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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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 ...
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Canonical Tag Not Being Recognized

I'm puzzled by the first Google search result in this list. The first result has the following rel="canonical" tag: <link rel="canonical" ...
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Formatting HTML lists using CSS

I'm trying to recreate list in HTML which has clauses and subclauses like this: 1. Main Clause (a) Sub clause (b) Sub clause 2. Another main clause (a) Sub clause The problems I'm running ...
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design website using header and footer template approach

I am trying to re-do my portfolio website since its a pain to maintain it. Everytime I have to add a new item to it, it just takes forever and kills me. I'd like to redesign in a way that makes the ...
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Temporary redirect needs to detect the URL of original page request from a search engine then redirect again to that page

I've tried searching this an innumerable amount of times with different word combinations, can't seem to crack it. Apparently I do not know the right terms in this situation. When you come to my ...
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Styling input elements using CSS - Inset

Can anyone point me in a direction of how the following elements are styled/created? on http://www.tumblr.com/. What i'm looking for specifically is the gradient, and the nice inset border, where it ...
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Need Advice… Website is flash only

I currently have a website that is just one big flash file. It looks good and I am satisfied with it but I have been told that it may not ever rank very well in google and yahoo since it is only ...
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Annoying IE6. Black screen with “loading” when youtube is added

I have had this problem for quite some time. It wasn't actually a big issue until lately when one of our conference site has a lot of IE6 users. The black loading screen appears right after I include ...
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Is &shy; safe now?

Is it safe to use &shy; 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 ...