I've just established the domain for my first website, and look forward to learning how to update and maintain it. (I currently know nothing
about how to do it, but I'm an eager learner.) For the moment, I'd like to host about 25 movie files and 100 images, and could use some advice on how to do this. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu
on May 4, 2005 -
The only reason I keep Mozilla around (I use Firefox mainly) is for Mozilla Composer. It's the only thing I've found where I can paste in foreign-language text (with accent marks and special characters) and then have it give me the HTML to properly reproduce those special characters on a web page.
Anyone know of a more stand-alone equivalent? If I could get an app (preferrably free or shareware) for OS X that can do this, I can ditch the Mozilla suite.
posted by mrbill
on Apr 26, 2005 -
Looks like I have to learn Flash. Suggestions for programs, learning materials, etc. Any "war stories"?
posted by petebest
on Apr 26, 2005 -
I can't figure out how to do a multipart email message in Eudora 6 or Outlook 11 - basically an email that is HTML, (retaining an image map and attributes - don't ask), and those viewing from Unix get a text-only version of the message.
posted by bkdelong
on Apr 7, 2005 -
My sister has recently requested that I build an online web store to sell her one a kind purses and other one of a kind fabrications. [more inside]
posted by chiababe
on Apr 2, 2005 -
I have 12 issues of an image intensive 'zine in PDF. I've slowly been converting them to XHTML by hand. I'm halfway through the 5th issue and I'm sick of it. Is there any easy, or less difficult, way to convert these?
posted by Captaintripps
on Apr 1, 2005 -
posted by stovenator
on Mar 31, 2005 -
How's your HTML-fu? Mine is failing me. I've created two dummy pages Jump 1
and Jump 2
In Internet Explorer, these pages are identical except for their length. However, in Firefox, 2.html isn't in the same place horizontally as 1.html even though I think it should be. Am I missing something obvious? Thanks for the help.
posted by tayknight
on Mar 22, 2005 -
A client wants to enable fiile uploads via their web site. The web site is hosted outside the company and the files need to be uploaded to their FTP server which is hosted within or on-site at the company. Thus far all the components I've looked into upload to the web server. Is this simply the only option? Can anyone recommend a good component or alternate method? PHP, ASP are fine.
posted by juiceCake
on Mar 21, 2005 -
On the Mac, if I need to munge text in extremis, I prefer to use BBEdit. Recently, on the PC, I am finding myself in need of a text editor which is similar to BBEdit. I will use it both for coding and for text-cleaning. I prefer freeware and shareware but that's by no means the deciding factor. Which programs should I check out? Which should I avoid? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on Mar 16, 2005 -
What HTML editor would you give your dad?
OK, it's not my dad, but you get the point. I'm looking for a very simple
WYSIWYG Windows HTML editor that will allow a computer novice to easily edit static pages on one of my hosted web servers. [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman
on Mar 15, 2005 -
Is it possible to have an HTML select form element display images for each choice rather than text? [more inside]
posted by ewagoner
on Mar 10, 2005 -
DIYPollingFilter. For an article I'm writing, I need to request some demographic info from about 900 people via an online poll. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand
on Mar 7, 2005 -
Recommended online guide(s) for the total neophyte interested in starting a simple personal site? [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc
on Feb 20, 2005 -
For my job, I'm usually on the Photoshop-end of web design, but right now I'm working on the 'buildout' phase of a project in HTML that has run into a problem: getting a certain table to display at 100% height. [+] [more inside]
posted by dhoyt
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Can CSS be used to transform an unordered list of links into a horizontal navigation bar which occupies a fixed (total) width but has equidistant padding between each link, regardless of content length? ( css layout tooth-grinding insanity ) [more inside]
posted by Danelope
on Feb 13, 2005 -
I seem to remember in the last month or so there was a question about simple scripts or html that could be used to set up a simple picture gallery with clickable thumbnails? I thought I bookmarked it , but I gues not, and I can't seem to find the thread by searching.
posted by alball
on Feb 13, 2005 -
I created a web page using FrontPage (no snarks, please) and put it online. IE shows the new, updated web page. However, Mozilla and Firefox show the old web page. I thought it was just a cache problem with me, but I've loaded it on several different computers with the same result. How can I fix this?
posted by Arch Stanton
on Feb 8, 2005 -
On community blog sites like Metafilter, a lot of bandwidth seems to be consumed by redundant requests like previewing comments or checking for new ones where the entire page is reloaded. So when in the thread on Google Maps, mosch mentioned
posted by daksya
on Feb 8, 2005 -
I need to send an HTML-newsletter via e-mail. I have it ready as an html file, but need a good program to turn it into an email and send it. It would be nice if I could also insert an alternative plain-text (with links. if that's possible). Not sending it as HTML is not an option (client's wishes, etc.). I only need to send 1 copy of it, so mass sending isn't an issue. I am on XP Pro.
posted by signal
on Feb 6, 2005 -
Could you recommend a good guestbook tutorial?
