HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant markup language used for creating web pages. In modern web pages, HTML is used to markup the contents of the website, while CSS and Javascript are used to define the styles and behaviors respectively.

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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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What is the ideal file size for a web page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a maximum size that web pages should be kept under? What is the ideal file size for a web page? Specifically when it comes to image sizes, what's the total ...
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Please advice a free video player for my site

Waht non-commercial (free) good video player can yous suggest in order to put on my webpage? I am doing it first time and have no idea what is now being widely used. Thanks! EDIT: Is ...
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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 ...
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HTML encoding in the alt attribute

Why is it that » valid for an alt atribute but » is not?
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Twitter Product Preview on Tweets

I just saw that twitter can also preview the products as it is on below Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/gillcleeren/status/131640082397528065 In this case, it is an Amazon product. I was wondering ...
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Change content of page depending on Google search

A client has asked me to tailor the content of their homepage based on how the user got there from Google. His example is something like: If a user searches Google for Cars in Barcelona, then the ...
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Can the webpage title be changed after site has been loaded.

Can the web page title be set to be dynamic? I want to let some part to be updated in title, if any changes occur, an automatic update resulting in a bit of word addition to the title. Example : the ...
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HTML Editor for Windows Mobile Smartphone

Are there any HTML editors for windows mobile smartphones with which I can create HTML on my smartphone?
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How to make my page load faster? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ideas to improve website loading speed? My page gets performance score 79 in yslow which is not bad. Yslow says the parts I can work on are 1) Grade F on Make ...
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What are the most common “normal” HTML errors? [closed]

I'm trying to find real-world HTML pages that are actually valid (in the sense that they are displayed by modern browsers), but are not compliant with HTML specification and are considered invalid. ...
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Robots.txt syntax -> Can this be done?

When creating a robots.txt, are the following the same? # Slurp User-agent: Slurp Disallow: / and # Slurp User-agent: Slurp Disallow: / It seems like for someone disallowing a large number of ...
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W3C Compliance v SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anchor tag inside H1 or H1 inside achor tag : Which is better? I am being advised to place a H2 tag within a A href tag. To me this does not meet with standards and may ...
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Do mobile devices support file uploads via HTML forms?

I'm making a job application form for a website where one of the fields lets you attach a CV. I'm also mobile optimising the site with media queries. Can any mobile devices upload files in this way ...
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Question on (size) relation between diferrent images on a website

I have a website that uses 2 image sizes: thumbnail profile They have different sizes (obviously), but their aspect (i.e. width/height) ratios are different. My question9s) is this: I would like ...
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How do you force search engines to show main categories of your site in snippet?

If you search "reddit" or "youtube" or many other sites in a major search engine, you will obtain the title of the site, the meta description, and links to its major categories right below such as ...
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CMS Made Simple: Why does home page return a 404 under www subdomain?

Anyone know why my homepage wont load with the www prefix. Links such as www.mysite.net/about-us will load fine but www.mysite.net returns a 404. Everypage works including the home page if I ...
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Sitename alternate suggestion SEO

I had a question about SEO. Say, I've made a restaurant website, which is running for a while now. I added some titles, meta tags, keywords,description,etc,etc on it's pages. Now, let's say for ...
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HTML canvas editor

I'd like to implement a very simplistic image editor (similar to http://mugtug.com/sketchpad/ ) on my website, so that users can have a trivial playground... Say I have a black and white sketch (png) ...
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Are there any admin control panel html design which can be used freely for commercial websites?

Are there any admin control panel html design which can be used freely for commercial websites? Or is there any tutorials on how to create nice looking admin control panel designs using static html / ...
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Does valid HTML, CSS and/or XML affect SEO?

Can a page's HTML validity affect search engine optimization (SEO)? Assuming all other factors are exactly equal, will an HTML document with 0 errors and 0 warnings (W3C provides a tool to validate ...
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How long it takes to get the breadcrumbs to show up in Google SERP?

I have a site that runs since 4 months now with category and products. I put breadcrumbs on my page but I still don't see them in the SERP. I use the Google breadcrumbs help page to create them. ...
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Anchor tag inside <h1> or <h1> inside achor tag: which is better?

I am trying to use <h1> tags on my blog for the post title and came across one problem. Title is hyperlinked. Case 1: <h1> <a href=""> xyz </a> </h1> case 2: <a ...
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Multimedia web applications that perform well [closed]

There are a few multimedia web applications like PHPMotion, ClipBucket that allow playback of multimedia files. Beside the mentioned multimedia web applications, are there other similar multimedia ...
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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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Do search engines understand multiple rel values?

