During this holiday break I'm going to be purchasing a domain name and migrating a University department's WordPress.com blog over to either WordPress.org or Blogger. I need help deciding which (Wordpress.org or Blogger) will be the best way to go based on the blog's needs and the capabilities of its authors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Dec 22, 2010 -
On the Mac, I love the application Paparazzi
for taking full-page screenshots. For a project at work, I'm looking for a similar tool for Windows, or possibly a web service. Ideally, I would like something that has the ability to accept a text file of URLs (as Paparazzi does.) Does such a thing exist for Windows / on the web somewhere?
posted by emelenjr
on Dec 16, 2010 -
Is anyone aware of a reputable domain registrar who will register .sh domain names?
posted by sonic meat machine
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Unexpected Holiday Gift: Someone got me a Zune HD! Problem. I already own an ipod Nano and know next to nothing about Zune. What can the Zune do that my nano can't? How do you use yours? What does the Zune do well? Any tips or trips or strange things/ 3rd party applications I can use?
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 9, 2010 -
I decided to test my website in Lynx for OS X, but for some reason it loaded a version from May. Now, whenever I load the front page from any other browser on my computer, it displays that old version. This doesn't happen when I view it from my phone or any other computer, so it's definitely my computer, not my site. But I can't imagine what it could be. Anyone know what I might have done? [more inside]
posted by XerxesQados
on Dec 8, 2010 -
Im looking for some advice and suggestions on the best way to structure a project.
My client has 4 products (SAS) and although they are related most people would only use one due to the specialist nature of each.
Currently only one of these products has a website and there is no main company website.
They are looking to introduce a main company website either incorporating each of the 4 products within it or having a separate company site and each product has its own separate site with the main company site acting as a knowledge base to establish them as an authority in field they work in.
Im wondering what the best approach would be from a usability point of view and an SEO points of view? I guess from an SEO point of view each product sitting on its own domain and being targeted to certain keyphrases might be more preferential than one site will all the content in?
Im wondering if anyone knows of any examples out there that handle this particularly well
posted by toocan
on Nov 19, 2010 -
A colleague is looking for a calendar to use on their training company's web site. They would like to pull from a PHP-driven database of their course outlines to display the course names on the appropriate dates in the calendar, with a link for each course listing on that date that would display the full course outline to the user when clicked. One or more courses could be offered on any given date. Is there a customizable product that you would recommend for the job, or are they looking at contracting someone to build this from scratch?
posted by The True Wheel
on Nov 17, 2010 -
Is there an online nutrition calculator that will let me input what I'm eating and provide an analysis? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman
on Nov 15, 2010 -
I'm looking for a web developer in the UK, for a new startup business. I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to find appropriate companies - the site is fairly complex, and although both of the two companies we've found quoted us 10-15k for it (which seems reasonable), neither has much work of comparable complexity in their portfolio.
Does the hive mind have any recommendations, either on where to find such a company, or of one with whom you've had a particularly good experience? It's one of the most important decisions we'll make, and it feels uncomfortable to be making it on no more than googling.
posted by piato
on Nov 15, 2010 -
Getty Images wants $1200+ for use of a licensed image on a website I created nearly seven years ago and have done virtually no work on since. The design (a template including graphics) was handled by my brother in law, a professional web/UI designer. [more inside]
posted by yiftach
on Nov 14, 2010 -
Modern Classical/Western art music - What are some good resources and community things on the web for teaching yourself to compose ? (for a 'returning student') [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Nov 14, 2010 -
Lesser-know work-at-home positions for someone with a background in Web Development, Online Marketing and Network Engineering? [more inside]
posted by servix
on Nov 12, 2010 -
Web Usability Filter: Acronyms. I'm looking for web standards (end-user impact and best implementation) for using phrases and their associated acronyms multiple times on a long page of content. [more inside]
posted by gertrude
on Nov 12, 2010 -
We're sending out about 55,000 postcards to members of our organization. Those postcards direct them to visit a brand-new website for information on a new program. Assuming that all 55,000 members have at least some interest in the new program (which they likely do, or they wouldn't pay for the membership in the first place) what kind of website traffic should we be prepared to handle during that first week? What specific hosting package (vendor and package name) would you suggest we buy to best absorb the traffic for this project.
