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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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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How can I serve all resources under HTTPS instead of HTTP without changing their URLs in the HTML code

I know that by using an .htaccess file I can redirect everyone to https://. However, my SSL certificate complains if all the content isn't served under HTTPS. Is there a way to convert all the ...
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Does excessive markup affect SEO?

For example, if I wrap my content with <div> tags (for no reason, just for arguments sake), would that cause a difference to search engines? Does thinner markup improve SEO? <body> ...
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Does the 'blockquote' element harm or help SEO?

Can anyone please clarify the actual relation of the blockquote element with search engine optimization?
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Is title tag position relevant in html pages?

I'd like know if having the title tag positioned at the end of <head> tag or in any other position, always inside the <head></head>, can lead to some kind of problem, I'm not talking ...
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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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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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Does Google index images in anything other than an img tag?

I was thinking of making a 'load on scroll' image gallery plugin, i.e. I do not want the image to load until it is in view in the viewport. That got me thinking in terms of implementation. I don't ...
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What can be done through XFrames, as compared to IFrame in html?

What can be done through XFrames, as compared to iframe in html? Is there any new feature other than making it easier to bookmark in XFrame as compared to IFrame?
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How many H2, h3 h4 are the maximum recommended?

I know that only one H1 is recommended, but what about the other titles? I've read that you can put "as many as required H2 elements to denote sections on the page". Is it correct?
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Should I specify both <a rel=“alternate”> and <link rel=“alternate”> for multilingual websites?

I have read Google's recommendations regarding <link rel="alternate"> in the <head> for multilingual websites. As far as I know, we can also use rel="alternate" on <a> tags, and so ...
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SEO wikipedia content and blockquote - duplicate content

I have a large website that aggregates content both from the websites and Wikipedia. Even thought it's someone else content, the way it's combined is unique ad provides a valuable user experience ...
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Can i export a wordpress site to html?

I want to export a wordpress site with themes and images to html format like we can do in blogspot. Is there a plugin or a tool for the same.
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Are there any good reasons to intentionally serve a new web site in Quirks mode?

I was a little surprised that Amazon's site doesn't specify a doctype, and is rendered in quirks mode. What could possibly be the reason for this? I understand what quirks mode is and why doctypes ...
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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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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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Create single HTML file from many HTML files by keeping header, sidebar & footer section common

I don't know whether I am missing a trick in HTML. I have one simple HTML website which has over 100 HTML pages. For each page the header, sidebar & footer section are the same but the content is ...
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How to mark up acceptable payment methods for a Schema.org Offer with Microdata?

I am not sure how to markup accepted payment methods for an offer. Here are the Schema.org types: Offer PaymentMethod Here is my basic example, is this correct? <div itemscope="" ...
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Using hreflang to specify a catchall language

We have a site primarily targeted at the UK market, and are adding a US-market alternative. As per Google's recommendations: To indicate to Google that you want the German version of the page to ...
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Migrating a small web application for smartphones by creating narrow HTML pages?

I have a small web site offering a couple of functionalities, but it was not designed to operate with smartphones then. I don't have experience with smartphone application development (and this might ...
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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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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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Can HTML tags contain new lines within the tag between attributes?

Can I use enter or line break to separate HTML attributes within an HTML tag? For example: <input type="text" name="usrnm" placeholder="Username" />
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How do search engine crawlers deal with imported HTML using link rel import tags?

Consider the HTML5 tag named link. Is this relevant to web-crawlers? <head> <link rel="import" href="/path/to/imports/stuff.html"> </head> Say there are images in this linked ...
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hProduct Microformat not working in Google

I’m trying to work with hProduct. <div class="hproduct"> <span class="brand">ACME</span> <span class="fn">Executive Anvil</span> <img class="photo" ...
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Difference between linking to specific page or folder

Is there a difference between linking to www.example.com/site/index.html and www.example.com/site/ since it'll point to the same page? I point everything i can to a folder on my website, i just think ...
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SEO pagination link title

I have pagination links like so: <a href="?page=2" rel="next">2</a> Now when searching google google link to this page is 2, as you see here (google link). Does adding a title to ...
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If I override <STRONG> in CSS, does it retain any style elements?

If I override the HTML tag <STRONG> in CSS by specifying a different font weight and size, does it retain any other style settings or properties? strong { font-weight:700; font-size: ...
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Is there a class or id that will cause an ad to be blocked by most major adblockers?

Is there a general class or ID for a html element that a high majority of popular adblockers will block on a website it has no information for. My intention is to have my advertisement blocked, ...
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Effect on SEO of lazy scrolling on HTML comments

I am thinking about using a JS script that lazy loads HTML when scrolling ( http://ivorycity.com/blog/2011/04/19/jquery-lazy-loader-load-html-and-images-on-scroll/). I am not too sure about whether ...
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What are the pros and cons of using Dublin Core meta tags?

This is an open question on why, how, or when to use or not use Dublin Core meta tags. For example, <meta name="DC.title" content="Title of my Webpage" />. Should this be used in addition to or ...
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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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Can I change the type of elements in the Microdata format?

With regard to Microdata I was wondering if the elements must be exactly like the examples (http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176035) or that Google/Bing look if the ...
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Multilanguage site meta content-language tag

I have a website which is in 3 languages: English (primary), German and French. When a language is selected all of page's content is translated to the selected language (the page content is always in ...
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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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Adding my blog to my website

Hi I've got a blogspot blog. I want to display my posts in my HTML-Based website. What should I do? I've already tried adding it as RSS but failed. I want everything to look natural. I don't want my ...
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How strict is the “same content” requirement for Google HTML snapshots? Can pared down HTML with the same text be used?

Are there any requirements for a HTML snapshot for Google other than: .. must contain the same content as the dynamically created page .. found here: ...
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Star rating not showing in rich snippets

We've recently been doing a lot of work on our site's SEO (www.betterthanreviews.com). We recently did a push to update the rich snippets breadcrumb, meta description, and star rating. After giving ...
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How to prevent Blogger from converting relative URLs to absolute URLs

If you create relative links in Blogger, it tends to automatically convert them into absolute links or to add http:// in front of the URL. Is there any way to prevent this? Update: I have reported ...
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Will these tool tips get me penalized?

I have a page of 10 products. Each product has a list of (7) features associated with it. If a user hovers over the name of the feature, (ex. Moisture resistance), a tooltip description displays. ...
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<!--hppage status=“protected”--> Bad for SEO?

I've just come across this protection code: <!--hppage status="protected"--> It hides the html and page code from anyone who wants to right click and view source. I can't see a work around to ...
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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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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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Embedding a Disqus forum on my website: showing scrollable area instead of expanding the height

I hope I put this question as it should, I am not an expert in html/css/javascript, so forgive me if it's not very clear. The issue is as follows. I made my first website last week for the birth of ...
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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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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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How can I determine the background color of a site?

How can I determine the background color of a site (so I can use that color in Photoshop)? I looked at the source code, but I don't know code well enough to figure out what's what...
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Can I spread 2 cells across 3 rows in an HTML table?

I know its possible to spread 1 cell across multiple rows using the rowspan attribute, however is it possible to spread 2 cells evenly across multiple rows, without resorting to a nested table?
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What is this image type on Youtube.com?

Go to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0I on Firefox6.0 Now, right click on the black image (View Background Image), you will see this in the address bar: ...
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Importance of 'href' attribute within an <a>

I am aware of the 'content is king' seo rule, but I'm also wondering whether empty <a> HTML elements is a relatively big downside regarding SEO. To be more precise and actually cut to the ...