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Internet Plagiarism

Web design plagiarism - How do you deal with someone who has taken original content from a commercial web site you designed and built from scratch, and then put that material on their commercial web site and used it as their own? What if this person is in the same business as you and works in the same market and location as you? [more inside]
posted by evoo on May 31, 2005 - 15 answers

Web in China

Much to my surprise, I have been given a visa to visit ol' zhongguo (china) for a few months (i'll be doing research on minorities). I would like to be able to surf the net anonymously but I'm a bit of a nOOb when it comes to proxy servers and what not. I remember seeing a similar question on slashdot but answers said things like "Just ssh into ..." I know what ssh is, etc. but i'm not sure how to use a proxy through ssh. can anyone give me some basic instructions? I would appreciate help. Comments like "Don't go to China if you don't want to obey their rules!!!" or whatever are less appreciated. Thanks!
posted by hurting.the.feelings.of.thechinesepeople on May 25, 2005 - 9 answers

Buy Me, Sell Me

How do you sell ads on a website? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on May 25, 2005 - 4 answers

Put my RSS feed on /their/ site.

A number of other sites have asked me for help about putting my RSS feed on their site. Um. Help? more, as they say, inside. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on May 24, 2005 - 12 answers

My Web Host ain't got GD, or ImageMagick

My budget web host does not have the GD or ImageMagick libraries installed. How can I get around this? More inside... [more inside]
posted by hifimofo on May 22, 2005 - 5 answers

The web most miraculous

I'm looking for surprises about the web that few would have expected 10 years ago. Like Google maps, with satellite images. Or that "view your block" option on Amazon. There are indeed many marvelous benefits on the www. What is a most unexpected feature on the web today that would have seemed 'unrealistic' to expect just 10 years ago? I'm looking for the non-obvious.
posted by kk on May 18, 2005 - 31 answers

Online Appreciation?

I was wondering if there is a way for a group of people to give thanks online. [more inside]
posted by theFlyingSquirrel on May 14, 2005 - 3 answers

What should our non-profit's domain name be?

Our non-profit group is setting it's first web site, and we're having some trouble deciding on a domain name. [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on May 12, 2005 - 11 answers

ASP Web Hosting

An ASP/SQL Server web/e-mail/domain host that's affordable and reliable? [more inside]
posted by normy on May 12, 2005 - 8 answers

name that tune

I'm looking at a book for my son that has simple tunes for kids to play on the kazoo, but actually has the sheet music listed with the tune. I'm wondering if there is a web page that would let you "transcribe" the notes on the page and hit submit such that it would play back a midi or something so I can hear the general tune. Does this exist?
posted by TuxHeDoh on May 9, 2005 - 1 answer

Short cut to "Printer Friendly Format" on news sites?

I'm really tired of all the advertising and dancing crap that clutters up most news/magazine web articles. I find myself constantly searching for a "Printer Friendly Format" link so that I can read the article in a column wider than 1 inch and not paginated in such a way as to maximize ad views. Is there any utility, web site, firefox extension, something, that can take me to the "PFF" right away?
posted by de void on May 9, 2005 - 17 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


I need my own web bot. [more inside]
posted by benjh on May 9, 2005 - 7 answers

quick help for hosting mpgs on my new website?

I've just established the domain for my first website, and look forward to learning how to update and maintain it. (I currently know nothing about how to do it, but I'm an eager learner.) For the moment, I'd like to host about 25 movie files and 100 images, and could use some advice on how to do this. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on May 4, 2005 - 8 answers

Evaluating Lucene

I’ve been assigned to evaluate the feasibility of using Lucene for our website, a large, high-use government site with rapidly-changing data. [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Apr 27, 2005 - 3 answers

Wiki database

I'm looking for a community-editable database. Philosophically similar to a Wiki, but with some webmail-like features, including the ability to sort and filter various things, show and hide columns when there are too many to fit on screen, and edit a single record by itself, rather than the whole massive body of text. [more inside]
posted by Myself on Apr 25, 2005 - 10 answers

Wiki-like, server-side web page editing?

Is there server-side software that that I can log into to give me a directory listing of all the pages and folders on my web server and allow me edit the text and upload binary files? Even better would be to have it allow me to put a little edit link somewhere on the page if it knows via cookies that I'm logged in. I'd like to be able to easily edit my site from anywhere. It's not exactly a wiki because they seem to have their own directory structures, I don't need their special formatting syntax, and it wouldn't be communal. Of course, free is preferable.
posted by bitpart on Apr 22, 2005 - 8 answers

Posting someone else's email address on a public website. Is it legal?

