I've been with my present employer for nearly four years. Of those four years, the first three were spent as a Web Development Intern and the last was spent as the Lead Web Developer. What goes on my resume? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins
on Nov 13, 2006 -
I'd like to build a publicly editable online database. Each record of the database will consist of images and a few bits of meta data and maybe some Flickr-style tags. I don't have the skills to build a custom database nor the money to pay someone to build it.
Is a wiki the way to go? If so, which free (or cheap) wiki software do you recommend for someone with very little programming knowledge?
If I remove the "publicly editable" requirement, would a plain ol' WordPress blog with tags be the cleanest option?
posted by Typographica
on Nov 8, 2006 -
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 -
I'd like to learn about deploying perlbal. I see docs on installing it but not many on how to actually configure and make use of it.
I have just finished a book on Perl. (OO Perl is ugly but doable) Getting everything from CPAN seemed straight forward...Now what? Does this run under mod_perl & Apache? Lighty? Is it its own server and run as a daemon?
Any pointers greatly appreciated.
posted by Pasa la bola chetu
on Nov 3, 2006 -
Anyone have a good page weight calculator? I'm working on re-developing a fairly large site, and as part of that we're looking to keep download times (and thus, page weight) down. Is there a Firefox extension/tool out there that provides a good page weight test?
posted by fet
on Jul 12, 2006 -
I'm trying to implement some AJAX features in a project, and need help deciphering the possible options and parameters of the Rico framework's accordion display. [more inside]
posted by Tubes
on Feb 20, 2006 -
Something for (the latest version of) Safari that allows me to see which DIV I'm in by mousing over a section of the screen? Any suggestions besides webdevadditions (which doesn't work for me and the developer is unresponsive).
posted by Manhasset
on Jan 21, 2006 -
I'm building a website for a local store; they want a small catalog to sell a few of their products online. They already accept credit cards on-site and have a merchant ID#; can a pixel-pusher like me set up a shopping cart system out of the box for them, or do I need to find a web developer? [more inside]
posted by junkbox
on Jan 20, 2006 -
How do I convince someone to fully "hand over" (to the public, not to me specificallY) a now dead, open source but not totally "open licensed" project. Furthermore, how do I find people who might want to work on its revival? [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Dec 29, 2005 -
AJAX: I have a project I'm building where I'd like to replicate the Google Maps click-and-drag UI, to view a very large graphic that's cropped so you can only view a section at a time. Any idea where I can find a tutorial on how to do that? [more inside]
posted by paulrockNJ
on Dec 21, 2005 -
Large file uploading: I currently have a homebrew CMS solution that includes file management. The one complaint users have is the file manager cannot handle large (say 20meg and up) uploads. Other than creating FTP accounts, what are some options I could integrate into the CMS? [more inside]
posted by yerfatma
on Nov 21, 2005 -
posted by delfuego
on Nov 12, 2005 -
Is there a good clearinghouse-type site to match organizations offering up web development work with qualified freelancers and small shops, specifically in NYC? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots
on Sep 8, 2005 -
I am helping an alumni/student association set up a simple website that would ideally include news items, photo albums, a calendar and basic static information about the group--its mission statement, history, and past activities. They'd probably also like to be able to create mailing lists around different interests on the fly, and then also browse those topics. Yahoo Groups is probably a little less than we want, but the other options seem like they would require too much customization (Plone) or too little flexibility (Typepad) Are there good alternatives (even fee based ones) that help groups communicate their missions to the public and staty organized? We're using PBwiki to generate content (that's working well) but it's not pretty enough for a public face--I feel the same way about JotSpot. Any recommendations? I thought I remembered a new player in this space, but can't recall them now.
