Web development is the development of sites on the World Wide Web or private intranets. It includes many topics including server side programming, client side scripting, web services and site design.

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Assuming unique user names / logins, do I also need a unique userID number in the DB?

My users will login into a website using a login of their choosing, but which I will check against the DB to ensure unicity. Given this, should I also have a unique userID in the DB? This could be ...
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Tableless layout table generator [closed]

I am looking for a table generator based on div tag that can generate html code.
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Enable users to create own homepage

Can anyone tell me based on experience what to use or what to do? I want to enable users(my family) to create their own simple homepage including a background image, some text and hyperlinks based on ...
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Website Design; SEO Dilemma

Okay so I designed a website for a restaurant and the design is aimed mostly to entice the viewer by using images of the restaurant's platters and foods. Not to say that text is totally non-existent ...
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Where to advertise small open-source projects

I am searching for a good recourse where I can advertise my open source project. I have made a web-development framework which I want to make available to download, and I want to target a large ...
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iPhone site optimization: Custom viewport size

I've got a site that should max out a 575px on the iphone and wanted to know what the best method is for defaulting the viewport to this size. Currently I am using this meta tag: <meta ...
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Photoshop Elements 9 VS Paintshop Photo Pro X3 For Web Design

I need a good image creation program for web design. I have downloaded both Elements 9 and Paintshop X3. So far I have found them both to be great programs. X3 seems like it has a lot of features, ...
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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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Platform that suits best to build a website similar to freelancer.com?

I want to build something similar with limited functionality. Just a basic version. Is there a platform that I can use like Wordpress for rapid development?
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Can a CMS export html files?

Can I use a CMS offline, then export the relevant html files?
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Is there a good [and modern] reason to not have static HTML pages with AJAX content , rather than generate pages?

Assumptions: We don't care about IE6, and Noscript users. Lets pretend we have the following design concept: All your pages are HTML/CSS that create the ascetics, layout, colours, general design ...
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Alternative to mediacore in PHP?

What's a good (also free) alternative to mediacore (http://getmediacore.com/) but done in PHP. I mean with the same good look&feel, support and community support.
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Moving from wordpress website

Is there an easy way to move a blog from wordpress website i.e. at http://myblog.wordpress.com/ to my independent domain i.e www.mywebsite.com
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Web hosting that allows background processes?

I am thinking of starting a website, but for it to work, I need a ruby script constantly running in the background. Can you recommend any web hosts that allow this? Thanks!
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Does GoDaddy support Microsoft Chart Controls

Does anyone know (or have running) if Chart Controls will work on GoDaddy's Windows Servers. They have ASP.NET 4.0 but is that enough? Thanks!
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Disqus integration in website.. what is wrong? [closed]

I try to embed a disqus forum in a website I created. I used the exact code and instructions they give on the installation instructions. I just don't get it. Not much on Google either. Is something ...
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Spam prevention through IP tracking

I am building a website with user generated comments. In order to implement user moderation/spam-protection, users have the ability to mark comments as spam. When one comment is marked as spam, I want ...
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How can I increase my web site visitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to start driving traffic to a new website? I have a web site that www.viewbd.com But i have not enough visitor how can i increase my visitor or ...
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Developing payment gateway

I have an idea of developing internet payment gateway similar to PayPal or Webmoney. Since i'm only sophomore at Computer Science, and i've only taken intermediate programming classes, i've no idea ...
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'Development dashboard' web application

I am not sure if something like this exists in that it is ready out of the box. I currently have some web space that I use for various projects, and I would like to setup an area for some friends and ...
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Sitemap.xml.gz. can I have a compressed file with more than one sitemap in it?

I've got quite a few sitemaps as my site is quite large. Is there any way that I can have a compressed with with multiple sitemap files in it ? I've googled but can't find the answer to this
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Looking to create a website … need assistance on what technologies to use!

First off, My group and I don't have any experience with databases or anything of that sort, only programming (not web-programming), so this post is just me wondering what things I should start ...
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Working with an external programmer

Hello I want to build a website I found Programmer and He wants me I'll provide him a server with certain requirements. Where is the best website to rent a server ? What kind of access he needs ? How ...
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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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what does the term 'webmaster' signify in the computing world?

We know webmasters are managers and maintainers of websites. But is that all there is to it? Does being a Webmaster require any general skills besides being able to manage content? If I put it on a ...
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Testing Silverlight Installation Experience

In my web app I use Silverlight. Since I already have Silverlight installed I cannot test how my webapp behaves in case a user has no Silverlight installed, or has old version of it, or their computer ...
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Signing User - Designer Agreement

I will convert an HTML design to Wordpress Theme for my customer. And we have to make an agreement via email . Which articles should i write to agreement ? Are there any draft for this ? Which ...
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What to do with database in dev/production phases of a website?

