For a research project, we’re asking ~24 high school and college students to log their experiences with homework by sending us text messages and photos over the course of about two weeks. Is there a site where they can send those messages so that we could see them from a computer? There are particular features we’re seeking... What comes closest to satisfying them? [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Feb 19, 2013 -
I would like to have a site or app where I can list stuff I want to buy from many different places - ideally from any vendor on the web - and people can buy it for me without them getting my address. Does such an animal exist?
posted by By The Grace of God
on Jan 25, 2013 -
I am thinking of creating a blog that focuses on longform journalism about sports and I need a name. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Oct 15, 2012 -
New PHP project in the works that I'm going to us as an excuse to learn a new-to-me framework. Kohana
are at the top of my list, but is there anything else I should consider? The project will be relatively simple, so a microframework might also be appropriate. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Aug 31, 2012 -
Do you know of a (US) website that will allow me to enter start/stop locations or google driving directions and will then give me a list of things to see along the way (the kitchier the better?) [more inside]
posted by atomicstone
on Jul 24, 2012 -
Who is doing the best free image hosting out there now? I have a family project to post a bunch of images for other family members from around the country and world to see. [more inside]
posted by lampshade
on Mar 4, 2012 -
What are the most famous online news sites that aren't online presences of older institutions? I'm talking 100% name recognition. Can be any type of news, but should be something that if mentioned in general conversation among people under 40 you don't have to explain what it is. [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Dec 14, 2011 -
So, I have a little Wordpress site on Media Temple for photos. Nothing else, just photos. No blog posts, no comments, etc. It's occurred to me that it's really a static site. And static sites can be hosted on Amazon S3.
I can handle building the site locally and moving it up to S3. But, I'm wondering about updates. It seems to me that if I build a site locally, publish it to S3, that I can do updates by synching S3 with my local file system. Right?
Has anyone done this? Are there apps specifically geared to publishing and maintaining sites on S3?
posted by justcorbly
on Nov 12, 2011 -
posted by circular
on Oct 15, 2011 -
Probably a perennial question, but stuff changes. I'm looking for recommendations for a host for a non-pro photo site. I've used Fiickr, SmugMug, and ZenFolio. I'm after a host that allows me to muck about with design, CSS and HTML, etc., but doesn't compel mr to admin servers or
worry about installing security updates remotely.
I can admin a server, but, you know, life's too short. Shared host is probably the best bet, but I'd look at renting a slice of a managed server.
Basically, I just wanna build a site that looks like i want, upload photos, and be done with it.
posted by justcorbly
on Aug 27, 2011 -
A friend's site disappeared from google 3 days ago. Totally, completely, utterly gone. What can she do to get it back on google? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on May 3, 2011 -
Do airplane ticket sites (Expedia, Travelocity, Kayak, etc.) increase prices between successive browsing sessions, as well as manipulate prices so that they are in agreement with each other? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Feb 21, 2011 -
I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
posted by skylar
on Jan 16, 2011 -
How hard would it be to migrate a wordpress.com blog to a wordpress.org site? [more inside]
posted by madred
on Dec 21, 2010 -
I'm trying to come up with titles. Where is a site that I can find uses of words that aren't cliches or idioms but common usages? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Dec 17, 2010 -
eBay's support system is driving me nuts, and now my account has been suspended for something that is completely not my fault. Is there a more direct line to eBay I can try to complain? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Dec 8, 2010 -
I am trying to design a website with an autoplay slideshow on the home page, and I am learning that this webpage loads too slow on DSL or slower connections, please help me achieve this effect for slower connections! [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest
on Oct 5, 2010 -
A non-English colleague's non-English son is off to the University of Warwick in England tomorrow! What not-obvious but super-useful UK websites will help him take full advantage of his new-found freedom (and maybe even save him some money)? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Sep 30, 2010 -
Help me discover the path to a job working on the clusters of equipment that sit on top of mountains. [more inside]
posted by Esefa
on Sep 21, 2010 -
How do I refresh someone else's IP? I can't load a specific site I usually access every day when I am connected to my home ISP, although I can get to the site when I'm at work and on my smartphone. Absolutely NONE of my browsers can load the site, even those which I've never uised to visit the site before. When I contacted my ISP tonight, the tech said that he could access the same site from his computer, so it doesn't appear to be a DNS issue there. I have no problems loading any other sites on my browsers. What gives? [more inside]
posted by The True Wheel
on Sep 9, 2010 -
Recently visited a website, social advocacy, that had twitter icons as the page background of people joining the movement. New people joining would come in at the upper left. Anyone remember the site?
posted by omidius
on Aug 3, 2010 -
I've made websites for myself - Now I'm going to be making them for others, and need to know the best way to code and test their sites prior to launching them on my client's domains. [more inside]
posted by bonsai forest
on Aug 3, 2010 -
Are there any good alternatives to AirMagnet Survey PRO for outdoor site surveying with GPS integration? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Jul 12, 2010 -
Any ideas as to a simple web site template (or process to design one) that functions as an attractive launch/web links page? (For a personal site.) [more inside]
posted by nokry56
on Apr 16, 2010 -
Does anyone know the name/family of the Joomla template that is powering this site? [more inside]
posted by titans13
on Apr 9, 2010 -
Looking for information on developing/finding a php script to generate a Site Index (A - Z index). [more inside]
posted by lyam
on Apr 6, 2010 -
How to promote and increase traffic to a food blog? Thanks to the ananymous porn guy
I know about Foodgawker
, but what are some other avenues of promoting a food blog? Are there any other similar websites to Foodgawker? Are there any other ways (conventional or not) for promoting a food blog?
posted by kitchencrush
on Mar 3, 2010 -
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]
posted by Drasher
on Feb 10, 2010 -
Is there a way to capture a website at a certain point in time so that it's admissible in court? I may be about to be involved in litigation soon and there's information on a site which will be very important and I'd like to use it as evidence, but I'm worried it might move or change.
posted by anonymous
on Dec 16, 2009 -
I need a page of bios integrated into a WordPress site. I would like to give each person the ability to update his own bio without letting him mess with other people's bios. It would be awesome if the list was alphabetized. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 5, 2009 -
My website's stats app says that visitors stay for an average of five minutes and ten seconds. I know that this is pretty decent ... but does it put us in the 70% percentile? The 90% percentile? Is there anywhere you know of where I can go to find lots of comparative statistics for duration of visits to sites?
posted by dacoit
on Sep 7, 2009 -
I was watching my old Sopranos DVDs last night and a question came up. When Tony's crew show up at a construction site and just sit around in lawn chairs eating donuts...what the the heck are they really doing and why?
posted by punkfloyd
on Jul 7, 2009 -
Oh so many questions about building a web site: do I need software to help me or a person? what to pay? how to maintain? special circumstances make the decision complicated. [more inside]
posted by x46
on Jun 15, 2009 -