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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


Yahoo Answers/ 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

Hekp me move a div!

Javascript Noob: I need to move one div inside of another div that is elsewhere on the page. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by Freen on Feb 24, 2007 - 3 answers

Why doesn't this page display correct in IE6?

I have several pages displaying correctly in Firefox but not in IE6. [more inside]
posted by mickbw on Jan 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Release Management Software

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 - 9 answers

Can a non New Yorker get an NYC webdev job?

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 - 10 answers

How do I put this on my resume?

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 - 8 answers

Should I use wiki or blog software for my simple database?

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 - 4 answers

Job search in 6 months, how to prepare?

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 - 3 answers

Where/How can i learn to deploy perlbal?

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 - 3 answers

They are wasting so much time.

Help me mirror a development server for clients outside of the development environment. [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Aug 31, 2006 - 7 answers

What is the point of using a salt when encrypting passwords in a web application?

What is the point of using a salt when encrypting passwords in a web application? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Aug 26, 2006 - 15 answers

Is DreamHost always this bad?

Is DreamHost always this bad? Are they going to get better? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 30, 2006 - 52 answers

How can I easily test the page weight of my webpages?

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 - 5 answers

Assistance with JavaScript

Javascript: How to focus on the original window after opening additional windows? [more inside]
posted by mickbw on Jul 10, 2006 - 5 answers

How do search engines react when you change a 301 redirect?

How do search engines react when you change a 301 redirect? [more inside]
posted by HAMFIST on Jun 10, 2006 - 2 answers

How to pass values using Yahoo AJAX?

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]
posted by jazon on Jun 7, 2006 - 7 answers

How much documentation should come with a newly-developed website?

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 - 12 answers

Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites?

Any suggestions for tools to build backgrounds and buttons/icons for web sites? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Apr 22, 2006 - 3 answers

AJAX for idiots.

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 - 13 answers

How do I find a good web 2.0 development company?

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 - 7 answers

alternative to XMLHttpRequest

Is there an alternative to XMLHttpRequest that would work across different domains? [more inside]
posted by Dag Maggot on Mar 12, 2006 - 16 answers

Help me read this Javascript and pass the right parameters?

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 - 4 answers

How do I start researching development of a DVD swap site?

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 - 11 answers

Web Developer plugin for Safari?

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 - 7 answers

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