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AskMe for free graphic design?

AskMe for free graphic design? It's a good cause, but it's still a solicitation; I get plenty of those through other channels, don't really think they belong here too.
posted by ikkyu2 on Nov 6, 2005 - 133 comments

metachat is sporting a hot new look for fall.

metachat is sporting a hot new look for fall.
posted by delmoi on Sep 22, 2005 - 32 comments

Could the check mark in AskMeFi link directly to comment?

Could the little check mark in AskMeFi be coded to link directly to the pertaining comment?
posted by erebora on Apr 3, 2005 - 19 comments

Lo-Fi MeFi for me?

MeFi lo-version...used to have it bookmarked for viewing on my Pocket PC, but somehow lost it. Does it still exist?
posted by davidmsc on Apr 3, 2005 - 3 comments

Has MeFi ever gone green in the blue for St. P's Day?

Has MeFi ever gone green in the blue for St. P's Day?
posted by NickDouglas on Mar 17, 2005 - 68 comments

Can we have a 'via' field on the posting page?

Minor feature request: a via field on the blue's posting page. As part of the redesign, I'd love to see an optional field for including a "via" link. Two reasons: (1) it would encourage posters to acknowledge the source of the link, if applicable; and (2) it would allow some interesting statistics to be generated from the aggregation of via data.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 11, 2005 - 18 comments

Is the redesign going to be similar across all the subsites?

The HTML markup of Metafilter proper ("the blue") differs from the markup of Metatalk and Ask Metafilter. Given the upcoming changes to Metafilter's look, can we expect similarity in markup across the site, or should we explicitly not rely on undocumented features of Metafilter? [mi]
posted by orthogonality on Feb 16, 2005 - 8 comments

Best Answers Arrive on the Scene

Another pony is roaming free. It's now possible to mark great answers to questions you've asked on Ask MeFi. Details and screenshot inside.
posted by mathowie on Feb 10, 2005 - 79 comments

Can we get a preview of the new site design?

I'm highly interested in the new design of Metafilter. Is there any chance we could get a preview? I understand that we were able to view the winning designs, but I was under the impression that it would incorporate elements from all of the good ones, so I'd like a peek, as I'm sure the rest of the site would.
posted by angry modem on Feb 5, 2005 - 1 comment

Followup: Show your MeFi Designs

I believe the deadline for the MeFi Design Contest has passed. Does anybody who entered have the nerve to show off their actual entries to the MeFi public? I have half a notion to, but I don't want to be the first (or anything before sixth) to expose my web design shortcomings...
posted by wendell on Jan 1, 2005 - 132 comments

Large blank space unintended

Large space on the mainpage between superposition's Oprah post body text and the footer. Doesn't show in the comments section. Firefox 1.0. XP
posted by The White Hat on Dec 13, 2004 - 9 comments

Announcing the Metafilter design contest.

I'm hereby announcing the MetaFilter design contest. Post any questions here.
posted by mathowie on Nov 21, 2004 - 53 comments

It's not about the links

In AskMe, the button shouldn't say Preview the Link, it should say Preview the Question.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Oct 11, 2004 - 4 comments

Sponsored Links were really hard to read.

I did a google search on askMe and got great results, but I noticed that the Sponsored Links were really hard to read. (For example) Light grey and yellow on a pale green/blue. I don't know what the click throughs are on the Google searchs, or how important / significant this revenue is. Nor do I care. The Google Ads are readable and unobtrusive and fit well everywhere else in the MeFi domain. This one spot seems like a small oversight. Worth fixing? Not my call.
posted by putzface_dickman on Aug 20, 2004 - 9 comments

FPPs as unordered lists in html

Matt, could you make the FPPs be unordered lists in the HTML? I want to be able to use the site with elinks in graphical mode. Just about everything else is kickass, and it loads lightning fast, but all the FPPs end up scrunched together and are very difficult to eyeball-parse. I think this would be a Good Thing, not just for links users, but for general browser cross-compatibility.
posted by bingo on Jul 5, 2004 - 5 comments

AskMe feedbacks on design

AskMefi threads asking for critiques in design probably should be discouraged.
posted by crunchland on May 15, 2004 - 30 comments

Would it be possible to get plaintext versions of MeTa and AskMe

Would it be possible to get plaintext versions of MeTa and AskMe, which could be tied to our selection of same for MeFi in our profiles?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 13, 2004 - 8 comments

new comments in the archives

How hard would it be to keep the "_ new comments" feature when browsing through the archives? I've been close to asking for this feature before but never felt that threads in MT really had a long enough posting life to warrant such a change. With the addition of Ask Metafilter, however, checking the number of new comments in threads even a day old becomes a rigorous exercise in memorization. If it's not too much work, I'd certainly like to see it changed, perhaps in January when everything else is looked at.
posted by The God Complex on Dec 10, 2003 - 6 comments

Bitchin' redesign, Matt.

