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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 - 5 answers

Can I build a Craigslist Crawler?

Can I safely and legally build a Craigslist crawler? If so, help me figure out how! See inside for details... [more inside]
posted by wetpaint on Aug 27, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me manage changes to a website

Whats the best way to set up version control for a website? [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Aug 7, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I find someone willing to let me, an amateur, design a website for them for practice?

How can I find someone willing to let me, an amateur, design a website for them for practice? [more inside]
posted by oracle bone on Jul 31, 2009 - 18 answers

IE6 Bugfix "R" Us

Can I outsource my IE6 CSS? Kinda like a PSD2HTML, but more IE6 Bugfix"R"Us. [more inside]
posted by whycurious on Jul 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Web development big picture for a non-web programmer?

Can you give me any pointers on learning web development? Unlike other similar questions in the archives (1, 2), I have a lot of programming experience. I haven't really followed web programming practices closely, however, because without keeping closely involved, it has been hard to sort out useful stuff from buzzwords and fads. (Non-web programming has enough of those!) [more inside]
posted by silentbicycle on Jun 8, 2009 - 11 answers

What's the best CMS for our site

What's the best CMS for our site? Yes, another one of those questions. No, I don't think Wordpress is the answer. [more inside]
posted by Hartster on May 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Web Referral Tracking For Morons

Coding advice needed on how to create some basic user/referral tracking functionality on a website. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Apr 10, 2009 - 5 answers

What is the best way to pay independant contractors of my new web development company?

I'd like to hire some designers/copywriters as contractors, how do I handle stuff like "comps" for my clients? Also, is it a common practice to tell the contractor that they will get paid when I get paid by the client? I have some more questions inside. These are partly business process questions and partly "contractor etiquette" questions. [more inside]
posted by sideshow on Mar 23, 2009 - 16 answers

Developing a web application for school reports in Python

What web framework, preferably in Python, should I use to develop a student reports web application? [more inside]
posted by topynate on Feb 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Looking for a good web-based task management system

I'm looking for a web-based task management system. I want to be able to create projects and individual tasks and assign them to different users with deadlines. A user needs to be able to login to see his/her assigned tasks. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Feb 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Can I get a tax deduction from building a website for a charity?

Building a website for a charity in Australia. Can I get any tax deductions from this? Does it make a difference if I charge them or if I do it for free? [more inside]
posted by Eastgate on Jan 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Is WAP dead?

Is WAP dead? I have a limited budget to create wireless offerings for several websites which currently have none. Is it even worth investing the time and money into WAP versions in late 2008, or should I just focus on http web templates that are optimized for iphone/smartphone screens?
posted by MaxVonCretin on Dec 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Super-configurable javascript calendar picker?

Does anyone know of a Javascript/DHTML date picker (or calendar widget, or whatever you want to call it) that allows you to configure it so that only specific date choices are available? Specifically, I'd love to find one that lets me set its configuration such that only the first or third Mondays of the month are clickable, or other restrictions similar to this. Any thoughts?
posted by delfuego on Nov 22, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I move from PHP to JSP/Spring without a J2EE background?

Anyone have experience moving from PHP to Spring/JSP? What approach made the change easiest for you? [more inside]
posted by secret.osha on Oct 20, 2008 - 1 answer

How to setup AS2 workflow?

Is there an ActionScript 2 SDK or workflow I can leverage? Or can AS2 only be developed thru the Adobe GUI Tools? [more inside]
posted by Pasa la bola chetu on Oct 17, 2008 - 1 answer

What should I learn in order to do web development?

What should I learn in order to do web development? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Oct 15, 2008 - 16 answers

What does someone who wants to be an entrepreneur do after college?

I am trying to figure out what do with my life after college for money and in general. I have a couple ideas like remote tech support and web development, please give me your wise advice (very long explanation) [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Oct 10, 2008 - 13 answers

What're the essential web languages for a new developer?

I'd like to learn some web languages to help me take advantage of APIs and generally be more useful. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Sep 17, 2008 - 16 answers

As a web designer, do I still need to aim for under 50kb files?

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 - 17 answers

I want some initials after my name, please!

What are the must-have certifications for a web developer working in higher education? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Sep 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me understand what I need to make my website compliant with IE.

Is there a guide to the anticipated differences between IE and Firefox when coding a website? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Aug 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Where to get live NFL stats for web development?

How does one go about getting access to live NFL football statistics for the purposes of web development? [more inside]
posted by BirdD0g on Aug 4, 2008 - 6 answers

How do you interview a troubling candidate who has much more experience than you?

I'm looking for advice on how to conduct a job interview with someone much older and with much more experience than me. The problem: his resume is seriously fishy. There's some technical information in here, so input from professional software geeks is particularly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2008 - 21 answers

Looking for a CMS with inline or front end editing.

A simple CMS with an inline or front end editor? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Jun 20, 2008 - 16 answers

Share your IT infrastructure, hosting and version control thoughts for web development firms?

I work for a small web development company. As we are growing, I have been tasked with looking at a few pieces of our business: - Version Control (Currently we don’t do it. We’re starting to use Subversion at my recommendation) - Development Environments (We don’t exactly have formalized dev/stage/production right now, more like just dev/production…) - Hosting (How we host our different clients varies… too much… we need a good solution) - Infrastructure (i.e. how we host our own email, how we back up our data) I already have some thoughts and recommendations, but they’re based on my personal experiences, so I thought I’d see what other experiences are out there and find out what other people/companies are doing… [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Jun 5, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me pick a web dev language to learn.

