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Seeking all-in-one SFF headline site for daily reading

Seeking recommendations for a site with good coverage of books, films, comics etc. centered around SFF nerdery for my RSS reader. I used to read The Mary Sue, but have been meh about it since its revamp. I'm currently trying out Tor.com, but I'm looking for other alternatives. Feminist orientation is a plus, but not mandatory. I don't play video games, and I'm not particularly interested in rewatches/rereads other than on FanFare.
posted by immlass on Jul 24, 2014 - 5 answers

How can I stop looking at websites that just make me upset?

I can't stop reading PUA websites even though they make me unhappy, and I'm not sure how to deal with the effects it's having on me. [more inside]
posted by aivilo91 on Jun 9, 2014 - 45 answers

Point me to some strange, macabre or otherwise bizarre news-y websites!

Inspired by this Gabriel Garcia Marquez interivew, I'm looking for some off-beat news stories to inspire a collection of short stories I'm writing. [more inside]
posted by allymusiqua on Jun 5, 2014 - 5 answers

What should a children's book author's website contain?

I'm building a website for my wife, who's written a half dozen children's books and is currently working to get them published. I've searched the web and looked at sites like Judy Bloom, Beverly Cleary, and currently reviewing this list of websites on pinterest. I'm hoping to get a list of things the hive mind thinks a children's author website should contain, outside of the obvious list like a page for the books, blog/news, and about the author.
posted by herda05 on May 27, 2014 - 11 answers

Where are the antique webpages on the world wide web?

I stumbed on this gem through following bunch of links that began with a metafilter post. Somehow Geocities style webpages with bouncing icons and difficult to read fonts fill me take me back and manage to feel sort of charming like rotary phones or those 10 inch cell phones from the early nineties. I got the same weird technology nostalgia from re-watching the All Your Base video on youtube the other day. It got me thinking, where can you go on the world wide web to browse really outdated content, like old webpages or UIs that feel like an archaeological expedition?
posted by mermily on Apr 11, 2014 - 15 answers

Should our website be in both European and Brazilian Portuguese?

I help manage a website for an international audience; we strive to be inclusive. We offer several different language versions; our translations are done by volunteers. Generally we add languages based on whether we have volunteers to translate. We have been offering European Portuguese for a while. Now a new volunteer has shown up, asking to be invited to the project; s/he is offering to volunteer for a translation to Brazilian Portuguese, which we currently do not offer. [more inside]
posted by Too-Ticky on Mar 16, 2014 - 19 answers

Reliable information about pregnancy

I am looking for sources of reliable, science-based information about food / exercise / medication / etc during pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Mar 10, 2014 - 13 answers

Template / HTML 5 web sites?

I know of Wix, Squarespace, and Barley. What are some other companies that offer template websites with WYSIWYG-like interfaces? Preferably good template options, an Android app, and e-commerce-able. Each of the above is lacking in one of those areas--for instance, Squarespace has e-commerce and good templates but the Android app blows. Thanks!
posted by dobbs on Mar 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Are there any other online communities which limit posting frequency?

One of the reasons why Metafilter and Ask Metafilter have such high quality content is that they limit the frequency of posts. Are there any other Internet communities that use the same strategy successfully?
posted by casebash on Feb 27, 2014 - 2 answers

To Look Back At Where We Boldly Went Where No One Had Gone Before

Updating Wordpress website, how to we archive old site so as not to break long-standing links? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Feb 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Toggling IE Compatibility Mode makes website(s) work?

Ever visit a website (or build a website yourself) that would not completely load unless you togged compatibility mode off and on a few times? I'm dealing with that now and while it may be a red herring, at least I can eventually get some of the content to show up. [more inside]
posted by taumeson on Feb 19, 2014 - 5 answers

On Beyond Tacos

I've recently realized that due to having lived only on the northern east coast of the US, I am not very knowledgeable about Mexican cuisine beyond what's bled over into "Tex-Mex". Can you point me at resources to help me expand what I know? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Feb 18, 2014 - 34 answers

Metafilteresque French sites?

Does anyone know of any sites kind of like Metafilter, but in (or at least primarily in) French? I leave "like Metafilter" to your discretion, but mainly I'm thinking of the commenting culture more than "list of links" - an active commenting userbase with generally high quality discussion. I see that this question has been asked in AskMe before, but the sites in the answers seem to all be dead, or turned into shopping sites, or were jokes in the first place (like a link to Google Translate's translation of Metafilter itself).
posted by Flunkie on Feb 1, 2014 - 6 answers

Finding good articles on personal development

Unfortunately the internet is flooded with articles like “The top 7 ways to be more productive”. These articles are helpful for someone who hasn’t read many of these articles before, but after a while you want to be able to locate articles that provide deeper insights. For this reason, I have given up on using sub-reddits, such as /r/decidingtobebetter. Recently, I discovered that Medium has some pretty good articles on personal development with only a small minority being of the vague and wishy-washy type that you tend to see elsewhere. Where else can I find good articles on personal development, where good is defined as specific, original and in-depth?
posted by casebash on Jan 26, 2014 - 6 answers

Fascinating, geeky single-topic web sites from the 90s/early 00s?

