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]
A simple CMS with an inline or front end editor? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
Will serving images, other files, etc. from more than one domain make an appreciable difference in load time? [more inside]
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]
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.
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.
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]
Good tutorial(s) for learning how to build web forms? [more inside]
Yahoo Answers/Quomon.com software clone recommendations? [more inside]
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]
Tips/anecdotes/experinece for outsourcing web development work to eLance, RentACoder etc. [more inside]
I'm seeking advice on how to mange small website development and maintenance projects with a remote contractor. [more inside]
As a LAMP developer, how should I cope with being asked to work on a Microsoft-IIS/6.0 server? [more inside]
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]
What's the best way (using the internet, and/or books) to learn how to query SQL databases with Ruby?
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]
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]
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]
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]
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?
I have several pages displaying correctly in Firefox but not in IE6. [more inside]
I'm looking around for a simple tool to help manage file pushes to a website/web application. Is there such-a-thing as "Release Management" software? [more inside]
My friend seeks a job as a web developer in NYC. He's gotten the impression that no one will interview him if he's not already a resident of the Big Apple. Is this accurate? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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.
Help me mirror a development server for clients outside of the development environment. [more inside]
What is the point of using a salt when encrypting passwords in a web application? [more inside]
Is DreamHost always this bad? Are they going to get better? [more inside]
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?
How do search engines react when you change a 301 redirect? [more inside]
I'm making the AJAX plunge, and working with Yahoo's AJAX User Interface Library (specifically Dialog to create form sumission dialog boxes. But I don't know how to pass values into the box that pops up. [more inside]
How much documentation should my non-profit expect from our web developer at the conclusion of our new website project? [more inside]
Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites? [more inside]
Stupid web development question about updating a database on a mouse click without re-loading the page (AJAX required?) [more inside]
I am looking for suggestions as to small, good, and fast Web 2.0 website development companies for a near-term project... [more inside]
Is there an alternative to XMLHttpRequest that would work across different domains? [more inside]
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]
Idletimeprojectfilter: What do you think a computer-clueless jerk like me would need to know to build a used DVD trading/selling site? [more inside]
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).