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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Google follows disabled options on “get” forms

I have the following get form on my website for language switching. <form method="get" action="?"> <label for="language">Language: </label> <select id="language" ...
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Browsers treat vertical tab characters in input type=text differently. Is one of them correct?

In developing some server side validation I discovered that (the latest Windows versions as of this writing of) Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer handle vertical tab characters differently in ...
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Web page has well over 100 anchor tags - how to improve SEO without taking anchors out?

I have a website where the main menu has 10 level 1 items and each has roughly 10 level 2 items plus there are links in the header and footer and side bar plus some links in the content. All these ...
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Creating temp/fake URLs for user generated content

I'm working on a site that hosts classified listings. I'm currently using hash/query params and Ajax to display content. Example: www.site.com/viewpost?id=34089 We are now interested in making ...
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How to compel the browser to get the webpages from a server not from a local cache even if a particular page is frequently requested?

I have been testing a web site but every time I complain to the web developer that I am not able to see on the website which you have recently corrected,he told me that I am seeing that content from ...
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Where does Google get the description text from when it's not in the page body?

The tutorial I am reading claims that the description of a web page (the little blurb google does about your site when you see it as a result in a search) is stored in a metadata tag as so: ...
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How to properly URL/domain forward

No clue on a title for this, someone feel free to suggest an edit. I have a client that has a website. He owns around 200 domains, and wants each domain to contain content from the main website. ...
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Right way to allow all access to website in robots.txt?

user-agent: * disallow: Is this the right way to allow all access to all content of a website to crawlers in a robots.txt?
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Should I use rel=index or rel=contents in this instance?

I’m creating an MMA website. There’s the home page, there’s a fighters section whose index page lists fighters in the organisation, and then each fighter has a profile page. The URL structure is like ...
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How to make an apDiv show up in same spot on all browsers

I'm pretty new to the whole webmaster stuff and am just trying to format a slideshow on my homepage to be in a certain area with an apDiv, but as soon as I use another browser it's in a different ...
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Source for free complete CSS+HTML layouts? [closed]

Where can I find complete free HTML+CSS layouts to choose from?
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How do webmasters control who edits code on their sites?

Sorry for the simple question, but I googled and lurked on this site and couldn't find anything (I don't believe I was asking the proper questions). I am aware of permissions in SharePoint; is it ...
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Protect streamed videos

I am for html5/flash video player to play videos (stream) on a website and we want to protect our material as much as we can. any suggestions ? Edit We want it to limit the download of the video and ...
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Dynamically change page content based on URL parameter?

The title of my question seems simple but here is an example of what I want to do: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/infant-jaundice/DS00107 What happens on that page is whenever you click on a link ...
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HTML5 tags: how to use them correctly?

I want the best possible SEO for my WordPress site. To do this, I made enhancements and used HTML5. The problem is that I don't know how to use particular tags. For instance, I have an article tag in ...
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CSS: single directive generic class vs. style-attribute on element

Single directive generic class CSS .text-center { text-align: center } HTML <p class="text-center">center me</p> That is our (not really) generic class and while we see this more ...
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Can one spread rich snippet breadcrumbs markup all over a page?

From here, we have an example of a rich snippet breadcrumb implementation: <body itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage"> ... <div itemprop="breadcrumb"> <a ...
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Is it acceptable practice to change the behavior of old HTML tags?

In my app I need to display some maps. So I use Leaflet.js to do so, but to simplify my HTML I have used a <map> tag to do so. Is that acceptable, or should I avoid doing this?
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Do I really need to remove special characters in a URL?

I have an FTP account shared with friends where we upload underground music albums and then we use the links to share the downloads in a music forum. The problem is that the album names are in french ...
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2013. Do I need to care about HTML entities?

I'm wondering if I should go out of my way and replace all chars like ÜÖÄ on my site. I understand that PHP can get these wrong, but is there an actual reason, why I need to put them out as HTML ...
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Will enclosing an <h1> element inside a <p> element affect SEO?

Is it okay (SEO-wise) to construct the following line as such: <p>These are the best <h1> Cheap Widgets </h1> ever. </p> Wondering if this looks too unnatural for search ...
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Is <span> inside <h1> the same as just <h1> for search engines?

Are search engines still able to recognize the below as <h1> text, even with the other tags inside? <h1><span>App</span>Strap<span>.</span></h1>
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HTML: Images always getting reloaded from server

I am finding that my web pages' images are always getting loaded from my server, even though they never change. Since these are images, not pages, I can't include an expiration date for them... How ...
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Which editor creates file with extension html.add

My sister teaches HTML language on the university. Students have to build their own website during class but one of them gave the project with weird code which cannot be written by hand. Moreover each ...
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Anatomy of HTML by big name companies [closed]

Are there any blogs or other postings that detail the anatomy of HTML code served by a very big name commercial operation like say Google, Apple, Twitter, Facebook, etc? I'm just asking for a close ...
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Automatic HTML clean up

What are some of the most popular tools for automatically cleaning up HTML code to its cleanest and most best practices rendition? The only one I know is the venerable HTMLtidy. Please see this for ...
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How UTF-8 represents more than 256 characters and when to use UTF-16?

