The idea here is that I have a product for a specific niche (construction management), that is well designed and (I think) very intuitive. But the target users are not very savvy in terms of WHAT they should be doing. I need to walk them through various processes step by step. [more inside]
posted by Kellster
on Feb 28, 2013 -
I’m currently working on an international project and need to format documents written in German, Polish and Croatian for use on the web. What is the quickest way to convert all the non-ASCII characters into the relevant character entity? Some sort of web form would be my ideal solution, but I’d settle for a freeware program.
posted by the latin mouse
on Feb 27, 2013 -
When I was in college, and first learning to build websites, I began by using Microsoft FrontPage. It definately had it's shortcomings and I'm glad it has been retired. I've long since moved on to better tools and methods myself, but there's one feature I did enjoy called "Navigation View". This was a way to view your site as a tree-map, but it was also a way to build out a large and somewhat complex web of pages. I found it to be a useful outlining tool, for later building complex sites. Is there anything like that now?
For those of you who might not be familiar with the feature, try a google image search for frontpage navigation view
I tried looking on another forum for an answer, but the conversation there was not helpful to me at all
posted by dylan_k
on Feb 26, 2013 -
Let's say you have a global disaster where the traditional web is no longer available (all ISPs are down, or a virus/cyber-attack incapacitates the web for entire regions of the world). What are the data communication alternatives in this sort of context? Is anyone still running a BBS? Does anyone even have a dialup modem anymore? Is there something better than this? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Feb 25, 2013 -
Googling for any sort of survey software that's NOT subscription-based was frustrating. I need something that can be used to evaluate and provide reports for businesses in the hospitality industry. [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Feb 21, 2013 -
What are the best online resources to guide me in developing a website using WordPress? [more inside]
posted by braemar
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I want to create an intra-company website for my co-workers to rate/review widgets. It will not be a commercial venture. Is there is a free or free-ish way to do this? [more inside]
posted by vidur
on Feb 19, 2013 -
Posting for my wife, a graphic designer who is tasked with doing a website layout job for a client. Here's the rub: The company has an existing logo that's red and blue, but she doesn't necessarily want to use red and blue as the dominant colors in this particular layout, but someone from the company is convinced that they MUST use red and blue as the primary colors throughout the site. I've had no luck coming up with any kind of evidence to support my wife's point, and so now I'm here to query the hive. Do any of you design-minded folks know of any articles or collections of layouts that might help my wife make her case? Sorry if the question is very vague.
posted by doogan nash
on Feb 18, 2013 -
a few months ago someone I follow tweeted a link to a website that curates and displays only the latest news headlines and top stories. I found this thread (http://ask.metafilter.com/192456/A-better-newspaper
) on MF but the site is not listed there. This is a fairly new and probably still obscure site, but I loved the look of it and would like to find it again and seemed to have lost the bookmark. I cannot find it on google because the search terms are so generic.
This was an extremely CLEAN site, black on white (i believe) with attractive type, no (or very few/discreet) ads, and nothing fancy going on in terms of media or anything like that. Similar to "theweek.com
" in terms of content but nowhere near as busy visually.
any help would be appreciated.
posted by denaps
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I'm a web developer who is very capable with HTML and CSS, but that's about it. I am fairly comfortable with SQL, but now I need to learn to develop an API. I'd like to read a good book on the subject. Is there such a book? All I can find are things that explain why an API is useful, or things that assume you already know what you're doing in order to build/use an API.
posted by dylan_k
on Feb 11, 2013 -
When buying a web domain, one is given the option(for an additional fee), to make the domain "private" where the owner of the domain is hidden from public view.
Then the question is, how private is a private domain? Can a web smart person or internet ninja find out the information?
The desire is to hide the domain and completely non-work related blog from my employer.
posted by sock, the puppet
on Feb 8, 2013 -
Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't
connect to router!
DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally)
. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Feb 7, 2013 -
posted by PercussivePaul
on Jan 31, 2013 -
Our dear friends' 6 year old daughter was murdered on Dec. 14th at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The father is testifying at a public hearing in Connecticut this afternoon. This is the website from which it will be broadcast.
; the event is titled "BI PARTISAN GUN VIOLENCE MENTAL HEALTH WORKING GROUP".
I have been asked to make a recording of this event. I live in Massachusetts and cannot view the event in person nor do I receive this channel on television, so recording it as it streams online is the only route open to me. I have experimented with recording the stream using VLC
with no success thus far. Your help would be greatly appreciated by me and the parents.
posted by EKStickland
on Jan 29, 2013 -
I'm learning a language (Hungarian) and I look up new words in a bunch of websites (2 dictionaries, Google images inside of Google Translate, Forvo.com). In general, I just copy and paste each word into the URLs, but there must be some way of clicking a button and searching all four websites at once. Is there? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Jan 27, 2013 -
I need to publish a map for a website that shows the user's location and a pre-defined destination. [more inside]
posted by signal
on Jan 22, 2013 -
Help me find a devilishly difficult online puzzle that I had worked on ~4 years ago. Difficultly: I remember a few of the levels and not much about the name. It's not
the "Impossible Quiz" flash game. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish
on Dec 23, 2012 -
Is there a wifi/web-based irrigation control system available? Ideally it would track weather patterns and moisture levels. Not interested in ethernet cable-based systems. Basically looking for the Nest
of irrigation systems.
