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Web layouts

What is the best resource on layouts in webpages, specifically with the use of CSS and other web technologies? This has always been something that's been tricky for me and I'm wondering if there's something out there that really sums it up well.
posted by antgly on Aug 11, 2014 - 2 answers

I crit failed my web design roll.

Can anyone provide pointers for setting up a robust digital image archive on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on Jul 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Information-Dense Web Design Example - Parts Site

I'm trying to remember a site I once saw offered up as an example of good high information density web design. I think I originally saw it on AskMe but can't find it now - it was a parts catalog (lots of screws and other stuff), white background, green trim, I think the name of the company was a surname starting with M. The primary method of using the site was searching for parts by category, and it had lots of small black and white photos. Any idea what I'm thinking of?
posted by 23 on May 22, 2014 - 4 answers

What's the division of labour in web development?

I want to start doing freelance web work, but I'm not sure what I'd like to specialise in. I'm competent with python, PHP, html, css, javascript and angular as well as doing designy things like UX and photoshop. Previously I've always built whole websites from start to finish and now I'd like to pick a particular element and develop my skills to professional level in that role, but I'm not sure how it breaks down and how the size of the company/project increases the numbers of roles.
posted by awesomathon on Jan 3, 2014 - 5 answers

Pure CSS Navigation

I need a pure CSS navigation menu solution for a static, one page application, the simpler the better. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Examples of websites that display pairs of items side-by-side?

I am designing a website for a set of museum exhibits. The curator designed the museum panels so two items are displayed on each panel and the viewer experiences them in each other's context. If we were making a book instead of a website, we would place these items on facing pages. What is the equivalent of facing pages in web layout? Can you think of websites that pair items so they are experienced together (i.e. without scrolling down)? [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Aug 31, 2013 - 11 answers

Intensive programming "bootcamp" in California?

I'm interested in taking a month or possibly two off work and focusing intensely during that time on a very practical course of study related to web development. What are my options in California similar to this program? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 16, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I build a component library?

How can I build a component library so our designers and developers keep things synchronized and don't end up doing a lot of double and triple work? [more inside]
posted by eleyna on Mar 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Ohhhh, Dreaaaamweaaaverr

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 - 9 answers

Help me cook my web dev chops.

I'm looking for practice-oriented websites and blogs about web development. Specifically, I'm interested in writing pertaining to Python, Django, and front-end techniques (HTML5/CSS/Javascript), though a bit of PHP/Wordpress-specific info couldn't hurt. Examples inside. Help learn me, please! [more inside]
posted by nosila on Aug 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Wordpress getting hacked, need more security

I love wordpress but I am finding that it seems to be very unsecure when it comes to viruses and hacking. What do other Wordpress users do to keep their sites secure and safe? [more inside]
posted by hellodonna on Mar 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me learn the name of this web thing I like!

Is there a name for this sort of website design/template? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jan 6, 2012 - 13 answers

To pop up, or not to pop up?

I'm building a blog-like site that will have lots of old stories about a particular rural area. I'll be adding lots of supplemental information about some of the places, people and things the author talks about, and I'm trying to decide how to display it. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Nov 21, 2011 - 2 answers

I'm thinking about starting a website.

I've been toying with the idea of starting a website that's sort of half forum, half store. I have a general understanding of how the web works, but I haven't done anything web design-ey for about ten years, and even then I was definitely quite amateur. What would I need to do to get going? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Help inspire me to design great website UI's!

I'm a solo UI designer for an ad agency & I'm looking for good website or blogs that'll inspire me to make cool & effective user interfaces. Individual websites are cool & all ,but what I'm really looking for are sites like TheFWA or SmashingMagazine that curate cool designs. Bonus points for sites that look at e-commerce websites. Fellow web designers: Where do you get inspiration?
posted by cuando on Jul 20, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I get a static menu on a website?

Web design – how do you make a site where the top menu doesn't reload (example site)? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Apr 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Including a Business Directory in a Wordpress Site... any ideas

I am trying to find an easy way to incorporate a business directory into a Wordpress site. [more inside]
posted by hellodonna on Mar 8, 2011 - 11 answers

How to get from media student to web professional

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]
posted by miraimatt on Mar 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Snazzy versions of the RSS icon in the wild

I was looking at the webpage for a sci-fi webcomic called Drive, and I noticed that the web designer had included a modified version of the RSS icon that meshed very nicely with the feel of the webpage. I was wondering if anyone else had noticed any other websites that had similarly jazzed up (or down, I guess) the RSS icon to better fit their page. To be clear, I'm not just looking for fancy versions of the icon (Google image search turns up hundreds of those), but instances of altered icons being used well in actual webpages. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Jan 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Im looking for some advice on the best way to structure a web project

Im looking for some advice and suggestions on the best way to structure a project. My client has 4 products (SAS) and although they are related most people would only use one due to the specialist nature of each. Currently only one of these products has a website and there is no main company website. They are looking to introduce a main company website either incorporating each of the 4 products within it or having a separate company site and each product has its own separate site with the main company site acting as a knowledge base to establish them as an authority in field they work in. Im wondering what the best approach would be from a usability point of view and an SEO points of view? I guess from an SEO point of view each product sitting on its own domain and being targeted to certain keyphrases might be more preferential than one site will all the content in? Im wondering if anyone knows of any examples out there that handle this particularly well
posted by toocan on Nov 19, 2010 - 3 answers

How to deal with an unpaid stock image licensing fee?

Getty Images wants $1200+ for use of a licensed image on a website I created nearly seven years ago and have done virtually no work on since. The design (a template including graphics) was handled by my brother in law, a professional web/UI designer. [more inside]
posted by yiftach on Nov 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me help my website.

