I am looking for examinations of the Internet and World Wide Web that use the structure and/or history of the city as a metaphor. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Apr 12, 2013 -
Another internet rut question/on the eve of Google Reader's destruction: What's in your RSS? [more inside]
posted by decathexis
on Mar 14, 2013 -
Does such thing as an early web emulator exist? My 12 year-old stepson is learning HTML and CSS, and today I was trying to describe the web of yesteryear (for me, c. 1995-96). I'd love to show some visual aids. I have googled to no avail. [more inside]
posted by allisonrae
on Dec 13, 2012 -
My gaming websites are ugly. How can I make them better? I work well with examples and exemplars, but how-tos are welcome too. [more inside]
posted by hiteleven
on Aug 4, 2011 -
What sites are highly skewed toward specific genders? i.e. iVillage, Cosmopolitan.com for Females and SportsIllustrated.com, fantasysports.com, caranddriver.com for Males? [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Aug 30, 2010 -
What are best enterprise level Web Analytic / Stat programs that work with IIS and Apache sever logs? [more inside]
posted by wcfields
on Mar 10, 2010 -
When I log into Gmail, Firefox redirects me to a page on Facebook. What gives? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Feb 1, 2010 -
If you do a search for my company’s website on Google, one of the top hits is a page at Quantcast.com that purports to display “visitor statistics” for our domain. These statistics are wildly inaccurate by orders of magnitude and make it look as though our site gets only a tiny percentage as many visitors as it actually does. What’s more, there are all kinds of demographic charts and info, purportedly about our site, that don’t seem to have any connection to reality whatsoever. How do I get them to stop misrepresenting us? [more inside]
posted by dacoit
on Aug 27, 2009 -
Need to password protect a directory on my site in a fashion that allows me to see which approved users are logging in, and when. I know .htaccess will let me do do the security and the separate accounts, but can I get a report on user activity? Or is there a better way? [more inside]
posted by boombot
on Dec 1, 2008 -
How do you explain DNS, A records, MX records, etc. to your staff and clients? What's the best way to get non-technical people to understand this? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter
on Sep 16, 2008 -
Four years ago, Aaorn asked
after "free software that will let me set up a document dropbox
on my web server. Basically I want to upload files and then have them be available -- through a nice-looking interface -- to users of my choosing." TooManyGadgets
recently posted a question
that brought DropBox to my attention, and after littleme
was kind enough to share a DropBox beta invite, I wanted to revisit the original question. Obviously, there are lots of free scripts that offer the ability to do server-based file-sharing, but which is the best (security + ease of use, with free preferred but not necessary)? [more inside]
posted by boombot
on Jun 11, 2008 -
Apache2 security theory; mod_php versus CGI php and the use of suExec: What is the non-theoretical problem with running Apache2 with mod_php and thus without using suexec on a dedicated system? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I need a web page design program that will work with pages that were originally done in Adobe Page Mill, and have .swf files from around 2003 or so. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek!
on May 14, 2008 -
How do I redirect incoming website visitors to an external site by IP address? [more inside]
posted by Oktober
on May 12, 2008 -
How can I analyze the width of specific site's web pages? I'm envisioning either a list of links for pages exceeding a certain amount of pixels or a table that lists every page title, along with the link and the page's width.
posted by boombot
on Mar 18, 2008 -
I'm developing a web site to be accessible by mobile phone. One of the key requirements is data input into a form that is submitted back to the server. This has been developed and works fine.
One of the features of my K610i Sony Ericsson mobile phone is text prediction or auto completion of words. This is a good feature on the text fields, but some fields only require integer or floats (e.g., 12.34567). Integers can be input by either holding down each key for a full second, or by switching the "Writing language" to "123..." (i.e., integer input). Both approaches add a few seconds to the input process, but I'd like to make this is quick as possible.
