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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Are HTML sitemaps important from a SEO perspective?

Are HTML sitemaps (like this one http://www.google.com/sitemap.html) important from a SEO perspective, or is uploading an XML to Google enough? Beside from visualizing a data structure for the user, ...
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Are there any other tags that have the href attribute except <a>?

I hope this is a suitable question for pro webmasters. Are there any othertags that have the href attribute except <a>? If yes, please tell me which. Thanks!
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Why don't large popular sites such as SO use keyword and description meta headers?

Why don't Stack Overflow, Wikipedia or MSDN etc. include keyword and description meta tags in their page headers? For example Google indexes the first paragraph as a brief description. Is this a ...
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Using dash in folder names and linking for image

I have image folders where I use dashes in the name for example: "images/01-12-2011/example.jpg" When I insert this image into my html. Internet explorer(9) shows the image but Firefox and chrome ...
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When designing a website, how do you usually start?

In the past I've done some HTML, CSS and PHP coding, but I've only ever worked on things that were already "finished" and I've never started a website from scratch. However, I recently purchased a ...
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Easy user management on html site?

I hope I'm not asking a question for which the answer is obvious...If I am, apologies. Within my html site (i.e. not Wordpress, Joomla, etc.) I want to be able to have a level of user management. ...
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Can I get IIS to treat some .shtml files as .php files?

I want to be able to get IIS to interpret SHTML files (only in a specific directory) as PHP, and interpret the rest as SHTML. If so, then how?
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301 Redirect HTML Pages

In a web debugger, the html of a 301 redirect page shows up as: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN"> <html><head> <title>301 Moved Permanently</title> ...
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Moving Website From CMS

I have recently had a website created for me by an IT company. The problem is that i am being charged extortant amounts of money to change minor things. They have charged me to a create a small CMS ...
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ie8 weirdness: Link jumps to top of the page on mouse over: What's going on?

So the fourth link in the right column (Board of Trustees Meeting Link) of the website I'm working is exhibiting some REALLY weird behavior. But only in IE8. When you mouse over it the page scrolls to ...
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web widget and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How good is it for SEO if you have a widget that lives on other sites? I'm designing a voting widget that other people can put on their websites, and the widget will ...
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Link absolute URIs correctly when loading pages locally

When developing pages, I like to load them in my browser locally to see how they look rather than have to deploy them to the server every time. I'm using Lift and server deployment takes a few ...
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Is there any downside to using <embed> with Flash content?

I've recently learned that HTML5 now officially supports the <embed> tag. With that in mind, is there any reason not to just use it to embed Flash content into HTML5? Would there be any browser ...
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Is there a simple way to protect my webpage by password?

I am writing some simple HTML pages. I need to protect some pages and some files (to be downloaded) by requiring username and password. Do anyone has a simple solution? Thank you very much!
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Big stylish quotes using only HTML/CSS?

Is there a simple way to pull off this style of quotes in HTML/CSS without having to resort to images or things like absolute positioning? It seems every time I look away something new and awesome is ...
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Rounded corners in IE7 and IE8

Now every major browser supports border-radius, I was wondering what the best way to get rounded corners in IE7 and IE8 is until IE9+ becomes most dominant version of IE. I've seen several javascript ...
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Images randomly not showing up

I just uploaded a website for a client which looked good while previewing locally. When I visit it on the server though some images aren't loading properly. It seems to be quite random, and sometimes ...
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Looking for a desktop application similar to jsFiddle

Is there a desktop application or IDE for Windows or GNU/Linux similar to jsFiddle where I can insert my JavaScript code, HTML and CSS and see how it executes? I don't mind writing HTML, CSS and ...
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What would be causing so much bandwidth usage if there are no large files?

I'm pretty new to web design/coding so I'm sorry if this question has an obvious answer I've overlooked. I'm currently working on a website for a small company (from scratch/no CMS) and am basing it ...
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A method to edit html email templates easily

I'm designing and developing some html email templates for mass mailings. I was asked to provide an easy solution for a non-technical person to edit them safely and easily. I'm afraid conventional ...
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DIsplay none and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? So i have a nav with tons of stuff and we want to scale back a few of the a tags in the nav but still have them on the page. ...
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Can you make total height for a 3-div-sandwhich equal 100% if top & bottom divs are in pixels? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any problems with DIVs inside a table cell? Ok so I've got a header and a footer with absolute positioning and heights of 144px. The content div in the middle area needs ...
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How to get an image 100% in the middle of every single screen in the world

I have a website with some images, and I want them to be in the middle, now on my screen they are in the middle. Because I've put them there by moving them to one side, when I get my friends to look ...
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Since when is layering possible in Websites?

