I need a photography portfolio website for myself. I already maintain smugmug and flickr sites, but these are mainly used for works in progress and special projects. Not final collections. I want something that is simple, elegant and easy to manage, supporting three or four galleries with limited numbers of images and an about page. I've looked into Joomla with Joom:Gallery and it all seems too much, overkill and means I'd have to become a web gal again. Should I bite the bullet and learn Joomla or another CMS, hire a designer or is there a service that "keeps it simple" and without their own branding?
I love AskMefi for many things, but ultimately it comes down to being super-nosy about other people's lives, and the human relations questions are my favorite. What other sites should I be checking out to satisfy my curiosity about other people's lives and problems, as well as thoughtful advice and insight? I'm a big fan of Carolyn Hax's column, but am drawing a blank at what other sites I should try out.
Does including a "welcome to my website" statement on your homepage invite or legitimize hackers? [more inside]
I am looking for anecdotes about how people organized their work to launch a successful website or project independently. [more inside]
Help me find a find a technology review/buying guide website I stumbled onto several months ago. Instead of giving you reviews for a bunch of different products, it simply picks the best product in a category and recommends that one (very similar http://www.justbuythisone.com/, but based in the US). What is the site I'm looking for? [more inside]
Website for a simple two-stage poll/survey? [more inside]
I'm considering setting up my company's website on a blogging platform. Since I'm a heavy user of Google services, I was considering using Blogger, especially since it is free. (I use it for my personal blog.) However, my partner said self-hosted Wordpress is more flexible and more professional. Is Wordpress truly better than Blogger? If so, what are the main selling points of using Wordpress over Blogger in 2012?
My website was hacked. What now? [more inside]
How does the Metafilter Deleted Threads blog pull info and then publish it automatically? [more inside]
Is it considered copyright infringement to stream an MP3 on a web page for promotional purposes? No download etc, just streaming. [more inside]
Ask Metafilter in Spanish? [more inside]
How can I write an algorithm that predicts my future location? [more inside]
I have a business idea and wonder if it can work. [more inside]
I'm looking for a website I found years ago that combined prose and pictures to create a series of puzzles, but I do not remember what it was called. The notable thing about it was that it had 12 puzzles, and they are dispensed to you weekly, with a story and master puzzle arcing across all twelve, leaving you with a 3 month interactive experience. Does this ring any bells? [more inside]
I'm overseas and want to purchase and download an e-book, but the site apparently blocks those outside the U.S. from doing so. Can I get around this? [more inside]
You guys are always in the loop on this stuff... what's the best option nowadays for putting a nice looking, large custom calendar on an active website, one with an interface that's easy to use and customize? (Not a Wordpress plugin please, this is going to be a standard site, not a WP blog.) Thanks oodles, peeps. ;) [more inside]
How do I convert a web page to a PDF? If that doesn't work, how else can I archive the sites for my portfolio? [more inside]
I need a simple PHP script to force download a file. Something like download.php?file=/path/to/file or download.php?id=43. Can someone help me out? [more inside]
Advice on making a website work with Internet Explorer. [more inside]
Thanks to a lead from a question I posted on this mefi thread, I finally found the contraption I was looking for to help disabled people go hiking. [more inside]
A local competitor has copied my website. What are my options? [more inside]
Seeking suggestions/examples of websites of individuals (not firms or companies) that incorporate a blog but provide a showcase or platform for the individual and their expertise. A few more details and examples given inside. [more inside]
Looking for statistics on how long visitors will spend looking for information on a website [more inside]
Looking for websites I can check on my non-smartphone at work. [more inside]
Is there a China-based Amazon-style shopping website that I use to send a gift to someone in Shanghai? One that I can use from the US and is in English? thanks!!
I need a website where a team of 10 people can post pictures, text, videos, songs, etc., make comments on each others posts, and keep it private (or ideally have the option to keep it private, or public as we choose). Basically I need Pinterest for teams. [more inside]
Hello, brightminded and helpful mefi's. I have an idea for (IMO) an awesome new website that I believe will be huge. Is it still feasible in this day and age for a person to buy a stack of books and learn the coding skills needed for a website with very robust features, to say the least? Or will I have to acquire the funding to hire the people to do this? Funding is non-existent at the point in time.
What's the best CMS for a busy church with a bunch of committees full of non-technical people? Are there professional website maintenance companies that deal specifically with religious organizations? [more inside]
I love wordpress but I am finding that it seems to be very unsecure when it comes to viruses and hacking. What do other Wordpress users do to keep their sites secure and safe? [more inside]
I need a dead-simple static website to promote my real estate services and serve as a landing page for Google AdWords ads. Since I'm just getting started with my business, free is best. What are some good options? [more inside]
What's the best venue for short humor pieces to further my writing career? [more inside]
Gmail, Blogger and My Web Site question. It's not pretty. [more inside]
Please help me come up with a clever name for my 9 year old's geology-related web site which will feature his gem and mineral collection. THANKS!
A Few Questions About Registering Multiple Domains. Is it worth it? [more inside]
Our roller derby team needs to stop talking derby on Facebook and into its own forum. We'd like it to be a "members only" area of our Wordpress self-hosted website. What's the best, easiest forum platform these days that integrates with Wordpress and doesn't require yet another complicated login (preferably people can sign in with Facebook, Google or YahooID). [more inside]
MeFi academics: imagine you're attending a conference. Describe the your dream conference web app/website. [more inside]
What is the one website that you visit every day; that you can't live without? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to design a logo for a website/blog/small business? [more inside]
I need to make recommendations for improvements to a website. What's the best way to construct the report? [more inside]
I am looking for advice about selling a domain name to a large church organization. [more inside]
How do you create a user generated website such as metafilter? [more inside]
What's the easiest, most secure way to move this SQL database and its browser-based front end online? [more inside]
I'd like to earn money from my website, probably by putting ads on it, but I have no idea how to start... [more inside]
Is it a bad idea to build a website using an available .org domain, when the .com is for sale by an investor? [more inside]
I am looking to design a custom Ecommerce site and from talking to people it looks like the way to go is Joomla. I have an idea what I want my site to look like and it will need to have coverflow. Is this something I will be able to include in my Joomla site? A google search was not very helpful with this for some reason. [more inside]
Does anyone remember a list of logins and passwords, for a myriad of sites, published online for all the world to use? Its advertised purpose was to allow one to use a website without having to register for access... so you didn't have to go through all the steps, nor receive spam in your inbox later... I think it's been several years since I've even thought of this -- also, I feel it had some form of 'gator' or other reptile in its name.
What qualities make a good, focused, online educational resource/community? [more inside]
What should this sort of project cost? How long should it take an experienced programmer to implement?
Freelance filter: how many hours should it take to put together a re turn tracking extension/plugin/module for an existing online store? What would you charge as an hourly rate? What would you charge for a flat fee? [more inside]
What are the legal/copyright/douchebag implications (if any) of registering a domain name that is already a username on a free blogging platform? Yeah, yeah, you're not a lawyer... [more inside]
Anyone recommend a good domain/website host ? [more inside]