I am trying to decide which web language + framework to focus on for learning this summer. I am stuck between PHP, Python (with Django maybe) or Ruby (on Rails). [more inside]
posted by the_dude on May 29, 2008 - 35 answers

Disagreement with co-web developer about speed difference of height and width specified in image tags as opposed to in the css

I am having a disagreement with a co-web developer I'm working with. He's insisting that having image width and height specified for images in the image tags is going to make an enormous difference in how fast this database driven site will render, while I feel that having the height and width called in the css for these images is enough. The site is very fast. [more inside]
posted by semidivine on May 7, 2008 - 21 answers

How much should I pay for coding?

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 - 18 answers

How to render image like in google picasaweb?

How to render image like in google picasaweb?: I'm developing a web page. If I use img tag to put image in the web page, while loading the page, image loads very slowly (especially large images). Also the upper part of image is loaded first and then the lower part, as page is downloaded from server. But in applications like google picasa, a very low quality version is rendered first, so that you see the whole image at once (even though its blurred), slowly as the page is downloaded, image becomes sharper. How can I implement this functionality in my web page? Can someone please point me to helpful resources regarding this?
posted by tvjoshi on Apr 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Where does the DTD go?

For the web developers in the house: when viewing the generated code for a web page, the Document Type Definition is missing. Where does it go? [more inside]
posted by josephtate on Feb 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Create a simple database website (and gather the data)

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. [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Feb 19, 2008 - 4 answers

WIll multiple domains make any website faster?

Will serving images, other files, etc. from more than one domain make an appreciable difference in load time? [more inside]
posted by braintoast on Feb 7, 2008 - 12 answers

I just want to save my web site locally

I'm willing to pay for a really good tool to save a copy of a web site locally, downloading through HTTP. HTTrack isn't quite cutting it, and I need CSS background images. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 24, 2008 - 18 answers

RFRFPFilter: Help me choose a Web Developer for this huge site!

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 - 13 answers

Advice for someone wanting to build an e-commerce site... ?

I've built plenty of websites. I've never built an e-commerce website. I generally use Dreamhost as a host and Expression Engine as a CMS. What's my next step for building an e-commerce site for a new client? Resources? Recommendations? etc. I'm in Canada if that makes a diff; products will ship world-wide.
posted by dobbs on Nov 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me understand billable hour expectations for people other than lawyers....

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 - 7 answers

oh hai, i needs to builds webforms, pls, thx.

Good tutorial(s) for learning how to build web forms? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 13, 2007 - 6 answers

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Yahoo Answers/Quomon.com software clone recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Aug 10, 2007 - 1 answer

How should I continue with my open source web app idea?

I've have this idea for an open source web application project. Currently, there isn't much more than sketches, light research and ideas resulting from my own experiences of using similiar products. I would like to do something real out of this but the scope of the project is far too big for me alone. What should I do next? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Aug 5, 2007 - 16 answers

Tips/anecdotes/experinece for outsourcing web development work to eLance, RentACoder etc.

Tips/anecdotes/experinece for outsourcing web development work to eLance, RentACoder etc. [more inside]
posted by bystander on Aug 5, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I set up a remote website development/maintenance workflow?

I'm seeking advice on how to mange small website development and maintenance projects with a remote contractor. [more inside]
posted by namith on Jul 25, 2007 - 5 answers

As a LAMP developer, how should I cope with being asked to work on a Microsoft-IIS/6.0 server?

As a LAMP developer, how should I cope with being asked to work on a Microsoft-IIS/6.0 server? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Jul 24, 2007 - 20 answers

Web printing with "continued on next page"?

Printing from the web: How to add "Continued on next page" footer on HTML printouts? IE print templates seem like a solution, but I can't figure out how to get them to work. My app is IE 6.0 only. [more inside]
posted by cadge on Jul 4, 2007 - 9 answers

How to query SQL with Ruby?

What's the best way (using the internet, and/or books) to learn how to query SQL databases with Ruby?
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2007 - 3 answers

Wiki backend and Wordpress frontend?

I'm trying to set up a collaborative community for writers where we could edit, revise and comment on each other's writing behind the scenes and "publish" finished pieces to a blog-like front page. [more inside]
posted by JeremiahBritt on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

How "free" is GNU?

GNUFilter: Building a for-profit website that needs forums. Don't feel like writing them from scratch. Can I safely use something like this, released under GNU? [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on May 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Help me set up a Linux development box.

I have a laptop I’d like to use as a development server / file server. I’d like to install Ubuntu, Apache (if it’s not already in the Ubuntu distro, I haven’t checked) and CVS. I need your help. [more inside]
posted by miniape on Apr 10, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me pick my client's platform!

How do I help a client pick between Java/JSP/Velocity/Freemarker and PHP/Smarty/etc? Is there an MVC approach in PHP? [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Apr 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Ruby on Rails email automation

What is the best way to automatically send emails from a ruby on rails website on a schedule such as weekly or daily based on stored user info?
posted by srboisvert on Mar 19, 2007 - 4 answers

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