Recent/Obscure web applications and tools filter. I am talking with a government department (Economic Development) about using web based applications and tools both internally and externally. I've got the basics covered, but it would be nice to include mentions of some less-than-famous apps or tools that have been of use elsewhere. If there are any that have provided some mileage for you or your organisation, especially govt ones, I'd love to hear about them.
posted by Sparx
on Jul 3, 2010 -
Looking for a cheap, well supported, and quick webhost that supports Mailman or similar functionality. [more inside]
posted by Vexir
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Is there a Firefox extension that will let you hover over keywords on the page and have it show a quick summary from wikipedia? I'm using a Firefox Extension from evri.com that does this, but it also comes with an ugly toolbar. If you hide the toolbar, the functionality goes away, but I really like it. (Example
Is there anything like this? That maybe does it better? Most importantly is it bringing this data in dynamically without me having to spawn a new window or leave the page.
posted by dep
on May 15, 2010 -
A friend is considering going to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for "Web Design and New Media" with the goal of becoming a web designer. Questions are (a) Is this school well-regarded by potential employers and (b) is it a good value for the tuition? They have zero interest in doing straight programming without design work involved.
posted by benzenedream
on May 13, 2010 -
What does a web designer / web UX designer workflow look like in 2010? [more inside]
posted by pbh
on Apr 21, 2010 -
My office wants to a "Biggest Loser" style weight loss challenge. Any good websites we could use to track people's progress? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Mar 5, 2010 -
I have a website which I maintain. I transferred the host recently to Dreamhost. Now, wheneven I open HTML pages I get a prompt asking me to download the HTML page. Before, of course, the page was displayed in the browser. Any suggestions? Example:
posted by alshain
on Mar 3, 2010 -
I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo
on Feb 17, 2010 -
I'm registered for a Web Analytics class
. A prerequisite is "Familiarity with basic concepts of statistics." I'm not a math person and never studied statistics. Which basic statistics concepts should learn before this class? Are there any comic books, videos, or fun resources that would help me learn? [more inside]
posted by valannc
on Feb 3, 2010 -
Using J-query for tabbed navigation, can you create a hyperlink to a bookmark (named anchor) somewhere in one tab from another tab on the same page? [more inside]
posted by xetere
on Feb 1, 2010 -
Suggestions and thoughts regarding a webcam and a GPS for my elderly father-in-law? more inside. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on Dec 29, 2009 -
What's a minimal self-hosted "blog" that hooks into Flickr's API so I can send photos from my camera directly to my web site? [more inside]
posted by ehamiter
on Dec 20, 2009 -
I am looking for a program that will easily allow me to create a Flash banner. All I want is to create a banner that has about 4 images fading in and out and some animated text over top. I should think this would be super easy but I am trying to find a software program to do it and I am coming up with either stuff that's way too complex or software that can't do it.
Do you know of any program that would help me? (It doesn't need to be free, I can spend up to 100 USD on it).
posted by hellodonna
on Dec 12, 2009 -
My friends and I are starting an artist collective in Phoenix, Arizona and we desperately need help thinking of a name. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Dec 7, 2009 -
I found a great Java programming site awhile back. I was given a programming task and could get immediate feedback on whether or not it was correct. Tasks were things like, test if two integers are equal and 'reverse a string'. It was targeted toward learning .. but I seem to recall the tasks had advancing levels of complexity. This is not Java BlackBelt. I can't believe I didn't bookmark it.
Anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by duckus
on Oct 14, 2009 -
posted by LoopyG
on Oct 9, 2009 -
At 35, if I made the effort to acquire the skills, could I get a web developer job? [more inside]
posted by wyn
on Oct 3, 2009 -
Researching options for all things website: hosting, domain name registration and DNS.