We all know what character encoding is. Like the simple ASCII 7 bit used for normal 128 characters representing and UTF-8 for representing 256 characters. I have 2 questions: Some people saying ...
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What are the advantages of Schema.org's microdata vs Microformats et al?

I'm confused about which microdata methodologies to employ on my site, is there an advantage to implementing the attributes from Schema.org, vs one like Microformats?
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If H1 tags are not used for page titles, what is the impact on SEO?

I'm wondering what kind of effect will be witnessed on SEO if, say, a div was used rather than an h1 tag for page titles. I imagine it would be very frustrating for screen readers and wouldn't give ...
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Reading .mht webpages from server

We have some .mht files which load fine from local files but when loaded from the remote webserver display as junk text. What can I do to make them work correctly from our webserver?
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Getting started with a website [duplicate]

So I know HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP. But I'm not sure how to put it all together to begin making an actual website. I'm not looking at something too big here since I'm just a beginner, but I ...
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How to determine which files are used by website

I recently became responsible for a PHP / HTML / MySQL website. The document structure is full of duplicate files and folders making the site appear more complex than it is. Is there any tool I can ...
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Trying to create my first sitemap

I'm inserting a website map for the first time. I found this page: http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.html That page shows examples about sitemaps with xml, should I insert and xml code in my html? ...
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Are there any HTML Editing Services? [closed]

I tried to Google this and didn't know where to start. I have thousands of html templates that need to be hand edited because they are malformed so scripting my changes is darn near impossible or at ...
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Should I use both Robots.txt and META NAME=“ROBOTS”?

I am currently using the Robots.txt file (the standard one of joomla, to say). Now I have found that there are also specific HTML meta tags that specify desired robot behavior. Is there a reason to ...
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is w3schools a valid resource foir learning html/css/php etc… etc [closed]

I recently came across w3fools.com via html5 Google plus community, and read some things they were saying about w3schools.com. I have not the knowledge to say they are completely wrong, or completely ...
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Best practice when modelling a website's code [closed]

When developing with object oriented code you use an UML diagram to describe all the classes of the program. What about websites? I have a prototype made with justinmind prototyper so I know how the ...
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What is the way to properly implement a Facebook Like button on a page for best SEO purposes?

On our site we want to put a Facebook Like button/widget-thingy. It is possible to create a like button, where the URL associated with the button is the page it sits on, rather than a Facebook page. ...
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html 5 doctype & SEO

I am trying to get my pages validated using Markup Validation Service on W3C validator. We are getting validation against the XHTML 1.0 Strict doctype comes back with the following error: ... ...
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Test different timezones

What is a simple way to temporarily change the timezone in Chrome so as to test how a site renders for different locations? On OSX Mountain Lion, I've tried as bash script with: export ...
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What is the maximum size of an HTML file that Google will crawl through?

I have a 10MB HTML file. Will Google crawl through the entire file, or does it only look at the first X MB?
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Font creation for logo [closed]

I have a template and that template has a logo. The logo is something called "Cream". I really like the way it has been set up. I want the same style with different name. How to do that? The problem ...
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How do I create a circular gradient in HTML or CSS? [closed]

Hey guys I'm wondering if you know of any way on how to create a circular/elliptical gradient that has many colors? An example of this is shown on the background of this Microsoft logo picture: ...
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google apps domain verification issues

I apologize for asking this here instead of Google's forums, but I find that they tend to yield no results at all, ever. I have a domain verified on Google Apps through HTML file upload, which I am ...
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What are reasons of latency for a HTTP request to load HTML?

I would like to know what are reasons of latency for a HTTP request to load HTML part of a webpage. I think about: loading webpage with proxy not having a good web server (apache vs nginx) having a ...
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Using Schema for Blogging Article VS BlogPosting

I have been remaking my website for some time now and I want to launch it as quickly as possible but I want to make it leading edge if possible. I am currently I'm using a modified template (I know! ...
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Would this be considered keyword stuffing?

we have a website with a lot of galleries filled under a couple of different categories. A while ago we migrated all the URLs from for example: ...
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Pages wrapped in a form element. What effect would this have on SEO or other machine-readability?

I'm helping somebody with a site and I've noticed that all the main pages are wrapped inside a form. I mean: <body> <form> [ everything in the page ] </form> </body> ...
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Web-based interface for a static CMS [closed]

I would like to have a static CMS, but I need a web interface for the editor. The editor can be a php/python/ruby app hosted off my computer for when I need to edit.
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POST data to another form with php

I want to create a form on my page to get information this is easily done and the problem. I want to 'POST' information to my own php-page, creating a new id and saving the information to my ...