Bitchin' redesign, Matt.
posted by PrinceValium on Mar 4, 2003 - 22 comments

three alternate mefi designs

I was looking through an old thread, and found these three alternate mefi designs. Anyone know of any other not quite ready for prime time ideas that are still floating around?
posted by betaray on Oct 25, 2002 - 25 comments

added embedded information about pages viewed

I added embedded information about pages viewed at MetaFilter, per the link tag. If you're using Mozilla, turn on your Site Navigation Bar link this, and you'll see additional buttons when viewing threads, like this. It makes for a nice alternate interface.
posted by mathowie on Sep 10, 2002 - 7 comments

How to turn off broswer colors

How to turn off broswer colors (for those wanting to modify MefI to be more work friendly, a thread that pops up here occasionally). More inside...
posted by internook on Sep 6, 2002 - 7 comments

How about a call for redesign submissions?

After reading this previous thread, I started thinking. How about a call for redesign submissions? How about the ability to customize and select our own designs? I am aware of this feature, but I mean, completely different layouts. There are many, many, many, many css resources with solutions that are more than robust enough for metafilter's basic one column layout. Is this inappropriate for me to ask? I would like to see a Metafilter with several layouts to choose from, first on my list, would be coldchef's; just cause he's so friggin funny.
posted by folktrash on Aug 9, 2002 - 29 comments

Add visual delimiters between fpps?

On the front page I sometimes mistake a thread with an empty line and then another link in the comment for two separate threads. I don't associate all of the text with a single post because the spacing is the same as it would be for two posts. It's a minor thing and I realize there was more to the comment when I view it, but what about adding a delimiter to make it easier to tell threads apart? Or am I the only one that makes this mistake?
posted by jaden on Aug 8, 2002 - 35 comments

waferbaby redesign.

what? no love for waferbaby?
posted by jcterminal on Apr 28, 2002 - 5 comments

Yeah, it is a small business, and...?

This is the second front page post in a week ridiculing bad small business design. A bad precedent, and today's post is aggressive to boot. (inside)

posted by liam on Feb 28, 2002 - 14 comments

My Comments is not initially an option in the Sort By pull-down

Minor bug: My Comments is not initially an option in the Sort By pull-down, it only appears once any of the other sort option have been selected. IE 5.0, NT 4.0.
posted by skwm on Jan 17, 2002 - 2 comments

The Scooby Doo gang rides again

The Scooby Doo gang rides again: David Cassel mentions MetaFilter's crack investigative skills (and quotes headspace) in a piece about Coincidence Design.
posted by rcade on Jan 17, 2002 - 9 comments

Have you changed the numbers of days shown on the MetaTalk page?

MetaTalk related, actually. Has the number of days shown on the flat view of MetaTalk been reduced, or did I just notice? (more)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Dec 23, 2001 - 4 comments

Evolution of MetaFilter

From what I understand, Mefi began as a forum to discuss Web design, whereas it has become a forum to discuss news, ideas, whatever, with a Web site almost incidental to the discussion. Opinions as to when this happened; a specific day or week (these kind of questions interest me)? Also, as much as some people bemoan this evolution, wasn't it inevitable?
posted by ParisParamus on Dec 4, 2001 - 24 comments

Q: what is the best designed weblog?

Q: what is the best designed weblog? For me, it's either what Kottke.org used to look like or DiK.
posted by ecvgi on Dec 3, 2001 - 24 comments

What site was this??

I discovered a web site a while back whose URL I seem to have lost. It was a site that exposed web design thieves by posting screenshots of their sites next to similar, older, better known designs.

Anyone know what site this is?
posted by ljromanoff on Nov 4, 2001 - 3 comments

How does he do that?

Html question: how does Matt get the top table to extend all the way to the top, left and right, with no space? How does he get the Meta-logo and Community 'blog graphics to sit flush with the edges of the page?
Whenever I try something like that, there's always space between the edge of the page and the table and between the edge of the table and the images.
posted by signal on Oct 31, 2001 - 12 comments

MeFi and MeTa should be standards-compliant.

How about a standards-compliant version of MetaFilter or MetaTalk?

Disclaimers: (1) ignominious self-link; (ii) tested in Internet Explorer 5.1 and Netscape 6, should work in all CSS-compliant browsers; (c) guaranteed to look hideous in Netscape 4 et al; (IV) XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS validated by W3C.

posted by kirkaracha on Oct 11, 2001 - 26 comments

nice new interface

nice new interface, matt. (looks like the top menu still needs a bit of a tweak, but otherwise, it's terrific)
posted by judith on Oct 10, 2001 - 28 comments

New MetaTalk post arrangement!

