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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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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How can I clone or mirror a site without SEO penalties for duplicate content?

I am a web developer and I want to create clones of the sites I've developed for clients, so that I have an "original copy" on a subdomain of my own website, so that I can showcase my work to new ...
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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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What things required to host a website at home [closed]

I have a Linux server runing Ubuntu. On it I've installed PHP, Mysql, and Apache. I need to host a site on my server having static IP, but I don't have any experience in web hosting. Can you please ...
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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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What would be a good web based open source or low cost learing collaboration tool for high school students? [closed]

Have about 60 kids that are working on a science projects in two groups. Each group would like a web portal where they can discuss topics relating to what they are building, post questions, pictures, ...
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What font technique is being used here?

While I was attending this event (http://worldtour.fogcreek.com/) I noticed this page had custom fonts for the Address part in the top left corner (i.e "Fog Creek Software 55 Broadway Fl 55....") When ...
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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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Is there an alternative to LiveStream? [closed]

I´m looking for an alternative to LiveStream, I mean, a free live streaming solution for video broadcasting and then embedding the player in my website. Bandwidth limitations is OK. Concurrent ...
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Important fields in HTTP header from security perspective

What are the Important fields in HTTP header from security perspective? I tried to google it but unable to find. Can anybody provide me a link to read about it? Thanks in advance.
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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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How do I know whether a site is a daughter site of another?

Given http://www.ocfaustralia.org/ and site 2 http://griffith.ocfaustralia.org/, 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 ...
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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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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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Send and Receive SMS from my Website [closed]

The way I plan to use it is: Have people send SMS to a number to vote. On the backend (assuming that the data comes back to my Web server), I will display the voting results on my Web site. After ...
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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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Recommended approach for implementing breadcrumbs

I want to implement breadcrumbs on a website, now I'm struggling on how to best implement them. Users can search for products but can also navigate to a product category to find a product. On a ...
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What is a typical finders fee to give to a client that gets a client? [closed]

I currently am a part owner of a website design company and we are trying to figure out what a good finders fee to give is? And is percentage better, or flat fee?
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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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Where can I get high quality vector graphics for web design?

I am looking for a place where I can buy web 2.0 (cartooney mac-like) vector graphics for use on my sites. Where's the best place to go?
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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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Footer not stretching 100% when horizontally scrolled

I have a footer which is set to 100% width, but if i size the window smaller so a horizontal scrollbar appears, using the scrollbar shows whitespace to the right of the footer ... its not spanned 100% ...
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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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Do user names used for login need to be unique?

Assuming a non-commercial site where users login with a user name and pw, do I need to enforce unicity of usernames? Note: The db will use a separate unique index to identify the users. The site is ...
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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?
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Website for a directory listing of taxi services?

I'm trying to build a self-listing website around a taxi service domain name that I have. I am looking for a simple script / program that allows users to register, put up details about their taxi ...
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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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Is there any reason why a GIF image would show in FF/Chrome and not IE?

I've been asked to investigate why the images on a particular site cannot be viewed in IE (6/7 and 8, multiple machines) but is visible in all other browsers. I've verified that it has nothing to do ...
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How can I spellcheck entire website?

I need to spellcheck an entire website(950 pages). I'd like to find a FREE tool like xenu (which checks broken links) but checks spelling instead. does anyone know of a tool like this? Thank you ...
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How do WEB 2.0 sites get their first few members?

How do WEB 2.0 sites get first few members, like a new site comes up for "discussing books" or "renting apartments" or any thing for that matter. So if some marketing is able to pull in some visitors, ...
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Free Web Hosting [closed]

i want to launch(publish) my site on the internet? so some one can tell me about free hosting?
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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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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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What's the best workflow for creating websites fast & cheap, but that work as needed?

Have some ideas, but for now I'm going to leave it description as the question. If you have any questions, just ask -- thanks!! UPDATES: Guidelines: Workflow makes the most frequent tasks ...
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What are best practices for Drupal QA? For example, how would you check for hard coded broken links?

Looking for suggestions on how to QA a Drupal website. Thanks!
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Which online tournament software?

I am looking for a tournament management software that includes some non-standard things. So far, I haven't found anything usable for my purposes and I don't expect any to exist. Instead I want to ...
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When to use and not to use ETags

I was just looking at our site on WebPageTest.org and one of their recommendations for speeding up a website is: ETag headers should generally not be used unless you have an explicit reason to ...
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How important is the domain name for SEO

Most people advice to buy a domain name that exactly matches your main business field. For example if you sell computers the best one will probably be computers.com but with millions(maybe billions) ...
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average (x)html page per day [closed]

This question is just simple. I'm a web developer for 1 year now, particularly client-side html/css/jquery thing. I can do psd to (x)html average 3 pages per day. These pages are ...
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Payment provider that works in South Africa

I am implimenting nopCommerce and need to accept credit cards, has anyone had any experience with a payment gateway that works in South Africa? I had a look at Paypal but they don't support ZAR as a ...
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Cufon text replacement and IE8 standards mode

I have a perculiar issue. In IE8 standards mode text replaced by Cufon.Replace works roughly 50% of the time, the rest of the time the DOM modifications are there (viewed through IE developer toolbar ...
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What to consider if working for ad space?

I've been approached to do web development work in exchange for ad space: All revenue from a yet-to-be-agreed-upon number of pages would go straight to me. To keep things simple, we have agreed on ...
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Ways for a beginner to network out and find customers for web development

I am new to web development. I have done a lot of studying on my own and created some projects on my own. I have reached the point where I feel that my skill will not progress much without more ...
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Elements of web design

What are some core elements of great web design? Things like speed, layout, etc... Can we determine a something from the community for what we have all tried and works?