CSS, short for Cascading Style Sheets, is a language used to control the presentation (including colors, layout, and fonts) of HTML and XHTML documents.

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How do I enable compression to reduce the file transfer size on GoDaddy?

I have hosted one of my website on godaddy.com. How do I enable compression to reduce the file transfer size? I need to compress the .css and .js files. I tried the following but it doesn't work : ...
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Alt text vs CSS sprites (SEO vs speed)

I'm reworking our site to reduce HTTP requests and blocking requests by concatenating JS, css, gzipping, loading all JS via LABjs and using CSS sprites for images that were loaded individually via ...
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Are CSS sprites bad for SEO?

Nowadays often what was accomplished with an <img> tag is now done with something like a <div> with a CSS background image set using a CSS 'sprite' and an offset. I was wondering what ...
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Where can I find a simple open source css template? [closed]

I'm a programmer, and have a solid understanding of XHTML, and back-end programming, but I have the design ability of a warthog (a particularly untalented warthog at that). Has anyone created some ...
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How can I customize the Apache licence for my template design?

I have a template with the following license: /*! * name of original creator - name of theme (originalcreator.com) * Code licensed under the Apache License v2.0. * For details, see ...
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Will css validation failure will affect the Search? [duplicate]

My website has many CSS Validation error, now my concern is: will it affect my website in search? Will it affect the visibility of users? Google will index my pages for pagerank? I am waiting for ...
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Google and display:none for multilanguage content

I know that there are a couple of question about the effect of using display:none on the Google ranking, but none of those answered my specific question, so hear me out please. I'm currently working ...
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Hiding H1 from user but making it visible to search engines? [duplicate]

I have h1 tag in a page. I do not want to display it to user but want to make sure that its content will be used for SEO. What is recommended way of achieving it these days. I can think of: in css: ...
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Issue linking Code Prettify alternate CSS file

I have installed the full Google Code Prettify prettify-4-Mar-2013.tar.bz2 found here and hosting my own JavaScript/CSS works fine with the templates provided: <head> <title>Google ...
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Why would the Better Wordpress Minify plugin cause alignment issues when activated?

I just installed the Better Wordpress Minify plugin to speed up a Wordpress site. The plugin is causing a couple very small alignment issues, but I can't seem to get the plugin settings adjusted to ...
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Google's cache is not using my custom font

When I check my site’s cache view on Google Search, I see Google does not use my custom font, it always replaces mine with Arial. Because of font widths, my whole design is changing. I have these ...
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Maximum size of inline css or when to use link tags with src to a css file

I read Googles Optimize CSS Delivery article but I still don't know how much I can put in an inline style block. Google recommends using inline css when the content is small and for big files they ...
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Atlassian Confluence batch.css blocked by CheckPoint R75 firewall

Our internal firewall is blocking Confluence's batch.css. The error message is: security scanner detected I know that batch.css is made from all other CSS files. I found that icons.css and ...
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I am done with HTML and CSS. Now, what Web Development tools should I start with? [closed]

I am done with HTML and CSS. Now, what Web Development tools should I start with? Should I start with Adobe CS3, Adobe CS4 or Adobe CS5
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Should I learn html/css before php even for using database? [closed]

I have seen lots of questions about this topic and all of them were asking whether someone, who wants to use PHP for "building web pages", should learn HTML first, or not? Most of the answers said ...
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SEO penalty by hiding text for sighted people but not for screenreaders

Let’s say I have this setup: HTML: <a href="#" class="menu_links"><span class="hidetext">Graphic </span>Design</a> CSS: .hidetext { height: 1px; width: 1px; ...
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How to load the WordPress themes correctly in my local host?

I have a new customer that has send me a WordPress project. So to install the project it in my local machine, I have created a virtual host like the one below in my machine. So I can access like this ...
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How to properly specify font size and face in a classified Ads HTML template?

How to properly specify font size and face in a classified Ads HTML template without html, body and head tags (these tags will be cutted), when template will be put in iframe on page? The classifieds ...
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Are HTML tables bad for SEO?

A lot of designers discourage the use of tables but I have a layout where I'll use more div structure to achieve something made simple with a table.. Are tables bad for search engines? edit: I will ...
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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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When a mod_rewrite redirect is in place, do absent <img>s still cost more server time than present <img>s?

I have a series of webpages in which the <html> refers to: <img src="img1.png" [...] /> <img src="img2.png" [...] /> <img src="img3.png" [...] /> After I realised that ...
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(SEO)Should I use Wordpress as a website, or contain Wordpress in my website, or neither [duplicate]

I'm getting ready to release some software; However I was thinking that I could create a dev-blog going for the updates that I make etc.. The question came down to three different solutions: Write ...
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How to override LESS colour variables without creating a new skin in MediaWiki?