I was thinking back to high school, when I spent hours browsing archives such as the Jargon File, the d20 SRD, and bash.org. Of course, these are just scratching the surface - I read pages and pages of D+D files, funny anecdotes, and interesting stories on personal sites. I miss the magic of diving into a site like that - any recommendations?
posted by LSK on Jan 13, 2014 - 12 answers

What question and answer sites have high quality content?

There are a large number of question and answer sites out there, but very few which provide good answers. The ones I have found that tend to provide good answers are as follows: * StackExchange Network (including StackOverflow) * Ask MetaFilter * Quora * Reddit (on particular sub-reddits such as Ask Science, Ask Historians, Explain Like I'm Five and sometimes Ask Reddit) Are there any other question and answer sites out there with a high quality of questions and answers? I'm particularly interested in finding sites while they are still small
posted by casebash on Jan 10, 2014 - 5 answers

Pure CSS Navigation

I need a pure CSS navigation menu solution for a static, one page application, the simpler the better. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Experiencing Weather on the Internet

This is kind of an oddball questions, but I love things like Rainy Mood that allow you to feel like it is raining outside, and it's my go-to site for some background serenity when I'm on the computer. I like other types of weather, too, like being inside when it's snowing (wind blowing), watching a lightning storm, that kind of stuff. Are there sites that do this well, in terms of simulating weather or encouraging the kinds of feelings that surface from being in weather? I like the sounds, but also visual representations, as well.
posted by SpacemanStix on Dec 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Why won't this NASA site load properly?

Last week, I started getting errors whenever I tried to access the NASA Technical Reports Server from Chrome. And after a few days of it working just fine in Safari, it started doing the damn thing in that browser as well. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Can I snatch up an expiring domain at GoDaddy without losing my soul?

There is a domain that would be nice to have, but it has been registered for a very long time. I just recently decided to check on it, and it seems to be expiring. The site now shows a GoDaddy landing page that says it expired around a month ago. So, would it be advantageous to use their auction site, since they seem to currently have some control over the domain? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Nov 11, 2013 - 8 answers

What's your favourite travel website for booking a vacation package?

We want to go somewhere sunny this winter. There are a bewildering number of travel websites hocking flight+hotel deals. Did you have a good experience with any of them? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Child's Gift to Germany by Tuesday! HOPE me, Mefites!!

Sending a child's birthday gift by Tuesday! We have had awful problems on a variety of German sites because we are sending this gift through a UK address! Help! [more inside]
posted by kairab on Sep 21, 2013 - 8 answers

how to stop spammers from hijacking your backlinks

I was reviewing my link profile and found out that I had links from shady websites I have never requested links from. they apparently link from a page but when you click on it, you get redirected to a porn site. my question is how can they achieve that? second how do you stop it or prevent it from happening. here are some of the examples: [more inside]
posted by souleye on Sep 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Fundraising websites 101

Help me find a website that meets the needs of the small, nonprofit fundraising event I'm organizing. [more inside]
posted by itstheclamsname on Aug 20, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me save an advertising client

I have little to no experience in sales; I'm a writer with a successful podcast. I am trying to sell ads on it. One of my customers/advertisers has decided to stop advertising with us after just 2 mos. How do I recover and keep the client? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Website builder/hosts such as Squarespace or Weebly: Should I use one?

I need to put together a gallery-style website showing off my artwork and craft projects. I love the look of the Squarespace templates, but Weebly and Wix are much cheaper/free. I used to maintain a blog via Blogspot and Wordpress, but have no website-making knowledge other than that. What's the right choice for me? [more inside]
posted by chowflap on Aug 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Can you learn to beautify websites?

I have been through a few HTML and CSS online courses and am able to build basic websites, but how do I learn to decide what I want them to look like? I am currently learning JavaScript online and from books but are there any online tutorials that can help me become more confident from a design point of view? [more inside]
posted by joboe on Aug 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Looking for a clothing website...

Is there any sort of website where you can input your measurements and it will tell you which brands or stores carry clothing that will fit you? My mom was telling me about such a site (the name of which she can't remember, and it was a few years ago, anyway) for jeans and I was wondering if something like that still exists and if one exists for clothing beyond jeans. Thanks.
posted by lea724 on Jul 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for a job/community site for developers

As an editor and localiser, I currently use a job site / web community which offers the following features: (1) allows my profile to be sent to potential clients without me having to apply for jobs - they then contact me with details of the job; (2) allows users to rate clients as well as clients to rate users; (3) allows users to post sensible rates and descriptions of work undertaken; (4) allows users to discuss on forums and support each other answering questions about jobs they're doing. Mr LB is now looking for a similar website in IT development and I'm wondering if there is one. [more inside]
posted by LyzzyBee on Jul 21, 2013 - 1 answer

Best website for purchasing website/wordpress templates?

