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Where to start with modern web UI development?

Help me get my Web 2.x (or are we on 3.x now? I've lost track) on. I'm an old-school Web 1.0 developer who wants to kickstart himself into slightly more modern UI and user experience paradigms, and I have a project in mind (of course). The challenge? No expensive tools. [more inside]
posted by jferg on Nov 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Best fun/techy ways to make a party better?

How can I make my party more techy, fun, communal? [more inside]
posted by PandemicSoul on May 4, 2011 - 8 answers

What are some web services worth paying for?

What are some web services worth paying for? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Dec 26, 2010 - 33 answers

Research cost tracking

My research group currently tracks our expenses (for lab supplies, travel, etc.) by printing copies of receipts and then manually tallying them in an Excel spreadsheet. Can anyone recommend a web service that will make this process easier? We'd prefer something free (or self-hosted), but are open to low-cost options as well. [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Oct 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me hide my posts on Tumblr

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 - 1 answer

What's your experience in getting an online community to grow?

I'm in the process of developing an online community (for a fairly specific industry/group of people) and was hoping to hear from others about their experiences during the early months/first year of getting an online community to grow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2010 - 3 answers

How can laptops for every high school student be beneficial?

I am a teacher at a high school that will be providing netbooks to every single student this fall. I am trying to consider ways that this will be helpful in the classroom, particularly in a math classroom. If you knew that every child in the classroom had their own netbook and the classroom were wireless, what would you like to see happen that would help students learn math? Please fire away ideas. All are welcome - whether brainstorm ideas or maybe you know of a particular website or web-based tool that would help students. Particularly, I'd like to assess students' progress as they learn as well as to provide them multiple ways to learn/experience the fundamental concepts in a math course. What would YOU have wanted if you had a laptop and wireless in high school? Thanks for your suggestions!!!
posted by mathmatters on Jul 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Resources to help writing a business proposal

My friends and I have what we think is a pretty lucrative, clever, and unique idea for a web-service. However, none of us are especially web or business savy, but we are enthusiastic and confident and so would still like to move forward with the idea. [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Feb 23, 2010 - 14 answers

What was the name of the service that provided you with a free 800 number and credit card processing?

What was the name of the service that provided you with a free 800 number and credit card processing? Their model was that they took a percentage of the credit card fees and you billed your customers through them. It was a very neat way to setup a small service business with almost no overhead. Are they still in business?
posted by thinktwice on Nov 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Radio Fa-Fa-Facebook

I need examples (good and bad) of how radio stations, DJs or programmes use Facebook. [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

I need a crash course in the current best-practice website accessablity standards.

Give me a crash course in making our nonprofit website accessible. What are the best practices/standards? What's the lingo? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Oct 14, 2009 - 7 answers

What web-app should I build on the domain "vimbro.com"?

What web-app should I build on the domain "vimbro.com"? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Oct 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Web App to manage client uploads???

I'm looking for a web application (preferrably Open Source) that will help me accomplish the following: I have a service business that works on digital files for clients. I'd like to broaden my reach through web, so want to give clients/public the ability to upload files to me and for me to keep track of who those files are from, and to be able to invoice them and track when they have paid, etc. so I can return the finished file to them. I'd like it to work with Paypal. [more inside]
posted by spock on Aug 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Find me some car websites - offering profiles, stats etc. Having trouble!

In order to find it if it's worth scratching a new web development itch, I'm looking for some links to websites that relating to cars that offer the following functionality... [more inside]
posted by newformula on Aug 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Is webring technology stuck in 1998?

I'm thinking of starting a webring, but the concept feels very 1998. Is there such a thing as Webring 2.0? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Jul 12, 2009 - 14 answers

Where do these people hang out? Suggestions for online communities, please!

