Should navigation (and sub-navigation) on web sites be alphabetized or structured in order of importance? [more inside]
posted by AmericnJewl
on Oct 28, 2005 -
I'm trying to figure out how to do some vertical centering in two different scenarios. I'm looking for CSS solutions, but plain HTML fixes are welcomed as well -- for either/or. [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Oct 17, 2005 -
I run a website
for my school's robotics team. It is hosted on my server at home on a Verizon FiOS connection, which while being incredibly fast, blocks incoming port 80 requests. As a result, I use the ZoneEdit feature that allows me to nest the page in a frame. The issue is linking to external sites results in those sites loading in said frame. Is there an elegant solution to this problem? I'd rather not have links open new windows...
posted by phrontist
on Oct 6, 2005 -
I'm a web designer for a small company which no longer suits me. What I'd really like to do is work for the local alternative weekly (think: The Stranger
/ Creative Loafing
), help bring their currently suffering website into the 21st century, and most importantly, convince the CEO that there is money to be made by transitioning from ink to web, thus securing me a webmaster position. What are some revenue models I can use to convince him to go forward with a redesign? [more inside]
posted by highsignal
on Oct 5, 2005 -
Why does Safari reload images each time it goes to a page? Shouldn't they be in the cache somewhere? [more inside]
posted by TiredStarling
on Sep 26, 2005 -
I know I've seen it here before, but searching has been fruitless. A slick little program that will take a full-length screenshot of your website, or any URI. [more inside]
posted by Satapher
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Who in the world can help me manage/fix/customize my Movable Type website? I am completely clueless, too busy to learn the damn program myself, willing to pay someone likeminded to help me, chomping at the bit to really get my blog off the ground. [more inside]
posted by melixxa600
on Sep 22, 2005 -
Form re-submission woes!
How can I catch page refreshes and prevent form values from being re-submitted? [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Sep 16, 2005 -
Site design: what are, in your opinion, the best-designed ecommerce sites out there? Either from a graphic design or a usability viewpoint.
posted by Leon
on Sep 12, 2005 -
Dreamweaver (MX) extensions. Does anybody use these? Which ones can't you live without? [more inside]
posted by p3t3
on Sep 8, 2005 -
CSS question: I'm responsible for adding a university-wide banner to an existing organization website. It involves merging the banner and its style sheet with an existing site - which has its own, very different style sheet. [more inside]
posted by jare2003
on Sep 7, 2005 -
Thanks to your answers to this question
, I'm going to spend the next month redeveloping our website. But now I'm faced with choosing the right tools for the job. [more inside]
posted by godawful
on Aug 26, 2005 -
For my father's 60th birthday, my sister and I are building him a customized browser default page. The design wrapper will feature goofy pics of my sister and me, and the meat of the page will be a blog we're setting up. But on the sidebars, we'd also like to integrate other features like: links to his favorite sites, calendar listings he can sync with his Palm, a Flickr feed, RSS news headlines and so forth. Any ideas on what else would make this a useful page for a middle-aged geek, and maybe some tips on integration? [more inside]
posted by dhoyt
on Aug 14, 2005 -
I designed a website a while back, and I'm now trying to make it compliant. You can see it here
. Do any CSS gurus have menu solutions? [more inside]
posted by samstarling
on Aug 13, 2005 -
I need a good, cheap (free) ASP shopping cart application for Windows 2003 / IIS for a client website. Normally, I would use osCommerce, but for some reason they want everything ASP, etc. Any suggestions? Your help is fantastically appreciated. [more inside]
posted by letterneversent
on Jul 29, 2005 -
How do people make websites do this fancy trick? The site sells something downloadable. You pay, then you get an automated email containing a link to download the same item or items you bought.
posted by leapingsheep
on Jul 13, 2005 -
I've read all of the posts concerning selection and implementation of content management systems here on Ask Me, and found them quite helpful. Now I have a few clarifying questions. First, a little background... [more inside]
posted by alas
on Jul 10, 2005 -
I've been asked to build a web site for a company that is offering online courses--the kind where you sign up and there is a series of steps one has to complete, not the kind where it's just an archive of study material. People pay, register, complete weekly assignments, etc. I'm looking for a) good examples of sites that do this; b) good examples of sites that market this (ie, not as concerned about the "assignments/courses" aspects as the "why you should study with us" and "look how we offer this stuff up" aspects); c) feedback from anyone who has taken such a course and has opinions on what worked/didn't work well regarding it. Thanks!
posted by dobbs
on Jun 18, 2005 -
I offered to help a professional photographer friend make his web site, but I don't normally do it like THIS: He is a Photoshop wizard and has created how he wants his pages to look using that. He gave me a CD full of pages as TIFs. Is there a quick/easy way to make sites from TIFs using ImageReady or Fireworks? Pointers, links, tutorials, ect. GREATLY appreciated. (I realize that this does not result in the optimal site, but the guy wants it to look like he wants it to look). [more inside]
posted by spock
on Jun 13, 2005 -
I'm having a really hard time getting a site to display correctly cross-platform and cross-browser. What are the best sites for specific advice about such problems? And are there any places that specialize in troubleshooting CSS? [more inside]
posted by UrbanFigaro
on May 25, 2005 -
Looks like I have to learn Flash. Suggestions for programs, learning materials, etc. Any "war stories"?