For a while now I've been keeping a website I'm developing in the standard dev/production phases. Its been pretty simple: Mercurial repo for dev, repo for production. Do work in dev, get approved, ...
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Quoting people for website dev. work

I have recently given some quotes to a few people. And I need some advice about how things should be done... Q1: I've seen, heard of and read about a lot of developers using free resource sites ...
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Which is the best web usability book for a non experienced webmaster?

I need an easy to read web usability book for my web programming students. Which one do you consider is the best? I have heard good things about "Don't make me think" from Steve Krug, but I need some ...
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Basic way to clean url from normal url

i want to make clean url from normal url : // Normal URL home.php?kategori=dress // Clean URL home.php/dress How could i build clean url like above.. Thanks in advance
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Is there webservice to sell layout?

I have some old layouts, and I would like to sell them, are there any popular online auctions service?
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Big specialized complex forms for ordering/signing up

I sometimes get the offer to create these and it's always a maintenance hell. For example: a print shop wants a form so you can order your print work online. This mostly is a multiple step form ...
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Pros and Cons of Wordpress multiple installations versus networking?

I have several sites and I build most of my clients' websites on Wordpress. It makes sense for most of the sites I build and if I want to give them the reins it is easy to train a client on. I know ...
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portfolio blog hosting

We currently have a photo storage website. A user can store his photos on our site. We want to give a facility to each user to create his photo portfolio and customize its look and feel, and contents ...
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Problem with Expires/Cache-Control Headers

I'm using Apache 2.2.16. I've got the following HTML file in my htdocs folder: <html> <link media="screen" type="text/css" href="/css/test.css" rel="stylesheet" /> ...
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Wordpress vs Clean html/css

When it comes to designing/coding presentational websites, with static content and few pages.. let's say, between 5 and 20. Would you go with wp, design a custom theme and update with content, or ...
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Modernizing traditional Marriage Application Web Form

We have an issue in our company right now where gay people are complaining that our forms are not "gay friendly" we have a wedding registry page where it says groom and bride but they want a different ...
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PHP as a first web development experience [closed]

Your experience is valuable. What would be your advice for an aspiring web developer who decided to give PHP a try? Thanks
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Are there any cross-operating-system, cross-browser bugs of which web-programmers should be aware?

Perhaps this belongs on superuser, but I'll try here on stackoverflow first I develop on Ubuntu and was wondering if it's safe to assume that my site will look the same in, say, Chrome, when viewed ...
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Website subscription service [closed]

I have a friend who has asked me to build a site for her that allows people to sign up for a monthly subscription service for a few dollars a month. The service will send them text messages ...
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Best advertisement program from web application to display after user login, together with Google Adsense

I have developed a web application. It is a todo list manager. I am already displaying adversiment on users' accounts after they login with Google Adsense. To increase revenues I would like to ...
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How do I know whether a site is a daughter site of another?

Give site 1 and site 2, is there a way for me to tell whether site 2 is a daughter site for site 1? That is, if I were to remove site 1 would site 2 go down as well? The reason I'm asking is because ...
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Building a New Website

Let me begin by stating that I'm not a professional web designer. I need to create a website for a small company, owned by a friend. I want to make sure that whatever I do can be extended in the ...
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What should I be responsible for as the first developer in a large scale web project?

I am the first developer in a large scale web project, in the real estate sector. I am not an expert in any field, I know the basic of all, programming, databases, something about design and a little ...
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Looking for a rapid way to map web-app functionals, suggestions?

Not looking to for interface design tools, more a tool to document systems, methods, functions, relationships, etc. Never used anything like UML, but if that's your suggestion, please point me in the ...
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Testing new changes to website while retaining ability to revert back to original - to protect SEO

If I'm making changes to site code, content, adding/removing pages, changing links, changing database structure, etc.. How do I safely test all these changes, while still maintaining ability to revert ...
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How do I get a footer to appear at bottom of window

I am doing a new site and I need a footer area to appear at the bottom of the content (much like this site), but I want it to appear at the bottom of the window when there is less content than ...
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When should I accept links from other sites (SEO wise)?

Instead of blogging in order to promote my site, I decided to form supporting professional sites. Each site is related to a specific keyword that I would like to promote on my main site. My question ...
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how to promote a web app? [closed]

i'm quite surprized this hasn't been asked yet so for a given web app and a given set of potential users of this web app the goal would be to reach this set of potential users. how to achieve this?