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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Using Easy Google Fonts to override theme header: How can I find the right selector?

I'm using the theme "Healing Touch" for WordPress and I cannot find the selector to use with Google fonts that will let me change the font face for the title in the header section. I've looked at ...
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Is there a performance difference between background-size:cover and background-size:100% auto?

I know what the difference is between background-size: cover and background-size: 100% auto. I'm curious if there is a performance difference between the two and which one would be preferred?
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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 E11-...
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How to mimic <pre> with <div>

I am publishing python code on a website (that is CMS). I have a python script which reads any python script and makes a syntax-colored HTML out of it. Then I copy/paste this HTML into the CMS editing ...
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Does styling links in the same way as non-clickable text affect seo?

I have a web design where a elements looks exactly like p elements. Pages may have many links so I want the links to look similar to normal text for readability reasons. Does this affect SEO in any ...
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Is it better for SEO to use margin or padding around images?

I'm trying to style the distance of text around images and I've experimented with margin and padding. For testing purposes I tried 100px around images and what I have seen is that with padding the ...
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Save, load and print input values using local storage? [migrated]

I'm trying to store via local storage all form field values (under the input id) like so localStorage.setItem("input id", fieldvalue); when a user clicks then "save" button. After save input value is ...
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How bad is it to use display: none in CSS?

I've heard many times that it's bad to use display: none for SEO reasons, as it could be an attempt to push in irrelevant popular keywords. A few questions: Is that still received wisdom? Does it ...
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Can CSS cause a hyperlink to become inactive? [closed]

Please excuse me if this is the wrong site to post this type of issue to. However, after examining all of the Stack Exchange websites, this looked like the best one to post my question to: I came ...
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How do browsers handle multiple font-faces, when their source is the same?

I know that using multiple different fonts with font-face has a considerable performance implication if the website is already resource extensive, particularly on mobile (although less so, now that ...
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Does changing strong element CSS styling affect SEO?

<strong> HTML elements have default black and bold CSS styling. I want my strong elements to have light blue background, have blue as font color and underline strokes. But does changing the ...
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Is there a way to compile LESS files to CSS (so that every browser doesn't have to)?

I'm considering using LESS but I cringe at the thought of a browser having JavaScript disabled and my CSS not being readable (and the site looking awful). Also, it offends the engineer in me to force ...
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Is scroll bar included in the browser viewport width?

Wondering for CSS purposes if the scroll bar is included in the viewport width? Specifically I'm thinking about calculating the sizes for img srcset. For example, would I need to account for it by ...
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Each of my media queries is getting a parse error when I try to validate css

I am trying to validate a css file. Every one of my media queries is getting a parse error. I have checked and I do not have any missing curly brackets, colons, or semi-colons. I also set the W3C ...
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Inline CSS on Header Tag

Does putting inline CSS on a heading element such as <h1> and <h2> affect SEO? If so, how?
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CSS float issue?

Hey all,     I'm having some trouble getting a float right on my website. I'm floating an image over to the right, and the text on the left wraps around the image... as long as the ...
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Can images be combined using the clip CSS Property while still maintaining image SEO and semantics?

I have two images in my web page. Actually there are 20 but I want to keep things simple: <div> <img src="apple.png" alt="Apple" /> <img src="orange.png" alt="Orange" /> &...
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Will underlying content (hidden by z-index until exposed by user action) be ignored by Google?

In my web app the application itself will take up most of the screen estate (the pink layer in the below picture), while the about page (the blue layer) is hidden below it, thanks to z-index. If the ...
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What's bootstrap.css and why and how is it used [closed]

I've seen so many templates having this bootstrap.min.css file which also was like 125kbs. What is it used for?
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Googlebot couldn't get all resources for this page

When I fetch and render it is showing partial. It looks fine. The same way Google sees it is the same way visitors see it. The reason for this is that I've added BuySellaAd codes in a widget onto my ...
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Fixed background images not displaying correctly on any web browser

Screenshot for this question: I am using fixed position images as seen at css-tricks.com/examples/BlurryBackgroundEffect/ to create a glassy effect to a web project I'm working on. As you can see ...
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Why do big sites host their images/css on external domains?

Why do sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google host their images and css on external domains such as: Facebook: static.ak.fbcdn.net Twitter: a0.twimg.com Google: ssl.gstatic.com Question(s): Is ...
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How to show only disqus thread-votes and nothing else

I want to show just the thread vote portion of the whole Disqus commenting system. How would I go about doing it? Here is an example of what I am asking for: Could I possibly iframed the rating ...
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Thoughts on situating a mobile-only conversion form?