posted by letitrain
on Dec 14, 2012 -
Does such thing as an early web emulator exist? My 12 year-old stepson is learning HTML and CSS, and today I was trying to describe the web of yesteryear (for me, c. 1995-96). I'd love to show some visual aids. I have googled to no avail. [more inside]
posted by allisonrae
on Dec 13, 2012 -
Is there any way to make a web browser use two windows to show the first and second window-fulls of a single web page? This would be the equivalent of the "two up" view found in some PDF viewers. On the left, your normal view of a web page. On the right, the next part of that same page -- the thing you would see if you hit "page down" in the first window. [more inside]
posted by dgrobinson
on Dec 10, 2012 -
Wrote an article for publication on the web. Billed the client for the article, but did not specify any charges for re-use of the article elsewhere. Now the client just got back to me, saying that they liked it so much they want to use the article on another website which was not specified in the original contract. What should I do next? [more inside]
posted by micketymoc
on Dec 7, 2012 -
You guys are always supersmart and up-to-date with this kinda stuff. Help this semi-retired print designer understand the tablet/mobile magazine biz! [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Dec 3, 2012 -
Can my employer tell whether I've logged into their outlook email site from a laptop or a desktop? [more inside]
posted by mockpuppet
on Dec 3, 2012 -
If i assign a domain name to blogspot.com something is it permanent or can i reassign it? [more inside]
posted by maiamaia
on Dec 2, 2012 -
I need an image slideshow script for a website. Unfortunately, I'm extremely constrained by our dinosaur CMS. [more inside]
posted by toastedcheese
on Nov 30, 2012 -
I need to create a web form to gather information. In an ideal world, the service would create a hosted URL, people would fill out the form, when submitted, the form would automatically be emailed to 3 selected addresses, and there would be an option for the submitter to either save to pdf or print. Oh, and it should be free. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by cessair
on Nov 30, 2012 -
In Safari 6, I have a folder of bookmarks on the Bookmarks Bar that I visit each day by right-clicking and choosing "Open in Tabs". I'd like one of those bookmarks to open to a specific vertical scroll position on the page in question. Is that do-able? [more inside]
posted by boombot
on Nov 29, 2012 -
Is there a replacement for the "how'd I get here" Firefox add-on? [more inside]
posted by Lorc
on Nov 15, 2012 -
Is there a simple program or tool to embed in a webpage that can list podcast episodes? I have the feed link. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo
on Nov 12, 2012 -
Question about bit torrent sites that (are) shut down and their possible revival. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Nov 5, 2012 -
Help me set up a Google Alerts, Analytics or other search to spot sketchy use of my nonprofit’s name and logo! [more inside]
posted by paindemie
on Oct 22, 2012 -
Blog/website tech support needed!
How can I move my newly designed Wordpress site from a subdirectory to the root, while somehow archiving the old indexhibit site which currently dwells on the root? I only have a couple of days in which to do this! [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong
on Oct 18, 2012 -
Web navigation best practice: I'm managing a newly relaunched website, and my superiors want me to duplicate navigation options in a couple practices (clarification after the jump). Something in my Krug- and Nielsen-lovin' soul cringes at the thought. Am I overreacting? If not, can you help me assuage their concerns elegantly without compromising the information architecture? [more inside]
posted by kwaller
on Oct 16, 2012 -
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 -
I work at a publisher, in the production part of the business. I organise editors, designers and projects on the one side of things; printers, print runs and shipping on the other. It's clear to me that at least one half of these activities will soon diminish greatly, as paper publishing winds down and web / ebooks take over. So: What skills and talents do I need to develop to keep helping people produce and share content in the future? [more inside]
posted by ominous_paws
on Oct 15, 2012 -
Machine for recording research path, pre computer-age? Library books on a waterwheel device? Please point me to the right web page... [more inside]
posted by Speculatist
on Oct 13, 2012 -
Easy-to-use templates (or something?) for a visual arts portfolio site? I already have a domain name and hosting, so I'm not looking for DeviantArt/Tumblr/CargoCollective, etc. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish
on Oct 9, 2012 -
What percentage of a spider's energy diet is spent on spinning web?
posted by curious nu
on Oct 7, 2012 -
What is the best way to keep your web usage on a network hidden from anyone who might be snooping packet traffic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 4, 2012 -
I need to learn Java/J2EE. Where do I start? What resources are out there? How do I become a good programmer overtime? [more inside]
posted by turniphead
on Sep 28, 2012 -
Please help me find a boilerplate terms and conditions statement for my new retail website. I am begining a retail web venture and need some terms and conditions verbage. Boilerplate will do. Can someone point the way today?
posted by citybuddha
on Sep 26, 2012 -
My business is booming and it's driving me crazy! The process that worked when only a few orders trickled in isn't scaling and I am finding myself prisoner to my workflow.
Email and google spreadsheet is clearly not cutting it and I need input on a project management or order system. [more inside]
posted by hellodonna
on Sep 20, 2012 -