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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Is ­ safe now?

Is it safe to use ­ now? I remember there were problems with this entity, such as rendering it everywhere (instead of only when the web browser decides to split a word), or splitting a word ...
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Is using HTML entities (for language-specific characters) in UTF-8 necessary?

As in the subject-line. Saw the situation the other day on a page which felt weird to me. Except for markup-delimiting characters such as pointy brackets or the ampersand, escaping, say, German ...
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Redirects in .htaccess to avoid crawl errors

I am getting a lot of errors in Webmaster Tools and basically there's a lot of links ending like this: mydomainname.com/links.php How can I redirect these links, to shave off this part at the end? ...
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Website Design; SEO Dilemma

Okay so I designed a website for a restaurant and the design is aimed mostly to entice the viewer by using images of the restaurant's platters and foods. Not to say that text is totally non-existent ...
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HTML vs Xhtml; which one to start with

hey people i am starting to learn making websites, now i want to know what is the difference b/w HTML and XHTML; kindly keep it simple and jargon free pls. :) also, what mark up language i shall use ...
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Determine content length to have a dynamic hr tag

Is there a way to determine the length of the content contained inside an h2 element, which changes. So an hr tag can be set to the same length plus some additional width? so it would look sort of ...
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What would be the correct html element for document author?

Which html element should be used when writing out the author of an html document, with regards to semantics, SEO and so forth? Thanx!
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Is there a way to save MS Word document as HTML w/o the ms proprietary stuff?

So normally I wouldn't use this feature ("Save as Web Page") but I have large documents from clients they just want put on their site as HTML, and formatting it all by hand seems like a waste of time. ...
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Redundant meta attributes

I generate my meta tags dynamically, they render like this: <meta id="HeadContent_MetaDescription" name="description" content="Is Adobe Flash going out? And is HTML5 taking over the ...
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Does rotating text get picked up for SEO?

Does rotating text like on apple.com's homepage get picked up in spiders for search engines? Is rotating text relavent in SEO?
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What is the best way to maintain translations of a user guide website?

I have static HTML files of a Japanese user guide website which I need to translate into English every time they come out with a new version. I've been using html2pot and using pootle to translate, ...
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Better ways to have valuable data indexed, which is ignored currently

<a title="">.../a> Hi folks. It seems that my title tag which holds extremely valuable and describes contents on my simple design page is currently compeltely denied by search engines and ...
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black background & white letters or white background & black letters?

What is better for user? The site has a lot of text to read and I would like to make it as user friendly as possible.
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Critique of SEO of this HTML [closed]

I'm designing a new site which I want to be as SEO friendly as possible, fast and responsive, semantic and very accessible. A lot of these things, embarrassingly are quite new to me. Have I miss ...
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Why use flash to as content headings? Why not?

A large number of sites lately which use Flash to replace what would be simple HTML headings (h1, h2, h3). Some of them do it consistently for every header. Why would you do this? What are the pros ...
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Should a Computer Scientist do the HML + CSS job when building a website?

I'm studying Computer Science, and I've always been more interested in programming than in designing and creating the layout of some websites. Is this something I should know? Or should I focus on ...
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Why do all of the various design grids neglect horizontal spacing?

Whether its 960grid or Fluid or 9/12/16/20 column grid systems...they all factor in vertical spacing but never horizontal spacing. Granted we view sites top-to-bottom so we don't necessarily design ...
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Is it valid to have multiple form input elements with the same name?

Is it valid markup and is it valid to the html/http spec? If I wanted to have <form> <input name="email" /> <input name="email" /> <input name="email" /> </form> is ...
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Math to create web design grids?

I have my own grid layout, and I am creating multiple column designs for a website. Is there any formula I can follow to create different column designs with identical gutter space, ie. margins? Most ...
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CSS sprite, what html tag to use

I am thinking to switch to CSS Sprite for my images. The main problem is I need something compatible with alt attribute. (Seo-purpouse) What Can I use? The first think I thought was to use a standard ...
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How can I decrease relevancy of Creative Commons footer text? (In Google Webmaster Tools)

I know that I may just have to link the image to make this happen, but I figured it was worth asking, just in case there's some other semantic markup or tips I could use... I have a site that uses ...
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Do print and bookmark links really work?

It seems to be common on the web to provide users with some visual element on the page to either print or bookmark a page. This is all well and good (and probably doesn't hurt for the most part), but ...
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html tag for grouping forms?

I thought I remember seeing this somewhere but maybe not. Isn't there an HTML tag for grouping forms similar to the tag for grouping headers? so for example: <fgroup> <form> ...
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SEO and links content

For usability purposes, entire article thumbnail is wrapped to a link. <a href="/some_article"> <h2>Article title</h2> <div class="summary">Lorem ipsum dolor sit ...
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HTML/CSS website hosting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? I would like to host my HTML/CSS website (actually, just one page, but it may grow). Since I don't need PHP, MySQL or ...
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Liquid Layout out of Proportion

I am using a liquid layout on my website, but when I view in in my browser I find that when I change the browser window size, the images are stretched out of proportion. Can anybody help?
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Really simple FOSS CSS for a report?

