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Adobe! The little car that's made out of clay!

Lately when I attempt to view web-based .pdf files, I get nothing but a blank screen. I am running Firefox 0.9.3 with Adobe Reader 7.0. Any suggestions?
posted by LilBucner on Jun 18, 2005 - 8 answers

JavaScript only RSS parser?

I wasted a lot of time the other day trying to reinvent the wheel. I wanted to write a web-based RSS parser. [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Jun 17, 2005 - 9 answers

Is Ruby really as great as everyone says?

Everyone seems to love Ruby. But does it lend itself to web development, and is it "polished" enough to be used as one's primary language? [more inside]
posted by TheCowGod on Jun 16, 2005 - 21 answers

Breaking the Web!! Breaking the Web!!

Which will break first: target=”_blank” or the JavaScript hack meant to replace it? [more inside]
posted by Tallguy on Jun 14, 2005 - 12 answers

Looking for a trade-board web solution

I am looking for a web-based solution to use as a community services/goods trade board *other* than phpbb, something more akin to ebay...my google skills are failing me... [more inside]
posted by gren on Jun 13, 2005 - 3 answers

Alternative contact details for Interscope Records?

Can anyone assist me with alternative contact details for Interscope Records? The email addresses on their contact page aren't working. [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Jun 13, 2005 - 6 answers

What are your recommendations for fantasy stock exchange websites?

What are the best mock stock exchange websites out there? What ones are to be avoided? [more inside]
posted by tozturk on Jun 9, 2005 - 5 answers

Good web support interface.

I have a complex shareware program and would like to provide online help -- less complicated than a "knowledgebase" but better organized than a rambling FAQ. Have you all seen any ubercool online support pages? Where? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Jun 4, 2005 - 4 answers

A few good geeks?

A friend of mine is starting a business and needs to find some hard core developers. How should he go about looking for them? [more inside]
posted by nyterrant on Jun 2, 2005 - 17 answers

Is handing out a business card with your blog on it obnoxious?

Does anyone have their blog on their business card? Have you handed it out in an attempt at networking? What has the response been? Positive? Negative? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by tozturk on Jun 1, 2005 - 8 answers

My web browser stops working after a while until reboot but internet connection is still alive

I have Windows XP Pro with BrightHouse Cable connected to Belkins Pre-n router. I always have my computer on 24hours a day. I constantly download files from p2p type website. The problem is after I get home, my Internet Explorer seems to Not find or disconnect until I reboot. [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Jun 1, 2005 - 9 answers

html for a total novice... how do I get a slide show effect with random order of pages?

I am a total html novice. I have ten pages, "page1.html" through "page10.html" that I have already created. I want to have a link ("slide show!") on my home page "index.html" that, once clicked, creates a slide show of "page1" through "10", showing each page for 5 seconds until finished (never showing any page more than once.) I also want the order of the pages to be random (ie showing the slide show in a different order each time the link on "index" is clicked.) Is this possible? If so how in the heck can I do it!?!?
posted by izizi on Jun 1, 2005 - 12 answers

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

Webbot

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

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