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#31 jon.kiparsky  Icon User is online

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Re: Personal websites

Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:39 AM

You don't want an email address visible on your site. Even stuff like "jon dot kiparsky at gmail dot com" is pretty standard, so people are probably gathering it now. Something like "my email address consists of my first and last names joined by a period, at the mail service provided by the company that can't spell 'googol' correctly." would probably hold them off for a while. Lots of people use mail forms - fill in the form, hit send, it sends you a message. Someone can still send a bot to fill out the form and send you spam that way, but at least you're not on a list for every email blast they send out.
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:43 AM

So if I should not have an email on the site what route would be best to allow a user to contact me?
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Re: Personal websites

Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:47 AM

By form!
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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:13 PM

Yes, an HTML form, and a PHP script (or other) to mail() the email. Some recommend using phpmailer (an intro).
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 09:19 AM

Mine isn't actually a .com domain or whatever, simply hosted on Blogger. Here ya go!
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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:04 AM

Mine is just a blog. I already bought the domain, and maybe this weekend I'll buy the storage for the host.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

And... I did it. :bananaman:
You can now visit me on: www.stuffpinho.com :rockon:

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:21 AM

View PostLinesofcode, on 12 June 2013 - 08:57 AM, said:

And... I did it. :bananaman:/>
You can now visit me on: www.stuffpinho.com :rockon:/>



It looks like you didn't create the theme.. not so sure I can consider it "yours"
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:24 AM

Hmm.. the semantics of 'yours' could get ugly. Is it 'his/hers' because of the content, or does the content take second place to the template, or is there a specific weighted split?
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:27 AM

Yeah, I didn't invent Bootstrap, nor did I do a lot of customization to the default theme, but I still consider my site "mine". Just because I didn't style the individual elements doesn't mean that I didn't put them all together in my own way.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:30 AM

View Postshezzy, on 12 June 2013 - 09:21 AM, said:

View PostLinesofcode, on 12 June 2013 - 08:57 AM, said:

And... I did it. :bananaman:/>/>
You can now visit me on: www.stuffpinho.com :rockon:/>/>



It looks like you didn't create the theme.. not so sure I can consider it "yours"

Since when a theme change the blog owner? I don't get it.
I didn't create the theme, it's from wordpress free themes, and of course I tell who's the owner of the theme in the footer of the page.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:32 AM

OK I suppose for the context of personal website it is more content focused then the design it's self. I just figure that if your creating a "portfolio" or "personal" site - to me at least - it ment that you created the design AND content.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:47 AM

I created the blog in the wordpress in 2010, but it always was my goal to have a personal domain. Althought this has no longer the subdomain *.wordpress.com, I still think this is a blog, and I apply that concept, because I post about anything, funny stuff, music, technology, programming, etc.

I don't agree with you in totally.
Despite this is a blog, it doesn't mean I'm not able to show my portfolio on it. Actually, I do. And If by somehow I need to make reference to the actual authors of something, I have no problem to do, because I would like people to do that to me as well.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 03:38 PM

What does everyone think of adding a personal number or email on an image and displaying it as an image?
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:04 PM

Optical character recognition

Unless you make it so distorted that it's practically unreadable, you may as well just put it in there as normal text. Using an image might stop some of the more outdated and/or poorly designed spam robots, but many of them would no doubt still get the info out of the image.

If you want people to be able to contact you via your website, my suggestion would be adding a contact form, using a decent Captcha check to keep the robots at bay. Projects like reCAPTCHA do a pretty good job at that. - Then you can exchange more personal contact info after that initial contact.
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