My question is: Is there a way, perhaps with a tag on the form field, to force my mobile browser to switch to the integer input for those fields? Do other phone brands (Nokia, Siemens) do this differently? Would a third party mobile browser, such as Opera, handle this somehow?
posted by chrisch
on Mar 16, 2008 -
Help me AJAX-ify a very simple web process in PHP. Links to very simple AJAX tutorials much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jan 8, 2008 -
Semantic markup and the world wide web: non-noob needs an explanation. What is all this semantic markup talk about, and where can I learn more? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9
on Dec 22, 2007 -
I was using a combined domain and hosting deal, but the company went under and the domain was registered in their name, how do I get it back? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23
on Oct 30, 2007 -
It is a commonly held belief that enough Internet users foolishly expect every Internet domain to end in ".com", it would be a mistake to purchase and promote a domain ending in ".org" unless one can also purchase the corresponding domain in the ".com" TLD to redirect these foolish Internet users to the proper URL. Is there any statistical evidence that there are so many foolish Internet users out that that this is a necessary practice? Or is this merely unsubstantiated myth?
posted by Plutor
on Oct 1, 2007 -
Looking for an OSX app(or other solution) that will allow us to edit/update a Front Page produced site. [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Sep 17, 2007 -
I'm looking for Mac OSX software or a Firefox plug-in that will allow me to create local copies of web sites to be viewed later. [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop
on Aug 23, 2007 -
Help me convince a co-worker, by pointing me to credible sources online (or offline, if necessary), that adding "web avatars" to web pages, such as those found at sitepal.com
, are a HORRIBLE idea. I am primarily concerned with issues dealing with usability + accessibility problems and eye socket/ear drum bleeding caused by such things.
posted by basicchannel
on Aug 16, 2007 -
I've bought a domain with Godaddy. I would like the http://mydomain.net (with no 'www') to go to my site, except it doesn't, it goes to a parked page. How can I change it so it goes to the same place as typing http://www.mydomain.net?
(I'm not an idiot, but for these purposes, I might need it spelled out).
posted by minifig
on Aug 8, 2007 -
Rather continue to work with Microsoft Access, I'd love to move a few old databases I continue to maintain into a www database app, if one exists. I'd like something that feels Access-like, with the ability to structure queries and forms as Access does. I'd happily accept a script package that I can easily install and maintain on my own web server, or a full service. Is there such an Access corollary, either free or available for purchase?
posted by boombot
on Jul 2, 2007 -
Now that the CALEA
deadline has passed and the feds could potentially have access to any and all of my internet communications, is it better to keep a record for myself of everything I do online? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk
on May 15, 2007 -
Is there an open-source ecommerce store system that has built-in support for purchase orders
? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep
on Mar 28, 2006 -
1) Are there any internet payment methods besides PayPal that are gaining market share? 2) Are you aware of any web services that handle the fulfilment side of selling intellectual property (e.g. download & payment collection)? If it makes any difference, I'm in Canada and server is Unix and in USA. Thanks!
posted by Manhasset
on Feb 20, 2006 -
For those who pay for web hosting: I'm about to look for my first web host. What information, be it about privacy, or questions to ask, or really anything, should I have/look for as I shop around? I'll gladly take anything, I'm quite green.
posted by boombot
on Jan 30, 2006 -
Electronic Signatures: Is a html web form with a checkbox and associated text a valid electronic signature? [more inside]
posted by jba
on Nov 16, 2005 -
Let's assume that I have an idea for a web site that will draw lots of people. Let's assume that it involves a fair number of images, and so probably high bandwidth. Is it still possible to make money on this kind of thing through banner ads? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia
on Jul 2, 2005 -
I'm trying to find an old article about Tim Berners-Lee and the relationship between the WWW and democracy. There was a quote that went something like: "Tim built democracy into the fabric of the web." [more inside]
posted by idontlikewords
on May 7, 2005 -
Laptops (again). I want to buy one. Specifically, I want to know which laptop is the best for multi-track audio editing (and why). Aditionally, which software should I use if I want to create stories "pro" enough for radio journalism? Do I have to get pricey studio stuff? Finally, when people out there submit already-produced audio stories to say BBC, NPR, PRI, Pacifica . . . is there a simple way to send the files via email? What kind of file would it have to be?
