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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
posted by nosila
on Aug 8, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by mtstover
on Feb 19, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites? [more inside]
posted by brokekid
on Apr 22, 2006 -
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 -