Sometimes, I am a front-end web developer. Frequently, I meet new people at work who want to turn really complicated Excel documents into dazzlingly interactive web applications.
Besides Excel's "Save to Web App" or "Save to SharePoint" features
, such people ask if I can tap into an industry to support this -- perhaps scads of agencies and web-based or downloadable tools that make "websites" or at least customizable, interactive reports from Excel spreadsheets, data, and calculations.
I'm yet to find this an abundance of examples of this. Are there? If so, what do you call them? [more inside]
posted by metajc
on Jan 9, 2013 -
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.
posted by DesmondDoomsday
on Mar 5, 2012 -
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]
posted by jsturgill
on Jan 4, 2012 -
Tumblr question: How can I set my tumblr page up so that people can only get to a post if they have the specific link for that post? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Sep 27, 2010 -
What would the rough cost (as time x rate) for developing a database for basic environmental data (temperature, water level, fish counts) and metadata (site, date, time) with an online form for volunteer data entry? [more inside]
posted by nekton
on Jan 8, 2010 -
Due to my nitpicks with Drupal, Joomla, etc, I want to learn to program a custom web content management system. I have very little programming experience, so where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by Willie0248
on Sep 4, 2008 -
I want to put a bunch of short videos on a website, and set it up in such a way that I can get a log of when viewers click the keyboard or mouse in response to what they see on the video. In other words, I want to tell the viewer, "Watch video A and click every time you see a cat." "Now, watch video B and click every time you see a dog." How might I accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by xo
on May 13, 2008 -
Looking for a solution for a flash based photography website to not look small on big monitors, and not look too big on small monitors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Apr 9, 2008 -
I'm looking into starting a co-op based model of a social network site. Any tips? Organization, legal incorporation, possible code-base to start from, how much would hosting/coding such a site cost? [more inside]
posted by symbioid
on Mar 14, 2008 -
I will soon be put in charge of putting together a secure website for my company. It won't be terribly complex (I think), and it doesn't have to look terribly pretty, but as a relative newbie to something like this, I need some advice as to what software to use. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Oct 24, 2007 -
Father wants a website. I am the one to build it for him. Looking for easy ways to manage content. Already tried Wordpress, looking for alternatives. [more inside]
posted by ollsen
on Aug 24, 2007 -
What features would you like to see in a community/links/news site like metafilter? [more inside]
posted by delmoi
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Anyone know a good, easy RateMe/ Hot or Not script? Ideally I'd like a free script but I'm willing to pay for a well done script. PHP or ASP.
posted by FeldBum
on Feb 6, 2006 -
Can anyone suggest a book, website, etc. that describes the process of breaking a problem down in order to write a program. I have struggled for far too long trying to figure out how to write a program from scratch only to be stumped by the logic involved.
This question, I think, is outside of a specific language or philosophy (Java, OOP, et al.). It's just something I haven't been able to get my head around.
posted by grefo
on Jan 11, 2004 -