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Good, relatively-cheap CMS options?

I'm looking for a CMS that is highly-customizable and relatively cheap. [more inside]
posted by omar.a on May 27, 2014 - 6 answers

Web platform suggestions

What's a good small-scale web platform for sharing documents? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on Feb 21, 2014 - 6 answers

How to phrase request for payment? Question for artists...

Someone wants to use a watermarked version of an illustration I drew. Got some newbie questions. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Jan 27, 2014 - 10 answers

Open domains and business names for a mailing service?

I want to start a service that will put real letters into the mail via a website. I kind of prefer a meaningless name that is simple, unambiguous to spell, and memorable that would grow with the site, if it began to branch out into different areas. And of course, the domain should be open. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 14, 2014 - 14 answers

Basic, easily updatable photo-heavy web site?

It's time to create a better website for our store. What are the best options for a non-techy site that are free/cheap? [more inside]
posted by Atom12 on Sep 12, 2013 - 4 answers

Please help me name a long form sports journalism aggregation site

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 - 10 answers

How To Update a Static Photo Site on Amazon S3?

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 - 6 answers

Host For Photo Site?

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 - 5 answers

What would a good restaurant site be like?

Assuming that restaurants need them, what would make a good web site for a restaurant? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Mar 2, 2011 - 67 answers

Current Recommendations for VPS Hosting?

Recommendations for VPS hosting? [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Oct 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Design of a Design

What makes a design good? And how do I create it? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Oct 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Please Speed Up My Site!

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 - 6 answers

The UK web for a new arrival

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 - 20 answers

How do I download an entire website from Google's cache?

How do I download an entire website from Google's cache? [more inside]
posted by EatingCereal on Sep 23, 2010 - 12 answers

What are best practices for coding and testing a website prior to launch.

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 - 11 answers

Personal website... just very simplistic

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 - 7 answers

Totally sweet websites that will make students say "wow"?

Totally sweet (yet school appropriate) websites? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Jan 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Can I save a timestamped version of a website to use in court?

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 - 15 answers

stay awhile

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 - 10 answers

Web site design/mtce help - special circumstances

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 - 6 answers

What are some examples of "classic" webiste design?

What are some examples of "classic" webiste design? [more inside]
posted by SouthCNorthNY on Jun 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Free app to create Flash slideshow - is it possible?

How can I create an extremely simple flash slideshow of still photographs that I can embed on my web site ... for free? [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Nov 26, 2008 - 15 answers

1) web-site idea, 2) ??? 3) The Awesome

Can the hive help me get a web site started? I have very specific ideas, but I'm a dinosaur when it comes to everything about the insides of websites. [more inside]
posted by indiebass on Sep 24, 2008 - 14 answers

How to fix a website and make it compatible in firefox AND IE?

I need some help with a CSS/HTML issue as well as an Internet Explorer issue. [more inside]
posted by bigcheesegump on Aug 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Google Archive Search

Is there a way to search Google for what a URL Web page looked like on a certain date? [more inside]
posted by cainiarb on Aug 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Spiffy PHP file upload script?

I'm in need of a spiffy PHP file upload script. For great justice. [more inside]
posted by kryptondog on Aug 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Why does my web site show up for everyone but me?

I've got a web site that shows up just fine for everyone except me. I get a big fat "page not found" when I navigate to it even though it works fine in proxy browsers, I've used ipconfig/flushdns and cleared my browser cache. I'm sure it's a DNS issue of some sort, but have no idea what else to do. Help?
posted by bflora on Jul 19, 2008 - 12 answers

Which framework to use to build a Community website for my family?

Looking for community building tool to create a family website. I have family all across the US and would like to create a website where each family member could create their own profile, make posts, share photos. Like a MySpace or Facebook but something more private and to a degree less complex. Something that is just for invited users, something that is easy to use for non-technical users and something that I can host and administer. Open source solutions would be preferred. I have used wordpress, drupal, and joomla but each requires tweaking and modules, and lots of research to setup. Just wondering if there are any prepackages solutions or easier to use modules for WP, drupal, or joomla. Thanks.
posted by mountainfrog on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

What to do about a spoofed web site that isn't obviously fraudulent?

I just found out our web site is being spoofed. The site is outdated (we've made major changes since this was copied) but they've gone so far as to create a similar logo with a similar name as our organization (and the URL is also similar). At first I thought I'd find evidence of credit card phishing when I clicked on the donate links, but surprisingly, they still go to our real donation page (outside vendor) or to a 404. The only thing I can really see that might be the benefit is some links on the homepage that link to outside sites (ad revenue? search rankings?) and possibly e-mail harvesting if anyone actually clicks on the mailto links. Also, some of the links on the homepage are just anchor links. Is that worth a spoofed site? Is there something else that might be going on? And most importantly, what can we do about it knowing that all the domain registration info for the site is bogus (aside from the person's name, all the contact info is our own).
posted by unsigned on Feb 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Website, what are you made of?

