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Can I teach myself to make this HTML form?

I want to build a simple (?) HTML form that will generate, from user selections, a line of text that a user can then copy to the clipboard. This would make workflow easier for myself and about a dozen of my colleagues, and also reduce spelling errors. [more inside]
posted by mama casserole on Jul 24, 2015 - 6 answers

A way to automatically generate a list of hyperlinks from directory tree

I have the need to periodically crawl our FTP archive and generate HTML hyperlinks for each file in the tree. This seems like the sort of thing that would be perfect for a script to do, but I have no idea where to start. I have shell access to the server. Is there a relatively simple way to do this? It doesn't need to retain the "tree" structure, even just a pile of filenames converted to hyperlinks would be fine. [more inside]
posted by xedrik on Jul 22, 2015 - 7 answers

Frameworks for dumbs

I need a quick and dirty run down on working with frameworks in web site design (e.g., Bootstrap, Boilerplate, Bones, etc). Online text &/or video tutorials would be most welcome. I am competent in both HTML and CSS. [more inside]
posted by jammy on May 5, 2015 - 9 answers

more than playing around with coding, for $150 a month?

I am playing around with small ways to make a file database accessible to a group without using Box or Dropbox. I have been looking at various ways to learn coding html, css, and JavaScript at home for a couple hours each night and would like to hear about study plans self-learners have stuck with to develop apps and websites in three to four months. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Apr 19, 2015 - 7 answers

Website template for academic conference

Looking for a simple, clean html template for an academic conference in computer science. What I found via Google was mostly too flashy, complicated, or confusing. Will consider WordPress if need be, but just html or php would be preferred. [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Apr 10, 2015 - 2 answers

What's still unnecessarily hard to do in HTML?

I've been out of the HTML-writing game for a decade or so. Last time I did it, lots of seemingly simple things were very difficult to do (and not always because of IE! Vertical centering comes to mind, or truncating wrapped text to a fixed number of lines). I'm collecting examples of things that an HTML-naïve designer might want but which are technically impossible, poor-performing, or require crazy contortions to implement. Let's not worry about old browsers, and assume modern technology.
posted by jewzilla on Apr 6, 2015 - 19 answers

How do I get rid of junk html on my Lycos website?

"Undefined" appears at the top of the website? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Apr 3, 2015 - 9 answers

What should I keep in mind as I update my web site?

I'm an artist and I haven't updated my web site in about 7 years. I have a lot of content and I want to make sure it's easy to access and understand, and compliant with modern web standards. Is there anything I absolutely positively MUST do/not do? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Mar 30, 2015 - 16 answers

Static Tumblr pages don't load on Chrome for iPad

I have a Tumblr with two static pages. It runs well everywhere I have tried it except Chrome browser for the iPad. Could someone help me debug this? Totally stuck [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 20, 2015 - 2 answers

My Volunteer Gig has Confounded me!

I am in a financial position as a volunteer for a group, and I cannot figure out how to do a couple parts of my job. One of them is super important (collecting dues) and time sensitive, but I can't start doing it until I figure out two things: PayPal, and Yahoo Sites. [more inside]
posted by China Grover on Feb 2, 2015 - 5 answers

I want Safari to stop annoying me when I use the space bar to scroll.

Certain kinds of web pages break my browsing habits. I'm cranky and do not wish to change my browsing habits. Is there a way to get these pages to act like I want them to? [more inside]
posted by bac on Jan 20, 2015 - 8 answers

CSS absolute position within container div?