I have a default MediaWiki install using the Vector skin. I would like to change the colours, but I want to keep maintenance to a minimum so I don't want to duplicate the skin (because I will have to ...
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Blogger's embedded CSS and JavaScript

I'm trying to host a blog on Blogger with a custom domain. It's all good except the annoyance of many workplaces blocking the Blogger website using web-filters, including mine. This is causing the ...
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Does hiding some content with CSS hurt SEO when “Read more” is used to show the rest? [duplicate]

I have content that is hidden by these css height: 220px; overflow: hidden; which content height is problably about 1000px, so no display: none is used on the page. I hide it because below that are ...
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What is the name of this type of website? [closed]

I'm not sure what stack exchange site I am supposed to ask this question in, but I will ask it here anyways. This site has a particular style that I want to create on my own using HTML5, CSS3 and ...
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Robots.txt - CSS allow or disallow

Are CSS and templates allowed in robots.txt? Should it cause any problems? In Joomla, CSS and templates are disallowed in the robots.txt. Please help me find a solution to whether or not put ...
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Does display:none on images have SEO impact? [duplicate]

I am using wookmark.js in order to load a Masonry styled grid in my website. As they recommend, I am using display:none CSS property to hide images until loading (detected by imagesLoaded) and then ...
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ExpiresByType not working for PNG images when set in .htaccess for a WordPress site

In my website I have the expires headers settings reported below. When I use Google's PageSpeed Insights test I get the message: XYZ.png expire headers not set, which I'm getting for all the PNG files ...
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Can Google crawlers/googlebot read CSS content in before and after elements?

I have a div and I am placing some text in it via content in :before and :after. Can Google crawlers read this? Example: div:after { content: 'This is from CSS'; display:block; } Working ...
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How does “background: url(image.ext)” work from an SEO standpoint?

Forgive me if this has been asked, all I found was SEO: h1 with text vs. h1 with bg image and hidden text which wasn't the same question. Will search engines pick up and index (in their image ...
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CSS formatting output differs among Chrome, Firefox and Opera when viewed as source

This question relates to the way CSS looks when you view it as source in a web browser. I like to format the css for my website in such a way that you can scan the whole css file quickly and spend a ...
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How are hexadecimal color codes added together to produce a color in HTML?

I know that web colors use RGB color model in which red, green, and blue colors are ADDED together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. Now, suppose I have a color: #800080 (which is ...
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Will inserting dummy hidden text via CSS for layout purposes harm SEO?

I have a website with a rather complicated input form, which can vary a lot (it has different fields depending on what the user has entered until now). When I was making the CSS, I noticed that there ...
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Improve web site performance via parallel CSS downloads?

I was optimizing the page load time of a website. One of the ways was by combining multiple HTTP requests for CSS into one combined HTTP request. But one of the reviewers asked an interesting ...
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Tips for developing a responsive website [closed]

I'm having problems trying to figure out a good workflow when designing a responsive website. I've tried a few approaches, nowadays what I'm doing is: Do all html and css work with the window ...
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Is it possible to blur the content under my navigation bar? [closed]

I need as clean code as I can get to get to an effect I have tried to achieve, to no avail: http://logandark.net/images/blur.png I am trying to ask the questions the best I can because I have been ...
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Position of the Tags and Content of Pages removing the CSS Style

Hi there guys at Pro Webmasters! Have a little question (Maybe for a newbie) ... So here it goes: When I choose to see a mobile page of my website with the "Web developer" Plug of Chrome I notice ...
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Why should we use tags like p, span, hx tags when we can use CSS instead?

Why should we use tags like p, span, hx tags when we can use CSS instead? Is it important from an SEO point of view?
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As per SEO can we use 'CSS Ellipsis' to cut link title?

Few anchor URL are very big in my page, So can I use 'CSS Ellipsis' to hide/cut this? text-overflow: ellipsis; width: 200px; white-space: nowrap; overflow: hidden; Ex Name: Institute of ...
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Changing CSS styling for static HTML site with only FTP access

A client has an older static HTML site which I would like to port over to WordPress, but I have been informed that this can be very time consuming re 50 pages. I have FTP access for various reasons ...
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PSD to CSS Service [closed]

Does any one here recommend online services where I can have my PSD (or other image format) design sent and they give me the HTML+CSS of it? I saw a few of those on the internet, but I am looking for ...
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SEO-friendly Responsive Design, swap navigation UL for Select?

I am designing the menu for a web site, and I was hoping to find an SEO-Friendly way to implement the Responsive Design used here: Ask4Sam.net- Responsive Design Example As you can see, for large ...
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Should I split a large CSS media queries file into separate files for each screen size?

I am working on a responsive design website to deliver content for all screen sizes. I have media queries for 5 different "steps", and the CSS file is around 30 Kb. Would it be better to split this ...
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Book recommend: Start learning web design with css with basic HTML knowledge

I've already known some HTML, tables, link, image,...etc but just at a basic level. Now I want to learn how to build a layout for a website and design also. I want to start building a layout right a ...
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How to make content load faster for mobile on a responsive design site?

So, I have a responsive design site. Studies say that for mobile devices we need to show a bit less content (graphics and such), and that we need to make sites load quicker for mobiles. If I set some ...
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What are the best ways to implement cross browser css? [closed]

What are the best ways to implement cross browser css? Rule: one approach for an answer.
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Does Google cache stylesheets?

Hey guys, we all know that Google caches the HTML of pages, but does it cache the corresponding CSS as well? I ask because a site I used to have and have since closed down is still in the cache and ...
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Clearing cache with CloudFlare?

Is it possible to clear or avoid CloudFlare cache while doing development? I'm developing a site that has caching on several levels - WordPress supercache, the caching done by the browser, and ...
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How does licensing affect my website?

I like to use prebuilt CSS/JS such as Foundation and PureCSS and I'm curious as to how I should go about displaying the licensing information, as well as how the license will affect the code that I ...