Helping friends set up their small business website. I am not a web designer/developer, just fine with tweaking, dependable and honest--unlike their last web person. They don't need a lot of fancy stuff, but I would like to move them off of google sites and get them something 1)more professional 2) still easily updatable. They are hosted on godaddy with redirects now, which is wasteful. The godaddy webbuilder software does not impress so far. [more inside]
posted by pywacket on Jun 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Best practices or tools for defining specifications for a new website?

My small team is hiring a developer and a designer to build a website. What is the best way for us to communicate the features that the website needs to have? It is a medium-complexity website - more than a blog, less than Facebook. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on May 31, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me name this new fashion web app!

Looking for name suggestions for a website that lets you mix and match individual fashion pieces from different retailers into a unified look, then share that look on social media.
posted by Meagan on May 24, 2013 - 17 answers

Does the dot suffix of a website's name matter?

How important is having a .com suffix to the perceived legitimacy of a website? How does it affect traffic/success, etc? Does holding onto .com as the ideal make sense in this world of domain squatters? Can we make a list of good and bad choices?
posted by letstrythis on May 22, 2013 - 24 answers

Is anyone familiar with 90 Second Web Builder?

Has anyone used it or does anyone know anything about its functionality? [more inside]
posted by fruitopia on May 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Sources for long-form non-fiction, essay, cultural crit on web

I'm looking for websites that post longer pieces (3000 words+) on topics like science, culture, personal essay (not so much regular long-form journalism). These could be magazines like seed or nautil.us or online only. Recommendations?
posted by asher on May 17, 2013 - 14 answers

What eclectic, unique blogs should I read?

I want single-focus blogs about off-the-beaten-track subjects that are readable and interesting. [more inside]
posted by hepta on Apr 30, 2013 - 39 answers

Websites with lots of pictures, photographs, etc

I'm a student of Speech Language Pathology with a child client this quarter I'm doing a lot of picture description tasks with. I'm looking for websites/blogs/tumblrs/pinterest boards/etc with lots of pictures of varying complexity and familiarity. [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Apr 21, 2013 - 4 answers

I can't stand the heat, should I get out of the kitchen?

Is the weight of expectation and pace of change making my web career untenable? [more inside]
posted by socksister on Apr 21, 2013 - 3 answers

Oh, The Places You'll Go....Online.

I am wondering what place based websites other people use. What do you use? Why and how do you use it? What is good or bad about it? [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Apr 6, 2013 - 21 answers

Looking for free Kindle books

Which websites list Kindle-compatible books which are free for a limited time? [more inside]
posted by lea724 on Mar 20, 2013 - 18 answers

What are your most badass web-based reference resources?

What are the best obsessively cataloged reference websites from your field? I mean the kinds of places you can go to when things are being reported on in a confusing way, or just seems off and worth checking, where you can cut through the bullshit and easily find either original source material or otherwise solid answers to technical questions. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Mar 18, 2013 - 13 answers

Love is a Hot Tub (apparently...)

I may be, literally, the worst person in the world when it comes to finding and booking hotel rooms and vacation rentals. Can you help me figure out how to better my search processes, what sites and search terms I should be using, or how I can better understand the U.S. hospitality industry? [more inside]
posted by vivid postcard on Mar 1, 2013 - 20 answers

Top 5 and Why

What are your top 5 websites and why? Excluding metafilter (of course). [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Feb 22, 2013 - 34 answers

How do I make my dream website a reality?

So I have this idea for a website, whoop de doo. I was really excited about it, but the prospect of execution is already wearing on me, and I haven't even done anything! Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved on Jan 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Internet Goodness

Besides Metafilter and reddit, what are some of the more popular news sites that university students are using these days? (sites you check almost every day)
posted by MechEng on Dec 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Wayback Machine isn't far enough

How to find a cached version of Mitt Romney's campaign website? [more inside]
posted by bryghtrose on Nov 28, 2012 - 1 answer

Money from Nothing?

Ideas, theories, facts, about how online sites are making money when I no longer see banner advertising or Google ad links -- old stand-by methods from five years ago seem to have evaporated? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Oct 14, 2012 - 14 answers

How do I help my fine artist friend?

I'd really like to help support my neighbor, a fine artist, in her search for commissions, management and new students. Unfortunately, outside of just helping her navigate networking sites online, I have no idea where to start. Specifics after the jump. [more inside]
posted by biddeford on Sep 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Gamification of Dissertations!

I am in a cohort of a few PhD fellows who, at the time we could really use each other for support, find ourselves scattered to various corners of New England. How can we motivate each other when we don't see each other on a regular basis? [more inside]
posted by absquatulate on Aug 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Group equivalents of Storify?

Is there an online service or site out there which operates like a collaborative or group version of Storify? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Aug 12, 2012 - 0 answers

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