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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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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Turning linked Excel files into a website [closed]

My client has asked me to look into something, and ive got white noise in my head now!! They have created several Excel workbooks which contain a massive amount of data (eg lists of documents, lists ...
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How to avoid html tags in Google search summary

I am using CKEditor to let people describe their organization with all the styles and fonts. So when it saves in the database its like < gets saved as &gt and rest all you know for the html ...
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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 ...
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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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Space in img:s “ALT” attribute good/bad for search engines?

I am trying to make it easier for search engines to crawl my website, as it is almost 100% dynamic. I have a couple of transparent images which are actually links to sections of my page. I wonder, ...
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Best and safest SEO way to hide h1 tags

I want to use images that I created in PS for page titles. Because they will be images they will not be picked up by Google, etc. What is the best practice for hiding the <h1>? I was planning on ...
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Which is better to use <b> or <strong> for SEO?

I've been coding for a while and it's just struck me, what's better to use in terms of SEO: <b>Hello</b> or <strong>Hello</strong>
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Can I safely include “self-defined” HTML Tags in a HTML Website?

I have seen a website that has a doctype of <!DOCTYPE html> This website uses HTML Tags that I have never seen before like <section>. My Question: 1.) Is this kind of "generic ...
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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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Basic semantic rules of CSS (and HTML), right or wrong?

Here is the summary I've recently learnt from discussions on this site (and similar) of 4 basic rules, so please correct me if I'm wrong or misunderstood something: a) Don't use IDs in CSS (or use it ...
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mathML/HTML symbol for mathematical vector

Is there a way to make something like the image below using text-based HTML/mathML. My concern is with the arrows over the letter v. This is for iOS (webKit); I'd rather not use mathJAX or the like ...
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How to make Google recognize language for a multilingual website?

A few weeks ago I implemented a translation functionality for my company website. The website now offers content in french and English and I took the time to look on various guides on the internet on ...
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Can the webpage title be changed after site has been loaded.

Can the web page title be set to be dynamic? I want to let some part to be updated in title, if any changes occur, an automatic update resulting in a bit of word addition to the title. Example : the ...
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Using PHP inside .html files not working as expected

Apache2, Linux, php5 I have added this line to my .htaccess file AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .htm .html running apace2ctl -m, shows this module loaded A php5_module (shared) I have a ...
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Can microdata be used within META and custom tags?

META tags that sit within HEAD of a webpage. What difference it makes when using microdata in them and outside of HEAD of webpage? Let's take for example "datePublished" property. Instead of hunting ...
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Are there any length limitations for image alt or title property?

I'd like to insert an image on a webpage with an alt property. But the text length I'd like to use for this alt property is pretty long: about 200 words (slightly less than 1000 characters). Moreover ...
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How can I slice parallelogram shapes to HTML/CSS?

I have to slice website design to HTML/CSS. Main navigation menu looks like below: I am beginner webdeveloper and I don't know how to slice this design into compatible and cross-browser code. How ...
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How can I automatically clean, beautify, and autoindent dynamic HTML code?

Using content management systems to build dynamic sites invariably results in ugly HTML. Indent levels are often wrong, white space litters the page, and a host of other tiny annoyances plague anyone ...
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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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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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Which is faster, adding rounded corners to images, or adding rounded corners in CSS

Which of the following will load faster, Creating a square image and adding rounded corners via CSS Adding rounded corners to the image by default and not using the extra css. Also, if 2 is ...
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How to markup non-human-language text in HTML?

Considering the needs of screen readers, browser spell-checking, search engines, etc. how should non-human-language text be marked up in HTML? Should it be wrapped in a particular tag? Is there a ...
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Images as hyperlinks and SEO implications

I manage several websites, one of which is an e-commerce site with a lot of images. At the top of some product category pages, there are image links to specific products (think image banners). I am ...
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What is the use case for Fax links in a webpage?

I've used tel: and mailto: to link to a phone number or email but how and why would I use fax: linking in a webpage? We currently take orders via fax. What would be the flow for a customer who clicks ...
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Would zero HTML affect SEO?

What if I stripped all HTML tags from my content? Except maybe <br> tags for newlines. The site might not look too nice but from a search engine's perspective crawling the site would it matter? ...
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Troubleshooting websites on gaming consoles

I realize that questions like "suggest a tool" are usually not allowed, but I would like to pick your brains for a good way to troubleshoot websites on gaming consoles (PS3/4 , Xbox360/One and ...
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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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Do iframes have access to the cookies of the hosting domain?

We want to build an ad-frame which will run on external sites (e.g. YYY.com). The external site will place an iframe to our site (ZZZ.com/ourAdContent.html) and we will show some ads in this frame. ...
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Sitename alternate suggestion SEO

I had a question about SEO. Say, I've made a restaurant website, which is running for a while now. I added some titles, meta tags, keywords,description,etc,etc on it's pages. Now, let's say for ...
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Do you have stats/trends for use of different HyperText Markup Languages?

For example: html-XYZ, xhtml, html5
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Can my single page application deliver an HTML snapshot to search engines?

I’ve SPA (Single Page Application) project that works 100% using AngularJS, with all of it’s content dynamically generated through JavaScript on the client side! As you know this means no ...
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Relative link to a subfolder

Let's assume that I have a website with three files: /home/blog.html /home/picture1.jpg /home/files/picture2.jpg Now let's edit that blog.html file. When I want to make a link to the current folder, ...
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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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As a beginner, I would like to know which should be the markup language to startup with [closed]

I am a beginner in Web Designing. For sure a CMS like Joomla (Joomla 3.1, now) is very useful for one who doesn't care about coding. But... I know for sure that the ability of coding really helps a ...
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What is this thing called?!?! (bottom of screen popup)

I am looking for the name and some possible jquery libraries etc for the standard bottom of screen popup bar. Its like a little bar that pops out on the bottom of the screen after X seconds or ...
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Why do local HTML files take longer to load in IE compared to Firefox? [closed]

I am creating a local HTML file that links to 2 external CSS files and 3 external JS files. When I refresh this in Internet Explorer 9, the page takes over a minute to load compared to instantly in ...
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SEO optimization for AJAX site and dynamic HTML canvas

I have a site that uses AJAX to query the Last.fm database and then dynamically draws a graph of the results on an HTML canvas. In the search function, I have a command that sets window.location.hash ...
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Page Speed Optimization Questions: defer parsing and specifying a char set?

Continuing to optimized a web site, I'm using Chrome's Dev Tool add-on for Page Speed. I've been able to do a good bit of performance tuning thanks to its suggestions, but these two have me ...
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Using js and cookies to show different content on homepage? Good or Bad Practice?

I just wanted to get everyone's opinion on this, so I've been thinking about using a cookie I set on our ecommerce site to show customers different content when they return to the website. It is ...
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[pic] Possible to style a text with CSS?

Preparing for a meeting with our designer later today, I was looking through his Photoshop sketches and wonder whether the following one could be expressed in HTML/CSS, without the need to render the ...
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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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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 ...