How can I improve my small business's website? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Nov 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Design of a Design

What makes a design good? And how do I create it? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Oct 16, 2010 - 11 answers

CMS for web presence

I need a web presence for articles and pictures, and a way for readers to comment on both. I know a lot about web servers, and squat/all about web design, and I don't have oodles of free time... help me pick a CMS. [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Oct 7, 2010 - 9 answers

How can a Canadian on a working holiday visa in Japan get a work visa to stay longer?

Always desiring to experience living in Japan, I moved in the country from Canada almost a year ago on a working holiday visa, which will expire next month. My life here is stable so far, including a job at a company willing to sponsor me for a work visa. I want to live in Japan for a longer period, but the problem is I don't seem to meet the requirements for a visa. I am aware that getting married is the easiest way, but unfortunately, I do not have that possibility. Is there anything I can do to stay and work in Japan longer? [more inside]
posted by remi on Sep 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Hiring a web designer for my small business

The small business I work for wants a new website. I'm in charge of finding the people to overhaul it. I've never done this before. I don't want to be the Client from Hell, but I also don't want my inexperience to accidentally screw over the company. Help! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Aug 3, 2010 - 13 answers

I'm like two, three days from unspooling...

Is there a tool that will let me 'map' a website's links & content? [more inside]
posted by The Imp of the Perverse on Jul 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Is "Web design degree" still an oxymoron?

A friend is considering going to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco for "Web Design and New Media" with the goal of becoming a web designer. Questions are (a) Is this school well-regarded by potential employers and (b) is it a good value for the tuition? They have zero interest in doing straight programming without design work involved.
posted by benzenedream on May 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Web design workflows in 2010?

What does a web designer / web UX designer workflow look like in 2010? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Apr 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Well-designed industrial web sites?

Any examples of well-designed web sites in the industrial/engineering/manufacturing industry? [more inside]
posted by relucent on Mar 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me choose my first blog/CMS solution?

Please tell me about the current state of the art for blog and/or content management systems? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Mar 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Code Monkey Like Tab and Mountain Dew...and 40 Hours

What should I know transferring from public sector web design to private? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Two blogs, one domain - how to guide visitors?

I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Feb 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Seeking examples of scientists' websites

I would like to see examples of simple, well-designed websites run by individual scientists. [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Feb 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Looking for good, easy to set up 'Content Management Community' web-software

Web-Design-Filter: I am looking for a free (or very cheap) and easy to use Content Management System that I can use to set up a private, dynamic blog, content and community space for multiple users. I would be willing to look at Wordpress type software bases, but would like to integrate something of the functionality of lifestream systems like Facebook and Sweetcron/Tumblr. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Are there any worthwhile professional associations for web developers/designers?

Are there any worthwhile professional associations for web developers/designers/etc?
posted by Jairus on Nov 25, 2009 - 7 answers

How does HuffPo append URLs to copied text?

I noticed today that text copied from articles on The Huffington Post appends the article URL when pasted and I'm wondering how it's done. [more inside]
posted by eyeballkid on Sep 25, 2009 - 10 answers

How to apply a radial-subtle gradient to a 1px line Photoshop?

How to apply a web 2.0 radial-subtle gradient to a 1px line Photoshop? [more inside]
posted by wildrain2008 on Sep 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Seeking best community-driven websites

Looking for examples of websites that engage/inform/empower the communities and readers they serve. Examples include barackobama.com, greenforall.org and (in terms of content, not presentation/interface) this site for the UK Improvement and Development Agency. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Non-U.S.-centric web content and design

Non-U.S. residents: Aside from language issues, what issues can U.S. web designers keep in mind to make their sites ideally usable for you? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Jun 23, 2009 - 15 answers

Mission: From pretty pictures to useful pictures

What are the best resources for me to look into if I want to create websites that support user-created information? [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Apr 19, 2009 - 2 answers

What CMS is this?

I really like the design of this site. Is there a way to find out what CMS they're using? And what's that picture scroller in the middle?
posted by Finder on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Custom fonts online... again?

What're the best practices these days for including custom fonts in web design? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Dec 19, 2008 - 9 answers

What is a realistic website to build for $2000? Can a non-designer be the client-side web project manager?

I owe an organization about $2000. We've discussed me paying this back by doing some work for them. The work they want is web design project management. Can you help me figure out a realistic plan? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Dec 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Theming multiple web applications

At my office we're running a number of different third-party web applications for things like blogs, ticket tracking, cms, and so forth. I would like to apply some consistent themes to these applications without having learn n different theming mechanisms. I'm hoping y'all can provide me with some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by larsks on Nov 5, 2008 - 1 answer

Easiest way to set up a 'fake' torrent tracker?

I need to create a website for a fake invite-only torrent community to feature in a short movie centering around said community. What's the easiest way to set up a customizable tracker? [more inside]
posted by JMB1138 on Sep 29, 2008 - 2 answers

How can I fix my weirdly rendering navigation tabs?

What's wrong with my CSS that makes top the nav render like this or this on some browsers, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 10, 2008 - 15 answers

I'm looking for an objectively based survey of websites which use css-based positioning versus tables as layout.

I'm looking for an objectively assessed survey of websites which use css-based positioning versus tables as layout. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Jun 12, 2008 - 8 answers

I want more design and less web.

I want to learn about Web Design. Emphasis on the design part. [more inside]
posted by Memo on Jun 7, 2008 - 17 answers

How do I give an interesting crash course on web design?

I have a duty to teach my fellow peers the basics of web design, and I intend to not bore them to death. Where do you recommend I start? [more inside]
posted by semi on May 20, 2008 - 15 answers

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