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What is this web page background ad called and how does it work?

On this page (HuffPo), I see a dynamic background ad for Chicago PD that changes as you scroll down. I noticed it because it defied my AdBlockPro. What is it called? How does it work? [more inside]
posted by kimberussell on Jan 8, 2014 - 3 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

Family history blog - should I start posting out of order?

I started blogging family history recently and have been having fun with it, but now I'm at a crossroads. Should I break out of the chronology and start posting content out of order? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Dec 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Best practices or tools for defining specifications for a new website?

My small team is hiring a developer and a designer to build a website. What is the best way for us to communicate the features that the website needs to have? It is a medium-complexity website - more than a blog, less than Facebook. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on May 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Breathing new life into an old website, input on new name and content

I created an online, open source academic journal website several years ago and it may be near the end of its first life. I'd love to get feedback on what folks here think might work best. I want to reinvent it and breathe new life into old content. Help me, MetaFilter, rebuild something that doesn't have to die into something new and beautiful! [more inside]
posted by christopherious on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Preparing to launch! Hosting advice & projects.mefi advice sought

My new website is nearly ready to launch and I need (1) advice about improving performance via webhost features/alternatives and (2) advice about how to build a good post on projects.metafilter.com where I'll be seeking feedback. [more inside]
posted by christopherious on May 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Advice on making a website for a veterinary business

I have a computer science degree so I know (or can learn) the technicalities of web programming, serving a site, etc. I'm looking for high level advice. If someone asked you to make them a business website today, how would you go about it? [more inside]
posted by htid on Apr 5, 2013 - 8 answers

When should I launch?

I'm building a web site dedicated to my grandparents' old letters and diaries. It will be a few months before I'm done scanning, transcribing and creating other original content. Should I launch now, or wait until I'm done? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Mar 29, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I find web development projects to work on?

I was told I can't code anymore, but I love to code. I want to keep up with cutting edge technologies, and while I'm learning -- why not develop projects that people need while getting a part-time income. One problem: Where can I find projects? [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Jan 23, 2013 - 6 answers

ZOOM!

What percentage of desktop web browsers are set to a zoom level of 100%? [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Aug 30, 2012 - 4 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

"I have x years of professional job experience."

I've been employed as a full-time web developer for a couple of years. However, I've been doing it as a student and a hobbyist for a lot longer. Which amount of time should I indicate on my resume as my official "length of experience"? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Apr 24, 2012 - 7 answers

We Can Program It For You Wholesale

Should I knuckle down and learn to use Magento, or is there a friendlier option that will do everything I need? I am building an commerce site for a small business that needs to serve both the general public and their wholesale clientele. I've got some experience with several Wordpress-based ecommerce solutions, but am I going to find them limiting in the long run? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Jan 17, 2012 - 8 answers

How to be the best digital PM evar?

How do you moderate a beautiful kick-off meeting for a website redesign project? What questions do I ask our prospective client? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jan 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Can I learn to swim on land?

Which web development skills can I learn with an offline laptop, in the jungle, in a year? [more inside]
posted by pickingupsticks on Dec 22, 2011 - 11 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

You don't get to 500 million friends without a tragicomic story

My brother needs my help launching his website! Problem: it was designed in iWeb, he's a sensitive artist, and it just gets worse from there. [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Oct 25, 2010 - 25 answers

[TexasFilter] In Texas, do I need to charge someone sales tax if I make them a website?

In Texas, if I do freelance web design or web development for a client directly, do I need to charge them sales tax? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Oct 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Fair, honest website prices

What's a fair price for a website, these days? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Oct 11, 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

Skills-based volunteer web designers: tell me what it's like!

Have you done web design or development as part of a local "skills-based volunteer" or "pro-bono consultant" program? What were the projects like? Was it challenging? Are folks generally trying to move the technology and design forward, or get more life out of decrepit sites? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on May 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Career change, grad school, debt, and you. I mean me.

