I have been asked to rapidly (tomorrow night) put together a plan to re-launch/re-design a website. What are the pitifalls/costs/technical factors that of which I should be made aware? [more inside]
How do I separate the content of web pages from the design of those pages? [more inside]
Is it possible to make a Web site dropdown menu with rounded edges? [more inside]
Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites? [more inside]
If I wanted an ecommerce site powered by something like osCommerce and I wanted some additional functionality built that gave product previews via ajax, similar to what NetFlix does, where should I look for a programmer to set it all up and about how much should I expect to pay?
Can anyone recommend some podcasts that focus on topics like web-design, css, web usability, and the like?
I had the great fortune of recently running into this fine fellow, who is currently in the middle of riding his bike from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska clear to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, all in the name of raising money for a youth home for at risk and abused teens in Alaska. Apparently, and unbeknownst to me, he has been wintering here in my home town of Missoula, MT for the past few months, but I only recently met him. We got to talking about his website, and he mentioned that he had been on the hunt for an easy way for him to mark his progress on a map for visitors and friends to follow. I, being the fairly technically minded guy that I am, would like to help with that. [more inside]
Is there a way to make requests for Mp3s on EX.com redirect to an Html file on AMPLE.com? [more inside]
Where did the current design trends in web design (featured prominently in Web 2.0) have their genesis? [more inside]
What is a good web site UI method to allow users to submit a URL? [more inside]
I'm moving to the Caribbean within half a year and I'm having a hard time finding the best place online to look for jobs. I'm don't know where in the Caribbean I'll be moving yet. My background is in graphic and web design, IT and technical writing.
How can I put myself on the cutting edge of the Internet and interactive media? -or- What's the future of the Internet? [more inside]
BeatIEIntoSubmissionFilter: Is it possible to force IE/Win to display CSS background images with PNG transparency? [more inside]
Why exactly does everyone hate IFRAMEs so much? Is there really a good reason not to use them? [more inside]
HTML/PHP/XML to PDF: How should I convert an active webpage to PDF format? [more inside]
I'm looking for a short-term web design job for the summer (appx. May 20-Aug 30), preferably in a large city, and have some questions on the feasibility, practicality, and logistics of my plans. [more inside]
Is there a web site development solution for full sites that's as simple and to-the-point as a service such as Typepad? [more inside]
Does a site have to be using blog software to utilize the trackback feature? I thought the answer was yes, but then I saw that PR Web has just added Trackbacks to their releases. So what is the secret of the Trackback?
1) Are there any internet payment methods besides PayPal that are gaining market share? 2) Are you aware of any web services that handle the fulfilment side of selling intellectual property (e.g. download & payment collection)? If it makes any difference, I'm in Canada and server is Unix and in USA. Thanks!
Help me decide my future. [more inside]
CareerAdviceFilter: How necessary is official education to work in web design? [more inside]
What are your favorite websites of political candidates and why? What do you like about them - hate about them? [more inside]
I'm looking for very simple WYSIWYG web development software package like JAlbum, Freeway and RapidWeaver. Are there more packages out there that are very similar and very good for the Mac? [more inside]
What's the easiest/best way to design a site that's meant to be viewed 4/3 while ensuring it looks right on even widescreen monitors? [more inside] [more inside]
How does my client accept credit cards online? [more inside]
Are there any good web design sites that cover what popular design styles are and/or post examples of these kinds of designs? [more inside]
I am working with a client who is convinced this e-book web site is awesome. I am trying to convince him that a long page of text (not to mention the annoying popup) is boring, unprofessional, and no potential customer would bother reading it all. In his defense, he points to the Alexa rankings, which are indeed impressive. Does anyone have any examples, preferably with a better Alexa ranking than that site, of a web site selling an ebook that has a few short convincing paragraphs that sum up why the book is worthy of purchase and has a professional design that doesn't look so awful?
I'm making a website in CSS, and I want it to have a left-side navigation menu. It doesn't need to be fancy, just some text links will do. What I want is to have the navigation menu externally linked, so that if I need to change it, I can change it in only one place and have it affect the whole site, like CSS does for the style. My server apparently isn't set up to use server side includes, and I prefer not to use frames. [more inside]
I wouldn't think it would be too hard to move from a career in Technical Writing (11 years) to a career as an Information Architect, but in order to do this, I think I gotta get back to school. What classes should I start with? Is it unreasonable to start applying for junior-level positions right now? [more inside]
What are some really well-designed, cool-looking blogs? [more inside]
Where can a current IT student find more info about going into the Graphic Design field? Does anyone have suggestions for a good Graphic Design college or program, preferably in North Carolina? [more inside]
I'm going to be teaching a 5 week (30 contact hours) of intro web design as part of a larger digital art class. I'm planning to use text based as opposed to wyswyg tools (no dreamweaver). I'm trying to decide on what software to use. It's an OSX lab. [more inside]
We use an internal survey tool which automatically generates and collates web-based surveys. It wasn't written by me. I'm having a problem with one particular page; have a look at the following: [more inside]
What are some sites with nav bars that you like? I need some inspiration.
I'm a graphic designer for a non-profit who has been drafted into something of a web role. I'm comfortable with design, HTML, and CSS, but feel rather ill at ease with larger 'back-end' technologies. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for what technology I should learn, and the best book (or other method) by which I could do so. [more inside]
Posting this for a friend whose MeFi account is not active yet. I have a UI issue I'm trying to solve. How to create a casual but efficient interface to a series of audio and video clips of an author, talking about themselves and their book. It's a "conversation with the author" feature for a book site, and I'd like to avoid making the feature just look like a "clip browser". It should have a conversational feel to it. [more inside]
webdesignFilter: Help! I need recommendations for a web company to design and build a retail website with e-commerce and content management. Bonus points for an NYC-based company. Even more bonus points for something somewhat affordable.
What are your recommended reads (print, webpage, etc) for blog design/usability information? What makes or breaks a blog? Bonus: Examples of what to do and what not to do. [more inside]
Help me to start making web pages. (I've done the search but my results, lately, are just silly.) [more inside]
I have created several website design templates. Does anyone know of a place on the web where I can post them and sell them? I know the obvious would be to build my own website and sell them - but I only have 5 - not quite enough to justify setting up a whole site.
CSSFilter: Has anyone cracked the nut of getting a multiple column layout with each column having rounded corners and all columns extending to the same height and at least one of the columns has a variable width/height? [more inside]
In PHP, is there a way for a page to determine where it is in a site's directory structure? I'm new to PHP, and I want to create an include that will contain my global navigation. The problem I'm having is that I can't figure out how to do that with relative URLs since the include could be written to a page in any of several directory levels. I'm sure this is a solved problem, there's probably even a built in function, but danged if I can find it. So 1, How do I have PHP build my relative URLs based on where they come up in a site's directory path? And 2, where do I go in the future to find this kind of stuff out for myself?
Should navigation (and sub-navigation) on web sites be alphabetized or structured in order of importance? [more inside]
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]
Why is it so bad to use tables for web layout? [more inside]
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...