I need to have hyperlinks on my page that will look something like: <a href="/someurl" rel="prettyPhoto[main] nofollow">Link</a> So basically the rel attribute has two values. I know ...
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Can I put my public_html folder under source control?

This would allow me to update the folder in one click when I test the code on my development system. Is it possible and is it a good idea?
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Adding <description> metadata in php / html for google results page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Google use the Meta Description Tag for Description of Page? I've got a simple website that uses a php script to geolocate a user's IP and redirect accordingly - UK ...
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Which method is the best to specify the language of a page?

There seems to be two ways to specify the language of a page: <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-us"> and <html lang="en-us"> Which one is the preferred way? I know I ...
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Why should I use the “no follow” attribute?

I would like to know what are good reasons for me to use the "no follow" on my site? As far as I know, using the "no follow" attribute only effects the page rank of the link I'm linking to, and not ...
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How to block certain pages/files of a web domain?

How do I make certain pages only viewable by me? For example, let's say I own mydomain.com, and I want to be the only one that can see mydomain.com/mypage.php. I tried changing the permissions of ...
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How long it takes for google to refresh the page information? How can I achieve to make it faster? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long before Google will update search terms matching my website? I have a webpage, and I have updated it with meta descriptions and keywords. I would like this data ...
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HTML 5 - Backward Compatibility with new Tags and CSS?

In case I will use any of the new HTML5 Tags like: <article> or <section> ... with a doctype of <!DOCTYPE html> 1.) Can I directly assign a style to this element like: ...
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Can I safely include “self-defined” HTML Tags in a HTML Website?

I have seen a website that has a doctype of <!DOCTYPE html> This website uses HTML Tags that I have never seen before like <section>. My Question: 1.) Is this kind of "generic ...
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Why don't people embed style and scripts in the HTML?

I know this sounds like a silly question, but hear me out. These days, there are a lot of 'media aggregator' tools that will take your globs of javascript (laden with coffee and underscores 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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Is it possible to have a link inside a textbox like Outlook (names of the recipients)

Would this work? <input type="text" value="<a href=jroq@gmail.com>JROQ</a>"></input> How could I make it happen?
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Which content or HTTP status should return unused domain?

We've recently bought couple of domains but the content of the domains is still under development. Which content should we upload to the domains to tell search engines "There is currently nothing, ...
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How to convert Corel Draw design into HTML design?

I have a Corel Draw .cdr file which has a full design of a web page. Is there any way to convert that design into HTML template?
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Show submitted form input without server-side scripts

Is there a way to accept form input and have the output dumped/printed back to the web page with HTML or JavaScript/AJAX and without PHP/Perl/server-side scripts?
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SEO in image's path?

Does including keywords in the image's folder path of any importance at all for SEO ? (Keywords for the image's filename are important.) /foobar/images/keyword.jpg vs /keyword/images/keyword.jpg
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How to best format your HTML to help Google display your websites navigation with the search result for your site in Google Search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the most important things I need to do to encourage Google Sitelinks? Look at the first result for "smashing magazine" in the image below. See how Google ...
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SEO - Better empty title tag or skip title tag?

What is better, if somebody skip <title> tag or <meta name="description" /> or leave empty value: <title></title> <meta name="description" content="" /> ? Or maybe ...
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HTML special character (glyph) looking not the same in different browsers

I am using an html crown in my website, character code is &#9819;, but this looks different in the browsers. Firefox 6.0 -> different Chrome 13.0 -> different IE 9.0, Safari 5.1, Opera ...
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How to Mark-Up a Multi-Page Tutorial?

I'm writing a very long tutorial that just can't fit in one page--it would make the page heavier than 1MB, so I have to split it up. But I really wish I could put it all on one page in order to show ...
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Double vs Single Quotes in Chrome

So when you want to embed google docs on a site you are given this chunk of code: <iframe width='500' height='300' frameborder='0' ...
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Can search engines see HTML elements hidden by CSS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? I was wondering if search engines can read <a> elements with display:none. Is it true? Can search engines see elements ...
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Putting Together HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Hopefully this question isn't too broad… I am a competent iOS programmer and have some experience with Java (command-line tools). Over the last year or two I've dabbled into HTML, CSS, and ...
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When opening a local HTML file, how do I ensure I get the content not a cached version?

I have an issue where the newest content of a local HTML file is sometimes not displayed. Instead, the browser shows a cached version. The workaround is to press <Ctrl>+<F5> but I'd like ...
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rel=“nofollow” in img tags?

Does it make sense to have a rel="nofollow" attribute in img tag? Do search engines' crawlers use this attribute in some way for calculating PageRank score? What is the practical sense for using it ...