I need a simple PHP script to force download a file. Something like download.php?file=/path/to/file or download.php?id=43. Can someone help me out? [more inside]
Advice on making a website work with Internet Explorer. [more inside]
Thanks to a lead from a question I posted on this mefi thread, I finally found the contraption I was looking for to help disabled people go hiking. [more inside]
A local competitor has copied my website. What are my options? [more inside]
Seeking suggestions/examples of websites of individuals (not firms or companies) that incorporate a blog but provide a showcase or platform for the individual and their expertise. A few more details and examples given inside. [more inside]
Looking for statistics on how long visitors will spend looking for information on a website [more inside]
Looking for websites I can check on my non-smartphone at work. [more inside]
Is there a China-based Amazon-style shopping website that I use to send a gift to someone in Shanghai? One that I can use from the US and is in English? thanks!!
I need a website where a team of 10 people can post pictures, text, videos, songs, etc., make comments on each others posts, and keep it private (or ideally have the option to keep it private, or public as we choose). Basically I need Pinterest for teams. [more inside]
Hello, brightminded and helpful mefi's. I have an idea for (IMO) an awesome new website that I believe will be huge. Is it still feasible in this day and age for a person to buy a stack of books and learn the coding skills needed for a website with very robust features, to say the least? Or will I have to acquire the funding to hire the people to do this? Funding is non-existent at the point in time.
What's the best CMS for a busy church with a bunch of committees full of non-technical people? Are there professional website maintenance companies that deal specifically with religious organizations? [more inside]
I love wordpress but I am finding that it seems to be very unsecure when it comes to viruses and hacking. What do other Wordpress users do to keep their sites secure and safe? [more inside]
I need a dead-simple static website to promote my real estate services and serve as a landing page for Google AdWords ads. Since I'm just getting started with my business, free is best. What are some good options? [more inside]
What's the best venue for short humor pieces to further my writing career? [more inside]
Gmail, Blogger and My Web Site question. It's not pretty. [more inside]
Please help me come up with a clever name for my 9 year old's geology-related web site which will feature his gem and mineral collection. THANKS!
A Few Questions About Registering Multiple Domains. Is it worth it? [more inside]
Our roller derby team needs to stop talking derby on Facebook and into its own forum. We'd like it to be a "members only" area of our Wordpress self-hosted website. What's the best, easiest forum platform these days that integrates with Wordpress and doesn't require yet another complicated login (preferably people can sign in with Facebook, Google or YahooID). [more inside]
MeFi academics: imagine you're attending a conference. Describe the your dream conference web app/website. [more inside]
What is the one website that you visit every day; that you can't live without? [more inside]
What's the cheapest way to design a logo for a website/blog/small business? [more inside]
I need to make recommendations for improvements to a website. What's the best way to construct the report? [more inside]
I am looking for advice about selling a domain name to a large church organization. [more inside]
How do you create a user generated website such as metafilter? [more inside]
What's the easiest, most secure way to move this SQL database and its browser-based front end online? [more inside]
I'd like to earn money from my website, probably by putting ads on it, but I have no idea how to start... [more inside]
Is it a bad idea to build a website using an available .org domain, when the .com is for sale by an investor? [more inside]
I am looking to design a custom Ecommerce site and from talking to people it looks like the way to go is Joomla. I have an idea what I want my site to look like and it will need to have coverflow. Is this something I will be able to include in my Joomla site? A google search was not very helpful with this for some reason. [more inside]
Does anyone remember a list of logins and passwords, for a myriad of sites, published online for all the world to use? Its advertised purpose was to allow one to use a website without having to register for access... so you didn't have to go through all the steps, nor receive spam in your inbox later... I think it's been several years since I've even thought of this -- also, I feel it had some form of 'gator' or other reptile in its name.
What qualities make a good, focused, online educational resource/community? [more inside]
What should this sort of project cost? How long should it take an experienced programmer to implement?
Freelance filter: how many hours should it take to put together a re turn tracking extension/plugin/module for an existing online store? What would you charge as an hourly rate? What would you charge for a flat fee? [more inside]
What are the legal/copyright/douchebag implications (if any) of registering a domain name that is already a username on a free blogging platform? Yeah, yeah, you're not a lawyer... [more inside]
Anyone recommend a good domain/website host ? [more inside]
Best practice advice for overhauling the Information Architecture of a large website. For various reasons, we are looking to drastically overhaul the IA of a large (many 1000s of pages) site, to reflect a change in purpose. I'm interested in practical considerations and best practice ways to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible for users, search engines and wotnot. [more inside]
Please help me find the ideal off-the-shelf e-commerce template for an online store project. [more inside]
No no no, help ME pick a Wordpress Theme! For a documentary movie website. [more inside]
How do i position the 'Share' options to the right of the 'Categories' line on my Wordpress website? [more inside]
I'm having difficulty using WordPress to set up a professional website (not a blog). I'm completely new to the platform and have found WordPress.org to be unhelpful. Are there resources for absolute beginners to WordPress? [more inside]
How do I best go about providing a low-maintenance-user-friendly-but-update-able website for my boss's business? [more inside]
I'm in the process of creating a sports-related website that will relay some very simple information. The information is already out there on the web, just not aggregated in this manner. It needs to be updated daily, and I'd like to pay someone to do it. [more inside]
What was that "please invent this" website I saw a few months ago? Yeah, that's basically the premise; people would just submit ideas for software or physical products. As I recall, the postings were listed in a grid format, and the layout of the page was quite elegant (simple, clean elegant, not baroque elegant). What was that site?
Doing some web design after being out of it a long time and my brain isn't in gear. I'm admittedly rusty and oblivious to the latest trends, codes and plugins for designing some of this basic stuff right now. Main goal: if I can make my client's dream site an awesome reality in a quick manner while remaining as lazy as possible, that would be fantastic! ;) [more inside]
I run a monthly Pub Quiz and I have a website, running on Wordpress which I use for announcing upcoming quizzes, publishing results and past questions / answers. At the moment I publish the questions and answers (50 per month) as separate blog posts with a category of Question or Answer tagged with the month and year. Is there a smarter, more intuitive way of doing it? [more inside]
What options do I have for a simple website for educational video clips with video thumbnails & descriptions? [more inside]
It's finally time for me to set up a website. Sadly, saralastname.com is being parked by someone who shares my name. What to do? [more inside]
How do I make my boring-by-design website, well...less boring? [more inside]
Looking for an ecommerce platform suitable for building a web community such as Etsy... [more inside]
Hope me! I have a Wordpress foodie blog and I have a kitchenware retail website. I want to take the blog and export it to my website. Somehow. It gets a little more complicated and I'd really appreciate some help walking me through the various procedures. Wise advise on blog organisation would also be deeply appreciated. Apologies in advance for the longwinded rambling to follow. [more inside]