I need to find talented people who are into both theatre writing and web technologies. They should live in Britain or Ireland. I have two weeks. Where should I look?
posted by the latin mouse on Jun 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Travelplan2.0

Looking for a website that helps me plan a 5-day vacation in detail. [more inside]
posted by mr.marx on Jun 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me be heard! ( Podcast style )

Is there an application that will automatically take my ready-to-publish podcasts from my local PC, and upload them to a website and publish their links to an RSS feed? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on May 27, 2009 - 4 answers

How to make a vertical timeline?

How to make a vertical timeline? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on May 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Event Planning software for DJ

What is a decent event planning website/software solution for a mobile DJ company? [more inside]
posted by lifeofthunder on May 22, 2009 - 1 answer

Web 2.0 in Education

EducationFilter: How do you use wikis, blogs and social media in the classroom? [more inside]
posted by man down under on Apr 27, 2009 - 12 answers

What topics should be covered in a "new media" class for journalists?

What topics should be covered in a "new media" class for journalists? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Apr 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me be web-savvy again (does anyone still use that term?)

I was once a teenage web design nerd. Now I'm an old-media content producer with horribly out-of-date new-media skills. What should I learn, and where should I learn it? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Apr 11, 2009 - 13 answers

What's your favorite on-line fitness tracking tool?

Fitness 2.0 quesiton: I'm a big fan of Fuelly. It's one of the few Web 2.0 tools that I've stuck with. I want to be as disciplined with tracking my workouts as I am my gas usage. For me, a user-friendly tool makes a big difference. Can anyone recommend a high-quality Web 2.0 fitness tracking tool (preferably a free one)? [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Apr 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Social Media + Environmental Concerns?

What are some social media sites that have an environmental tilt? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Mar 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Looking for ideas for a presentation on Web 2.0 and new web apps for teachers

What should I include in a presentation about new internet technology and digital media in the classroom to a group of high school teachers? [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Feb 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Why do some social web platforms catch-on (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia) while countless others don't?

Why do some social web platforms catch-on (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia) while countless others don't? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Feb 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Is there a better, more 'Web 2.0', alternative to traditional bulletin board systems?

Why are all web Forum/Bulletin Board systems so horrible? Is there anything that outdoes PHPBB, vBulletin etc. and adds a bit of good ol' fashioned Web 2.0 usability to the genre? [more inside]
posted by Glum on Jan 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Operetta meets web 2.0

I finally convinced my boss that we could manage a blog. The blog would be (in fact already is) on an existing community site with other arts organizations; my idea is to get it going, and provide links in both directions. This is at absolutely no cost to us, and I've worked out a rotation so no single person needs to write more than one entry per year. Then she started talking to her marketing guy. [more inside]
posted by nax on Jan 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Million Dollar Homepage

What are some alternative business models on the internet besides selling antiques and books? I have been tasked at school with brainstorming ideas for alternative business models including revenue generating websites and internet based services. That revenue could come from advertising, AdWords, Software as Subscription, or any other alternative model. Things that quickly come to mind are: 1) Subscription based software for take-out restaurants, 2) Residential helpdesk service using GoToMyPC type software, or 3) iTunes for call centers ( Jukebox while your on hold ). If you ran a startup, what would it be? Are there a finite amount of ways to generate revenue?
posted by kaizen on Jan 5, 2009 - 3 answers

Charity Collection Planning/Advertising tools

What are your favorite/most-effective internet event planning tools? [more inside]
posted by guptaxpn on Jan 2, 2009 - 2 answers

What's a site similar to StandPoint?

Help me find a web2.0-ish site, similar to (the now defunct) StandPoint. [more inside]
posted by PandemicSoul on Jan 1, 2009 - 1 answer

2.0 election stuff that really helps people, not just impresses them

Examples of good web/election widgets to show to librarians this upcoming week? I'll be speaking at a conference this week talking about, among other things, Web 2.0 stuff. I'm looking for some good topical examples to briefly highlight. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Nov 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Introducing Social Bookmarking on a Corporate Intranet

Social Bookmarking on a corporate intranet: How can I introduce it successfully? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Oct 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Web 2.0 companies with silly names.

