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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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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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 ...
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Global UTF-encoding, the right way

I'm curious, as to what is the right way to have UTF-8 encoding on all web files All my files (incl. CSS and JS) are made and saved in UTF-8 encoding In PHP, I set the char-set on top of the main ...
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How to edit thousands of html pages at once? [closed]

I need to edit thousands of pages for a website with dynamic content added manually by the owner throughout 3 years, it has thousands of pages and I'm sure there is a better way to edit them without ...
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Cropping images & SEO

So I have a page with a bunch of images with largely varying sizes. Also the layout of the page is such that the images are all in the shape of square tiles, so just resizing will cause distorted ...
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Using <strong> for introductory paragraph to a post - a bad idea?

I have a news website and on most posts the first paragraph is in bold. Currently the authors are just using <strong> to bold the paragraph, would it be better from an SEO point of view to ...
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CSS color marked as invalid by code inspector

On this page, there is a "read more..." link towards the end of the page, enclosed in <span id="s-hpi"></span> There is CSS: #s-hpi { color: 0000FF; cursor: hand; } but Chrome code ...
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How do I generate this layout? [closed]

I want to create a template like the below image. The yellow block displays a transparent background colour over the top of the header block. How can I do this using HTML & CSS? Thanks.
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Redirection to load a CSS file

I have in a remote server with this index.html that I can not modify: <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles.css" /> But my styles.css file is not at the web root, that is ...
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image behind adsense

i want to have an image behind my google adsense just like the below image but when i tried the following css L{ background: transparent url("http://www.triphp.com/images/adback.png") repeat-x ...
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Why would layout differ on first-load of a webpage?

Not entirely sure I understand what's going on, but would appreciate some pointers or things to try. (In Chrome/Mac...) In an incognito window, try loading http://ireland.media.info - and look at ...
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How do you add scroll bars when window's width is reduced [closed]

I have completed a login webpage, which gets distorted when the browser is narrow. I added min-width property to my body tag, but this does not help. How can I keep all the contents fixed when the ...
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Basic semantic rules of CSS (and HTML), right or wrong?

Here is the summary I've recently learnt from discussions on this site (and similar) of 4 basic rules, so please correct me if I'm wrong or misunderstood something: a) Don't use IDs in CSS (or use it ...
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How to add custom CSS for Addthis and validate on W3C validator?

I have Addthis code on the very bottom of the page HTML code, and then, after it I have CSS file with some custom decorations of Addthis widget. Everything looks like this: <script ...
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How to create an overlay div using CSS only (no Javascript)?

I'm trying to figure out how to create a div that overlays the page, staying in one place when the page scrolls, such as used in this article: Top 5 Botched PC Game Launches. (You will see a bar at ...
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How to make background image black and white?

Are there any filters that would make background image black and white? I have an image set as the background image using CSS, but now I need to apply a filter so that an image is shown in black and ...
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Need help with first website ever! [closed]

This is the first website i am making with HTML and CSS. Truly i am learning as I go but I need some questions answered before I write to much incorrect code. First a a little intro about the design ...
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Convert Microsoft Word documents (.doc/x) into HTML files

Does anybody knows of a good application to get it done quickly and efficiently ? I bought Word Cleaner but the results are merely sufficient and I need to go over all the generated html files to ...
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Dynamically load CSS

I'm using LESS for creating CSS and I'm considering using something like grunt-render on the server side in order to only load the CSS / JS that is needed for that page. My goal is to reduce overhead ...
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How to reuse font families in CSS for quicker CSS loading

Let's say I use different fonts on my page, let's say I use 3 different fonts in 10-20 different CSS rules and in each of them I must use the following and similar: font-family:"Lucida Sans Unicode", ...
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external CSS file or CSS added to head via code?

I am building a website that uses a custom CMS. I am seriously considering not using external style sheets and adding all of the required CSS to the head of the pages that as needed (using PHP and ...
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Parts number and Google Site Search

I am using Google Site Search on our site and am looking for a way to get our parts number to show on the results page when searched. For example, if a user searches E23-457-123 or E45-65-322 or ...
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Responsive design best practice: Duplicate html elements for media querying and SEO impact?

I have a page with, in order of html appearance, a figure tag, headgroup tag, and an article tag. In order to make a page's design responsive using media queries, I need a different order for ...
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If CSS is getting better why do big-brands websites still use tables for layout?

Everybody is referring to how content should be separated from layout and I am one strong advocate of that architecture, I find it easy too to use CSS to layout, much much easier than tables, But ...
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Does CSS formatting of <h1>, <h2> tags have effect on search ranking? [duplicate]

I have a web page where I made some style into <h1>, <h2> tags, will it make some effect on my SEO ranking?
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Joomla theme only 1 page or module

Hi how can I theme only 1 page or module in joomla 1.5? And I don't mean change the css but change the php file, so I can choose to display the date above the title and not below. This should be very ...
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From SEO point of view is hiding H1 in this case bad for indexing?

I'm having to use a 3rd party CMS and I cannot change the contents of the h3 (or the h3 itself) I've not had too much dealing with "cufon" - presume its an old fashioned way of using a specific font. ...
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Google Page Speed's “above the fold” CSS tuning

Putting all 15kb CSS file inline on 100 pages of the site is not smart I think. How do I pick which CSS classes and IDs from CSS file to put inline (and leave other ones on external CSS file) to a ...
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Difference between “:” and “=” in HTML and CSS?

I am very new to HTML and CSS but while learning I ran into something that I was curious about. How come when you want to style or change font size etc. you use :. Example: style="color: red; ...
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Hiding Menu Item with CSS - will Google penalise my site?

I want to hide some sub menu items, using the CSS class, and assign it to the specific menu item. For example the class is no display: /* Hide menu items */ .nodisplay { display:none !important; } ...
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Which browsers do not support user-defined tags?

I recently added HTML5 <nav> and <footer> elements to a page, thinking that HTML5-capable browsers would use them for semantic things like navigation, while older browsers would see them ...
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What is a good default font family for any IE8/9, Chrome & Firefox? [closed]

I have users complaining that fonts are not clear on some browseres (especially displaying data in grids...I'm using Trebuchet MS per default of asp.netmvc3 css site styles) Q: What is a good overall ...