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]
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.
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?
Has anyone used it or does anyone know anything about its functionality? [more inside]
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?
I want single-focus blogs about off-the-beaten-track subjects that are readable and interesting. [more inside]
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]
Is the weight of expectation and pace of change making my web career untenable? [more inside]
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]
Which websites list Kindle-compatible books which are free for a limited time? [more inside]
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]
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]
What are your top 5 websites and why? Excluding metafilter (of course). [more inside]
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]
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)
How to find a cached version of Mitt Romney's campaign website? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Is there an online service or site out there which operates like a collaborative or group version of Storify? [more inside]
Long shot question: I am trying to remember a news/interesting stuff website. The content has pictures, linked essays, sometimes both. The essays are along the lines of Longform.org. The design is yellow and black ... of this, I am sure. The "about" states that it is curated by one woman, please donate. I think the logo has a brain in it, but don't let that throw you off.
FauxRetroFilter: Help me remember an entirely ASCII dynamic website. [more inside]
Seeking recommendations on books/websites about all aspects of eating disorders. [more inside]
Is it a good idea to practice russian by reading english websites translated into russian via google translate? [more inside]
I'm looking for websites that have cool, educational, entertaining and kid-safe stuff I can share with my two 4 year olds, perhaps similar to the kids should see this, and/or sites that suggest neat projects and how-to's my wife and I can work on with them to open their eyes to the wonders of the world around them. All suggestions welcome!
Nutrition website/app filter: I want to track the nutritional values of what I actually eat in relation to accepted norms of good health. I've used this website: http://www.myfoodrecord.com/mainnat.html, which sorta does what I want, but I'm left feeling there's probably something better out there these days. [more inside]
Where can I find "view from the room" photos of hotels, office space, or apartments/condos for sale or rent? [more inside]
Been asked to come up with a sketch of a proposed mobile version of a Wordpress website. Any good resources for this? [more inside]
Longform.org for fiction? [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs/websites that are great at visual storytelling, regardless of topic or content. (Similar to The Bold Italic) [more inside]
How do I code a site to parse direct msg tweets, act on them, and then reply? [more inside]
What are some sites/blogs that post a daily or weekly list of interesting links? [more inside]
What are the best DIY sites on the web? [more inside]
I love tumblr, but there are a few specific tumblrblogs I need to stop reading to keep my own sanity. I compulsively read a certain set of blogs dozens of times per day. I have unfollowed them, but keep compulsively going directly to their blogs to read them. (This question is one part about software and one part human relations) [more inside]
Metafilter, can you help me remember the name of this website/startup that is in the back of my mind that I saw about 6 months ago and now cannot find? The site was a wiki style site that took a TV series or book and/or movie and extracted all the other books and music and films that were referenced in it. The site gave you summaries of these references and itunes and youtube links so that you could immerse yourself in the "universe" of a particular show/book. So kind of a similar idea to the madmen unbuttoned blog but more like a wiki. I have it in mind that this was a startup of some kind that was just starting out and thought that it was called little monsters or little devils or green monsters or something along those lines. (but trying everything I could think of along those lines turned up nothing so that may be a red herring!) I've been continually amazed by the power of the metafilter hive mind to solve this kind of query in the past, so thought I would give it a shot. Thanks.
What are some on interesting interior design blogs that feature regular homes and apartments, done on a budget, as opposed to opulent, fancy, expensive places? [more inside]
How do I evaluate the cost/benefits of migrating my org's front-end website from M$Sharepoint to an open-source platform? [more inside]
I have a profile hosted by a social media site that I would like to customize with a personal domain. The directions involve me changing my domain's A record to a certain IP, but my IT guy says that doing so will screw up the other domains that are hosted in my family's all-inclusive account. Why? [more inside]
When my website gets legal threats, should I post them on the site? [more inside]
I recently bought a new TV, replacing one from the early 90s. And I went a bit crazy plugging in ALL the things. The trouble is... there's still nothing on! Is there some kind of master TV / movie / media guide I can use to tell me what device or service(s) offer what I want to watch? [more inside]
I'm fairly obsessed with "deal of the day" websites, like myhabit, hautelook, and woot. What are your other recommendations for fun "deal of the day" sites?
What are the best free websites and software for adults to use when trying to learn foreign languages? [more inside]
WTF? I just Googled myself and someone has a site that is www.myname.com and it looks like a blog that is aggregating (or producing) articles which are similar to those that I've written and published elsewhere. [more inside]
Looking for computer/internet recommendations for my 10 year old friend. What are the coolest, most interesting, and least consumerist activities, websites, and other digital/virtual things that I can introduce this kid to? What did you like to do with computers / the internet when you were that age? Bonus internet safety questions inside! [more inside]
We have a few random ingredients. Is there a website where you put in what you have and it tells you what can be made with those ingredients? Alternately, what should we make for dinner (for two) with what we have? [more inside]
What relatively high profile celebrities, artists or entertainers have very poor websites? [more inside]
While it's true that we can consider the internet as a 'global village', my feeling is that the USA holds the most imposing bias. We can't deny the fact that a huge proportion of the best websites and online services are from the USA or are otherwise USA-centric. As someone who lives in a far flung part of the world and who enjoys devouring all manner of information from the Web, I do find it frustrating at times that there are not more international sites with influence. Probably the only exception I can think of may be with News websites such as BBC and Al Jazera. I would be interested to know what your favourite non-American websites may be, whether they be oriented to your locality but still have useful international relevance, or if they truly are an international player?
Why did my Google Chrome stop blocking websites? [more inside]
What are websites that handle the user interface and/or the organization of large amounts of video content well?
What are websites that handle the user interface and/or the organization of large amounts of video content well? [more inside]
I'm looking for online resources to evaluate American cities. I have seen theatlanticcities.com, what other well-done sites are there where I can go in and put in "Bozeman" or "Amarillo" or "Augusta" and get cost-of-living, demographic and housing information, and other city facts? Extra points if there is some kind of side-by-side comparisonator.