posted by petebest
on Apr 26, 2005 -
Why do car companies and luxury hotels have a vernacular of aggressively bad web design? [more inside]
posted by Nelson
on Apr 23, 2005 -
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 -
Many sites that utilize user-initiated pop-up windows for photos or other content have a little link on the pop-up window that says "close this window." Why is this? Can't people just click the big "X" on their browser window to close it? Everyone knows how to close a browser window, right?
posted by arielmeadow
on Apr 14, 2005 -
i've got to learn php for my work. can anyone recommend a good, not too expensive or obscure, book i can order to help me make a start? I'm in Belgium and there's only one bookshop that sells english language books so I can't go and browse to see what I would like.
posted by quarsan
on Apr 5, 2005 -
I'm in the market for some web design. In the short term, I need a good freelance person who's hip to XHTML, CSS, usability, etc, not a flash or photoshop-doc-cut-up-with-fireworks person. I'm having a hard time finding people like this via craigslist, monster, friends, etc. Is there a secret website where all the submitters to CSS Zen Garden
go to look for freelance gigs? If you are an awesome designer, how would you be most likely to hear about my job? [more inside]
posted by jeb
on Apr 4, 2005 -
I have a need for porn. I've been tasked with doing an 'adult' site and while I have no ethical problem with it, I've never done one before and am having a hard time finding inspiration. [more inside]
posted by cedar
on Mar 29, 2005 -
Within a Dreamweaver MX template I built, I want to insert a line of code which looks like this: [!-- InstanceParam name="pagename" type="text" value="index" --], only when I go under Modify > Template properties, the words are greyed out. Anyone know why? Is there another shortcut I can use to insert that line? [more inside]
posted by jenleigh
on Mar 21, 2005 -
Strange CSS problem with my departmental website when using cookies to set text sizes. On any font size but the standard, content is (correctly) centered. Using the standard size, content is left-justified. Both XHTML and CSS* validate. This is killing me. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs
on Mar 18, 2005 -
I'm working on a project for a content management application and need to create an icon for each of 2 types of documents. I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by idest
on Feb 27, 2005 -
Recommended online guide(s) for the total neophyte interested in starting a simple personal site? [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc
on Feb 20, 2005 -
What's the going hourly rate for building complex web apps these days? An acquaintance asked me if I could help them add functionality to their existing web app suite. (More details inside) [more inside]
posted by Triplanetary
on Feb 8, 2005 -
I want to make my website more modular and easier to update. I have no CMS ability, and no interest in frames What I want is to have something like "index.html" look into some other text or HTML file and load up and display the information (Text, HTML, CSS divs, Links).
As an example I want to have one central text file that saves the banner and navigation buttons of the site so that I only have to update that one file to make site-wide changes.
To me this is somewhat like frames (but not passe) and like an array (I use one Java array to display images) but I want to display code etc. I haven't been able to tinker with it and make it work, and, though I'm asking for it, it doesn't seem to be on google. Anyone?
posted by Napierzaza
on Jan 25, 2005 -
Filter: Basic Web Design - I am looking for a free calendar app that I can add to our redesigned site so that clients can see up coming events and public appearances. I would like it to be within our site (not link to an external page) and be simple for me (or just a couple of us) to update.
I am having trouble finding the wheat for the chaff in the Google search.
posted by whybesubtle
on Jan 7, 2005 -
I am helping to write a proposal for a multimedia history website; the donor is a capricious individual with potentially deep pockets. What is the minimum amount of funding you would ask for?
posted by butternut
on Dec 16, 2004 -
CSS: vertical align within divs that won't break IE and is scalable. [mi] [more inside]
posted by cmyr
on Dec 2, 2004 -
Maps and coordinates. I'm testing out the feasibility of using maps on my website. The website providing the maps asks for particular types of coordinates yet I can't seem to find a way of working out what my coordinates should be. This could be complicated to explain so... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by dodgygeezer
on Nov 26, 2004 -
I started designing websites as a hobby, either for free or as a part of my job. Now I have some people interested in hire my services as a webdesigner but I don't know how to calculate a quote or what are the acceptable prices in the business.
How do you calculate a quote for designing a website?
posted by guictx
on Nov 23, 2004 -
collecting for web design....
I've got a client that is sitting around after they've approved the design. I can't seem to make them get off their asses so I can finish this and more importantly collect the final payment. Any and all advice is welcome.
posted by damnitkage
on Nov 16, 2004 -
Joe subcontracts Jim to design a website for Sally. Jim submits design to Joe, who then pitches it to Sally. Sally rejects design. Even though the design is now worthless to Joe, doesn't Jim deserve payment for his services? What's a fair solution to this problem?
posted by davebush
on Nov 5, 2004 -