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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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'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 -
Tips/anecdotes/experinece for outsourcing web development work to eLance, RentACoder etc. [more inside]
posted by bystander
on Aug 5, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
posted by Freen
on Feb 24, 2007 -
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]
posted by alan
on Dec 7, 2006 -
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]
posted by Clay201
on Nov 22, 2006 -
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 -
posted by mickbw
on Jul 10, 2006 -
How much documentation should my non-profit expect from our web developer at the conclusion of our new website project? [more inside]
posted by rubberfish
on May 12, 2006 -
Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites? [more inside]
posted by brokekid
on Apr 22, 2006 -
Stupid web development question about updating a database on a mouse click without re-loading the page (AJAX required?) [more inside]
posted by TunnelArmr
on Apr 5, 2006 -
I am looking for suggestions as to small, good, and fast Web 2.0 website development companies for a near-term project... [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah
on Apr 4, 2006 -
I'm trying to implement some AJAX features in a project, and need help deciphering the possible options and parameters of the Rico
display. [more inside]
posted by Tubes
on Feb 20, 2006 -
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]
posted by saysthis
on Feb 18, 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 -
) would be perfect, something *nix command-line would be good as well, and I guess an app that handled the cleanup would be fine (OS X preferred). This might be a no-brainer, but I've searched high and low without results...
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 -