Hi web nerds. I'm a n00b having trouble with some CSS positioning stuff and it's driving me nuts. I'm trying to arrange multiple divs within a container div and nothing seems to work right. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by no regrets, coyote on Dec 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Can you help me align this HTML with CSS?

the jsfiddle What I want is the p text to wrap around the dog, and the two side bars to appear on the right side starting from the top. Is this possible? Inside is a plaintext example of what I want. I'd like to make it as responsive as possible. [more inside]
posted by czytm on Oct 16, 2014 - 3 answers

Best Format for Mobile Emergency Phone List

I'd like to distribute an emergency phone list with numbers that are clickable on a smartphone. [more inside]
posted by beyond_pink on Oct 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Converting LaTex to HTML or Word

I have a complex document in LaTex/PDF format that I want to make available to others in a more accessible Word or HTML format. [more inside]
posted by sindark on Oct 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Is it possible to make a blog layout like this using Tumblr?

Is it possible to make a blog layout like this using Tumblr? Thanks in advance
posted by FuckingAwesome on Sep 26, 2014 - 2 answers

"In line" (?) WYSIWYG HTML editor

Does anyone know if there exists a website where you can insert a PHP code snippet which pulls through content you have created on a CMS? Basically I'm looking to allow a customer to be able to edit text and bullet lists, captions etc on a static website I hand-coded for him years ago. [more inside]
posted by dance on Sep 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Responsive HTML templates that don't all look the same

I'm looking for a responsive HTML template for a small business. It should include the usual pages "about", "services", "portfolio", "contact" etc... [more inside]
posted by piyushnz on Sep 5, 2014 - 8 answers

Moodle questionnaire design

I've recently been involved in working on a project that includes an assessment tool, essentially a questionnaire created in Moodle. The client is having difficulty seeing past the bleakness of the pages without in graphical content so I'm now looking for a Moodle/Web designer. How can I find someone to work with me on this? [more inside]
posted by joboe on Sep 1, 2014 - 4 answers

Importing hyperlinks into Excel

As users of Excel may know, only one hyperlink is allowed per cell. I'm trying to import HTML tables in which there are sometimes two hyperlinks per cell. The Excel importer does not seem to like this, so it gets rid of the link. Is there any way around this? [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Aug 15, 2014 - 3 answers

Web layouts

What is the best resource on layouts in webpages, specifically with the use of CSS and other web technologies? This has always been something that's been tricky for me and I'm wondering if there's something out there that really sums it up well.
posted by antgly on Aug 11, 2014 - 2 answers

Is it possible to make a blog layout like this using Tumblr?

Is it possible to make a blog layout like this using Tumblr? Thanks in advance
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jul 24, 2014 - 2 answers

Photoslider script?

I'm looking for a photoslider script that let's you manually slide between two overlaid images, for the purpose of displaying the differences between said images. Anything similar to the slider being used in this buzzfeed article. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jul 13, 2014 - 2 answers

Looking for best practices for creating a "living" manual

My co-workers and I have created a "living" (continually updated) manual for some processes we do with some associated agencies, but none of us are technical writers or copy editors, so we're looking for assistance in the structure and appearance. Please share your experiences, guides, and tutorials for creating and managing a manual that won't remain in a fixed form. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jun 19, 2014 - 8 answers

Google spreadsheet to generate list of styled links in html document

I'd like to have a simple html page of styled links that can be updated using a Google spreadsheet. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Jun 9, 2014 - 1 answer

I want to host my own videos for my website. What's the best way?

The videos need to work across all browsers and devices. I'm having a hard time finding good advice. Can you help?
posted by markcmyers on Jun 3, 2014 - 13 answers

Why do we build a navigation bar with list items instead of paragraphs?

Paragraphs can run inline as well as list items, and you don't have to override anything to eliminate bullets. Is this somehow about accessibility?
posted by markcmyers on May 26, 2014 - 10 answers

Random webpage loaded from a list every 10 mins?

Clever web coding ninjas: I require an html webpage to be loaded from a list / directory at random every ten minutes. This cycle repeats indefinitely, with the next random page being pulled up automatically for as long as the browser is open. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 8, 2014 - 21 answers

What are some good resources for learning CSS?