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 11, 2010 -
Is it possible to create a newsletter that will add/omit information to a weekly e-mail based on the user's preference at the time of subscription? [more inside]
posted by gacxllr9
on Nov 7, 2010 -
Help Me Be A Good Web Editor! Please? Hi! The media outlet where I work has recently started a news web site, and I'm the editor. I have a vague idea of what I'm doing, but the actual copyediting-type-stuff I've been doing to AP print standards. I don't have a specific question, but generally, I'd really like to get some of the "official" basics of web editing down. I looked on mediabistro and they don't seem to have a class for this, and I looked on Amazon but I'm not sure about those books. Any suggestions for resources? I'd love either a class or a book that's as useful as the AP Guide, but for print. Your thoughts, hivemind?
posted by supercoollady
on Nov 2, 2010 -
Please recommend a good iPhone app or mobile-optimized website for following U.S. election returns on Tuesday night -- not just the outcome of races, but the returns of individual races as they come in. [more inside]
posted by Tin Man
on Nov 1, 2010 -
Which websites use a "buy a day in our calendar to advertise" model? I can think of Unicorn Booty
and I Wear Your Shirt
, and I vageuly remember one from a few years ago but can't recall now.
posted by divabat
on Oct 25, 2010 -
Question for Graphic Designer types: What's the best solution for secure and reliable online storage, with 24/7 access from a desktop/laptop (Mac, PC and Linux), smart phone and/or mobile device and the web, for gigabytes of graphic design files? These files include various large image formats (JPG or TIF), Indesign, Word and Illustrater files, etc, etc.
Bonus points if this secure and reliable service allows people to seamlessly add files to a public folder, either via drag and drop or email. [more inside]
posted by nomadicink
on Oct 23, 2010 -
What happens when you've purchased a domain that a company wants but you're not sure how to proceed because Or am I totally in the wrong? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 16, 2010 -
I need a web presence for articles and pictures, and a way for readers to comment on both. I know a lot about web servers, and squat/all about web design, and I don't have oodles of free time... help me pick a CMS. [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy
on Oct 7, 2010 -
A friend wants to "design websites". She is great in panting, colors, photography, but has until now no expereience with sophisticated software. I am afraid Photoshop / Dreamweaver is too much for a start. What software do you recommend?
posted by mitocan
on Oct 6, 2010 -
I am trying to design a website with an autoplay slideshow on the home page, and I am learning that this webpage loads too slow on DSL or slower connections, please help me achieve this effect for slower connections! [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest
on Oct 5, 2010 -
A non-English colleague's non-English son is off to the University of Warwick in England tomorrow! What not-obvious but super-useful UK websites will help him take full advantage of his new-found freedom (and maybe even save him some money)? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Sep 30, 2010 -
Tumblr question: How can I set my tumblr page up so that people can only get to a post if they have the specific link for that post? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Sep 27, 2010 -
I know basic XHTML and CSS, and I'm almost done with my first Python book. I want to build a database-driven website. What should I learn next? Book/website recommendations and general advice welcome. [more inside]
posted by randomname25
on Sep 26, 2010 -
Need to get up to par in 2010 web training--social media, mobile devices, SEO/SEM...where in Chicago can I get this minus a degree? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper
on Sep 24, 2010 -
posted by Riki tiki
on Sep 22, 2010 -
Reliable FTP client for iPad, including direct editing of remote text files (ideally with some degree of syntax highlighting) and uploading of non-text files? All options I've found in the App Store have mixed-to-poor reviews.
posted by kalapierson
on Sep 21, 2010 -
[Web dev filter] I work for a small parenting publication that uses advertising on the website. My boss wants me to create an online system where a user can upload an image, choose from a number of different options (length of time the ad will stay up, number of pages on the site it will appear on, etc), then check out using PayPal. Am I crazy to think that there will be many problems down the road with this? [more inside]
posted by coupdefoudre
on Sep 21, 2010 -