in the future!

Thanks tremendously!

Check out some of Ed's graphics at www.save-our-paws.org.