Non-Basic Web Programming Resources / Workshop

I need recommendations for resources (esp. a workshop) to help improve my code, organization, and process. I work in JavaScript and PHP (Drupal). I'm not a rank amateur, but have no formal training and operate on my own. I'm essentially a junior Dec without a senior, and I expect my work is about as ugly as you're probably thinking. I need help beyond the CodeCademy / Treehouse type stuff - they're far too basic.
posted by SirNovember on Jul 21, 2015 - 7 answers

Intensive programming "bootcamp" in California?

I'm interested in taking a month or possibly two off work and focusing intensely during that time on a very practical course of study related to web development. What are my options in California similar to this program?
posted by jsturgill on Aug 16, 2013 - 7 answers

I can FizzBuzz! Where do I go from here?

I am teaching myself how to program. But there seems to be a big gap between intro courses/resources (CodeCademy, O'Reilly books, Learn X the Hard Way) and Actually Doing Things. Help me figure out a road plan?
posted by Phire on May 6, 2013 - 16 answers

How to solve a complex statistics problem with a script?

In this game, you roll a number of six-sided dice to get a total. The total is either the highest single die result, or the sum of any multiples rolled, whichever is higher. For example: If I roll three dice and get a 3, 4, and 6, my total is 6. But if I roll a 4, 4, and 6, my total is 8, the sum of the two 4s. What I want to find out is the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation of the possible totals given N dice. How might I create a simple script to compute this?
posted by j0hnpaul on Nov 30, 2012 - 24 answers

Unserializing Wordpress data into JSON

I'm building a Javascript application that will do cool things with JSON data dumped from a client's Wordpress. It's working great except for parts that are in this PHP-style serialized data that I can't figure out how to deal with in Javascript. Can someone recommend a good method for this?
posted by steinsaltz on Nov 5, 2012 - 9 answers

I want to make something beautiful, but I need some help with this paintbrush here.

I want to make an awesome web resource, but have hit a wall on the technical side of it and need to know what to ask for. I want to make an image with a slider that reveals and hides different triggerable pop-ups depending on where you move the slider.
posted by history is a weapon on Mar 29, 2012 - 25 answers

What is the black magic occurring in this Wordpress theme?

Can anyone help me make sense of the javascript/jQuery (and black magic?) behind the category list in the portfolio of this Wordpress theme?
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jan 10, 2012 - 11 answers

What do I need to know to fill in the gaps?

Looking for books and articles on programming, design patterns, information architecture, and whatever else. Clear information on Things To Do and Things To Avoid, with a smattering of theory and opinion, would be great.
posted by jsturgill on Aug 23, 2011 - 5 answers

How to get the same page to display consistently on different websites?

I've built two HTML validated pages with the same content, but they're hosted in different places and are displaying differently in different browsers. Help?
posted by andihazelwood on Aug 3, 2011 - 5 answers

I don't think Fortran and punchcards cut it anymore...

Which programming languages are best suited to creating a timetabling application?
posted by bister on Jun 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Editable, sortable JS-based table script?

I'm looking for a (mostly) pre-made sortable, editable table script that hooks into a mySQL database.
posted by omnipotentq on Jun 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Desktop developer seeks your favorite tutorials, links, books, to learn up on web development.
posted by Tomorrowful on May 31, 2011 - 9 answers

My kingdom for a (page) source!

Via Javascript or PHP, I want to fetch the page source of an external URL. The catch: the URL is another php file. file_get_contents and curl don't work, and neither, seemingly, does anything else I try. Help?
posted by hiteleven on May 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Advice on blog/website interactions

How can I make my website and blog work seamlessly?
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on May 5, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I force the back button to remember an AJAX/Javascript state (preferably using JQuery)?

How can I force the back button to remember an AJAX/Javascript state (preferably using JQuery)?
posted by gramcracker on Mar 21, 2011 - 3 answers

I need to create a website FAST for rapidly changing information

I need to slap together a website FAST that contains a map and a (sortable? filterable?) list of Wisconsin-related protest/rally events. I'd really, really like it if people could enter their own events and they'd show up on the map without a lot of intervention on my part.
posted by desjardins on Mar 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Help keep the Czech escorts off my site!

