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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Unicode icons in <title>

If I want to put various unicode icons in my <title> for the sake of looks, could that hurt my SEO? Are there particular classes of unicode (code ranges) that offend search engines? I've ...
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Assemble static site from templates? (don't want to reinvent the wheel)

I have a site that is 100% static content (no php, just some javascript). There's several "blocks" like the header, menu, footer, etc. that are the same on each page. Rather than do a lot of ...
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Prevent HTML files downloaded from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified?

How to prevent my HTML files downloaded to a particular system from getting copied from that particular system to another system or getting the script modified? Is there any tool or method out? Well, ...
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input type=“file” default language is system language?

I have a question, let's say I have <input type="file" name="image" />. Will the text of the button will change if user will have different language as his system default one? If so than how can ...
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How to block certain pages/files of a web domain?

How do I make certain pages only viewable by me? For example, let's say I own mydomain.com, and I want to be the only one that can see mydomain.com/mypage.php. I tried changing the permissions of ...
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Buttons in pure CSS3 or use image sprite

I want to know if it would be better to make an image for the buttons that I use, or can I get away with pure CSS. Ill give you the code. html: <ul id="buttons-dev"> <li ...
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Should I jump straight into HTML 5 and CSS 3 from minimum knowledge of HTML?

I first learned HTML a long time ago, from the Visual Quickstart guide in 1999, HTML 4 for the World Wide Web. Though I have a grasp of fundamental concepts of HTML, my knowledge of CSS is woefully ...
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What is the default HTML document you use, and why?

Meaning: doc-type, header, body, etc.
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Top and bottom gradient using CSS

I have a background that has a top and bottom gradient and I want it to show on a container layer. The problem is the bottom gradient since it has to appear at the very end of the container div. Any ...
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Is it possible to make all html links to share the same title?

The thing is I have a table containing ~2000 rows where each row contain a link that has the same title e.g. <a id="1" title="A very long string common to all my links that i would like to have ...
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Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

I have a navigation bar div with all my navigation code, a sidebar div with all my code and content that goes in my static sidebar, a footer div with all my footer code that goes in my static footer, ...
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Should <meta property=“og:image” content=“…”> have an alt tag?

I want to follow good SEO practices by adding alt tags to all my images. For Facebook sharing, I have this code: <meta property="og:image" content="..."> can I add an alt="Facebook image" to ...
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Using hidden elements for rich snippets for products

I wanted to add rich snippets for my products pages. However, the information required in the elements are not particularly compatible with my current HTML. Is it ok to make the rich snippets all ...
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Server Side Includes that work in HTML and PHP with IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008

We currently have SSI set up to work in our HTML pages as follows <!--#INCLUDE file="/includes/header.inc"--> We also use PHP on our server, and are trying to avoid creating two separate ...
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HTML favicon wont show on google chrome

I am making a HTML page that is unpublished and that I just started. The first thing I wanted to do was add a favicon to appear next to the title. I'm using google chrome and I noticed that other ...
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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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How and where to place - css, html and images in email to make it a HTML email? [closed]

How and where to place - css, html and images in email to make it a HTML email? I have seen many advertising emails in my inbox and I am curious to know how does the email body display the HTML.
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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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Site Structure - practices

I just started working for a company and they're asking me for ways to improve the overall site design. One of the things that keeps standing out to me is their extremely odd internal file structure ...
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Which content or HTTP status should return unused domain?

We've recently bought couple of domains but the content of the domains is still under development. Which content should we upload to the domains to tell search engines "There is currently nothing, ...
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Show submitted form input without server-side scripts

Is there a way to accept form input and have the output dumped/printed back to the web page with HTML or JavaScript/AJAX and without PHP/Perl/server-side scripts?
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Can search engines see HTML elements hidden by CSS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? I was wondering if search engines can read <a> elements with display:none. Is it true? Can search engines see elements ...
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Domain masking emergency

I would never normally do this, but 1and1 have been experiencing a "glitch" with their system that means you can't add new external domains. It's pretty shocking, to be honest, and unfortunately my ...
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Updating a News pages written in html

I was wondering how to update a page with new stuff like a new news article or something. (The Website is html based). The only thing I could think of is by uploading and replacing the whole .html ...
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Is there any downside to using <embed> with Flash content?

