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Is it advisable for SEO to use dynamic pages when static pages can be used?

I am creating a website with around 5 static pages of content and 2-3 dynamic pages for products. The page names for these are product1.asp, product2.asp, and product3.asp. The pages would retrieve ...
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Static vs dynamic website search engine results

I am mobile software developer and I want to create a website like this one. I will have static webpages not dynamic ones (homepage, jobs, about, contact...). When people search on Google with this ...
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Hosting of static content without server, only through CDN [duplicate]

My content is fully static, using only HTML, CSS, JS. It's only one page, which needs to load really fast from any country, and should be online for only 3 months. I already have the domain name. I ...
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What happens when overwriting a static file?

Say you've got a purely static website. It's popular so people are often visiting your index.html. What happens when you use your ftp client to overwrite the file? Will people ever see any odd ...
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Are the websites hosted on Github restricted to programming?

I was searching about static hosting and I found blog posts talking about hosting their blog on Github, the hosting feature of Github seems pretty good, what I want to know is what type of websites ...
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SEO consideration for downloadable files

I used to serve PDF files as static file: http://domain.com/pdf/file1.pdf and PDF files perfectly indexed by Google and other search engines. Then I decided to change my structure to place pdf ...
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Should fonts be served from a cookieless subdomain?

Why is it that that nobody ever mentions serving fonts over a cookieless (sub)domain? Is it because you have to white-list your primary domain with Access-Control-Allow-Origin for font files? I'm ...
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Web-based interface for a static CMS [closed]

I would like to have a static CMS, but I need a web interface for the editor. The editor can be a php/python/ruby app hosted off my computer for when I need to edit.
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Non-dynamic CMS [duplicate]

Some of the web sites I visit every day (news, sports, etc..), although the content changes very often (several times per day), the URLs always have .html extension, what makes me thing that the ...
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Should I add some new texts in the existing page or make a new page for them?

I'm going to add new content about Paypal campaign on my site. But its content is not that big enough for a page(50 -100 words). And I'm wondering if I should add it to the existing related page (e.g. ...
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Is there a modern (eg NoSQL) web analytics solution based on log files?

I have been using Awstats for many years to process my log files. But I am missing many possibilities (like cross-domain reports) and I hate being stuck with extra fields I created years ago. ...
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A WSGI-configured Apache does not serve images from /static or /media (Django), returns 403

I have set up an Apache server with WSGI/Django on it, and everything works fine -- html, css -- but when I try to request an image file, like png, it returns 403 Forbidden. The configuration is as ...
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Static page generator quazi CMS

Are there some mainstream software packages that generate static pages? Sort of like CMS, but without all the fluffy parts. I'm perfectly fine with editing pages using a text editor, but I would like ...
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Why do big sites host their images/css on external domains?

Why do big sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tumblr & so on) host their images/css on external domains? Facebook: http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/ Twitter: http://a0.twimg.com Google: ...
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Google Analytics setting cookies on static content despite being on entirely separate domain

I recently decided to comply with the YSlow recommendation that static content is hosted on a cookieless domain. As I already use the root of my domain (donaldjenkins.com) to host my website—on which ...
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How can I version-control and deploy a website's static files while preserving timestamps?

I'm using NanoBlogger to generate a website that consists entirely of static files—no PHP or anything similar. I'd like to place the site under version control, which means managing both ...
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How do I schedule content publication on a static site?

How do I schedule the publication of new content (in this case, press releases) on my static site? I am using FTP (FileZilla) on Windows 7 to do the job manually. I am assuming there are some FTP ...
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How should I reference precompressed versions of static files hosted with Amazon's S3?

I have a website that serves static assets (CSS, JavaScript, images) directly from Amazon's S3. As far as I know S3 does not support gzip even when browsers accept it. What problems might arise if ...
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Is there a good tool for HTML content generation by less technical stakeholders?

I am the webmaster and everything else technical for a tiny startup company. Some static content is being written in MS-Word by stakeholders. What is the best process to get HTML content instead? ...
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Google Analytics on Static Site Hosted by GAE

I finagled hosting a static site on Google App Engine at http://corbyhaas.com The HTML when visiting the URL shows some meta information and a frame to the site's actual address: ...
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How to make CloudFlare cache everything?

I want CloudFlare to cache everything, PHP files too, every request from the domain, I want it to cache it. Is this possible? (There are PHP scripts on the domain that print out images, JS and CSS, ...
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How do Github Pages fare for serving static files?

I have a site that is composed only of static files. I just discovered how easy it is to host websites directly off Github. Any idea how do they fare in terms of latency, reliability, capacity...? ...
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Optimal GZIP compression level for static resources?

Is there a compression level which will provide an optimal balance between file size reduction and client decompression time/cost? I was wondering which GZIP compression level provided the best ...
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What is the impact of a CMS on page load time versus a static site?

I am creating a 20-page site that will go on shared hosting. Each page will be about 20 KB (including HTML, CSS, and images common to all pages). To avoid manually adding navigation elements to each ...
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Static pages for large photo album

I'm looking for advice on software for managing a largish photo album for a website. 2000+ pictures, one-time drop (probably). I normally use MarginalHack's album, which does what I want: ...
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Using CDN vs having your own static server, and how it's done?

I would like to speed up my site and am considering moving all static files and user uploaded content to a separate server. I have an option to use a CDN or to setup my own static server and serve ...
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What's the best way to version CSS and JS URLs - part 3

this is a follow up question to this one What's the best way to version CSS and JS URLs - part 2 If I have my static files on Amazon cloudfront and have the file's URLs mentioned in my code. How will ...
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What's the best way to version CSS and JS URLs - part 2

This is a follow up question on the following question What's the best way to version CSS and JS URLs Both of the solutions mentioned there would require modification to the files where the css and ...
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Cost effective way to provide static media content

I'd like to be able to deliver around 50MB of static content, either in about 30 individual files up to 10MB or grouped into 3 compressed files, around 5k to 20k times a day. Ideally I'd like to put ...
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How to create / find static targeted ads

I'm not sure how to ask the right question but I noticed on this website, each post has very specific targeted ads that fit the overall theme of the blog post. www.ma-petite-chou.com I'm only ...
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What's the best way to version CSS and JS URLs?

As per Yahoo's much-ballyhooed Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Site, we serve up static content from a CDN using far-future cache expiration headers. Of course, we need to occasionally update ...
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Can I expect browsers to cache static content served over SSL encryption?

With all the talk about FireSheep I am thinking of switching my web applications to use full https accross the entire site. However, I am concerned about caching. I use a lot of JavaScript, CSS files, ...
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Offline CMS for Static Web Sites [closed]

I have a friend that wants a desktop-based content management system -- one that publishes entirely to static HTML (and images, CSS, etc). What are the best options?
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No mod_expires or mod_headers in apache, how can I cache images/js/css files?

Title says it all, we do not have control over our server environment and although we can request for them to recompile apache for us it will not happen overnight. Is there anything we can do is ...
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Should JavaScript referenced in the head section be served from the same hostname as the main document?

I was under the impression that for the best performance, Javascript should be treated as static content and served from a cookieless domain along with CSS files, images, etc. But Google says here: ...
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Allowing customers to edit static website via WYSIWYG

I've set a few clients up with Adobe (formerly Macromedia) Contribute to edit static html content. Add the comments to prevent them from causing too much damage and it works okay: <!-- ...
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How many domains to split components across?

I understand how splitting components across domains can maximize parallel downloads, and enable you to have cookie-free static content domains, but since there's a time cost for each domain lookup ...