I’ve seen the problems with hosted guestbooks (server downtime, data erased without warning) and I’d like to learn how to build my own. I would like my guestbook to be configurable with CSS and as simple as possible.
posted by Termite
on Feb 4, 2005 -
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]
posted by neilkod
on Jan 28, 2005 -
After installing an .htaccess file to prevent direct image-linking, one of my readers pointed out that the alternate replacement image I specified was showing up in my Bloglines feed. Are there other popular web-based aggregators I should grant permission to in my .htaccess file? And does an .htaccess file prevent images from showing up in software-based RSS readers, or just web-based?
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Windows Explorer has an option to display all the image files in a folder in "filmstrip" mode, which looks like this
. I want to create a similar method of display on a web page. I figure I'll have to (unfortunately) use frames to create the bottom gallery of thumbnails and have it scroll like that but I would rather not have to create a separate page for each full-size picture. I would rather the page displaying the picture be dynamic and just change the picture rather than refer the browser to a different file. I figure this could be done with some scripting language (PHP?) but I don't know much about that sort of thing. Can anyone help me out? [+] [more inside]
posted by DyRE
on Jan 26, 2005 -
CSS/Flash Filter: I'm working on a mockup for a new company website, and I'm not particularly experienced with Flash. The page
that I'm working on has a CSS generated menu that when it pops up, comes up under the flash applet. Please excuse the poor coding...
posted by jackofsaxons
on Jan 20, 2005 -
Free-WYSIWYG-HTML-editor-Filter: what is the best one, if indeed there exists one worth using? (My search of AskMe gave me nothing on this...)
posted by noius
on Jan 19, 2005 -
posted by Skyanth
on Jan 17, 2005 -
I have several thousand html files that I need to edit, basically removing a block of text from each. Does anyone know a Windows app (preferably free) that will mass-edit a folder of files?
posted by kickerofelves
on Jan 8, 2005 -
CSSFilter: I'm creating a glossary list on a webpage. So I'm using a definition list markup. But the list is long so I'd like the list to be ordered. I tried using CSS in an attempt to display the definition terms in an ordered way. But my CSS-foo failed me. Can the CSS wizards here tell me what I should do? [Markup Inside] [more inside]
posted by timyang
on Dec 11, 2004 -
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?
posted by subverted
on Nov 20, 2004 -
XMLFilter: I need to format an XML file nicely, with the correct indentation and so forth. Unfortunately the file is all on one line. Any suggestions for a Windows user? [more inside]
posted by John Shaft
on Oct 31, 2004 -
Random question : How would you describe people who create HTML? We're not programmers. We aren't really coders. How would you describe us? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Oct 31, 2004 -
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]
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Oct 27, 2004 -
What's a good link checker for building web sites? The sites are on UNIX boxes and I'm on Mac OSX. I need to run something that's just gonna go thru the site and find any broken links and build a report. One that I can set to do this weekly would be best. Thanks!
posted by dobbs
on Oct 27, 2004 -
HTML form to CSV file: Simple enough for a remedial programmer, but difficult for an artsy designer. Any advice? [mi] [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Oct 22, 2004 -
Is there anyway to create an HTML page with inline scrollbars other than an iframe? ie, can I add scrollbars to a div somehow?
posted by sauril
on Oct 15, 2004 -
I have been asked to develop in-program help and demos for an IT company (working in the Health Industry, backend stuff).
a) For the help system, what's the best approach? I know there's windows help format, html help and other (more) proprietary stuff, but have no experience with any of them (I have plenty of experience with HTML, CSS and Flash). What help format / application would you choose? Portability and easy updating are pluses. End users will be mostly on Windows.
b) For the demos I'm thinking RoboDemo, but wonder if there's anything easier, or opensource, or some other reason to choose it instead of R.D?
posted by signal
on Oct 13, 2004 -
How do you cross out words in Hypertext?
posted by semmi
on Oct 11, 2004 -
What are some other ways to accomplish the equivalent of the ASP "include" command? (And if so, which is the easiest?) Is there any way to achieve the same effect with regular HTML?
posted by Jaybo
on Oct 11, 2004 -
I want to create a website which visitors can "annotate" with something more than a simple commenting system. Basically, I'm looking for Flickr
posted by sanitycheck
on Oct 6, 2004 -
I need to construct an HTML-based email, with sound clip links, for our glorious marketing dept. But I am having problems with how the clips launch. When you select my link (you choose real or windows media format) the clip launches in the player, but a new browser window launches as well. So, how the hell do I get the !@#%$ player to launch without launching the &*#$% browser window?!? (Real Audio especially)
posted by lilboo
on Oct 5, 2004 -
So I have this home page
. It looks pretty good (which is to say, it looks like I intended) in Safari, and passable in Internet Explorer. But in FireFox the CSS completely dissapears for some reason, so everything just comes up in a big unstyled pile. So in trying to find out why this is, which I have not done, I came to wonder: Is there a place on the web that has information about the differnces between browsers and how they render various bits of HTML, CSS and so on?
posted by donkeymon
on Oct 1, 2004 -
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]
posted by lisa g
on Sep 27, 2004 -