I have been out of the HTML game since CSS came on the scene, (yeah, that long.) and I need to develop it as a skill set. I could use some suggestions for reading material that'll get me there quickly. [more inside]
posted by quin on Mar 9, 2014 - 12 answers

Simple, no-maintenance content portal for non-profit

I need to create a simple portal with links to our own content, which will consist mostly of text documents--hand outs for people who don't speak English as a native language. Should I use a CMS or just build it by hand? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Feb 22, 2014 - 4 answers

Why won't Medium.com's notes show up in Firefox?

The notes (aka comments) on medium.com don't appear to load on firefox, but load correctly in chrome and mobile safari. See these screenshots. Everything else appears to be loading correctly except the 'read next' button in the lower left of the page and the menu button in the top left. [more inside]
posted by TwoWordReview on Feb 14, 2014 - 2 answers

Venn Diagram with Links?

On a WordPress site I'd like to add a simple, two-overlapping-circle Venn diagram -- though I'd like the text within to be various links. How would you recommend best implementing this (with a basic to intermediate understanding of HTML and CSS)?
posted by asranixon on Jan 30, 2014 - 3 answers

Don't Span Me, Bro

My work computer adds an html tag that I don't want it to add. It happens only on my work computer when I am adding content to a website via a CMS. The text area that I am typing in is - in theory - not supposed to do anything except add plain text. This doesn't happen when I use other computers, just my primary work computer. The tag it adds is: span style="font-size: 14px It is driving me crazy. Any ideas how to stop this span-ness?
posted by davidmsc on Jan 14, 2014 - 14 answers

Overriding Chrome Browser Overrides heads-up display

Chrome Browser: When I'm in dev mode and have overrides enabled (for example: "iPhone - iOS 6 / 640x980 / Emulate touch events / CSS media: screen"), Chrome throws a black box over the upper left corner of the web page with status in red text (for example: "Overrides: User-Agent / Device Metrics / Touch / Media") It is omnipresent and unnecessary. How do I turn that black box off? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Jan 8, 2014 - 2 answers

Pure CSS Navigation

I need a pure CSS navigation menu solution for a static, one page application, the simpler the better. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking for tools to teach HTML to a 4th grader

I offered to mentor a friend's kids in HTML and I'm looking for teaching tools that would be accessible to elementary-aged children. Free is ideal, but doesn't have to be if it's really excellent. [more inside]
posted by annekate on Dec 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Hourly contract rate for SQL in the UK?

I'm an American in the UK and have been hired to do some freelance work for a tech company in Northern England. I'm not sure what to charge for my hourly rate. I am working in SQL, writing queries and turning them into data visualizations for the web (using Ruby and Javascript/HTML). I am very junior, although quite competent at SQL; I'm coming up (and quickly) in the other areas. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Is there anywhere decent to look for freelance web work?

I'm a frontend web developer with quite a long resume. I work full-time but I'd like to pick up some freelance, remote work in my spare time. I'm wondering if there are any places to look besides my personal network, Craigslist, and those awful "Rent-a-coder" sites where you get underbid by overseas folks who'll do it for $9/hr. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Nov 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Is there an app for that?

1. Highlight section of web page 2. Right-click 3. See selected source code. Firefox does this. Is there an add-on or technique for doing this in Chrome? Windows.
posted by maggieb on Oct 26, 2013 - 4 answers

Making a single mega-image site with jQuery navigation?

I've got limited HTML and CSS skills, and I'd like to make a Web site that's basically one really, really, really gigantic picture and uses jQuery to jump around from point to point inside it. What's the easiest way to do that? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Oct 3, 2013 - 10 answers

Wordpress theme for sports stats site?

I'm building a website that will offer in-depth player profiles and statistics. I'm looking for a Wordpress theme that lends itself well to this use -- I'm picturing the homepage being a list of teams & players, with each player name linking to his/her individual profile page. Are there any themes, free or paid, that would suit this purpose well? Simple & minimalist themes a plus. [more inside]
posted by averageamateur on Aug 27, 2013 - 2 answers

What was this particular web typography plugin/package called?