I'm creating a web-based report. It will be a single column, no menu. Just titles, graphs, tables. Maybe a header and a footer. I've scoured the internet for a free, open source (or just 'free') CSS ...
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Is my Document Type Definition Still Up to Date?

currently all my php generated rich html webpages start with this line, which I have been adding to my tempaltes YEARS ago... <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ...
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What's the point of placing self links on a webpage?

I often see links on webpages that link to the page itself. For example on forums, blogs and even here the topic title is a link and points to the page itself. What's the point of doing this?
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Mobile Web Site Templates

Is there any web site that you can recommend in which I can find premium (beautiful looking and professional) web site designs(themes) specific for mobile web sites? (paid or free)
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Fonts: Is changing the default font a good practice?

I've searched PW, but I saw that no one has asked specifically yet. Is changing the default font a good practice for the main body font? What are the pros and cons to using different fonts? This ...
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Should I work on CSS or apps first?

I am working on my own website for my business, and I need to contract out some assistance. For example, I have the site looking pretty good on Firefox, but it needs help on other browsers. I also ...
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Guidance on building an au pair-to-family networking site

I'm building a website for an au pair agency business that will connect au pairs to families around Europe. I know nothing about website building, HTML etc. so I'm using a wysiwyg editer (weebly). How ...
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Which web design site discussed embedding single characters like & using base64?

I'm looking for a well known article site on site design which made an article about embedding just a single character (in this case, '&') from a font to save load times. I believe the site used ...
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Centring an HTML element relative to its parent when its width is greater than its parent [closed]

I mocked up my intended outcome. So the blue element is the main content of the website and the yellow element represents something like a diagram or an image that has a greater width than the blue ...
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Which font do designers use?

Let me inform you that i am not a designer by trade and i don't have any design sense either. But by luck i have to design forms in my company. But i do not get the professional look that you see on ...
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Semantic Form Markup for Yes or No Questions

I frequently receive mock-ups of HTML forms with the following prototype: Some long winded yes or no question?   (o) Yes   ( ) No The (o) and ( ) in this prototype represent radio buttons. ...
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CSS/HTML element formatting template

I'm trying to locate an HTML template that shows all the elements in HTML, so that the basic aspects of typography, colour schemes, margins and so on can be applied to it using CSS. Those styles can ...
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Do search engines use the id's and classes of HTML elements as clues?

This is more for interest sake than anything else, since I assume it will make very little difference, but I was wondering whether there is any evidence that search engines (Google, Yahoo!, Bing, for ...
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HTML (4.01) “lang” attribute: Best practice / Browser compat for where to place: HTML or BODY?

I'm just creating a new site from scratch. Each page in that site will have a default language and I'd like the markup to reflect it because there will be multiple languages. I'm using HTML 4.01 and ...
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The Joomla 'create a template' tutorial

I've recently downloaded Joomla using an instant download option, and now I'm looking to create my own templates. I went to http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/joomla15/joomla_create_template.htm and ...
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<a> link color CSS not working for Chrome/Firefox/IE/Safari etc [closed]

Here is my site: http://dosrevival.com I can't seem to get the links to stop turning purple after being clicked in Chrome and IE (works in some Firefox versions?!?). In my CSS file I'm changing the ...
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From .psd to working HTML and CSS

I am not much of a designer. My strength lies in coding. That said, I'm often forced into the role of "The Man," responsible for all aspects of site creation. So, that said I'm wondering if the ...
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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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I created my homepage html file, but

I have my homepage html file, lets call it home.html Technically, to get to that file, my user would need to go to www.example.com/home.html no? How do I do it so www.example.com automatically runs ...
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Problem with getting footer down [closed]

I used the method described in this article to get my footer down. Worked beautifully, except it floats ~3 pixels above the bottom of the page: http://nclabs.org/screenshots/1295742373.png How can I ...
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Misalignment of Facebook & Twitter buttons

Here's a minimal example of my problem. It contains two buttons, from twitter and from facebook. What I'm observing in Firefox 3.5.15 is: While the page is loading, the buttons are more or less ...
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cannot horizontally center fixed width div in IE [closed]

I am creating a template for a website. The example is at Framework Login Page The main CSS sheet is at: master.css I am trying to center the main parent div. I am using #body { width: 100%; ...
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Explanation of ARTICLE tag

In explanation of tag W3SCHOOL : The tag defines external content. What's the meaning of external content exactly ? It's mean quoted (from somewhere) text ?
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Why do characters display funny in <input type=“password”>?

I have the following HTML and css <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <style type="text/css"> #test { font-family:helvetica; color:#000; font-size:10px; } ...