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]
I've been brought onboard by a startup company to fix up their social networking website, which was built for them in Joomla and is a complete glitch-filled mess, both front and back end. After upgrading to the latest Joomla version, the site has more or less broken (does not function at all at the front end). Should I attempt to patch up and rebuild this mess in Joomla, or start over with a better choice of CMS? [more inside]
How do you moderate a beautiful kick-off meeting for a website redesign project? What questions do I ask our prospective client? [more inside]
I think I have a really good idea for a web-based/social networking/"gamification" project. What do I do now? [more inside]
Which web development skills can I learn with an offline laptop, in the jungle, in a year? [more inside]
Free online Drupal resources for beginners. [more inside]
I've been working as an IT Guy and part-time web development guru on and off for close to 8 years. I'm looking to take the plunge, and become a full-time web developer, but have virtually nothing in my "portfolio" from those 8 years to show for it. Help! [more inside]
Corp-to-Corp computer consulting in CA- what's the deal? [more inside]
I'm trying to sort out the tangle of web development education options. [more inside]
Howdy, We're in the early stages of developing an online directory site that will include online booking capabilities similar (if not exact) to something you might see on a vacation rental site. Due to my limited knowledge on the subject, I thought I might plead for some help answering a couple simple questions. [more inside]
I'm setting up a website which must include a strong social component. Users will share and modify designs and there will be contests voted on by users, a forum, and a store. I would like this to be able to handle high volumes of traffic, and I'd like it to be built on a flexible platform. What platforms should I consider, and where should I look for developers?
How do I change our wiki URL from www.name:port to www.name:port/wiki (where 'name' is the name of our support portal)? [more inside]
What are the best websites to use to create websites extremely easily? [more inside]
In need of resume help. Abridged version : I worked for Company A, and then Company A split into two companies, Company B and Company C. Company A no longer exists. How do I list this on my resume? [more inside]
I'm a web developer. I feel like I'm not living up to my potential, not getting the opportunity to apply my abilities, and drifting into a career dead end—and it's bumming me out. [more inside]
I need some advice on how to build a database-driven site around an archive of ephemera (mostly flyers). Essentially, I want to build an online archive of scanned rave flyers from the Toronto-London-Detroit rave scenes (plus some Midwest US flyers). Here's what I have: [more inside]
I've been doing LAMP web development for about ten years. I'd like to learn a new language to diversify my skills. What language should I choose? [more inside]
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
I want to build a relatively simple website in two weeks. Problem: I have no idea how. [more inside]
Is there a relatively simple way to build a coupon distribution website similar to Coupons.com or SmartSource.com? [more inside]
I have been out of website coding the past seven years. I still have a webiste but it is coded in very simple HTML with little or no CSS. From what I remember back then CSS was not supported fully by all he browsers. Broadband internet was also not as widely used as it is today so I hesitated in using images for my site. Is there a book that will bring me up to date with the latest coding technologies (Ajax, HTML, CSS)?
Web development work in Sydney: where to go ... what to know? I'm a web developer, and might be getting laid off from my corporate job in Sydney next year. So, two questions really:
- What's the best way to find work? Which agencies are the best? Which websites?
- I have a bit of lead-time, and I should probably be thinking about brushing up on my skills: I've spent a lot of time working on idiosyncratic in-house CMS and maintenance tools which would make you splutter if you saw them. So ... Drupal? JSP? Front-end stuff like JQuery/AJAX? What are the technologies in demand?
When I upload this W3Schools Ajax example to my own web hosting, it doesn't work. Why? [more inside]
Dumb question here, especially coming from a web developer ... But I use a Twitter widget on occasion on the front page of the site I work on. We'll be using it again Election night from about 4pm through to the wee morning hours. The widget is the standard-variety Twitter-supplied widget (http://twitter.com/widgets). The problem is, this widget always seems to "die" at some point during its use. That is, it will display tweets just fine for an hour or two (maybe even three, if I'm lucky), then it stops displaying tweets altogether, showing just the styled box, completely devoid of tweets. Search as I have, google-fu has failed me. Can't seem to come up with an explanation that seems reasonable to my supervisors. Any ideas?
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]
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]
What's a fair price for a website, these days? [more inside]
What should I learn/do to improve my chances of getting a web-related job/be a successful freelancer? [more inside]
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]
You are learning HTML on the internet via a set of instructional videos. What do you expect to be taught? How do you expect to be taught it? What useless things do you hope will be left out? What great things do you hope are included? [more inside]
window.showModalDialog opens a new window, but the page doesn't load. It's only a problem for one user - all others have been fine. What gives? [more inside]
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]
At my office we are preparing to deploy Sharepoint 2010 Enterprise-wide and I'm the lead architect. What training will best prepare me for this role? [more inside]
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]
What are some good practices for making a website with a database backend easy to maintain? [more inside]
What's a good system to use for working on a site that needs to be localized for two or more languages? [more inside]
Someone I met online begged me to build a website for his software idea and then stiffed me for the second and final payment even as he gushed about his delight with the site. Is it worth the trouble to go to small claims court or should I take this as a painful lesson and move on? [more inside]
I've been offered a brief side job putting together a website that looks fun, but I don't know what a fair price is. [more inside]
Does anyone know what happened to development on the history microformat? Is it dead in the water like it seems, or did something newer and better take over?
What are some good resources (books, websites, etc.) about doing test-driven development and unit testing for web applications? [more inside]
Is it possible to get an RSS feed of a Facebook group to display on a page outside of Facebook? [more inside]
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]
I am looking for suggestions for inexpensive online or real life courses, books, or web sites that will help a friend learn MySQL and PHP. [more inside]
HTML 5 Filter: jQuery HTML 5 Selectors, do they work? [more inside]
What is the best WYSIWYG website builder for PCs out there these days? [more inside]
Have to build a form for a web site that takes generic stuff (name, address, etc.) but also processes a payment, preferably through Paypal Pro. The site is hosted by Dreamhost and the CMS is Expression Engine. Paypal Pro's site is a little mind-boggling for an amateur like myself. Are there companies that will just do this aspect of the development (and quickly) or a site that has solutions given these variables? I don't mind paying, I just need it done fast.
Which HTML/CSS/JS IDE do I want? [more inside]
Do you know of any art galleries with really great web sites? [more inside]
How do I restrict access to a directory on my web site but still allow an audio streamer program to access the files? For instance, I want to put my mp3s in the audio directory but I want anyone going to mydomain.com/audio to not be able to download the tracks. The audio player being used is JW Player if that makes any difference. Thanks!