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 -
I am in Wisconsin and forming an agreement with a company interested in oursourcing some web design. I'd like to charge a flat fee per project. What is a fair percentage of the profit they make for me to ask for? 40%?
posted by anonymous
on Oct 28, 2004 -
I'm trying to find some web design recruitment agencies serving West Yorkshire, UK, with no luck. Anyone know of any places up here that I can get the (apparently essential) experience required to get a real job in an HTML factory?
posted by armoured-ant
on Oct 18, 2004 -
How to design for CSS: can anyone direct me to a resource on learning how to think about designing templates for use with CSS? Particlarly, how it's best to subdivide your page into divs and spans, and when to use a div id vs. a div class? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez
on Oct 14, 2004 -
A couple months ago my site was lightly hacked. It happened again on a site for a friend of my father, possibly not as lightly. --> [more inside]
posted by sailormouth
on Sep 14, 2004 -
Less than three weeks before I begin teaching my class, I've been informed that my text is on back order and "would I like to order an alternative?" I've been using Web Design in a Nutshell
, 2nd ed., and, as I begin my search for an alternative, I thought I'd ask if anyone has any suggestions for an introductory text on web design?
posted by sharpener
on Aug 30, 2004 -
CSS Headaches: Hours into a redesign, everything is looking great in Safari and Firefox - is almost looking right in IE Mac, but is simply not functioning properly on the Windows side. Box model hacks are failing me. [A little more inside] [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Aug 22, 2004 -
Any good online tutorials or books to teach web design basics? I need to know things about tables, layout and inserting/formating text. I'd prefer advice that deals with composer or some other free, mac friendly application. Thanks!
posted by elwoodwiles
on Aug 5, 2004 -
I know about Web pages that Suck
. But is there anywhere that highlights examples of good
web design and goes over their features? Most of the pages I've seen offer obvious guidelines like "make sure the text is readable" and "don't be incredibly annoying" -- but how do you make, for example, a long annotated list of recommended reading that isn't overbearingly dense? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on Jul 31, 2004 -
What should I do if I'm developing a client's web site and the designer's design doesn't work? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha
on Jun 30, 2004 -
I need to make a web page that has 12 different languages, on one page (inc. some right-to-left languages). It's links to customer guides (PDFs) in the different languages - and rather than list them in English (Arabic, bengali, Hindi, Punjabi..) I'd like each language name to be written itn its own script. Can anyone point me to a list of langauge names as text not images, and give me a heads-up on the HTML code required?
posted by Pericles
on Jun 29, 2004 -
Logo/web design needed: my small software startup will go out of stealth soon, and I'd like some nice professional-looking logos, letterhead, possibly a web-site design. How do I go about finding someone to do it, and what should I be looking for? (more, of course, inside) [more inside]
posted by costas
on Jun 20, 2004 -
CSS question. Usually, I can figure these things out. This one has me stumped. I know its a box model problem, but none of the usual fixes seem to fix it. Everything looks right in Mozilla, Firefox, and Opera. Bigger, better explanation inside, along with some code. [more inside]
posted by Grod
on May 26, 2004 -
What are some genuinely good-looking corporate web sites that look decent across all browsers? I want to send sample websites to a web design firm, but my bookmarks consist of only blogs.
posted by LukeyBoy
on May 26, 2004 -
Informal survey, preferably of non-web developing users: Do you use "print-friendly" links on web sites? [mi] [more inside]
posted by o2b
on May 26, 2004 -
Red means stop....or does it? I'm developing an icon set for a web application, and I'm looking for indicators to mean "not yet started," "in progress," and "completed." My inclination is to go with red, yellow, green, but my experience with traffic lights seems to indicate that green (you haven't started, so go), yellow, and red (you're done, so stop) might be more logical. Anyone have any suggestions on which would be more intuitive?
posted by oissubke
on May 6, 2004 -
My employer has given me the ability to take one business trip this year, to the convention of my choice, for knowledge gathering etc... I'm a web designer / developer. What conventions should I be looking at? I know about seybold / macworld, but I was looking for something more web-specific. Any suggestions?
posted by quibx
on May 4, 2004 -
Basic HTML question re. using tables for no frills layout: if I have a centred table with just one or two TR rows with say 3 TD cells in them, and keep sporadically adding stuff to the cells in the bottom row so that they become humungously long, will something eventually break? Anyway, are tables cool for layout? Or should I be thinking about learning something else? [more inside]
posted by carter
on Apr 30, 2004 -
Because I only know pidgin HTML, I'm not sure if what I'm about to ask is Web Design 101 or Web Design 665, but: If I want to have a collapsible list, such that if someone clicked on "Words that start with B" in the following:
Words that start with A
Words that start with B
Words that start with C
the page would then reformat to show
Words that start with A
Words that start with B
Words that start with C
without the whole page having to reload. Can someone please point me to a resource or study-able example?
posted by blueshammer
on Mar 30, 2004 -
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 -
Lost in Translation:
I'm doing a bit of site redesign
, and wanted to make sure that 'copie est mort' is a good French translation of the old MacLuhan adage "Print is Dead." Anyone able to say with more certainty than I? and feel free to share any thoughts on the design itself. other than validation-related stuff, which i'm going to focus on once I have things up and running.
posted by kaibutsu
on Mar 24, 2004 -
I want to start a web design business focusing primarily on Flash design, but I need some tips on how to acquire clients. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by banished
on Mar 16, 2004 -
I'm very fond of the "staggered" content layout of this site
, but I can't figure out how to reasonably duplicate it in CSS (with text instead of images). Any suggestions? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by oissubke
on Jan 20, 2004 -