I'm with a managed VPS webhost and apparently I've outgrown my current plan. Please help me figure out if it will be worth the added expense to move up a tier, or if there are things I can do to minimize my consumption of resources. [more inside]
The online database tool DabbleDB is closing up shop this Wednesday. It's a great tool - excellent ui, cloud availability for data entry and access, easy RSS feeds. Any recommendations on another tool that offers the same? I've looked at Zoho and found it inferior in every way.
I'm writing a paper on (animated) GIFs and am trying to track down some of the most (in)famous. I suppose I am talking memes, but I'm more interested in the GIF as an archaeological reference point. I frequent sites like dump.fm, tumblr etc. so am quite tuned in to the glitchy/kitschy side of GIF culture. How theoretical have people got on these wonders of the web? How does one trace the history of an animated GIF? [more inside]
I'm looking for a web collaboration tool to schedule volunteers. I think a spreadsheet would work best, but I could manage with a document as well. There will be about 5-10 of us that will have editing abilities. The most important part: I don't want them to have to create an account to edit the document. They should be able to edit by just clicking the unique link that I send them via email. I don't mind creating an account myself. Does anyone have an idea for a tool that would work in this situation? Bonus points if we can view/edit on iPhone and Android. Thanks!
What kind of Web programmer/coder do I need for this project? Where do I find such a person? [more inside]
Google has failed me. I need to find that old Maddox thing about gay guys who keep doing things to him.
Will TikiWiki (or similar software) work for my rather specific needs, or do I need to build something myself? [more inside]
Are there any sites with ideas for new web services? I'm in an entrepreneurial slump and ideas are a dime a dozen--so where are all the ideas? Trying to find inspiration for creating a new consumer web service. [more inside]
How can I turn the folders on my web server into a browse-able website (without setting up a content management system)? [more inside]
I looking for a reliable and free way to schedule facebook updates. I have used laterbro, hootsuite and socialsafe. All have issues. I post about 12-20 times a day and they frequently stop sending the updates at some point. The best solution would be web based. I would also like to find a free web based email scheduler as well. What have you, hive?
Looking for a cheap (free?) online collaboration tool that will allow me to share documents with a group of folks. Maybe it has a blog/notes capability? Maybe a discussion board? Plus it sends email notifications to users when updates are made. Is KeepandShare? Is it something else? Help?
I am moving to a new host for my website and I have a couple questions. [more inside]
What is the most interesting fine visual art that has been made for the web? I am especially interested in experimental stuff that could never exist as a conventional painting or sculpture, and which can only be experienced online. Any examples appreciated!
I built and maintain a fairly basic website for my daughter's nursery school, and I need to know the simplest way to integrate a blog feature (to be utilized by the teachers), as well as a way to allow the school's director to make updates from time to time to a particular page of content without having to teach any of them how to use Dreamweaver CS4 (this is key), which I use to maintain the site. I am by my own admission more of a designer than a coder (the technical stuff is not my strong suit), and on top of this I have a pretty limited time frame in which to accomplish this. Other than hiring someone else to do it for me, can anyone offer suggestions? I thought about using Wordpress - either integrating it into the site as is, or starting over and rebuilding the site in Wordpress. But I haven't come to any conclusions yet (obviously!).
How can I edit/alter a friend's Google Spreadsheet Form so I can put my own answer in required list items? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best/ most functional social bookmarking site. [more inside]
I am putting together a proposal for my English class. It proposes that cameras should be required in meat processing plants all along the "dissemble" line, and broadcast "to the public somehow," (probably via web-feed or something) . Is there such a thing, in any law, in any jurisdiction (even outside of the U.S.)? [more inside]
I'd like to be able to embed a grid of thumbnails of products either scraped by search terms or manually entered - products from, ideally, multiple sites with affiliate programs, but barring that just Amazon would do - onto a web page. [more inside]
Web/Marketing Firm? In Tampa Bay Area? Need recommendations, please. [more inside]
I want to write a tool for multiple-searching a site that only supports single-searches. What's the best implementation language? [more inside]
How I do know when a specific part of a specific page is updated on the web? I want to take advantage of an online sale, so I need to be notified when the deal is available... [more inside]
I plan to talk to a lawyer about this but right now, I'm doing my research and would like to reach out to the MeFi community for advice. [more inside]
Question about transferring hosting service without disrupting Microsoft e-mail. [more inside]
Slicing a web design layout in Photoshop - is this a conventional web design practice? What are the pros and cons? [more inside]
I have tried Elgg and BuddyPress, but those solutions just don't seem to work very well, mostly because of issues with the templates. I want to develop an online community that is based around my online radio station. The community should have forums, chat, galleries, user search, comments, walls, and all the other basic stuff that comes with an online community. It needs to be completely graphically customisable I'm looking for the best solution that is under $600, but preferable free.
I teach a bunch of photography courses, and at the end of the course I always try to hand out some useful links to online examples and tutorials. I'd like to set up a low-maintenance link dump for the material, but not sure how. [more inside]
Need a line or two of (I think simple?) custom PHP for my design portfolio website. Could you be the King of Kings? [more inside]
Help me make a very sad friend laugh herself silly. [more inside]
I am trying to find an easy way to incorporate a business directory into a Wordpress site. [more inside]
Getting into web design (or maybe graphic design?) professionally a couple years after completing a good but in some ways lacking college education. I'm looking to fill in the blanks in my knowledge. Am I on the right track? [more inside]
Where do you go to find recommendations for the best new web widgets and applications? [more inside]
Assuming that restaurants need them, what would make a good web site for a restaurant? [more inside]
What IDEs, editors, or general tools do people use to do web development? I'm a linux geek, so my tool of choice is gVim. But I'm teaching a course on this right now and don't want to inflict my prejudices on the students, and I'd like a broader perspective. So if you're a web developer, what do you use? NetBeans, Notepad? Something in-between?
Is there to-do list software out there that randomly chooses what you should do next? [more inside]
How to balance being a team player with not wanting to work 24/7? [more inside]
I want to do web design work for free. Where should I be looking for collaborators/clients? [more inside]
In Firefox, how can I get my bookmarklet to open a link in a new tab? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for ecommerce software that is easily customizable for a fairly code savvy designer which provides a very user friendly interface for my clients to add new items to the store. [more inside]
Selling EPUB e-books, adding on to a custom shopping cart app: handle like any downloadable file? DRM? If DRM is a bad idea, good layperson-accessible article explaining clearly why not? If DRM is a good idea, how is it implemented? [more inside]
Ok, here's a stupid-sounding idea: can someone point me to a guide to how to manipulate an Access database client-side on a web page? [more inside]
Help me find this resume template [more inside]
I keep hearing about web scraping. What tools are used to scrape content from the web? [more inside]
Are there any sites out there that work on a principle similar to gnod, but for finding web sites you might like? i.e. You input sites that you like, and it gives you a list of other sites you might also like.
I have severe 1Password/Lastpass confusion. Does one supercede the other or are they meant to be used concurrently, in an ideal situation? I'm confused whether they perform the same function or not. Please help me organize my stuff! [more inside]
What is Metafilter's equivalent in the non-English-speaking web? [more inside]
I work for an established technical company moving into the web space and we need to decide whether we're going to use Java or .Net for an emerging web platform. Where can I find non-frothing arguments from reputable sources? [more inside]