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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Will repositioning my code get my site penalised by google?

We have a website that has nice rankings in the Google SERPs for keywords which aren't in the meta description. As a result, Google assembles a text to display on the SERPs from the website ...
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To use multiple word keyword, or multiple keywords?

This question is about keywords in HTML. Which of the following cases is more favorable from an SEO point of view? Arizona State University, Education vs. Arizona, State, University, Education ...
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Layout Columns - Equal Height

I remember first starting out using tables for layouts and learned that I should not be doing that. I am working on a new site and can not seem to do equal height columns without using tables. Here is ...
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Alter the appearance of form elements for Paypal buttons without having to edit the CSS from my theme

I have template from ThemeForest and I don't want to edit CSS from this template, because I don't have time for it. I want integrate Paypal buttons to my web page. The problem is Paypal buttons use ...
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Rounded corners in IE7 and IE8

Now every major browser supports border-radius, I was wondering what the best way to get rounded corners in IE7 and IE8 is until IE9+ becomes most dominant version of IE. I've seen several javascript ...
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What would be causing so much bandwidth usage if there are no large files?

I'm pretty new to web design/coding so I'm sorry if this question has an obvious answer I've overlooked. I'm currently working on a website for a small company (from scratch/no CMS) and am basing it ...
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How to get an image 100% in the middle of every single screen in the world

I have a website with some images, and I want them to be in the middle, now on my screen they are in the middle. Because I've put them there by moving them to one side, when I get my friends to look ...
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Google Webmaster Tools reporting crawl error 404 (Not found) for a page which has never existed

Google Webmaster Tools is reporting a crawl error "404 (Not Found)" for an .html page which has never existed on a web site I developed. The page being reported is "tyuiabmog.html", which doesn't ...
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Do print and bookmark links really work?

It seems to be common on the web to provide users with some visual element on the page to either print or bookmark a page. This is all well and good (and probably doesn't hurt for the most part), but ...
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Which web design site discussed embedding single characters like & using base64?

I'm looking for a well known article site on site design which made an article about embedding just a single character (in this case, '&') from a font to save load times. I believe the site used ...
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Can I make a website template based on a PC game?

I was thinking to create a WordPress theme related to Starcraft 2. The theme would be free (under GPL). Am I allowed to do this or is it a copyright violation?
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I need articles to use in a commercial project, what open content licenses will work?

I'm designing some web templates, and I need to add some sample content in them, like articles and stuff. I was wondering where can I find such sample articles to include in the template demo? I don't ...
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Link of image and text

I am currently linking related and text (caption) in the following way: <a href="/link"><img src="image.jpg" ... />This is caption</a> Meaning I combine both and text inside the ...
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Guidelines for Opera Mobile

Opera Mobile fails to render two sites I help out with correctly and I cannot find the guidelines for Opera Mobile. All other browsers tested (even Opera for the Wii) show these sites correctly. ...
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Can you create rich websites (more than just text) using Google Sites?

After trying out Google Sites to create a website, I feel it is very limited to mainly text features. I have tried to find a way to implement elements directly using HTML, but to no avail. Buttons are ...
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Is it acceptable to repeat the same h1 tag for desktop and mobile browsers in a responsive site?

I have a website with a page that has a video as the main content. It uses a responsive design layout that requires the <h1> tag (with the same text) to be used in two different places: one for ...
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Need help with first website ever! [closed]

This is the first website i am making with HTML and CSS. Truly i am learning as I go but I need some questions answered before I write to much incorrect code. First a a little intro about the design ...
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Using .htaccess, can you hide the true URL?

So I have a web hotel with 1 main website http://www.myrootsite.com/ and a few websites in subdirectories, in a folder called projects. I have domain names pointing to the subdirectories, but ...
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The characters except English are not readable on DirectAdmin editor

When I try to edit my idex.html I see strange characters in my atributs and tags ...
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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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Is it bad SEO to embed an img tag in the middle of a sentence?

I recently received a web mockup that included a sidebar with a short paragraph of narrow text; a quote from a person. At the end of the quote, the mockup had a circular portrait of the person floated ...