We are three humanities grad students who have been given a budget of $2500 to learn some "technical skills" that will benefit our digital humanities project (in Drupal). What should we spend our dollars on? Details inside. [more inside]
I want to build up my skills as a web developer, and just completed CodeAcademy's Ruby course. What's next? [more inside]
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]
Know of a good resource for mobile-friendly responsive email templates for html emails? [more inside]
How does the Metafilter Deleted Threads blog pull info and then publish it automatically? [more inside]
I want to learn about programming and making websites. Where to start, and how to proceed from there? [more inside]
I want to write a tool for multiple-searching a site that only supports single-searches. What's the best implementation language? [more inside]
What IDEs, editors, or general tools do people use to do web development? I'm a linux geek, so my tool of choice is gVim. But I'm teaching a course on this right now and don't want to inflict my prejudices on the students, and I'd like a broader perspective. So if you're a web developer, what do you use? NetBeans, Notepad? Something in-between?
In ColdFusion 7, how do I find every URL in a string containing HTML, and replace them with root-relative versions? [more inside]
Websites with embed facilities: is there a good list or repository of these somewhere? [more inside]
How do you go about when you look for a part-time entry-level software developer job? [more inside]
How can I make the ads in my blogs' sidebar stick to the top of the page as you scroll down? and reposition when you scroll back up? [more inside]
How do I expose invisible characters in web forms? [more inside]
How can I change my type of thought? I am a computer programmer... career and hobby. Just because I can look at a problem and conjure a procedural solution, it doesn't mean I can create a great website. I wanna be a web guy. Hope me. [more inside]
Which HTML/CSS/JS IDE do I want? [more inside]
Three drupal questions 1. I disabled the log in form on the main page, now how do I get to the admin panel? (Please note, I have a local install of drupal, php, MySQL and Apache for Dev purposes.) 2. How can I create drop down menus? 3. Is there a way I can change the layout for a certain page? Such as I want the main page to be two columns while others to be one with tables or something to that effect for grid data. How can I do this?
Can I make this work in IE the same as it does in Firefox? Here is the example i need some CSS help with. This works properly in Firefox, but needs some help in IE. Any suggestions?
When I altered a PHP web form to take advantage of PHP Sessions, I lost the ability to go back a page while retaining data in the form. Is this the expected behaviour, or is it caused by something else? [more inside]
How can I programmatically access the "referring page" environment data for an html or shtml page visit? I'm trying to save to a database the referring page ("HTTP_REFERER") for all accesses to a specific .shtml page. I'd like it to be triggered by the page visit, or at least update frequently. Tried to call cgi and php scripts using server-side includes but it replaces the referer with the calling script. Is there some simple way to pass this data or get it into a form that can be programmatically manipulated?
How do I wish my programming-geek boyfriend "Happy Birthday" and tell him "I love you" using computing code? [more inside]
What web technology/language should I learn to make simple online apps and just generally enhance my bare-bones knowledge of HTML? [more inside]
How do I alter this piece of code to make the pop up window close automatically after exactly 37 seconds? [more inside]
CSS help: If I have an element that contains two other elements that add up to less width than the container element, should the container element's background color not be visible between those elements? [more inside]
FlashFilter: I would like to lay a flash movie _over_ a web page and have web content show through the movie (in defined areas). Is there a way to specify an alpha channel (or other masking option) for a flash file? I'm certain there is, but my flash programmer is a neophyte and doesn't believe me.
XPATH hell-I'm trying to XPATH out the (xml) contents of the processVXMLReturn tag in this document. The file contains the exact XML response from a web service; I have no control over the output. I'm just interested in the nested xml payload. Hope my terminology is correct.[M to the Izzay]
Positive Oracle karma offered in exchange! [more inside]
Positive Oracle karma offered in exchange! [more inside]
How do you do that thing whereby a person can go to your website and map their domain to a subdirectory of your own website? Do you need to have root on your server to do this or are there easier (read: cheaper) ways to do it?
HTML crisis: I use relative URLS on my blog because pages archive in different files- for example, a tag for a JPEG would be /images/image.jpg inside image tags. Because I use that first slash to make the relative URL work, all image tags are broken when you type or link to my site without a "www" in the url. In other words, "www.mysite.com" shows all the images fine, but "mysite.com" loads the site with little red x's everywhere. Solution? [more inside]
RipVanWinkleFilter: Way back in '98, I learned very basic HTML. I wrote some code, made graphics in Photoshop, saved it all in Simpletext, got a domain, and had myself a website. And, err ... six years later I'm basically using the same method. Help me upgrade my skillz? (mi) [more inside]
HTML/CSS: Damn it Jim! I'm an architect of buildings, not of the web! I've been working on the web site for our chapter of the AIA in Europe. I've been trying to learn as much as I can about HTML and CSS -- looking, reading, trial and error. Our new site is coming along but I have one vexing problem. On the front pages of two directories, some browsers exhibit three odd characters at the upper left hand corner of the page: ï»¿. Links are inside... [more inside]
Wanted: list of canonical, essential mailing lists/discussion groups for web development, a lá css-discuss. [more inside] [more inside]
Library/information science question(s): My code-fearful friend succeeded in getting through library school without exposure to more than basic HTML. I now have him on a diet of Dreamweaver and XHTML, with a sprinkling of GoLive. He's wondering about next steps: for someone who wants to be well-equipped to work in an academic, medical, legal, or similar library or archive (with web development as part of his job, rather than the focus of it), what scripting language(s) and/or content-management systems are most important to learn? Is the library world fragmented in this regard, or is there a dominant technology? What would be a logical entry vector into this world for someone without a comp-sci bone in his body (in terms of languages/systems, and specific learning resources)?[no more inside]
I'm in the process of starting my own weblog (it launched on Thursday). I can write pretty decent basic HTML by hand (in notepad), but CSS wrestled me to the ground and stepped on my head and a lot of tech jargon passes me right by (I'm a designer and a writer, not a programer, I guess). What advice does Metafilter have for me? [more inside]