I have a Drupal 7 site. In desktop display, the site contains a sidebar contact form and in most mobile displays, this form goes down below the webpages and buffering between them and the footer (that'...
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Does bootstrap hidden-sm effect SEO consequences

So hiding text can be seen by Google as a black hat SEO trick, that's what I have read on many articles out there. So when a user is viewing my website on their mobile, There are usually a few things ...
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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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Can anyone list some real examples of 'HTML5' being used in the wild?

I am using HTML5 in the same way everyone seems to be using it these days, meaning: HTML5 tags, Canvas / 3D / javascript and CSS3. I am struggling to find examples of sites that are using these ...
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Does Google care about code formatting?

TLDR; Does Google care how code is formatted? Background I work in an agency. One developer is trying to convince the other to put line-breaks between rules in his css file: .class { width:100%...
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XML Schema for Cascading Stylesheet Expressions?

Considering that an XML schema - similar to an SGML or XML Document Type Definition or a Relax NG XML or Compact schema - that an XML schema defines a manner of a grammar for XML expressions, and in ...
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Can 'crumbs' in a long line of breadcrumbs (using Schema.org) be removed for smaller screen sizes?

Let's say I have a page with 5 breadcrumbs; on a desktop, this looks fine but when viewed on a phone, the crumbs wrap to the next line. If I'm wanting the crumbs to fit into one nice clean line, am I ...
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What units to use in responsive design?

So I am really at loss which units to adopt when developing responsive layouts. Some say use viewport units. Other people say use rem. Other say use media queries and pixel ratio. So what unit is the "...
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Can randomly named CSS classes hurt rankings?

My website uses random words for CSS classes. For example: gruig. Now I'm little scared that this might somehow lower our Google rankings. Will it?
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Chrome has recently started chopping the bottom of some titles, anyone know why? [closed]

The title is the entirety really. Chrome has started to chop the bottom off my titles (not noticed in on any paragraph text). I've tried the usual, incognito mode to disable and extensions, delete my ...
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HTML Template Designs - Alternatives to Theme Forest

I'm looking to build a new corporate website using a ready made HTML theme so that I can focus on the business logic rather than on the presentation. Any recommendations for websites similar and ...
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Best and safest SEO way to hide h1 tags

I want to use images that I created in PS for page titles. Because they will be images they will not be picked up by Google, etc. What is the best practice for hiding the <h1>? I was planning on ...
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Hide text ONLY for screen readers

The WCAG says it can be done by aria-hidden tag, but I've read it's not working at many screen readers. Can't get how display:none can help to hide some text only for screen readers (=visible to ...
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Which web font supports all languages?

I have a site which has fonts of all languages but most of the fonts don't support most of the languages other than English. For example, check this URL: http://skywap.in/video/download/KYniUCGPGLs/--...
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ASP.NET multilingual through cookie/URL - Google sees one version

Our website is multilingual and works through cookies/URL www.amlik.com/ar/ www.amlik.com/en/ The problem we are facing is Google sees only the arabic (default version of our site) even when ...
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First I'm told to avoid table for layout and now using floats is bad for mobile?

I ran my mobile home page through the website validator at: https://validator.w3.org/ and it complains that: The CSS style sheet contains rules referencing the position, display or float ...
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How to define the background color of this side menu? [closed]

I've added a side menu successfully but when i want to change the color of it it doesn't work. The mid of the menu is still another grey and i dont know what to do. Tried to add style="background-...
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What consumes less resources on the client side, an animation with gif or CSS?

What is better for the client side, an animated gif or the same animation done as a sequence of images with CSS ?
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How to calculate in CSS? [closed]

I want to make CSS like this Width : 80%; Height : (width-30%); but I do not know, in order to measure height: width-30%. I've been using calc() but still can not
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Images and styles won't load when HTML is opened through the file system rather than through localhost webserver

I'm trying to translate a tutorial of a software. The tutorial is all in HTML, with CSS and some javascript. I'm noob in web development, so I'm a little lost. The problem is: I found the source-code ...
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designing web UI

I'm pretty comfortable with the backend side of web development (say, using java spring mvc, or grails), but I really don't know where to start when it comes to client side UI (as in designing pages ...
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Do loading screens positioned above site content harm SEO?

I use a white div covering all screen before the page loads on a website. Will this hurt my Google Search position? It's not like I'm hiding links on purpose, and I've seen loading screens on many ...
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For SEO of the company name, should we use a logo with alt text or a company name div replaced in CSS with an image?

Which of these alternatives would be the less negative to Google search engine? <h1> <a href="#" title="Company Name"> <img src="img/logo.png" alt="Logo" title="Company ...
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How to deny direct access to font files used in CSS?

I have a website that displays texts with unique, copyrighted fonts. I use a CSS file with "font-face" elements (see the example below) and I store the font files in a folder called "type". I would ...