Is there a programme, or way, to allow me to find 'redundant' files on my server: i.e. files that are not linked to from any other page? [more inside]
posted by Hartster
on Mar 3, 2006 -
Hi, does anyone have any good recommendations for great web sites for 2 to 4 year olds? [more inside]
posted by itchy
on Mar 2, 2006 -
I want to display images of stained glass windows on a church website. What is the best way, method, software, code etc to highlight details on the initial image and then have the user mouse over or click to get a larger shot of the detail, with a caption if possible? [more inside]
posted by Biblio
on Jan 20, 2006 -
I've just installed Plone (www.plone.org) for a client on their server. They currently run their sites on Windows 2000 with IIS on port 80. I set up Plone to run on port 81, but what do I need to do to make this accessible to outside traffic? It is currently inaccessible to anyone outside the offices, and I'm afraid I have no expertise with IIS. [more inside]
posted by letterneversent
on Dec 21, 2005 -
I want to find other sites like Metafilter that focus solely on creativity rather than political issues or current affairs. [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Dec 11, 2005 -
What websites would you write yourself a note to remember if your entire memory of the internet was about to be erased? [more inside]
posted by ND¢
on Dec 6, 2005 -
How can you trust websites that include a comments section but delete comments that disagree with the original poster? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Dec 5, 2005 -
Oh dear. So I had this website that I spent a good couple of hours going over, but being at work, completely neglected to bookmark or save.
It had a number of clever author/poet biographies, most of which I can remember were in the Byron Shelley Keats vein/era, and each of the authors' names had a made-up nickname inserted in the middle. As in... "William Butler 'Ghostie' Yeats" or somesuch. Also, there was a very nice glossary of musical piece definitions, most of which were words I was previously unfamiliar with. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on Nov 20, 2005 -
Why does IE hate my website? I've got it looking decent in Safari and Firefox, but it looks hideous in Explorer. Having done a fair amount of Googling, I've come to the conclusion that it's probably related to one of Explorer's notorious CSS rendering bugs, but my self-taught CSS and HTML is not enough to enable me to pinpoint and solve the problem. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Nov 9, 2005 -
I maintain a complex website that I update by hand. (Unfortunately, this is unavoidable.) I want my local directory to be an exact mirror of the site, so that when I alter and modify thirty HTML files and I can simply run a script to copy them instead of FTPing them all by hand, in addition to removing deleted files and downloading any server-side changes made by scripts or other users. What's the best means to do this on OS X? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Oct 17, 2005 -
Can anybody recommend a good skill-bartering website? I'm a writer, and I've spent the past week tearing my hair out in an unsuccessful attempt to debug the website I'm putting up for my new humor book. I have a feeling that the remaining bugs are something a professional web designer could fix in a day. Meanwhile, there must be webdesigners out there who could use a writer's help in making their sites better written and/or funnier. Googling
has turned up a ton of barter sites, but I don't know which (if any) are reputable and useful. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Sep 19, 2005 -
Help me get through long classes without Internet access - I want to click one button while I'm online and download all my newspapers, blogs, etc. into a flat file that I can view offline. Bloglines often doesn't give me the full article.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Sep 8, 2005 -
How do I reduce the number of `time wasters' requesting product samples through my website? [more inside]
posted by tomble
on Sep 1, 2005 -
I need to preview websites in various browsers on various platforms, all from Windows machines - while on the road. If I remember correctly, there's an online service that does this preview for you. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by annathea
on Aug 24, 2005 -
I want to start a "hate" site dedicated to my crappy dealings with a major corporation. What do I need to be wary of? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky
on Aug 2, 2005 -
I've noticed I have this habit of thinking of different websites in terms of direction and location rather than just a URL. [more inside]
posted by staresbynight
on Jul 20, 2005 -
My four year old now has his own account on my computer and I would like to deny access to all but a handful of pre-selected websites. Can this be done with what comes with XP Pro? Failing that, how can I do this for free?
posted by kc0dxh
on Jun 18, 2005 -
My daughter (11) has been visiting paper doll websites. They seem harmless, I guess, but they are also squicking me out a little bit. [more inside]
posted by SashaPT
on May 29, 2005 -
Two questions about sites for individual books: What are some great examples of book sites (i.e. sites that promote and have info on a specific book that has been published recently)? And: What do you look for in such a site (i.e. excerpts? message board?)
posted by gwint
on Apr 27, 2005 -
This is a long shot: I'm looking for a digital illustrator's portfolio website that I saw previewed on a portal a while ago. His/Her work was soft edged, used lots of color and almost watercolor-type brushes (digital). The site was done in flash and had amazing "watery ripple" transitions in between sections, almost like a dream sequence on tv shows. I also remember you could pickup a mock brush and play with it as well.
posted by omidius
on Mar 7, 2005 -
With the recent decision by kottke.org to be solely reader-supported, I'm curious to see how you value your reads.
Would you be willing to pay $30 a year for Metafilter? More? Less?
