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01-08-2008, 02:18 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Well I took some advice and visited Guru.com. It only took a couple of days to get a job but the job was a nightmare. My fault I guess. The project was to setup a Joomla based website. Easy enough for someone with a lot of Joomla experience like myself but then the guy sends me a PSD and wants me to convert it to a Joomla template. Doing the initial configuration for a website and building a template are completely different. :(
I figured since I left room in my bid for the job and the guy offered a little more, I should take the job. I'm pretty good with PHP and HTML. rarely do I ever run into a problem I can't solve with a little research. I write extensions for Joomla so the system is pretty comfortable for me. CSS on the other hand drives me nuts. Different rules for different browsers and web standards results in so many problems for me.
Joomla uses a single master template to control the display of content. However, much of the system relies on non-template html built into the code that can throw a few curve balls. Like every content section is contained in the same div class but maybe two. So everything works great except those 2 pages...
Well, the project took 4 weeks instead of the 2 or 3 days I originally though when I bid the job but now it is done!
So, I thought I would take a few days for myself and develop some projects I have been putting off. So I got a PM on one of the forums I'm an Admin on asking about a script I wrote about 3 years ago for that website. The guy was interested in buying the script but I explained that the script wasn't able to be modified for his needs and a new script would need to be written. So he asks how much for a new script.
If I sat and coded the script in the easiest method possible, I could do it in about 2 hours so why not right! I'll probably spend about 4 hours on it since I want to optimize it and I can easily modify it for others that might ask for it later. I've have several request for the script in the past and assume that I'll get more.
So, if you get your name out there, you can get freelance work without looking. Just put some credit in your scripts so potential clients know how to find you. At the very least, place your information in an HTML comment so that it is there even if the user doesn't want it shown.
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