Internet mechanics and conspiracy: With the recent news of Pakistan somehow taking YouTube down, Swiss banks forcing U.S hosts to ban WikiLeaks, under-water cables being cut and the US government having the power to ban Cuba-related domains, I was wondering: if the U.S "turns off the internet", what could be done? How powerful is it in this respect? [more inside]
Are there any browser plugins that allow you to see exactly what is being sent to a website (form post values, cookies, querystring, etc)? [more inside]
I need a good name! I'm putting together a travel website focusing mainly on indie rock/nightlife/offbeat stuff to do in different cities, aimed mainly at 20-something travellers or anyone looking for live music or more alternative venues while they're travelling. What should I call it? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an excellent art theory and modern criticism site? [more inside]
Optimal web browsing with a high resolution (1920x1200) display? [more inside]
What are some good website designs that subvert the "grid" system, or just don't make use of grids? [more inside]
Is there a place on the internet with a list of every state and whether not it is legal to sell cars there as "Parts Only" (i.e., without a title)? If not, does anyone happen to know this information off-hand?
I'm working on a job application to work at a theatre and events company in the UK. It asks me for three websites I admire and to give the reasons why. What sites should I put down? [more inside]
What are the websites, software, books, desks, tools and errata you find the most useful and efficient for your work, and why are they so much better than the competition? Brownie points if they're good for students, and are free--but hey, list them all. [more inside]
Can anyone give some advice on starting up a website? Anyone out there with experience of setting up a website or websites but wasn't actually technologically capable of making the website them self? [more inside]
I once read a book about a couple of autograph hounds who ranked celebrities by their willingness to meet with fans and sign autographs. If this system were ported to the web and opened to the public, allowing anyone who's had contact with a celebrity to rank their experience, how could you validate that the encounter actually happened? [more inside]
I'm looking for an easy way for an older, non-technical artist to post a portfolio of some of her work online. A free solution would be fabulous but it doesn't have to be free as she would likely want to register a domain name to forward anyway. [more inside]
Changes to ComCast-hosted website no longer show up when viewed online, but look fine on my end and when viewing pages on their server. Why? [more inside]
I've become bored of digg, slate and reddit. I'd like some substitutes (but not too close of substitutes that I get quickly bored again). [more inside]
Recommend a reseller web hosting company! [more inside]
Trying to remember a web site from some time back. Guy had pictures of some of the most beautiful places on the Planet. The pics included himself, back to camera, and bare-assed. Little help?
Best examples of branding across multiple domains? [more inside]
Why are some major websites suddenly not working on my computer? [more inside]
Help me find a website about Apple products and their release schedules. I know it exists, I just can't find it again. [more inside]
Looking for commercial/business/corporate sites where a flash video clip starts playing upon loading the home page - and it works, looks good, isn't annoying. [more inside]
Looking for tattoo shops in Rhode Island (preferably with websites showcasing their shops and art) My google-foo must be off today because I can find stuff, but mostly it leads me to the dreaded 404. Any help RI Mefiers? [more inside]
One certain site always times out for me. It does not for other computers on the same network. What (if anything) can I do to get it to work? [more inside]
Looking for examples of websites that use pre-existing data (vague question I know; more details inside) [more inside]
Online marketing - tools for keeping track of the tools? [more inside]
Is there one great source for finding the original publication date of a book? [more inside]
I'm looking for thoughtful, down-to-earth blogs (and other websites) that concern themselves with matters of spirituality. [more inside]
What are some good American Indian (or "Native American") blogs or community politics/culture/what-have-you discussion sites?
I would like to automatically generate hypertext links from a list of text. Ideally this would mean pasting a series of comma separated words into some online tool and having the system turn each word into a relevant google/wikipedia link... Does anyone know any sites/tools that will do this? [more inside]
I've read all my RSS feeds twice. Help me find distractions to get me through a boring work week? [more inside]
What does it cost to add the Associated Press, or their Youth Oriented Feeds to a website, does it include videos, and is it worth it? [more inside]
I need to help 10 small nonprofit organizations set up websites. The main criteria is that these groups have to be able to maintain the sites themselves, without needing to learn HTML. Custom-CMS'es are too expensive. Does anyone have experience with good hosts that offer basic CMS-type interfaces? What's the best client-side site builder? I still use notepad for my web work(!), so am kind of in the dark as to what's available.
Hi what digital camera would you recommend for taking pictures that will be used on websites or internet display only! I have heard camera pixels don't matter if one is not going to print pictures. please give me brand and model number. thanks
What are some good resources out there such that I can bring myself up to speed quickly on Search Engine Optimization? [more inside]
How can I continue to operate my one-man software business while out of the country for 3 months? [more inside]
Are there any websites where musicians review venues at which they've performed, in terms of staff, crowd, sound system, payment policies, etc.? It seems like there must be, but I've not found anything via Google. In particular I'm interested in reviews of NYC venues. [more inside]
Did you know Leslie Harpold? Can you help me keep her sites alive? [more inside]
Is there a Flickr for culture and the arts? What about a Wikipedia? [more inside]
Why do the links on this website not work with any browser I've tested (on Mac OS X), but work fine in Internet Explorer 7 (on Windows)? [more inside]
Anyone have any recommendations for good websites/internet games for young kids? [more inside]
I found a website a few weeks either through AskMeFi or Lifehacker and now due to short-term memory loss need help in locating it... [more inside]
How do I write Terms and Conditions for a website, without spending too much on a lawyer? [more inside]
Has anyone come across a good website that accurately generates book recommendations, based on what you've read and enjoyed? [more inside]
Looking for cool, well-designed sites for "tweens." [more inside]
Help me put an interactive web site on an iBook. [more inside]
How does one find, and choose, a designer or company to build a website? What companies (in Seattle) can you recommend? I have a friend who has a medium sized business in Seattle. He has a budget of $20,000 to $50,000 to build an Internet presence. He has no clue what to do or where to start. [more inside]
How do you keep your websites properly maintained? [more inside]
I am currently building a 'community' website which is like the Yellow Pages with user reviews. For example, the website lists all the Florists, Plumbers, and Massage Therapists in the area, and then allows people to post a review for the particular service. The website is for a community of about 75,000 and it won't be difficult to get the word out about the website. The challenge is getting people to 'generate' the content. How can we incentivize people to write reviews? Any examples of websites that are doing this right? Most importantly, any creative ideas from the savvy marketers out there on how to get people to write reviews and generate our critical content with minimal financial incentive?
Yet another episode of the ever-popular Name That Website! I need a catchy, clever, cute (even punny) name for a website about dogs (and cats and horses and pets in general), photography and the internet. Help me hive mind, you're my only hope!
Please help me compile a comprehensive list of daily US newspaper websites that do not require registration and logins. [more inside]