I used a HTML typography package years ago and can find neither hide nor hair of it any more. It converted HTML to include proper dashes, curly quotes and other typographic elements. It may have been a blogging engine (or included with one). What was it? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Aug 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Syncing files on a remote web server with Windows 7

I have an interesting file syncing problem. As part of my responsibilities, I have to keep track of changes in the US export regulations. The Dept. of Commerce makes the regulations available in two formats, HTML and PDF. The HTML versions are oddly formatted so I prefer the PDF versions even if they are harder to search. They're available in PDF on this page. I have been regularly going out to the page and downloading relevant documents that have changed but I'd like to automate this if I can. But there are some gotchas. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Aug 14, 2013 - 3 answers

How to build an anonymous discussion / Q&A website?

How would you build a website where people can have an anonymous Q&A discussion with you? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Aug 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Scroll Follow Box

I am a novice at html, but I have found code that I've used to create placeholders for images on the right side of my page that don't move when I scroll down. I want to hyperlink each of five images in that scroll follow box to a different audio file. Each audio file corresponds to one of five explanations grouped together on the left side of the page. There are dozens of five explanation groupings and the follow box helps users remember what the terms mean by clicking a close by box when they need to. I am using Serif WebX6 to build the website. And I've been referring to a book I have on .html. I found lots of code that uses .css or javascript, but I have no training with these, and when I pasted them in, the website didn't accept or run them. I do have a better understanding of .html though. And I have been able to move the box I made around, and create placeholders for my images, but no images. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Aug 6, 2013 - 6 answers

Can you learn to beautify websites?

I have been through a few HTML and CSS online courses and am able to build basic websites, but how do I learn to decide what I want them to look like? I am currently learning JavaScript online and from books but are there any online tutorials that can help me become more confident from a design point of view? [more inside]
posted by joboe on Aug 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Why do I lose spaces after italics in my HTML blog posts?

Why do my spaces disappear after I close an italics tag in HTML? I write blog posts that get published on a custom CMS that works more or less like Moveable Type, WordPress, or TypePad: You can type in a box and then use the interface's buttons to bold, italicize, or make links, or you can paste in your own HTML-coded text. I like to type up my posts with my own code, meaning I type the <whatever> </whatever> in with my prose. This works great, except I sometimes lose a space after closing an italics tag, even though it's typed in correctly. For the life of me I cannot figure out why the CMS seems to eat those spaces. I use em, not i, if that matters. [more inside]
posted by Charity Garfein on Jul 18, 2013 - 13 answers

How to create HTML/CSS ordered lists for Sections of a document?

I am looking for a method of displaying a list item's parent number in a list with nested sublists, in the way sections of a document would be displayed. Example:
...
8. Defining Custom Counter Styles: the ‘@counter-style’ rule 
8.1. Counter algorithms: the ‘type’ descriptor 
8.1.1. repeating 
8.1.2. numeric 
...
I'd like to use only the ol and li tags and CSS styling, but HTML lists will only display the number of the current node. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Monkey0nCrack on Jul 2, 2013 - 4 answers

How do I do this simple HTML/image task?

I have a lot of images for a card game I'm working on. I want to put them on a single web page in printable form. Automatically, if possible - there are a LOT of images. (They're all in one directory, though.) Bonus points if the size of the images can be easily rescaled so they can fit the sizes of cards from other games (so they can be sleeved together, for instance.)
posted by LSK on Jun 25, 2013 - 9 answers

How do I make a very large image with clickable areas in an elegant way?

I have a large graphic (say, 20 screens' worth, vertically scrolling) that is full of text that needs the image to be viewed at full size to read. When putting this on a website, I'd like much of this text on the image to be clickable, i.e. linked. I'd prefer not to use the HTML map tag or Flash, and I'm no coder. Is there a web service that could make this easier? [more inside]
posted by scrm on May 24, 2013 - 8 answers

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