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 -
Jacob ter Veldhuis' String Quartets
, as far as I can tell, have been recorded only once
. That label doesn't seem to have any current contact information. I'd like to get my hands on this, and tried a bunch of the local options here in San Francisco, including Amoeba. Is there a secret place on the internet like alibris.com for books where one can go find relatively obscure Dutch string quartets?
posted by judith
on Nov 14, 2004 -
What's the best free Content Management System that I can use for a client who simply wants to periodically update one page of their website? I want this baby to be as simple to set up as possible.
posted by davebush
on Nov 12, 2004 -
Wacky commercials (car hood whacking pigeon). Altered commercials (trunk monkey). Weird video clips (dog on skateboard, star wars boy). Cute mashups. Is there a single site that catalogs and warehouses these short masterpieces of folk video art? Sort of a "Best of" all the stuff that is being forwarded? Surely someone is collecting these!
posted by kk
on Nov 4, 2004 -
HTML crisis: I use relative URLS on my blog because pages archive in different files- for example, a tag for a JPEG would be /images/image.jpg inside image tags. Because I use that first slash to make the relative URL work, all image tags are broken when you type or link to my site without a "www" in the url. In other words, "www.mysite.com" shows all the images fine, but "mysite.com" loads the site with little red x's everywhere. Solution? [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Oct 27, 2004 -
I need to find a method/product that allows me to analyze the contents of a website. [More Inside]
posted by smcniven
on Oct 27, 2004 -
Librarianfilter: My girlfriend is "wondering if anyone could recommend good websites containing lists/reviews for educational books/videos/software for children (ages 5 up through high school)? I recently acquired the responsibility of selecting materials (I'm a librarian) for our University's Educational Resource Center and don't have an education background so I'm new to this. I know about the Parent's Choice Foundation
. I was wondering if there is something similar for librarians/educators? I get tons of catalogs but want lists/reviews, preferably online. Thanks!"
posted by adamkempa
on Oct 13, 2004 -
How do you maintain your longevity in online community participation?
posted by WolfDaddy
on Oct 3, 2004 -
Sources for audio books.. What are the major audio book sites to search to see if a book is available in an audio version?
posted by stbalbach
on Sep 10, 2004 -
Anyone know of a website that will handle a pick em' contest, with the spread, for NFL games on a weekly basis for 20+ people?
posted by brent
on Sep 4, 2004 -
CSS Headaches: Hours into a redesign, everything is looking great in Safari and Firefox - is almost looking right in IE Mac, but is simply not functioning properly on the Windows side. Box model hacks are failing me. [A little more inside] [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Aug 22, 2004 -