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  • How I Built Collectiboard In 24 Hours | Jay L.ee
    logo Note that the presentation itself was also built by a startup comapny called Prezi They enable anyone to build mindblowing presentations Slide 1 shows who I am my websites social media accounts email address for anyone that has any qustions or wants to connect with me in any way During the presentation I showed my December 10 2012 issue of Forbes magazine that had an article featuring Adeo Ressi CEO of the Founder Institute to the audience I also wore the same shirt that he wears in the article Slide 2 shows a famous quote by Dennis Crowley of Foursquare that you don t necessarily have to be a hardcore programmer to build a startup website The prototype here is also known as the minimum viable product aka MVP Slide 3 asks the quintessential question of the definition of a startup Slide 4 shows the answer There are various definitions of what a startup is but this is the one that I like the best I also talked about why Drupal is good for prototyping and how a startup website is typically built Launch it in 24 hours find your audience to test it and see if they even use your product pivoting which means chaging your product if necessary repeat until it gains traction Slide 5 shows the definition of Collectiboard I cannot stress enough how many times I ve heard somebody talk about their startups and me not understanding what the hell it did You should be able to describe what your startup does in a sentence Slide 6 shows why I chose to start a Pinterest clone Slide 7 shows the importance of researching for competition One thing people don t realize is that competition is actually a validation for the existence of your product so don t be scared but be happy So it s bad if you have no competition whatsoever because then it probably means that there is no market for your product It s also bad if you have too many competitors Slide 8 shows how I actually launched in 24 hours First I bought a theme from a place called ThemeSnap I used them as my replacement CTO every good startup needs a CEO chief executive officer and CTO chief technology officer The theme also came with its own module which they spent hundreds if not thousands of hours on and the price was affordable at 229 To top it off I bought it when they had it for 25 off It was the best 171 75 I have ever spent in my entire life Slide 9 shows how Facebook looked on day one The lesson here is don t worry if your website looks ugly Slide 10 shows how Collectiboard looked when it went into alpha testing on day one 10 11 12 Slide 11 shows how Collectiboard looked when it went into beta 12 12 12 Slide 12 just shows that there are infinite possibilities for how Collectiboard can

    Original URL path: http://jayl.ee/blog/2013/01/25/how-i-built-collectiboard-in-24-hours (2015-07-07)
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  • How To Show The Pinterest Pin It Button When Hovering Over Any Image | Jay L.ee
    js script All you have to do is put this code into whatever page that has an image So for Drupal you just put the code in the header section of your theme s html tpl php file The only catch here is that the Pin It button will show up on every single image that you hover over in your entire website If you don t want this to happen read on 2 Pinterest Hover Button This module should suffice for most newbies that don t want to mess around with any code whatsoever The module is very simple and easy to install and set up and the button can be enabled per content type The problem for me was that it didn t work well for my company website Mediography by So I had to think a bit before coming up with a solution that fit my needs 3 Custom Configuration Since the Views configuration I have on my website is not of a typical use case scenario I eventually had to figure out my own way to make everything work exactly the way I wanted to What was surprising though was that using the knowledge I gained from step 1 I realized that the only thing I actually had to do was to put the code from the Widget Builder into the header area of all the Views that had images meaning I just had to add Global Text area in the HEADER section and add the code in there The most important lesson here is realizing just how easy it actually is to learn how the Widget Builder works and the rest is just figuring out exactly where to copy paste the code And that s it Good luck P S If you want to visualize

    Original URL path: http://jayl.ee/blog/2014/12/13/how-to-show-the-pinterest-pin-it-button-when-hovering-over-any-image (2015-07-07)
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  • How To Show The Pinterest Pin It Button's Pin Count For Any Image | Jay L.ee
    was about to give up 3 The CSS problem This is where I gave it one last try and eventually had my aha moment when I realized that the pin count bubble was actually there but that the button right above this button hid it So the following code is what made the pin count finally show up margin top 30px wwwjaylee post seems fine thanks for making it I know about the padding bug but am afraid that fixing it would break a lot of layouts Kent Brewster kentbrew November 18 2014 Update Kent Brewster already knew about this issue but had a reason not to fix it 4 The full code Here is the full code that makes the magic happen div style margin top 30px a href www pinterest com pin create button data pin do buttonBookmark data pin config above img src assets pinterest com images pidgets pinit fg en rect gray 20 png a Please call pinit js only once per page script type text javascript async src assets pinterest com js pinit js script div In the code above the highlighted code is what s behind the magic The rest came straight from the Widget Builder with settings that are best suited to go well with other buttons in the ShareBar module Small Gray explained further in step 5 So for the ShareBar module the code above is what you put into the Big Button field the vertical version Can you guess what the code should be for the Small Button field the horizontal version The following code should do the trick a href www pinterest com pin create button data pin do buttonBookmark data pin config beside img src assets pinterest com images pidgets pinit fg en rect gray 20 png a Please call pinit js only once per page script type text javascript async src assets pinterest com js pinit js script Note the highlighted code and the fact that the CSS code from step 3 is no longer needed although you might need something like margin right XXpx if you have another button to the right of this button and they re too close to each other I should also mention that unlike the vertical version the pin count will NOT show up for the horizontal version if the count is 0 It will start showing up though once the number is at least 1 Hopefully Kent Brewster will let somebody know about this and fix it P wwwjaylee that s another legacy thing and is also on my list Kent Brewster kentbrew November 18 2014 Update Kent Brewster is already aware of this issue as well 5 Customization https business pinterest com en widget builder do pin it button You definitely want to play around in this page if you want to learn how to customize your button Currently there are four settings that you can change so let s take a look at a couple of main ones A

