Sometimes I think the testimonials are written by the webpage authors





  • I don't think so - because the author hasn't used the software.

    They should though - it would make their site look professional, it would alos give their site a unique look.


    Oops, I shouldn't be quoting their text - it's copyrighted and all right reaserved.



  •  These "buy the product for a high price, then just resell it!"-softwares are stupid. pyramid scheme? I think in Germany, doing this (or even trying to establish a pyramid scheme) could end in jail.



  • Perhaps he also should have run the HTML validator on his site before linking to it.

     Also, I wanna' know what the 3rd "solution" is!

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  •  Is there any link on this page that actually doesn't end up in a 404 error?



  •  yeah the "Home" link at the bottom of the page.



  • @Juifeng said:

    These "buy the product for a high price, then just resell it!"-softwares are stupid. pyramid scheme?
    It doesn't seem like a pyramid scheme, but I can't see the license agreement, so it could be.

    I'd be really interested in knowing whether this business model works out for them.  I've never heard of a model like this before, at least with regards to software.



  • @Juifeng said:

    These "buy the product for a high price, then just resell it!"-softwares are stupid. pyramid scheme? I think in Germany, doing this (or even trying to establish a pyramid scheme) could end in jail.
     

    Nahh, that would require some form of compensation based on getting others to either join/buy.  Eg:  Sign up two of your friends and get a pink cadillac (those who know pyramid schemes know why I chose that)!  Buy/sell product schemes are usually legal, since (theoretically) there's an unlimited supply of product, or in the case of special goods, the buyer is probably buying simply because of it's rarity, making it obvious you aren't going to be able to pyramid scheme it.



  • @Kiss me I'm Polish said:

     Is there any link on this page that actually doesn't end up in a 404 error?

    Well... if you click one of the buttons (not the text - the text isn't linked! You have to click the background image. You'll know it's clickable because it will turn all grey and disabled-looking...) you get a 404 for things like:


    http://www.faviconmaker.net/basicplus


    It's simple to assume that all you have to do is append ".html" on the end:


    http://www.faviconmaker.net/basicplus.html


    Here you'll find a pay pal link. Oh yes, that works.


    I also find it interesting that the 'home' link on that page goes to "#"

    Of course, if you can work all that out, you most likely already have something in your toolkit that can make a favicon... perhaps you could contact them (if the contact link didn't also go to "#") and offer to trade them for some web editing software. Perhaps a script that creates a shortcut to notepad.exe...



  • "I can barly turn on my computer but can use the Favicon Maker software" - Kev 

     

    Too funny.  Also, I don't think he is trying to run this as a "buy this and resell it scheme".  I think the medium package just comes with their site as an example/template on how to make your own and his explanation of it just sucks.



  • @parris said:

    http://www.faviconmaker.net/

    Um... why do you need special software to create favicons? And aren't those things on the website some KDE icons?

    Also, funny HTML validator link.



  • @prophet6 said:

    Perhaps he also should have run the HTML validator on his site before linking to it.

     I would say that he probably wrote a valid XHTML website, linked to the validator, then modified his site and forgot to escape an ampersand, making the website invalid XHTML. Except that on the other links, (which are broken because he did not add .html at the end), he used a center tag and did not close an image tag.

    He also used XHTML 1.0 Transitional. Usually people who care about validation also use the Strict doctype and use CSS instead of <font>, etc.

     Favicons need to be in .ico format, so you need an image manipulation program capable of saving to that format.  Basically, he's charging $4.95 for a program that converts images to ICO (or maybe an image editor that saves in ICO).

    I bet the software is actually open source (which is why you get free distribution rights) and he's just repackaging it.



  • @samanddeanus said:

    I bet the software is actually open source (which is why you get free distribution rights) and he's just repackaging it.
    Could be.  Anyway, even if it isn't, the GIMP has excellent .ico handling (including alpha transparency, compression and multiple subimages), so you can save your $4.95.



  • @BlueKnot said:

    I also find it interesting that the 'home' link on that page goes to "#"

    That's generally a sign of you not running javascript.

    Not that I would recommend enabling scripts for this pustule of a website, of course. 



  • @DaveK said:

    @BlueKnot said:

    I also find it interesting that the 'home' link on that page goes to "#"

    That's generally a sign of you not running javascript.

    Not that I would recommend enabling scripts for this pustule of a website, of course. 

    Generally...sure. Bad Javascript that doesn't degrade well, anyway

    BUT... I did and do have JS enabled, so in this case I think it's more likely a sign that they downloaded a template from Template World (as they cite on the bottom of their page) .... if you go there you'll see that all the links on the sample pages go to "#" so you don't go off the one sample page for a given design. Methinks the faviconmaker people didn't even know enough to replace those...


    Come to think of it... that could explain the missing 'solution' as well... maybe they didn't know how to remove the third unneeded bullet.



  • @vyznev said:

    @samanddeanus said:

    I bet the software is actually open source (which is why you get free distribution rights) and he's just repackaging it.
    Could be.  Anyway, even if it isn't, the GIMP has excellent .ico handling (including alpha transparency, compression and multiple subimages), so you can save your $4.95.

     

    And if you're running windows you always have Paint.NET with the icon, cursor and animated cursor plugin.



  •  I love how the big buttons have a clickable mouse pointer, unless you point at the text... and the clickable pointer continues down below the button through the reflection.   Yuck.



  • at least they pass the XHTML test... no, wait... they don't...



  • @prophet6 said:

     Also, I wanna' know what the 3rd "solution" is!

     

    Profit!


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