I am a web developer with decent abilities but a growing frustration with the work. I have identified an area that I would like to pursue - Human-Computer Interaction. I've been struggling with how to proceed with what seems like the inevitable next step in my working life and I'm hoping MeFi can be my surrogate mentor. I'd like to ask anon for employer-related reasons, which means more information than you may require inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 4 answers

Did you seriously just ask the graphic designer if she knew what Photoshop was?

Working-in-environments-where-the-cheerleader-is-the-sinkhole-filter: Project manager isn't taking her job seriously, making it hard for me to do mine. [more inside]
posted by june made him a gemini on Jan 25, 2010 - 24 answers

HTML 5 Filter: jQuery HTML 5 Selectors, do they work?

HTML 5 Filter: jQuery HTML 5 Selectors, do they work? [more inside]
posted by willcosgrove on Dec 30, 2009 - 3 answers

What's the best WYSIWYG software for web design these days?

What is the best WYSIWYG website builder for PCs out there these days? [more inside]
posted by julen on Dec 12, 2009 - 18 answers

Art Gallery Web Sites?

Do you know of any art galleries with really great web sites? [more inside]
posted by crickets on Oct 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Head hurts. Insert own witty title here.

LessSuckyThanMeAtJoomlaFilter: I'm newish to Joomla and building a website that's going to have on its front page (amongst other things) a section highlighting three services offered, in three side-by-side boxes in the main column, each with a "more" link hopping via anchor link to a corresponding heading on a "Services" page listing all services offered. To more experienced developers than I, how would you achieve this? Three articles in a "position"? A ul in a single article (not really possible if I want to use h3s in each and remain w3c-compliant)? Something else? [more inside]
posted by springbound on Sep 1, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I find someone willing to let me, an amateur, design a website for them for practice?

How can I find someone willing to let me, an amateur, design a website for them for practice? [more inside]
posted by oracle bone on Jul 31, 2009 - 18 answers

What should I learn in order to do web development?

What should I learn in order to do web development? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Oct 15, 2008 - 16 answers

As a web designer, do I still need to aim for under 50kb files?

Web designers, what is the maximum recommended file size for site designs in this day and age? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Sep 15, 2008 - 17 answers

How much should I pay for coding?

How much does web development cost if the design work is already done? I am new to the world of website-making and am lost and confused. [more inside]
posted by hungrytiger on May 5, 2008 - 18 answers

Create a simple database website (and gather the data)

I'm undertaking a personal web development and database building project, but I don't do web development or database building. Please help me assess the best options to have someone else do the work for me. I think the stuff I want is fairly easy, but please tell me what you think. [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Feb 19, 2008 - 4 answers

RFRFPFilter: Help me choose a Web Developer for this huge site!

I've been charged with redoing our Label Website pretty much from scratch, both back-end and front-end (yes, its a self-link but its relevant). Because this site is about classical music, there is a HUGE amount of metadata that will need to be collected, parsed and displayed (think 3700 titles * 10 tracks * performer, composer, title, length, etc for each track). Has anyone done or know of anyone who's done work on this scale on either the back-end side or the design side before that they might recommend? I have an RFP pretty much already mocked-up. I would've liked to have used someone like 37signals but it seems like they don't do work for others anymore.
posted by softlord on Dec 19, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me understand billable hour expectations for people other than lawyers....

Help me with Web / IT consulting and billable time. Consulting firms make their money on billable hours - what percentage of a 40 hour work week needs to be billable for different roles within the company? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Oct 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Job search in 6 months, how to prepare?

I'm moving in the summer of 2007 to a new city. I'm a web designer/developer, how can I get a head start on my job search? (likely to Asheville NC, if that helps) [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs on Nov 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites?

Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Apr 22, 2006 - 3 answers

Web testing

Web designers and developers: what's in your testing suite? Do I really need Mozilla, Netscape, Camino and Firefox, or is one Mozilla-based browser enough? How much do they vary across platforms and operating systems?
posted by timeistight on Mar 26, 2004 - 9 answers

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