Can you help me narrow it down? [more inside]
posted by titanium_geek
on Oct 1, 2009 -
I noticed today that text copied from articles on The Huffington Post appends the article URL when pasted and I'm wondering how it's done. [more inside]
posted by eyeballkid
on Sep 25, 2009 -
I'm looking to create a very subtle dot background pattern, like the one on this site
. I'm pretty familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator and have been able to produce a dot pattern, but the scale is much too big, and when I try to create a smaller pattern using a smaller circle, it simply disappears, or becomes a solid gray once I import it as a background. Does anyone have any idea how to make a pattern like the one on that site? It seems like it should be pretty straightforward, but I haven't been able to figure it out.
posted by arbor day
on Sep 11, 2009 -
Okay, I'm designing a web application with a minimalist look-and-feel. I want a simple, clean, cute logo, and a simple, clean, cute front page. What's a ball-park figure as to what this may cost? [more inside]
posted by tomargue
on Sep 7, 2009 -
I am trying to create a professional looking logo for a Web site. I am using GIMP but finding I am very limited in terms of what I can do with it. Is there a software package that I should be using that will allow me to create a good looking logo/header image? I understand Photoshop is the best however, it's really expensive (700.00). Are there any software alternatives or do I just have to pony up for Photoshop?
By the way, I have a PC.
posted by hellodonna
on Aug 26, 2009 -
Boyfriend is getting a phone upgrade and handing over to me (same company). Do I buy Internet package for his account or mine? [more inside]
posted by bunny hugger
on Aug 20, 2009 -
How can I create an RSS feed from a wordpress site that doesn't add new posts, only updates the SAME post every day? Please direct me to online tools I can utilize based on specifics below. [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Aug 16, 2009 -
Is it possible to create a region in a Dreamweaver template where the *content* repeats? [more inside]
posted by xetere
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Webdev filter: What tools can I use to avoid developing a registration/log-in feature from scratch? [more inside]
posted by telegraph
on Aug 9, 2009 -
What's your stake in international tech standards and OOXML?(I'm working up a thesis and I could use some input from the computer literate world) [more inside]
posted by trcook
on Jul 30, 2009 -
I'm here to enrol in web kindergarten. How do I get started on a likely-to-become-extremely-complex website build when I... ahem... haven't designed anything for the web before? [more inside]
posted by lottie
on Jul 23, 2009 -
If could compare the Web to something tangible what would it be? Do you find any metaphor suiting the Web as it is, as it developed and what it might become?
posted by fifigyuri
on Jul 20, 2009 -
Do I need to insure my web business? I am setting up a to-do list + calendar web application that holds users' data. Do I need to insure against data loss, or down time? Or can I put all that in a EULA (e.g., [web application] will not be responsible for any data loss, down time, data corruption etc)? [more inside]
posted by tomargue
on Jul 12, 2009 -
When registering a domain name, should I pay - annually - to hide these details from the Whois database? [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Web filter filter: I seem to remember a link to an NYT article that just contained the full text of the article in nice big letters, with no graphics, banners, or ads. It was fully attributed, with links to the original, but it was much more pleasant to read, especially for a long article. Is there a website that will filter out the clutter and provide links that can be forwarded?
posted by jpg15
on Jul 1, 2009 -
How to promote my work online. I am an architect. NY and Mexico.
I am trying to figure ways to build myself/my work.
How to submit your work/name to design blogs, etc. w/out being a jerk?
No name here; I'm not using this place for that purpose.
posted by ebesan
on Jun 24, 2009 -
PhotoFilter: I need to create a monthly photo contest for my clients to participate in. Help me find the easiest way to do this. [more inside]
posted by SuperErin
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Where can I find/buy great website backgrounds such as the examples below? Or, where can I find good vector graphics to tile and make my own? [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Jun 16, 2009 -
Where can I find historical data of which were the most popular or most visited web sites around a particular time in the past? Looking specifically for April, 2007. [more inside]
posted by procrastination
on Jun 8, 2009 -
I need to move several gigs of music files from one external hard drive to another. But, there are a few problems... [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Apr 23, 2009 -
Is there a fully customizable flash image gallery for my website that will pull photos from my Flickr sets? [more inside]
posted by jnnla
on Apr 15, 2009 -
I'm looking for a webcomic which illustrates the pain of web design by committee. [more inside]
posted by 3.2.3
on Mar 31, 2009 -
I'm having trouble implementing the Wordpress audio player plugin on my website. Please help a baffled man. [more inside]
posted by hifiparasol
on Mar 23, 2009 -