I'm asking because I remember a time when it wasn't possible to create a div box on another one, and I was wondering when was it introduced. It's probably a matter of CSS version, isn't it?
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Alt attribute for SEO recommendation

If I want my site to be no.1 for a particular keyword search, would it harm me or help me if I put alt="keyword" in all of the images I have in the site?
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Javascript in HTML vs in a .js file

I heard that putting the javascript in the html code isn't good for SEO and that it's better to put it in a .js file. It's clear that it makes the code more understandable but is it the only reason?
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how to design scoreboard? [closed]

I developed an online exam using .net and now I want to send score to mail. But I want it look like a certificate. How should I design it, or alternatively, are there any template designs available
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Will linking individual words within my content help or hinder my SEO Ranking?

I am trying to improve my SEO Ranking, will linking my content to other pages on the site hinder or help my results. For instance if I was to link back to the home page every time I mentioned the ...
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Are 22 words too many for an h2 tag?

I'm laying out the structure of my page like this: <hgroup> <h1>Heading One</h1> <h2>Tagline</h2> </hgroup> And while I don't have a tagline per se, I ...
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Make all subdomains load the same page, how is it called/done?

Is there a way to make all subdomains show the same page. I got the idea somewhere you could have a page like idk information.com and if an user typed miami.information.com he would get information ...
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How to setup a small static page on Google Apps?

I've bought/registered/verified a domain with Google Apps, setup an email etc. so far so good. Everything works. How to now setup/host a small static page (plain HTML saying "Soon! :)" or something), ...
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Is this valid Google Review Microformat?

I've applied some HTML around my aggregate review, I just wondered if anyone could tell me if it is valid (even though the Google test tool says it is) and that non of the extra HTML or style affects ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting crawl error 404 (Not found) for a page which has never existed

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawl error "404 (Not Found)" for an .html page which has never existed on a web site I developed. The page being reported is "tyuiabmog.html", which doesn't ...
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SEO on my website

I have a website that I made for a friend who runs his own business. I designed and built the website for him and then hosted it on MY hosting package and URL - Lets call this URL 1. He was happy ...
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<body> and <div> issue

I have this meticulous problem, I have a test html page whose body content is a single div tag. I made the width and height of the div tag to 100% and colored the background red. And I get ...
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Do tabs, spaces, and line-breaks in HTML markup affect search engine optimization?

I am looking for information regarding tabs, spaces, and line-breaks in HTML/XHTML markup and whether it affects SEO. I have found sources which state that extra white space hurts search engine ...
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Should I escape the Apostrophe ( ' ) character with its HTML entity (&#39;)?

What characters should be escaped with their HTML entities. For example, & is escaped with &amp;. Should ' be escaped with &#39;?
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Clearing floats? Or something else?

I'm working on this website for my dad: http://smartcampusdeals.com/TendonAiD/index3.html and the three columns (with the stick cartoony people) extend past the container. Right now, I have the ...
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Website has “lagging” effect. Causes? Tips and tricks to fix?

So I have this site here which has major performance issues. Scrolling is very slow, hover effects have a bit of lag and other similar issue. Unfortunately right now I am working off a cheap host so I ...
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Aligning Images in Tables and Lists [closed]

I am trying to layout a list vertically that has a checkbox, image and description.... see here for an example... http://www.sk8loc8.com/deposit/list.jpg As you can see the images look a bit too ...
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Why is video streaming so slow from my site?

I have some .flv files on my site and I've been using JWplayer to embed them into my webpages. The embedding looks like this: <embed flashvars="file=/tmp/<?php echo $row["location"]; ...
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What does the site “engine” do and why can't I just create a set of pages?

This question is very newbie level - I want to understand a fundamental thing that bothers me big time. Many years ago when I needed a simplest website I just used Netscape Composer to create a set ...
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Firefox, iframes and redirects

I encountered this same behavior years ago and gave up back then when I couldn't find a solution. I'm hoping someone knows what's going on here and how to solve it. I have found that if you have a ...
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Absolute vs relative links

Our site's navigation links are currently in relative form: <a href="/section"> The SEO company I mentioned in my previous question recommends we change them to absolute links: <a ...
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Order of HTML meta tags

A SEO company suggested we change the order of our HTML meta tags so that <title> and <meta name="description"> are the first two. They say this is to ensure search engines can utilize ...
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What is sourceindex

In quite a few content editors, I see code generated that includes attributes of the form sourceindex= What is this attribute?
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A JavaScript Rich Editor That Doesn't Convert Non-ASCII Text to Character Entities?

I am working on a site for Spanish speakers, and I am looking for a UTF-8 enabled JavaScript Rich Text Editor that preserves non-ascii characters as text, instead of entity encoding. That is, when I ...
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Recent statistics on HTML usage in the wild?

I have seen some fascinating statistics about what HTML markup is actually in use on the web. There is Web Authoring Statistics from Google in 2005, and MAMA from Opera in 2008. Have there been any ...
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Is this safe? <a href=http://javascript:…>

I wonder if href and src attributes on <a> and <img> tags are always safe w.r.t. XSS attacks, if they start with http:// or https://. For example, is it possible to append javascript: ... ...
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How can I tell if someone is logged into a google account?

At this point I don't want to interface w/ google account, I just would like to know if they are logged in to a google account or not, and then serve slightly different links if they are|aren't. I'm ...