A best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved by other means.

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Should the Home Menu Button Display a Submenu?

Is it best practices to display/not display a dropdown menu for the Home button in menu navigation?
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Ultimate security checklist

I'm looking for a complete security checklist that will allow me to secure my websites. After some research here is what I got: -use SSL to protect authenticated content -tighten the server TCP/IP ...
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Should a webmaster use a design document?

Hey what do you think of IEEE publishing a standard called IEEE 1016–1998 "Recommendendations for Software Design - I think it's a good idea to follow that guideline and keep a "design document" that ...
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Is posting a document with a hand signature insecure? [closed]

Every once and a while, one of our departments would like to post a hand-signed document on the web site. Up until now I've scanned them in as a PDF and posted them without much thought, but recently ...
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What is the optimal folder structure for a web directory?

I've been doing web development for years, and I've always done a web structure similar to this: public_html/login.php public_html/css/login.css public_html/js/login.js public_html/img/logo.png ...
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What is the best way to exclude bots from view counts?

My website is counting visitor views on certain pages. I noticed that Google and other Bots are "clicking" to my site like crazy and some of the pages get unrealistic view counts (compared to those ...
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What is the best way to redirect my naked domain?

I have example.com, which points to web server using A records, I want to redirect all traffic from www.example.com to example.com. As far as i know these are methods, 301 HTML redirect from www to ...
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What is best practice for securing access to GMail for an enterprise?

Is there any way to restrict access to Gmail accounts from certain IP/MAC addresses ? For instance, can I setup Google Apps so that my users can access their GMail account from within the corporate ...
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When linking pages, does google give higher value to href=“http://www.mydomain.com” than href=“/”?

When linking pages does Google give higher value to: <a href="http://www.mydomain.com"> </a> Vs. <a href="/"> </a>? I am wondering because I have heard that (for SEO) it ...
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Where to store project resource files?

You are working on a website for a client. He (the client) sends you a bunch of MS Word documents with text that you have to use in the website. Where do you store them? My approach would be to ...
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Recommended Site Redundancy Options

I am developing a site for a client who is emphasizing "no downtime allowed". Now even cloud hosting doesn't provide a 100% up-time promise, so I've been thinking about mirrored hosting, where if ...
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Meta Keywords Optimization Best Way to Proceed?

I am on a wallpapers blog project... When i generate leech pages I put in the tags about that image in meta information... But i also need to tell that these are wallpapers... So what is the best way ...
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Local SEO Strategies

What are your strategies for local SEO? For example, if you had a web design company in Lincoln, Nebraska, what would you do for your website from an SEO perspective?
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how far do you go with creating subfolders for content?

When you create a site (small, static content) how far do you go with folder detail? Do you have a /images folder in the site root, or /content/images or /images/site, /images/public? I'm one of ...
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Why do some bad websites rank well?

Consider the following scenario: you are pitching SEO/Website Optimisation to a prospective client and you explain to them the importance of great copy and content, how acquiring links (ethically) can ...
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HTTPS best practices for SEO and usability

Consider a page, http://example.com, which can be viewed both publicly and when a user authenticates. Now suppose you enable HTTPS for every page when a user logs into your website, but only when they ...
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What is good URI design?

How should a good URI be designed? What are the factors to consider? What are the pros and cons of the variants? Factors that makes up a good URI Stability over time Short Give the user an idea ...
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URLs: Should I use hyphens, underscores or plus symbols?

Which is better for search engines? example.com/my_cool_page.html example.com/my-cool-page.html example.com/my+cool+page.html