Spam links keep appearing in my wordpress-powered website's footer!
posted by ferdinandcc on Dec 3, 2010 - 17 answers

Google Analytics in an iPhone webapp gone native

How can I make Google Analytics + event tracking work from without a webapp-as-native-application on the iPhone? I think it doesn't report a domain.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Apr 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me build a solid web design/development foundation from scratch

I want to create a simple but dynamic Bible-reading web app from the ground up. I have very little web design and development experience. Where do I begin?
posted by joshrholloway on Apr 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Dynamic content swapping without reloading the page

I'm building a website in which part of the page remains static, and part of the page is swapped out using server side includes. Is there a way to do this that doesn't make the page jump up to the top when a link is clicked?
posted by Phire on Mar 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Need pre-made functions to calculate cardiovascular risk.

Where can I find a Javascript or PHP library that can generate cardiovascular risk scores based on Framingham or other established models?
posted by greatgefilte on Jan 7, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I find someone willing to let me, an amateur, design a website for them for practice?

How can I find someone willing to let me, an amateur, design a website for them for practice?
posted by oracle bone on Jul 31, 2009 - 18 answers

Newbie at this PHP stuff...

PHP / Javascript question - Lightbox (and Greybox, for that matter) doesn't seem to want to play nicely with my "include" function.
posted by Phire on Jul 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Image-board blog shoutbox?

How can I add an image-based shoutbox to my blog?
posted by Marquis on Mar 4, 2009 - 2 answers

What is the best way to include the same content on multiple web pages? (e.g. SSI, PHP, Javascript...)

What is the best way to include the same content on multiple web pages? (e.g. SSI, PHP, Javascript...)
posted by Fluffy654 on Aug 30, 2008 - 9 answers

CSS, JQuery, PHP and Caching: Best practices?

CSS, JQuery, PHP and Caching: What are the best practices for creating dynamic CSS with JQuery and PHP? Examples inside.
posted by odinsdream on Aug 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me AJAXify a portion of my project without overwhelming me.

Help me AJAX-ify a very simple web process in PHP. Links to very simple AJAX tutorials much appreciated.
posted by odinsdream on Jan 8, 2008 - 7 answers

Finding a ticker script

I run a small forum where I would like to offer a "ticker" - as seen here, here, here and here - locally on my website. Where can I find this script to do this?
posted by cajo on Oct 4, 2007 - 6 answers

I need dynamic pages without PHP or a database. What are my options?

Without access to PHP, MySQL, or any other fancy server-side stuff I still need to have dynamic pages. What are my options?
posted by genial on Sep 12, 2007 - 11 answers

PHP forms failing in IE

Any general reason why php and javascript web apps would fail in Internet Explorer and yet work correctly in Safari and Firefox? (isset(\$_SESSION), \$form->value, etc.)
posted by four panels on Jun 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for web-dev book suggestions

If you can buy three books on web-development today, what would they be?
posted by reformedjerk on Feb 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Simple Ajax Commenting Script

I'm looking for a simple Ajax commenting script that will allow commenters on a blog-like site to submit comments without actually leaving the page. I've found the one for Wordpress - but it seems to be a little too specialised for WP templates to be easily adaptable for my site's needs (though I will if I have to). Any links would be much appreciated.
posted by Dag Maggot on Apr 20, 2006 - 5 answers

PHP/AJAX: Say I have a form with 3 SELECT's - country, state/province, city. I'm looking for a something that will update the SELECT's from the server using AJAX if possible, but will also degrade to the non-AJAX version for people that have JavaScript disabled. Can anyone recommend a PHP library that can do that?
posted by Sharcho on Mar 17, 2006 - 7 answers

I suck at the internet :(

I need some javascript/php coding help, can anyone help?
posted by deadmouse on Dec 14, 2005 - 6 answers

How can I preserve the unsubmitted contents of a web form whilst calling a refresh on its structure?

Half way through a form, a user decides that they'd like to add a category to a selection list. How can I facilitate this without also losing everything they've typed into the form so far?
posted by handee on Aug 24, 2005 - 17 answers

how to display image files on a web page

Windows Explorer has an option to display all the image files in a folder in "filmstrip" mode, which looks like this. I want to create a similar method of display on a web page. I figure I'll have to (unfortunately) use frames to create the bottom gallery of thumbnails and have it scroll like that but I would rather not have to create a separate page for each full-size picture. I would rather the page displaying the picture be dynamic and just change the picture rather than refer the browser to a different file. I figure this could be done with some scripting language (PHP?) but I don't know much about that sort of thing. Can anyone help me out? [+]
posted by DyRE on Jan 26, 2005 - 14 answers

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