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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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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Beginning a Personal Web Site

I want to build my own personal website. Nothing very fancy, about 5-6 pages with a blog, about page,a page for my pictures and a few more pages of content mostly about what I am interested in ( ...
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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?
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in Web Design What format does Web Designer, Developer and Client prefer? Is it PSD, AI, EPS. or Firework's PNG [closed]

I would assume that the answer would be Photoshop PSD, But It would just be a biased opinion. What are your thoughts? I recently find illustrator to be fast in position stuff, at the same time my ...
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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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What deliverables should a web developer expect from a web designer?

Are there a standard set of deliverables a web developer should expect from a web designer? If I was to hire a designer to create what a website should look and feel like, what deliverables do ...
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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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Firefox remembering telephone number as username

I have a registration page which includes all the standard fields e.g. phone no, email etc. The telephone and password are tab adjacent i.e. not physically adjacent but if you are tabbing it goes ...
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How to Migrate wordpress blogs from shared hosting to dedicated server?

I have some clients wordpress blogs on my shared hosting and now i want to migrate all to a new dedicated server. the shared server is on linux and the new dedicated is windows 2008. I know how to ...
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Feedback/bug tracking system for an alpha/beta phase website? [closed]

I'm developing a website and it's closing onto a private alpha/beta phase. It will be exposed to a small selected group of individuals who will provide a fair amount of feedback. What options do I ...
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'Back button' functionality, how important is it?

It is increasingly common for "rich" applications to break the back button. I've always held that this was bad form but perhaps that view is outdated? Is it ever Ok to break the back button? And if ...
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Is A/B testing worth the added expense and time?

A client is inquiring about blind A/B split testing for an online application focused mostly on usability of the design and application workflow. Someone in the client's office read an article about ...
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Increase development speed for .NET website [closed]

I am curious to know that how we can make web site development much faster. I am specific about asp.net. As far as my knowledge is concern, we can make asp.net website development faster by Using ...
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Has the time arrived to forget Flash and Use HTML5?

As I read in HTML5 definition it can do anything that Flash can do! and I ask myself is it right to waste my time to learn flash or should I learn HTML5 instead. Does HTML5 Beat Flash in the future? ...
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How can I validate HTML offline?

When I'm developing a website locally sometimes I want to check if the html is valid but I haven't been able to find a good tool. I want it partial as a sanity check when I'm troubleshooting layout ...
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Subdomains or folders?

I'm working on a services type web application and I have to choose how to set up the URLs for the customers. Which solution is better, as a subdomain (e.g.: client.myservice.com) or as a folder ...
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What shopping carts integrate well with MYOB? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I'm trying to select an eCommerce solution that will integrate with the accounting program, AccountEdge (from MYOB). I also need it ...
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Which minimum browser or screen resolution should I target my web apps?

When making the decision on the minimum requirements for a web application on client machines: Browsers - Which browsers should one target at very minimum Screen Resolution - Which screen resolution ...
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Advantages/disadvantages of “separated” web applications

I'm in the process of designing a (soon-to-be) rather large PHP/MySQL web application. I've come to a fork in the road as far as internal architecture; I can build the website as a "traditional" web ...
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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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Web Application Design - Good reading materials? [closed]

I've been searching for a few days to find some good reading material on web application design, and haven't been able to find much (too many buzzwords or something). I'm looking for something that ...
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Good source for posting videos to embed on your website

I have a website where I want to embed video tutorial on my blog posts. Now the video's that I make are HD and have not past the 10 min mark yet, maybe in the future. Now I have the videos just on ...