TechnoDunce question: why do some URLs start with "http://www.blah" and some just start with "http://blah"?
posted by tristeza
on Jul 13, 2005 -
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.
posted by silusGROK
on Jul 8, 2005 -
CSS with dynamic content. I'm trying to create a web page using CSS and text pulled from a database, so that it looks like this: http://www.blogfucker.com/junk/css_help.gif
. "Image 2" is simply floated left. Very simple to do with static content. But this is for a client who will only be able to edit the text, which will be entered as a single block of text. How do I throw a floated image in there so it shows up roughly in the middle of the page? I've considered writing a script to count the number of paragraphs (or even characters) and dividing by two, and throwing it in that way. But I feel there must be a simpler way.
posted by jpoulos
on Jun 28, 2005 -
E-mail obfuscators. Is it even worth it? Surely spam harvesters have evolved to the point where almost nothing is a sure thing, but what's the safest way to put a clickable e-mail address on the web? [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jun 25, 2005 -
I want to allow people to vote on things in a blog entry. Is there a code I can use to track voting easily and allow people to just click a radio button or something to cast their vote?
posted by toftk
on Jun 19, 2005 -
How can I find someone to do the html and design for my Web site? I have had a Web site for ten years now and have always done the design and html myself, by hand, using Photoshop, BBEdit, and Fetch on a Mac. I need a re-design, and am at the point where I think I could benefit from the help of an html/css expert, and probably from a graphic designer as well. [more inside]
posted by blakeleyh
on Jun 15, 2005 -
For the purpose of documentating an application, I'm looking for a WYSIWYG editor that can yield both in HTML and PDF formats, but meets a few other criteria. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by turbodog
on Jun 14, 2005 -
posted by Tallguy
on Jun 14, 2005 -
Does anybody know of an example of navigation tabs created with CSS that will work in a page with centered content? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on Jun 9, 2005 -
I am a total html novice. I have ten pages, "page1.html" through "page10.html" that I have already created. I want to have a link ("slide show!") on my home page "index.html" that, once clicked, creates a slide show of "page1" through "10", showing each page for 5 seconds until finished (never showing any page more than once.) I also want the order of the pages to be random (ie showing the slide show in a different order each time the link on "index" is clicked.) Is this possible? If so how in the heck can I do it!?!?
posted by izizi
on Jun 1, 2005 -
I'm having a really hard time getting a site to display correctly cross-platform and cross-browser. What are the best sites for specific advice about such problems? And are there any places that specialize in troubleshooting CSS? [more inside]
posted by UrbanFigaro
on May 25, 2005 -
I want to include a counter on my website. I don't want to use a "free" counter that includes links or advertisement on my site. I'd rather just write the code in myself for a simple, small, black-and-white counter. Can anyone help me?
posted by Il Furioso
on May 10, 2005 -
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 -