posted by teddyb109
on Aug 1, 2005 -
I have the opposite problem of blakeleyh's question. I don't know how to create a proposal or what a reasonable price to charge is for freelance web development work. [more inside]
posted by INTPLibrarian
on Jun 17, 2005 -
I have a freelance graphic design and web development business that I'm working hard to make a living off of. I've been fairly successful thus far but I'm not quite there yet. Where can I advertise my business on a modest budget, either online or in print? Other ideas for promoting my work are quite welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by robotspacer
on Apr 11, 2005 -
Is there any web-based service that will image (render) a webpage using specific rendering engines, and then email or display the result? I'm developing on a Mac, and experiencing some weird Explorer 6 CSS problems, and don't have a PC handy to troubleshoot.
posted by jpburns
on Jan 24, 2005 -
Help, I'm stuck in IE/Mac hell! (It's the only browser we support for Mac at the moment, so it has to work there.) I have a dropdown list with various values: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, etc. One of these values is set by the JSP as the current selected value: . Clicking on the value in the dropdown you want (Page 5, whatever) will bring you to that new page. The code is valid and works perfectly fine in IE/Win, Safari, Mozilla, etc. But on IE/Mac, when the new page loads, the value that's *visible* on screen in the dropdown box is not the currently-selected one, but rather whatever value was the first value in the dropdown list! So you could be on Page 1, go to Page 5, but Page 1 (the first option in the list of options) is what displays in the dropdown. To make matters funkier, when you then click to open that dropdown, it "jumps" to show you that yes, you're really on Page 5, that Page 5 is indeed the selected/highlighted value. So it's a display bug of some sort...?
posted by Asparagirl
on May 27, 2004 -
I'm looking for advice on creating and maintaining a large multi-lingual website--or rather, a large English-only site that's going multi-lingual soon, once we start capturing our users' language preferences via a self-registration form and putting that into a cookie. Or is it better to detect the browser's settings? Or something else? Any book suggestions? First-person accounts? Suggestions of great websites that implement multi-lingual capability in novel or especially nice ways? [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on May 25, 2004 -
I'm in a bit of a pickle - the developers of a website I work on have used HTML Components (.htc) to drive the dynamic portion of the site. User testing revealed that it's working on Windows with IE 5.5 and above, but it's not working on any of the Macs we're used, which are running OS 9 and OS X, and have IE 5, Netscape and Safari browsers.
Short of re-coding the entire user interface, does anyone know of a workaround for our friends on Macs?
posted by pjhagop
on May 4, 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 -
What are some good web development links or discussion lists with an emphasis on CSS development to help me troubleshoot some problems with a new site of mine? Mozilla and Safari aren't rendering my CSS correctly (it's fine in IE) even though I thought I was being careful in how I coded it. I'm a member of CSS-discuss and have posted my issue there, but the nice people who tried to take a look at the problem have been stumped. I've also read through the archives at scriptygoddess and a list apart. Help! [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl
on Feb 17, 2004 -
Some people at my work are asking for "web development" training. We are a nonprofit that gives away computers, and a part of their job is to understand basic software capabilities, to tell grantees about it. (The grantees are schools and non-profits.) The people I work with are not trainers, they just need to be more informed than the basic user. If you were going to teach web development basics to an audience of former junior high teachers and fundraisers, where would you start?
posted by pomegranate
on Jan 14, 2004 -
I have been looking at changing my web development focus from Windows/ASP/.NET to LAMP(Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) because my gut is telling me that this is where things are going. Oh, Java should be in there as well.
What's the skinny on LAMP in the real world (Netcraft surveys aside)? Is it difficult to change to LAMP/Java? Is the open source thing really sticking?
posted by grefo
on Jan 9, 2004 -
I'm a small-time, part-time web developer that typically does point-of-contact sites for very small businesses thrilled to have a web presence. I've never done e-commerce, but now have a client who's got the need.
What sort of inexpensive shopping cart do you recommend? Any advice? [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by jmevius
on Jan 5, 2004 -
phpBB, Invision, etc., are all great forum systems. The main drawback, for me, is that they all seem so bloated and cluttered. Statistics, rankings, avatars, signatures, etc., all seem to get in the way of actual content. Are there any good, robust, flexible, but more lightweight message board systems out there?
posted by oissubke
on Dec 19, 2003 -