[What's that website filter] What's the website that let's you plug in a URL, and then it tells you what software the site is using? (Ex: site is using Wordpress, Javascript, PHP, RoR, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Feb 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me remember this Free Custom Ringtone site!

What is the name of the website that allows you to upload mp3's to its site, converts them to ringtone format, and then text messages them to your phone for free (after a delay) or immediately (for a donation)?
posted by Maia on Jan 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Why Log-in?

Why do most web-sites you want to check-out require you to "sign-in" with a user name and password to access there comments or free videos etc.. Is it a way to spam you or is there really any real use to the site owner?
posted by orlin on Nov 30, 2007 - 13 answers

How do I legitimately hijack website content?

HTML/Javascript: I need to "hijack" website content so that it appears to be hosted by a different domain (with the full knowledge and cooperation of all parties). [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Aug 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Good examples of organizational web presence?

What are some good examples of an offline organization (business, university, nonprofit, etc) that has built itself an established dynamic web presence? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Apr 3, 2007 - 5 answers

Protecting mah bandwidth

Website admin question: I want to put up a website with about 10000+ charts. I don't mind people copying images, but how can I protect against a site sucker barging in, scooping them up, and killing my bandwidth? I wish I could generate a bunch of static HTML pages with simple IMG tags, but I'm guessing this isn't possible. What might PHP have to offer for protecting my content from site suckers?
posted by calhound on Feb 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Deamweaver "Site Definition" question

Help, Help !! If anyone has experience with Dreamweaver and setting up the “Site Definition” settings; either basic or advanced mode for “Remote Info” I desperately need your advice and it would be very much appreciated. Runbox is my web host and I use “cPannel” to manage my web files. I can’t figure out what settings to use for “FTP access”. What would my “FTP host” be and what should I put in there this field? To be honest, I’m not quite sure what a FTP is although to use Dreamweaver’s functions, I need to set this up and have not been successful. Next question; Am I correct in saying the “Host Directory” would be in the “public_html” folder in cPannel that all my web page files are located? Any advice would be appreciated. I’ve tried multiple times and days to set this up, but I must be doing something wrong. Thank you in advance for your cooperation…Orlin
posted by orlin on Feb 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Hey, watch this!

Is there a way to monitor internal (i.e. behind the firewall) web pages for changes? I’m looking for a piece of software that works like WatchThatPage, but running from my PC (which is on the corporate LAN via VPN) instead of as an external service. [more inside]
posted by JParker on Jan 3, 2007 - 7 answers

How would one economically drive up traffic for a new web site?

How would one economically drive up traffic for a new web site? [more inside]
posted by titans13 on Oct 25, 2006 - 12 answers

Help understand a Flash site

How does one make a site like this one ... ? http://www.playgroundsfestival.nl/playgrounds.asp What I mean is how does one make the huge background, and add the elements onto it? Point to a tutorial helpful. Thank you,
posted by bright77blue on May 3, 2006 - 10 answers

Personal finance web sites?

Please recommend some good personal-finance related web sites. I'm looking for sites with good information on all aspects of personal finance and responsible money use. Most of what I've found is focused on investing, though, and on macroeconomics. I'm not interested in the Big Picture. I want sites that focus on the Small Pictures: dealing with debt, saving for the future, finding bargains, etc. Think Your Money or Your Life, but in web form. Big sites, little sites, weblogs, print magazines — I don't care, so long as it's focused on personal finance. Bonus points for sites with RSS feeds. [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Mar 14, 2006 - 21 answers

Create a site based around your family tree

Say you want to create a site based around your family tree. Members may want to log in to upload pictures, view tree structure, etc. [more inside]
posted by parma on Oct 25, 2005 - 7 answers

Web Page Form Handling

I want to be able to provide a form with a "submit" button on a web page. [more inside]
posted by SparkyPine on May 9, 2005 - 3 answers

Moving Domain Hosts

I've been asked to redesign a medium-sized corp (60 employees) web site. The current host is dreadful and I want to switch it to Dreamhost, who I use for all my small clients without problem. How will moving their web site/domain to a different host affect their email? [MI] [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jan 13, 2004 - 7 answers

Help me to write algorithms

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 - 15 answers

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