Is it legal to post someone else's email address on a public website? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Apr 22, 2005 - 10 answers

E-mail/web hosting, uptime critical.

On the recommendation of some AskMefites, I started using Dreamhost as email/web provider for a small-business. Pretty serious email downtime (undeliverable messages, 24+ hour lags) in the last month necessitate a switch. [more inside]
posted by piro on Apr 20, 2005 - 13 answers

A new screen name

I need a new screen name. I've got low standards. Go nuts! [more inside]
posted by Hildago on Apr 19, 2005 - 65 answers

ImageReady help for Fireworks refugee

In Fireworks it's a one-click process to export an image slice individually (ie. right-click and select "export selected slice"). Is is possible to do the same thing quickly using Adobe ImageReady? [more inside]
posted by bruceyeah on Apr 18, 2005 - 1 answer

WebTrack My Cell Phone?

WebTracking My Cell Phone? [more inside]
posted by freudianslipper on Apr 16, 2005 - 3 answers

locally hosted textad system

I'm looking for a textad system for a site I run. I'm familiar with textads.biz, but I think I might prefer a locally hosted and run system, more akin to the fine MetaFilter Textads. Any suggestions?
posted by me3dia on Apr 13, 2005 - 2 answers

DHTML-ish function question...

I keep trying to come up with a generalized way to scale a webpage image in a gradual fashion using JavaScript. I can do it in a specific way (with one hard-coded named image); it's the generalized form (that would work with any rolled-over image) that's giving me fits... [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Apr 13, 2005 - 10 answers

Firefox problems loading a specific website

I'm having a strange problem with Firefox in relation to a single website. When I start the program, the site loads with no problem. I can reload the site several times, but after a few times, rather than successfully reloading, Firefox will just sit there, spinning the "loading" icon in the tab in question. This continues so long as I have this particular instance of Firefox open, but if I quit and restart the program, I can access the site with no problems. [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto on Apr 12, 2005 - 10 answers

CSS positioning: X px from bottom

In CSS, is there any way to make the background image have a set distance from the bottom of the div? [more inside]
posted by signal on Apr 7, 2005 - 14 answers

Website awards - which are relevant?

Website awards - which are relevant? [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Apr 7, 2005 - 11 answers

Web Development

I'm interested in web development... [more inside]
posted by eatcherry on Apr 7, 2005 - 13 answers

How can I prevent another website from linking to my content?

How can I prevent another website from linking to my content (exe files, docs etc)? I want users to register on my site before providing it to them. [more inside]
posted by dhacker on Apr 6, 2005 - 11 answers

Fake contact info in domain registration?

Is there any good reason why I can't put a fake address and phone number in my domain registration info? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 6, 2005 - 20 answers

Trojan at Drudge Report?

See http://www.professorbainbridge.com/2005/04/whats_drudge_up.html for the question. He is getting a report of a Jabber Trojan when visiting the Drudge site. Any insight here?
posted by yclipse on Apr 6, 2005 - 2 answers

delete or keep old social software accounts?

Just curious: if you stop using one of the social software sites, do you go in and delete your profile or just leave it there to rot?
posted by whatnot on Apr 1, 2005 - 9 answers

Is Microsoft watching me?

Is Microsoft watching me? I was going over the web statistics for my small website and the number one url that traffics my site is located at One Microsoft Way in Redmond Washington. The rest can be explained by friends and family, what's going on here? [more inside]
posted by Mark5four0 on Mar 30, 2005 - 5 answers

What is Heretical.com?

What is Heretical.com? [more inside]
posted by $15 worth of sox on Mar 24, 2005 - 19 answers

Productivity? Gasp!

I've turned my office onto Basecamp in a massive way and now I'm on a quest for other web services that share information beautifully like this. [more inside]
posted by Vaska on Mar 24, 2005 - 6 answers

Recommended Form Upload Component?

A client wants to enable fiile uploads via their web site. The web site is hosted outside the company and the files need to be uploaded to their FTP server which is hosted within or on-site at the company. Thus far all the components I've looked into upload to the web server. Is this simply the only option? Can anyone recommend a good component or alternate method? PHP, ASP are fine.
posted by juiceCake on Mar 21, 2005 - 10 answers

Why do links to anchor tags in my pages turn the # into %35, and thus break?