I love love love love the new metatalk post arrangement. Thank you matt!
posted by palegirl on Oct 10, 2001 - 7 comments

The sideblog, what about dates on the posts?

The sideblog, what about dates on the posts?
posted by nedrichards on Oct 1, 2001 - 3 comments

Why aren't there link to new comments on MetaTalk?

This is less a bug and more of a question about an inconsistency between MetaFilter and MetaTalk. Namely, that the new posts (i.e., 53 comments (3 new)) announcement is a link to the new posts on MeFi but not on MeTalk. Why the difference?
posted by ljromanoff on Jul 13, 2001 - 2 comments

Opera5 users can't see the right bar

Opera5 users can't see the right bar on the hope page... any help there? This also happens in NS4.
posted by SpecialK on Jul 6, 2001 - 10 comments

"Older"/"Newer" links at the top of the page

I would just LOVE it if the "Older"/"Newer" links were up at the top of the page as well (in a fixed location). That way I could easily to the next thread without having to scroll down or go Back...
posted by fooljay on Jun 25, 2001 - 7 comments

What's this in the source?

Source watch! The MF front page source now includes this:



What does that do?
posted by rodii on Jun 5, 2001 - 11 comments

Metafilter for artists/designers/photographers?

Metafilter is a great site, but by sheer definition it covers a wide gamut of topics. Are there any Metafilteresque or 'slash' sites for artists, designers or photographers? I want a k10kesque slash site to visit.

Aside from that, what other wonder sites are there which fit into this mold? I'm currently enjoying iaslash.org a great deal, which is for information architects. Other than that, I'm stumped. Thanks!
posted by wackybrit on May 19, 2001 - 9 comments

Does pretty count? MeFi is "moderately ugly"

Does pretty count? been thinking about the fabulous webby flame-post. I mean, having something to say is not the same as being a great designer (lance and derek excepted, damn their clever hides). MeFi is moderately ugly, as is peterme (wow, I'm begging to get flamed. Luckily my blog is uglier than both) and I suspect that crudely designed sites full of engaging brilliant content aren't ever going to win awards.... not that it's about awards; but seems strong design inspires worship and people with lives may not have time for both. I kinda fear that if beauty becomes a standard for bloggging, many step down. Then again, one could say that about webistes and geocities hasn't closed down yet. Wow, I think I just had a discussion with myself. whoops!
posted by christina on May 6, 2001 - 12 comments

Change is the only constant

well, i think it's unrealistic to expect that there is such a thing as an ultimate format or anything of the sort. not to be inflammatory, but times change. fashions change. designs change. i guess that when you get down to it, people eventually get bored with whatever's been overplayed, and move on. which is sort of how top 40s music works, if you think about it.

and, just like in the music industry, the sites that last will be those interesting and innovative sites like k10k that are constantly evolving and constantly adding new and interesting content. the sites that won't are the ones which are difficult to distinguish from the next weblog.

all imo
posted by moz on Apr 30, 2001 - 14 comments

Profile customization suggestion

I just noticed that the customize page lets you add a blurb....however, once you add the blurb and go to check your updates, you still see all that intro text which I think is unecessary and splits up user info unecessarily. Esp.since it's in bold, which my user info is not. Can this goaway? Other people's thoughts?
posted by jessamyn on Feb 28, 2001 - 4 comments

Nice job with the style-ized scrollbars in IE

Nice job with the style-ized scrollbars in IE, Matt. Very slick.
posted by tomorama on Feb 2, 2001 - 18 comments

it'd be nice to have a link back to MetaFilter from MetaTalk

Actually, more MetaTalk specific... just a small usability thing...

it'd be nice to have a link back to MetaFilter from MetaTalk.. searched around all over the page until I found a link at the bottom of the page. Yep. That's all. I'm just being picky/lazy.
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Nov 30, 2000 - 5 comments

Matt's cleverly trying to make us think we're bonkers.

Matt's cleverly trying to make us think we're bonkers.

Dig the text field color shifts . . . once I realized it was happening on purpose.

posted by alan on Nov 28, 2000 - 4 comments

I'd like easier access to my profile page

I'd like easier access to my profile page (I find the "all comments by sudama" page the easiest way to keep track of the threads I'm participating in)..... how about linking the username after "you are logged in as" to this page?
posted by sudama on Nov 12, 2000 - 2 comments

Is Metafilter totally database driven?

Is Metafilter totally data driven, partially data driven, or are new posts sort of tacked onto the end of text files? It seems like every feature request that I see involving views (language, filtering, etc.) could be easily solved with a fully data driven site and a couple of competent software engineers.
posted by internook on Nov 10, 2000 - 8 comments

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