posted by punkbitch
on Feb 13, 2005 -
I know I'm being a bit of a hypertext pedant, but are there any grammatical rules for linktext? Any stylistic rules for linktext? Linktext is the stuff that goes in between <a> and </a>. I know to never use "click here" as linktext
but I'm interested in other rules about syntax and style. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by revgeorge
on Feb 9, 2005 -
Win XP Problem: Windows Explorer (and My Computer) keep crashing. If I bring either up, it crashes immediately (the computer doesn't crash). Around the same time, I noticed I'd acquired some spyware. So I ran Ad-aware, and it seemed to get rid of the bad stuff. But Explorer still crashes. I ran Norton Anti-Virus, which claimed it found viruses but couldn't fix them because I needed to adjust the properties of some of the Norton files. But I can't adjust these properties, because I can't get to the files (because Explorer crashes). Help.
posted by grumblebee
on Dec 21, 2004 -
I am a frequent reader of Chowhound
's message boards but the several-megabytes-long message index pages are a huge pain in the ass. I usually let the whole index load and then open threads into new windows/tabs, but that's not an entirely convenient situation. Does anyone know of a Firefox extension or other work-around that will let me load some specified fraction of a specific page whenever I go to it? Then I could always load only, say, the first (and newest) 100K worth of messages on Chowhound.
posted by rxrfrx
on Nov 11, 2004 -
A family member of mine wants to set up a simple site for his home business - schedules of classes, some photographs, contact information, links, etc., and I have suggested that he use Typepad, which I use for a number of projects. However I think he'd prefer a non-weblog format, which leads me to my question: are there combined hosting/construction tools out there, like some of these weblog services, that have a good and very easy-to-use back-end, lots of design/format choices, but are more focused around a more heirarchically structured, top-down site structure?
posted by luriete
on Aug 25, 2004 -
Someone I know is moving to a tiny rural town in Southern Oregon, which has a population of about 700 people and no broadband. The nearest broadband is in Roseburg, located 17 miles away.
The property they will be on has a hill, which might make it possible to use some kind of tranceiver on an antenna and establish a connection with someone over in Roseburg -- either Qwest, the local phone service, or the Douglas FastNet
, which is interested in bringing broadband to rural Oregon. Alternately, there are satellite services, such as Starband
which does this kind of thing too.
Do any of you have any thoughts on the best (or most cost-effective) solution available for broadband in such a situation? Also, we are interested in knowing how to go about creating a wireless network / coop / small ISP that would service the local region. Any ideas on how to get the bandwidth, what kind of equipment we'd want to use, how to wire the town, and how to reduce latency?
posted by insomnia_lj
on Aug 1, 2004 -
Which Mac OS X Files let Safari securely connect to sites?
I'd accidentally lost some of my System (my fault) and had to reinstall, etc. to get it back. Looks like everything is working... EXCEPT when I try to connect to https:// sites. gmail, hotmail, whatever.
I have other Macs here, so if anyone knows what frameworks or whatever likely make that work, I can easily copy them over and correct the permissions. But WHICH files? (minimally more inside) [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Jun 14, 2004 -
If I want to know where a certain website ranks for a particular Google search, is there anything I can do other than just scroll through every page of results until I find that page? For instance: This
is on the 29th page of Google results for "Ask Metafilter." If I was Mr. or Ms. Ofrenda, would there be a faster way for me to learn than that simply looking on every page?
posted by blueshammer
on May 26, 2004 -
-- has anyone had good or bad experiences with them as a host? i believe they are also somehow related to hostroute.com
, in case that helps.
posted by sa3z
on Mar 18, 2004 -
Okay, for some reason, all of my .mpeg and .avi files when opened in Windows Media or Global DIVX play upside down and inside out. The audio is fine, but the image is totally inverted. What is up with that? How come .wmv files are playing normally? Did i do something to the files or is there something messing with them? [more inside]
posted by Slimemonster
on Mar 6, 2004 -