I'm making a list of Web 2.0 companies with silly sounding names. Can you help add one to the list? [more inside]
posted by Meagan on Oct 1, 2008 - 18 answers

wow me with the wonders of web2.0

collaborative tools, "web 2.0", community - evidence that the tech is really worth the price? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Sep 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Who are the best social media shops in NYC?

If I want to create a high-end social media website, and I want it to be built (designed and coded) by a reputable shop in the NYC area, who are my best potential partners, and is there some kind of directory or forum on which I can find a list? I'm talking real professional stuff that involves projects over $100k. I'm not talking just a website, but choosing (or building) a CMS, having an understanding of the social media space, being able to do original design work and custom functionality, understanding user experience, and creating/customizing blogs, forums, downloads, voting, and other such stuff. Please... I know how to google. I am looking for either specific recommendations for partners, or places to look or post queries or RFPs. Thanks!
posted by bingo on Sep 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Calorie counting 2.0?

Please help me find an online calorie counter/tracker that works for me! [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Aug 26, 2008 - 20 answers

Oh man, I should totally make this website when I have a free weekend...

How do you keep track of your project ideas? How do you get yourself to follow through on them? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jul 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Backup web interface?

I recently got a new web host that I'm going to use for backup and I'm looking for a free AJAX web interface / CMS to manipulate files online. See inside... [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Jul 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Open Source Social Networking, blah, blah, blah.

Yet Another Social Networking Question: I'm looking for something that does well with different user groups. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jun 3, 2008 - 6 answers

What is the psychology of friendship?

Lately, the concept of "friends" seems to have become incredibly diluted by the casual use of the term by Facebook, MySpace et al. But in "the real world" what do you consider to be important when you are making and becoming friends? Is it how long you've known someone? How frequently you meet up? What you have in common? Something more intangible? Also, I'd love recommendations of any books looking at the psychology of how people become friends.
posted by pipstar on May 14, 2008 - 21 answers

They don't want to spam, they want to make sure they do things the right way.

Are there established, respectable Agencies which can help a company market online using "Web 2.0" tactics – like Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Youtube, blogs, widgets, etc.? [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on May 12, 2008 - 2 answers

What are my options for granular goal tracking websites?

What are my options for granular goal tracking websites? [more inside]
posted by jhscott on May 8, 2008 - 4 answers

What's the hot Java web framework?

I'm starting a new project at work rewriting a web application from scratch. We want to rewrite it in Java for a number of reasons that aren't really important. I've spent the last few months off and on researching web frameworks, but I haven't got a really good handle on how the web-development community feels about them. Help me choose! [more inside]
posted by Plutor on May 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Best script/plugin for social networking?

Out-of-the-box script for building a small social networking site? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Apr 23, 2008 - 6 answers

Got any stats on lurkers vs. contributors?

Are there any statistics available regarding the number of lurkers versus contributors on sites with community-generated content? [more inside]
posted by moift on Mar 23, 2008 - 12 answers

What should I call my indie rock travel site?

I need a good name! I'm putting together a travel website focusing mainly on indie rock/nightlife/offbeat stuff to do in different cities, aimed mainly at 20-something travellers or anyone looking for live music or more alternative venues while they're travelling. What should I call it? [more inside]
posted by octavia on Feb 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Fundraising online

I want my not for profit organization to maximize its presence on line, in particular by increasing fundraising efforts. [more inside]
posted by nax on Feb 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Tomorrow's design today

Most of us are familiar with the web 2.0 look - bright colours, big fonts, rounded corners, gloss and reflection effects - but what sites are breaking free of the stereotypes and pushing design boundaries? Which are your favourite sites that boast a cutting edge, next-generation design aesthetic? Which sites are pioneering tomorrow's design, today?
posted by skylar on Feb 12, 2008 - 32 answers

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