    Original URL path: http://jayl.ee/blog/2014/11/17/how-to-show-the-pinterest-pin-it-button%27s-pin-count-for-any-image (2015-07-07)
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  • Drupal Sharebar Configuration Manual | Jay L.ee
    fields A Sharebar Width The default is 75 which is actually a good number All of my websites use this default number B Twitter Username Enter your Twitter username C Sharebar Background Color For this website I left this field empty and then used custom CSS code second line of code as shown below at step 6A to give it a transparent look to match the layout of the blocks at the right For Mediography by I have it at F0F0F6 to match the background colors of the blocks on that website For Vector dj I have it at C8B694 D Sharebar Border Color For this website I left this field empty and then used custom CSS code third line of code as shown below at step 6A to match the layout of the blocks at the right For Mediography by I have it at F0F0F6 to match the background colors of the blocks on that website For Vector dj I have it at AAAAAA 6 Add some custom CSS code as necessary There are two parts A Vertical CSS code for the vertical sharebar Big Button For this website I had to add the following lines of code to match the layout of the blocks at the right body ul sharebar background transparent url images white trans 10 png 0 0 repeat border color transparent B Horizontal CSS code for the horizontal sharebar Small Button Depending on how you have your website set up you will realize that enabling too many buttons will cause issues since you want to fit them all in one line if possible Your code also needs to account for what percentage of width each button takes For example my website has four buttons so each one should be 25 which is actually 24 because

    Original URL path: http://jayl.ee/blog/2014/11/09/drupal-sharebar-configuration-manual (2015-07-07)
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  • How To Use The Views PHP Drupal Module | Jay L.ee
    information to figure out what the differences were between the three places in the module that can take code I ended up using just the last one Setup code Value code and Output code 2 Variable row does not contain correct values data field data does This is where I was initially mislead spent a significant amount of time on trying out things that were outdated and eventually got dangerously close to just giving up on the module I eventually learned three important lessons the hard way A Don t be mislead by wrong information First of all the title of the issue queue says that the variable row doesn t contain correct values Although that was true over three years ago on April 28 2011 when it was written it is now wrong information To make matters worse 181 written just two months ago says in capital letters THIS MODULE IS NOT USEFUL AT ALL NOW Well guess what It actually turned out to be a VERY useful module for me B Learn to read the issue queue backwards I eventually had my aha moment when I read 167 which mentioned a patch that was commited to 7 x 2 x dev If I had tried this version out first I would ve saved myself hours of wasted time C Try out all versions of the module There are currently three versions of this module 7 x 1 0 alpha1 7 x 1 x dev 7 x 2 x dev Don t be afraid to try out the development versions as 7 x 2 x dev is the one that worked out for me with no problems whatsoever The following piece of code finally spitted out what it was supposed to spit out row field artist rating The result

    Original URL path: http://jayl.ee/blog/2014/10/29/how-to-use-the-views-php-drupal-module (2015-07-07)
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  • Why Disqus Is King Of Comments | Jay L.ee
    notified right via the comment box whenever you get a reply along with an email Disqus Reply Notification What s a bit confusing is that the notification via the comment box is only for when I get a reply not for new comments Why I have no idea Maybe somebody from Disqus can enlighten me on this subject P E Disqus is excellent at sorting comments by votes This is something to consider only if you are thinking about whether to use Disqus over the default commenting system that your CMS offers or your own because Facebook s version sort by likes works just as well 2 Disqus Disadvantages A Not everybody s always logged into Disqus And since Disqus is still not as ubiquitous as Facebook it ll be this way for the time being But since the product has gained critical mass a long time ago I think this is becoming less and less of a problem as each day goes by B Comments are not viewable by Facebook friends Comments are however shareable after they are posted via Facebook Twitter but that s one more step to take and you have enable it under settings too I m sure there are other disadvantages but the above two are the main reasons why I initially used Facebook Comments over Disqus 3 Facebook Comments Advantages A The main advantage of using Facebook Comments is that it gives the posters the option to post the comments on their profiles which means their friends will see that they posted on your website B Everybody s always logged into Facebook so there s almost no need to log in to comment ever C Facebook Comments is excellent at sorting comments by likes This is something to consider only if you are thinking about whether to use Facebook Comments over the default commenting system that your CMS offers or your own because Disqus version sort by votes works just as well 4 Facebook Comments Disadvantages A Facebook Comments is platform specific What this means is that if you switch from one platform to another you will lose ALL of your comments This is exactly what happened to me when I switched from WordPress to Drupal on this very website I lost dozens if not hundreds of comments and wasn t too happy Then I started thinking what if I upgrade from Drupal 7 which my website is currently using to Drupal 8 which is due out circa early next year Will I lose all of my comments again If anyone has ever upgraded from Drupal 6 to 7 with all their comments intact feel free to let me know But I decided not to bet my luck anymore as I really am not that confident with this product anymore B Facebook Comments is URL specific What this means is that if you change the title of your post and the URL with it you will lose all of your comments Your comments will

