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  1. Types of e-commerce

    There are many types of electronic commerce Generally, when we think of e-commerce, then we think of an online commercial transaction between a supplier and a client. However, this idea is true, but in fact, we can divide e-commerce into six main types, with all the different features. There are 4 basic types of e-commerce: 1) Business-to-Consumer (B2C): In this business, a business sells products or services directly to consumer on the internet. For example, you buy anything from...
  2. Reviewing Gutenberg Revisited: The Issues Remaining with WordPress’ New Editor

    Note: Like the last article, this one is also reprinted from my Medium account. But hey, given TAZ is a community of web developers and forum admins, I thought they'd like to hear a bit more Gutenberg and its issues too. It’s time to return to Gutenberg, and see how things have changed. Cause a month or so ago, I reviewed it in a lengthy review. In said review, I went over its pros and cons, the bits that were there and needed work, and the various use cases the editor had. In that post, I...
  3. Default Browser Styles Should be the new Quirks Mode

    As virtually every web developer knows, default CSS styles vary widely between browsers. Whether it’s the rounded, gradient based looks present in Safari or the more blocky one used by IE and Firefox, these differences end up leaving developers stuck using resets to get everything back to normal. Which makes me wonder: Would it work better if we just… disabled the default browser styles in many circumstances? Because at the end of the day, they’re not relevant for most websites. They’re...
  4. Reviewing Gutenberg: Is WordPress’ New Editor Up to Scratch?

    Let’s talk Gutenberg No, not the printing press or the bloke who invented it a few hundred years ago. The new WordPress editor that’s now available WordPress 5, which aims to replace the crumbling old TinyMCE layout with a more modern, block based alternative. It’s a big project, and it’s one that’s gotten a mixed reception throughout its development cycle. Some people love it and consider it the future of WordPress. Some dislike it to the point they made a fork to get rid of it...
  5. The Problem with Discord

    Note: I originally published the below story as an article on Medium in the Art + Marketing publication. It's being mirrored here so I can see what TAZ members think of the article and the views included in it. In recent years, Discord has been growing in popularity. Designed as a chat service meant to be used in online games, it’s recently become more and more powerful as an overall community setup for gaming communities, with many speedrunning scenes and fandoms making their home there....
  6. Social Media Sites Are a Fundamentally Bad Idea

    Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and other social media platforms are bad for communities and humanity, because the core concepts behind them damage the fabric of our world. This article explores why this is the case.
  7. Online Community Management Shows 'Deterrence' Does Stop Crime

    Over the last few years, we've seen a lot of comments about 'deterrence' and 'punishment' not working to stop crime. From numerous studies to online articles and examples taken from certain countries, the expert consensus seems to be that the threat of prison doesn't stop criminals and that the death penalty is virtually useless as a means of punishment. It's usually used as an argument for relaxing laws in the UK and US, or making prison conditions better in general. But as a community...
  8. Ten Laws of Community Management

    Well, this is interesting. Apparently I now have a blog, with my previous article on community management having been converted to a post on it. No, I'm not sure that's the case either. Perhaps The Sandman thought the feature needed more users? Eh, it's hard to tell. But either way, given this exists, I may as well post something here. So this week, I've got a bit of an interesting article for you all. Have you heard of the rules of the internet? Or the list of laws named after various...
  9. Long term vision is the key!

    When I sit back and think about all of the mistakes that I have made as a webmaster over the years. It's always been a short term vision of what I wanted to do with the project. And not realizing that many of the website/forums out there have taken years to establish themselves. Especially today! If you're making a forum today I think you should have at least a 3 year plan or not do it at all. And during that 3 years you need to give it your all. You just can't throw up a forum and think...
  10. I'm a poet ... In a slump. Help and I give you Origami Secret!!

    So... I'm Jacquii and joined TAZ in July of 2006 when I opened my JPiC Forum For Writers poetry forum... Thus my TAZ username PoetJC. The forum has basically been dead for years now. I actually started a rebuild/redesign of it several months ago, with the idea of re-branding with the domain PoetryInColor.online ... I think it's a very special and unique design actually that needs to be fixed in certain spots and completed in others. Thing is ... I kinda lost interest in its development when...
  11. Why I think forums as we once knew them are dead!

    During the early 2000's you could put up a forum and wave the magic wand and presto you had a forum and you had forum members. And I can tell you from a user's perspective 90% of the forums that I have found over the years, I have found them by google searches. And 10% were recommended to me by other users of the forum. Fast forward to 2017 and 99.99% of google searches are going to bring up blogs, social media, youtube, and google itself. (When google shows a excerpt of a website) I did...
  12. How I found TAZ!

    Once upon a time (2006) I was a young forum admin and I had no idea what I was doing but I wanted a forum. So I google searched Admin Forums and TAZ came up. And I kind of felt like "Johnny 5" in short circuit. I do believe I read almost every post on TAZ in a week's time. And then I decided it was time to take the plunge and buy VB. And if buying VB wasn't a big enough purchase I built a web server to go with it and I colocated it in Indina. But the story gets a lot better! I drove from...
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