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Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,325
Posted By dhruvkar
Been in similar situations, but no clear answer....

Been in similar situations, but no clear answer. Would love to hear perspectives on this as well.


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Forum: Marketing & Sales 10-18-2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,702
Posted By dhruvkar
It's possible to host a static website for free...

It's possible to host a static website for free on something like Gitlab Pages (http://gitlab.com). I host a couple of my sites there and wrote up how to do the same. Part 1 covers setting up your...
Forum: Technology 10-18-2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By dhruvkar
Gitlab Pages Undergoing Maintenance

Gitlab Pages is undergoing maintenance for a little bit, so you won't be able to access the post just yet. Should've waited to post.
...
Forum: Technology 10-18-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By dhruvkar
How to build and host your website for free: a Wordpress alternative

Hi guys, I've seen a few discussions on here having to do with websites.
Seems like most people here are using Wordpress. If you're anything like me, you don't like paying monthly for it, and want...
Forum: Technology 10-15-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,589
Posted By dhruvkar
Here's a couple more threads about the same: ...

Here's a couple more threads about the same:

http://www.contractortalk.com/f17/looking-advice-estimating-software-293818/#/topics/293818?_k=tuguoo

...
Forum: Technology 10-15-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,589
Posted By dhruvkar
I use Adobe Acrobat Professional (not Adobe...

I use Adobe Acrobat Professional (not Adobe Reader) I already had it and didn't want to spend money. It allows you to set the scale and take measurements. It doesn't aggregate all that data...
Forum: Technology 10-14-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,589
Posted By dhruvkar
What kind of filetypes (pdfs, cad etc) are you...

What kind of filetypes (pdfs, cad etc) are you usually opening?


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Forum: Business 10-10-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By dhruvkar
Agreed. Without coding, you CAN kick off the...

Agreed. Without coding, you CAN kick off the process to validate the application by wire-framing and talking to users.
Forum: Business 10-09-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By dhruvkar
Apologies for going off on a tangent. Here's the...

Apologies for going off on a tangent. Here's the relevant portion of what I wrote:

Start with drawing out what you want the flow of the app looks like (called wire-framing). Draw each individual...
Forum: Business 10-09-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By dhruvkar
Perl's still alive, but there are better,...

Perl's still alive, but there are better, higher-level languages that make it easier to develop software.

It's steadily lost popularity over the last 10 years (Python being its functional...
Forum: Business 10-09-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By dhruvkar
I don't blame you. Here's how it is for someone...

I don't blame you. Here's how it is for someone who's been out of the JUST the front-end development game for ONLY a couple of years:
...
Forum: Technology 10-09-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By dhruvkar
J, what issues are you having with Word?

J, what issues are you having with Word?
Forum: Business 10-08-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By dhruvkar
I mentioned a website, because I'm assuming the...

I mentioned a website, because I'm assuming the users may sometimes want to use the application on a computer as well. A website optimized for mobile works well in that case.

I currently live in...
Forum: Business 10-08-2016, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,640
Posted By dhruvkar
Made an app?

Full disclosure: I've never used a service to build an app WITHOUT coding.

I'm going to assume by app, you mean a website that's also optimized for phone use.
My moonlight business is writing...
Forum: Websites and SEO 10-04-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By dhruvkar
3rd party SMTP Service

ISSUES: Shared Host/IP
If you're using a shared IP, as others have said, you'll run into issues of the IP being blacklisted as others are also using it. This problem is specifically true for shared...
Forum: Technology 09-29-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 31,556
Posted By dhruvkar
Would you ever trust a third party to do the...

Would you ever trust a third party to do the estimating? I tried outsourcing my material take-off over Upwork, but was never quite comfortable with the results and ended up redoing it.
Wondering if...
Forum: Technology 09-21-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By dhruvkar
Hey Kyle, See attached. There's a separate...

Hey Kyle,

See attached. There's a separate Streak app (I use an iPhone) that allows you to pull up your pipelines. It has most of what's on the web version. Not sure if they have an Android app....
Forum: Technology 08-14-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By dhruvkar
Depends on the printer. Printer ink supplied by...

Depends on the printer. Printer ink supplied by the printer manufacturer is much more expensive. Sometimes the printer will reject cartridges NOT made by the printer manufacturer. I had this issue...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 08-11-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,003
Posted By dhruvkar
Depends on the website. What are you trying to...

Depends on the website. What are you trying to get built? Is it a portfolio website? Or are you trying to handle transactions on it? Did you supply him
With designs or he's going to suggest some?...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 08-01-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,242
Posted By dhruvkar
Publish content. I doubt there's many pool...

Publish content.

I doubt there's many pool service guys publishing useful content on servicing pools. Not only is it great for SEO, it'll also help attract and retain clientele.
Forum: Technology 07-18-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,713
Posted By dhruvkar
Google Apps with Streak CRM

Google Apps + Streak CRM

Streak (streak.com) is a Google Apps/Gmail CRM which I use to track my projects. It's an add-on to Gmail, so don't have to leave the Gmail window. I keep all my files in...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By dhruvkar
Thanks, that's good to know.

Thanks, that's good to know.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By dhruvkar
I asked the GC, and they said: Field thick...

I asked the GC, and they said:
Field thick with a turndown at 1.5 inches.

Does this mean that it's just the edge?
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By dhruvkar
Lol, is that common? Sent from my iPhone...

Lol, is that common?


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Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Posted By dhruvkar
Ah okay, got it. Yes I see now in the side view....

Ah okay, got it. Yes I see now in the side view. It's doubled at the edge. Material is Quartz.


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