How about for some up-and-coming web magazines that operate on a daily basis, say The Morning News, The Black Table, etc.?
And how much for up-to-the-second pro blogs in the Gawker empire where advertising is used? Gawker? Gizmodo? Wonkette, etc?
How much for Boing Boing were it to be ad free?
How much for Fark?
How much for the individuals' blogs you frequent?
And for some Kottke.org fans who don't see $30 as a micropayment, how much would you be willing to pay for a year of his content?
Curious to see what range of dollar-value folks assign to their daily reads that are currently free to access. Please name and value other sites of your choosing.
posted by Dukebloo
on Feb 22, 2005 -
What is your favourite online music review site. I am looking for a good site that has comprehensive reviews of new releases from all genres. I know of sites such as Pitchfork, but they are all too genre-specific. I want something like Pitchfork which will also cover the new releases in world music, Jazz, soul, etc
posted by juniorbonner
on Feb 16, 2005 -
What program should I use to create visual representations of some large tree stuctures? [+] [more inside]
posted by gsteff
on Feb 10, 2005 -
My friend has a popular website that has a lot of technical problems. Frequent downtime, sub-standard performance, inconsistent feature implementation, and large numbers of bugs. The software is all custom-written, and clearly needs a complete re-write. He needs help but won't accept it. What can I do?
posted by mosch
on Jan 26, 2005 -
Website question. I'm helping a friend with a sports memorabilia site that sells merchandise. Currently he is using google adsense pay per click. Is there a simple way to track visitors who click from the ad to see if they are the ones who make a purchase? (MI) [more inside]
posted by keithl
on Jan 25, 2005 -
is a sleazy search engine. mlk.com
seems to be a German concert hall conglomerate. martinlutherking.com
redirects to "clubpink.com" (er, I assume NSFW).
thekingcenter.com cannot be found. Ah.... here it is
. No, wait, that's all about his kinky sex parties and plagiarism.
Where's all the good stuff?
posted by Caviar
on Jan 17, 2005 -
I'm fascinated by the intricacies of good old letterpress printing. there are lots of online and book resources re typefaces, but not as many regarding the letterpress printing. I'd love to learn more, but google isn't really helping. Any good books or websites? [more inside]
posted by matteo
on Jan 13, 2005 -
Can anyone recommend some good recipe sites that include nutritional information with the recipes? (Calories/fat, etc.)
posted by frenetic
on Jan 10, 2005 -
I don't like scary movies, but I love scary websites. What's the scariest site you've found? [mi] [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow
on Jan 10, 2005 -
SinoFilter: I'm looking for a scholarly-but-accessible book (or books) about Chinese history and culture. (Web site recommendations also welcome.) I have done some Googling and poking around amazon.com, but frankly my ignorance is so deep that I have no good way of evaluating the quality of what I'm finding.
posted by enrevanche
on Jan 8, 2005 -
Are there any websites written entirely in Jamaican English?
posted by reklaw
on Jan 7, 2005 -
Rap lyrics often leave me quite baffled -- my English is clearly not good enough to get them 100%. Are there any good (online or dead-tree) resources to learn more American street/hip-hop slang? And what about websites offering translations of rap lyrics into plain English?
posted by matteo
on Jan 3, 2005 -
I run the website for a very small indie music label, and I want to make it better. What are your favorite indie label websites, and what makes them so good?
posted by buriednexttoyou
on Dec 29, 2004 -
How long is "beta" supposed to last?
posted by brent
on Dec 28, 2004 -
I know Suprnova was the absolute best in bit torrent-ing, but now that it's gone, does anyone know of any other sites that are a) anywhere near as extensive and b) not down all the time? [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster
on Dec 24, 2004 -
I know how to make database-driven web sites using Windows servers, Access, IIS, and ASP.
I want to learn how to do the same using Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and... whatever you use instead of Access.
Where do I start?
posted by Mwongozi
on Dec 10, 2004 -
I am looking for either books or online resources for Bayeux Tapestry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry - style illustrations (or any other book/site that depicts depict medieval life.) So far, the illustrations on the web are of relatively small size or poor quality.
posted by turbanhead
on Dec 10, 2004 -
I have 300+ bookmarks in my web-browser which are either organised badly or not at all. Instead of spending hours re-categorising them manually, is there anything automatic that can help? (Browser of choice is Firefox, but happy to covert back and forth to IE's favourites format if necessary)
posted by ralawrence
on Dec 7, 2004 -
I started designing websites as a hobby, either for free or as a part of my job. Now I have some people interested in hire my services as a webdesigner but I don't know how to calculate a quote or what are the acceptable prices in the business.
How do you calculate a quote for designing a website?
posted by guictx
on Nov 23, 2004 -
Guitarists: What are some of your favorite scales and chords? How about guitar-related web resources? Finally, are there any other lefty guitarists in Metaland, or am I the only one?
posted by baphomet
on Nov 22, 2004 -