Why do links in my anchor tags turn the # into %35 and thus break? Any idea why - and (most importantly) how to fix it. (yeah, I know I should scrap this cumbersome system and move to WordPress - it's my plan, but I don't have time at the moment). [more inside]
posted by Pericles on Mar 18, 2005 - 12 answers

How do I get php working in Ubuntu Hoary

So I upgraded from warty warthog to hoary hedgehog and something broke PHP on my box. Any ideas as to where I should look to fix this. I already have: DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.shtml index.cgi index.php and AddType application/x-httpd-php .php AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps in my httpd.conf file.
posted by outofpaper on Mar 17, 2005 - 5 answers

CMS for Newspaper Sites?

I'm working on a project to bring a relatively new local GLBT newspaper online. Is there a CMS product (preferably open source) out there that I can setup for this purpose? My web skills are minor, so I'd like something as out of the box as possible that won't have me in fits trying to set it up. I know there are several options for non-open source software, but they get very expensive, very quickly. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Mar 16, 2005 - 11 answers

Perl, CGI, and Apache

I have a Perl script which is supposed to handle user registration. It works fine from the command line (perl blah.pl "username=blah&password=blah") but doesn't modify the file it's supposed to modify when run as a CGI script in Apache 2.0. [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Mar 15, 2005 - 2 answers

CMS on Microsoft servers

I'm working for a large, well-known organisation, which is looking for a content management system that will run well (and securely) on Windows 2003 servers. [more inside]
posted by bwerdmuller on Mar 15, 2005 - 7 answers

Noteworthy Architectural Websites?

What well designed architects' websites would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by signal on Mar 10, 2005 - 9 answers

Transforming XML with XSL

I need a new way of transforming XML with XSL. Till date I've used PHP's Sablotron, which I absolutely love and is simple to use, but my host keeps forgetting to enable and include it each time they recompile Apache, so I was wondering if someone here knows of a way to do the same with either Perl or JSP/Tomcat or even PHP as long as it is without Sablotron's xslt_create(). [more inside]
posted by riffola on Mar 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Web video resizing/compressing/formatting?

So, I've bitten off more than I can chew. I've been handed a 60mb VOB file of a television commercial that I want to post to the website of said company. [more inside]
posted by jmevius on Mar 7, 2005 - 8 answers

Making a web page in Japanese

I'm trying to make a 1 page web site in Japanese using my computer (english windows 98). I'm unable to type in Japanese using dreamweaver. I downloaded the Japanese version. Still no luck. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by keithl on Mar 2, 2005 - 6 answers

Data from Flash interface

How can I get data from a Flash interface-based web page? e.g. When I click on an item in the interface, is there anyway to get info on what was selected, etc? For example, on http://homestarrunner.com/sbemail.html, how can I get the data on which selection was made from the list? I'd like to take that data into a PHP app and do something with it elsewhere.
posted by noahv on Mar 1, 2005 - 4 answers

What advice would you give someone who is selling web development services?

I have been charged with training our retail representatives on how to sell our new web development services. Since I'm a code monkey, I have no idea about how to sell web development. [more inside]
posted by bryanzera on Mar 1, 2005 - 14 answers

Best solution for a website for a christening present?

I have a friend whose baby is getting christened. As a little present I'd like to provide them with an easy-to-operate website through which they can store and display photos of the child as he progresses, and supply news (essentially a blogging factor). Though I'll be setting it up and am pretty good at tech-stuff, the operators of the website (the parents) aren't so it'll need to be as simple as possible for them to do things like upload photos and post news of the baby. PHP content management systems seem like the logical solution, and I've looked at a few ideas (like using Gallery for the photos, and embedding it in a site) but I was wondering what do you all recommend?
posted by uk_giffo on Mar 1, 2005 - 14 answers

Grabbing a file via auth HTTPS

Using a PHP, Perl, or cron, how do I grab a xml page from a my TiVo that requires https authorization? I have the username and password. [more inside]
posted by riffola on Feb 26, 2005 - 16 answers

download sites always take you to a

Why do download sites always take you to a "your download will begin shortly" page? Is there a technical reason for this or is it all about ad revenue? Usually there are a few ads on those pages and you have nothing better to do but look at them until the download begins.
posted by skallas on Feb 26, 2005 - 8 answers

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