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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Will a missing <head> tag prevent Google from indexing a WordPress site?

I was recently trying to configure a Google Webmasters Tools account for a client. I spent almost an hour wondering why I couldn't get the site to validate, when I found that the opening tag was ...
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Responsive web design on the “frontend” vs “backend”?

Apparently there are two ways you can do responsive web design. I'm not sure how to call the two methods but let's just say they are frontend and backend: By frontend I mean, the usual way where the ...
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Fixing validator error “cannot generate system identifier for general entity”

The W3C validator shows a "cannot generate system identifier for general entity" error when attempting to validate a page that contains the following code: <script type="text/javascript" ...
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What meta/link html tags important for seo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: New META TAGS with positive effects for seo ranking in 2011 and beyond What are meta tags important for seo? Especially for blogs. I often find something new, maybe you ...
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SEO in image's path?

Does including keywords in the image's folder path of any importance at all for SEO ? (Keywords for the image's filename are important.) /foobar/images/keyword.jpg vs /keyword/images/keyword.jpg
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How do the professionals slice PSD's really fast?

I've got a solid background in HTML and CSS, but my company frequently outsources PSD to HTML slicing to another company, and they somehow return the results really, really fast. Has anyone had 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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Could link decoration be considered deceptive?

A discussion in the warrior-forum made me wonder if google might perceive link decoration as an attempt to deceive the visitors.. The issue being if you style your links to show like normal text. ...
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Problem with description of my site and google search

My HTML page : http://www.faressoft.com <meta name="description" content="فارس سوفت الاسم الرائد في عالم البرمجيات العربية" /> When I search for my site name "فارس سوفت" using google, the ...
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Why should we keep the copyright year on websites static?

Not a major issues, just a small thing that bugs me. In so many websites and applications, when scrolling down to the footer, you see the year and it's not the present year (2015). Why not ...
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How can I customize the Apache licence for my template design?

I have a template with the following license: /*! * name of original creator - name of theme (originalcreator.com) * Code licensed under the Apache License v2.0. * For details, see ...
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Standards for long format dialogue when published to web

I'm posting some extremely long audio transcripts from 50 minute long radio recordings. I'm afraid that any search engine crawler will read these really long documents and treat it negatively because ...