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]
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!
How do you sell ads on a website? [more inside]
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]
My budget web host does not have the GD or ImageMagick libraries installed. How can I get around this? More inside... [more inside]
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.
I was wondering if there is a way for a group of people to give thanks online. [more inside]
Our non-profit group is setting it's first web site, and we're having some trouble deciding on a domain name. [more inside]
An ASP/SQL Server web/e-mail/domain host that's affordable and reliable? [more inside]
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?
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?
I want to be able to provide a form with a "submit" button on a web page. [more inside]
I need my own web bot. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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.
Is it legal to post someone else's email address on a public website? [more inside]
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]
I need a new screen name. I've got low standards. Go nuts! [more inside]
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]
WebTracking My Cell Phone? [more inside]
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?
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]
In CSS, is there any way to make the background image have a set distance from the bottom of the div? [more inside]
Website awards - which are relevant? [more inside]
I'm interested in web development... [more inside]
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]
Is there any good reason why I can't put a fake address and phone number in my domain registration info? [more inside]
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?
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?
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]
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]
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.
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]
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
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
in my httpd.conf file.
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]
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]
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]
What well designed architects' websites would you recommend? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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?
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]
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.