I've recently learned that HTML5 now officially supports the <embed> tag. With that in mind, is there any reason not to just use it to embed Flash content into HTML5? Would there be any browser ...
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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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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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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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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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HTML (4.01) “lang” attribute: Best practice / Browser compat for where to place: HTML or BODY?

I'm just creating a new site from scratch. Each page in that site will have a default language and I'd like the markup to reflect it because there will be multiple languages. I'm using HTML 4.01 and ...
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Simple HTML auto indentation tool

I have made the mistake of not indenting the HTML tags on a page that slowly grew to over 500 lines of dense HTML. I have looked for a tool to fix the indentation, but what I have found so far seem to ...
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SEO HTML for plain html css website

This isn't really a programming question, but I couldn't think of a place where people can better answer my question then here. I allways had a joomla website, for me it's good, but it's not very ...
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Trying to collect input values using hidden input fields

I have the following fields: First Name: <input type="text" id="tFName" name="tFName" maxlength="50" /> Last Name: <input type="text" id="tLName" name="tLName" maxlength="50" /> Is ...
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How can I resolve HTML validation errors when using Facebook Comments?

I am trying to validate my document that has the following facebook comments tag <fb:comments width="425"></fb:comments> I am getting validation error: Line 333, Column 45: Element ...
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How do you make a favicon appear on a redirected site?

I have a Wordpress blog hosted on my domain. I have redirected a URL to a subfolder of my domain where the blog is installed. How can I get a specific favicon to appear for that blog but NOT for my ...
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Why does the website heading on pubvantage.com display arbitrary text when it is listed in google search results?

the website www.pubvantage.com has a permanent redirect to http://exchange.contextweb.com/sellingdesk/pubvantage/. The problem is, when a user enters the query +"pubvantage" in google, the site ...
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Open a page that redirects without clearing cache

I've taken over a website that has an index.html page that redirects. This page gets cached. Obviously clearing the browser's cache entirely would solve the problem. Is there any way to go directly to ...
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HTML Character Entities/Special characters with crossbrowser/crossplatform support?

I used some good looking ones from http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-author/charref on my site but I just noticed that they don't show on mobile browsers of Android. For example: ⪦ &ltcc; ...
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As per W3C can we add onclick inside li tag?

I have 2 questions: As W3C can we add onclick inside <li> tag? Will this affect anything to do with SEO? For example: <li onclick="newDoc()">Click!</li> function newDoc() ...
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Will using same colour H1 as background hurt SEO if I use background image?

Can it hurt SEO if H1 headings are the same colour as the standard body background colour, even if all H1 headings are placed in divs that have a contrasting background image? (So to be clear: the ...
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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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Link to the website creator in the head tag

Probably this is an obvious thing, but I am not sure about it. I created websites for my clients, and I am allowed to place back-links to my portfolio site. I placed a link in the footer, but I am ...
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Meta tags with HTML special character codes?

This question is regarding best practices on SEO development meta tag filling. A name written in the Latin or the Cyrillic alphabet has certain special characters, such as the ccedil C, for example. ...
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Conveying website hierarchy using page title. Any conventions?

I was thinking of using a format like: [SpecificPageName - ]SiteName - SectionName StackOverflow - Download StackOverflow - Contact StackOverflow - Forum hey guys my 1st post - StackOverflow - ...
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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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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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Hiding php includes from search spiders?

Quick and simple question. I have 80+ html files which I want to be crawled. They are individual product pages. Each of these pages calls its content using php includes. These php include files are ...
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HTML coding style: attribute starts on a new line

sublvl's front end developer seems to have a strange coding style that I've never seen before. Every time they begin a new element, immediately after the element name they insert a line break. The ...
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Will content in a default closed jQuery UI tab still be indexed?

I have a website that has a lot of traffic coming from alt text in images. Right now every image is fully visible on each page. But, I want info, images, and contact as jQuery UI tabs. The info ...
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Google image index

we have a few images currently being indexed by google and we want to remove them from the index. We have removed the .aspx page which linked to the image (but the image still physically exists on ...