    Original URL path: http://jayl.ee/blog/2014/09/04/why-disqus-is-king-of-comments (2015-07-07)
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  • Drupal Planet | Jay L.ee
    I will update it throughout the night this was a last minute submission as the site is not yet live Read more about How I Built Mediography by Site Demo Teardown Comments 4898 reads Drupal PinBoard Theme Upgrade Manual Submitted by Jay on July 30 2013 1 37pm I originally bought the PinBoard theme from ThemeSnap back in October of 2012 for my startup Collectiboard although now I am focusing 100 of my efforts on Mediography by Over the past few months there were numerous updates to the theme and I also made a ton of changes and also wrote another ton of custom code to make Collectiboard look like what it does today Read more about Drupal PinBoard Theme Upgrade Manual Comments 14624 reads How I Built Collectiboard In 24 Hours Part II Submitted by Jay on July 13 2013 11 02am UPDATE I was able to embed the actual presentation within this blog post Please note that I will be editing this post by 7 13 to include detailed notes in preparation for DrupalCamp LA so that everyone will be able to follow my presentation as if you were actually there Read more about How I Built Collectiboard In 24 Hours Part II Comments 6760 reads Basic Drupal PinBoard Theme Customization Examples Submitted by Jay on June 30 2013 11 43pm Disclaimer Make sure to back up your website before proceeding as I will not be held responsible for anything that goes wrong on your website Read more about Basic Drupal PinBoard Theme Customization Examples Comments 9270 reads The Definitive Way To Create A Favicon Submitted by Jay on April 30 2013 8 59pm Creating a favicon is easy and hard at the same time It s easy because you can always shrink an existing image into 16x16 and give it a ico extension It s hard because if you did what I just said it won t show up on Internet Explorer no matter what you do Wanna find out how I solved this problem Read on and follow the 10 idiotproof steps to the definitive way of creating a favicon 1 Create the initial image that will eventually become the favicon using your favorite graphics program such as Adobe Photoshop It should be square decent in size Read more about The Definitive Way To Create A Favicon Comments 8598 reads How I Built Collectiboard In 24 Hours Submitted by Jay on January 25 2013 6 26am Today tomorrow I ll be attending SANDcamp 2013 and will be one of the presenters My presentation will be called How I Built Collectiboard in 24 Hours and will be on Saturday from 3 3 50pm This blog post will serve as the permanent link for the presentation and I will update it afterwards with the link to the presentation and also more information as I see fit I have some cool ideas on how to keep this blog post interactive such as Read more about How I Built Collectiboard

    Original URL path: http://jayl.ee/tag/drupal-planet?page=1 (2015-07-07)
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  • How To Save On Your Subsidized Mobile Phone Sales Tax In CA, MA & RI | Jay L.ee
    phone s release date My waiting time was around 30 minutes with about five to six people before me on the day of iPhone 5 s release a couple years ago 3 The phones will sell out later than at the Apple store on the phone s release date I went to Walmart in the evening and they still had the iPhone So the big question is why is Walmart the only place in these states that does this I actually asked a Walmart employee and what he said is that the company probably just eats the cost in hopes that consumers will buy other stuff to make up the difference Let s go back to the example above and see what the actual difference is in price Instead of paying 199 0 08 x 649 51 92 250 92 you ll pay 199 0 08 x 199 15 92 214 92 That s an instant savings of 36 for the same exact phone just by buying it at Walmart And for those that never paid attention in their math classes 36 0 08 x 649 199 450 While you re at Walmart though one last thing to do is to check out their contract free plan called Family Mobile I won t go into details this is for a future blog post but it s something to look at if you re sick and tired of renewing your contract and want to get out of it I ve been using it for well over a year now and love it so much that I ll never sign a phone contract ever again The only catch here is that you need to provide your own phone so you ll have to pay the full retail price of at least 649

    Original URL path: http://jayl.ee/blog/2014/09/18/how-to-save-on-your-subsidized-mobile-phone-sales-tax-in-ca%2C-ma-%26-ri (2015-07-07)
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