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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How do I make sure the web developer I hire will not steal my idea?

So I have a great idea for a new website. However, not the time to develop it. I would like to hire a person or company to design it for me. What steps do I need to take, to protect my idea? ...
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How to update theme using the latest html5blank

I inherited a site built with an earlier iteration of html5blank for the theme. 1.5 years later it's experiencing some fatal errors. When I briefly switched the theme from the customized html5blank ...
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Is there SEO value or danger when creating product comparison functionality?

I am building a Product comparison web/application into my website. It will compare products by specs, price etc. I am wondering if there any dangers of not making a user log in before using the web ...
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Is warning users on the homepage enough to limit access to 18+ for a website with adult content on it?

I want to build a website that has 18+ content on it. Doesn't matter if it's alcohol, tobacco or some adult content on it. Point is that it needs to be done to be available only for 18+. The most ...
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Shall I use both .com and a localised domain or Shall I use .com only?

I have a classified website and Now its running on the internet fine. It has a .com domain. In there users can put advertisments to any location by selecting the country and city. So I also bought a ...
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Genesis Backcountry theme leave comment box after post issue [closed]

I run x3 Genesis sites and 2 use Backcountry Genesis child theme. On the most recent site I setup with Backcountry I want the "Leave comment" form to display at the end of each post and it is not ...
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Why Google Cant able to Index all my webpages? [closed]

I created a website using Bootstrap and JS. and using JSON data for website content. But google cant able to index all of my web pages. What i have to include in my code so that Google Index my page. ...
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AJAX spreadsheet editor interfaced to own website [closed]

My website has records that are tables. I would like for my users to be able to edit these records in an easy way. Currently they download a .csv-file, edit it in their favourite spreadsheet, and ...
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Getting Pagespeed 100/100 can get you penalized in Google?

I am a developer on a website, and I am trying every possible way to get highest score 100/100 on Google pagespeed. But it comes out that this sanbox checker tools show as penalized from time to time ...
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Can the subdirectories on a server have their own default pages?

I'm trying to structure my site to serve different areas of content, sort of like this one. I'm wondering how they make it so subdirectories have their own default pages, for example: http://...
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How should I handle a client with a partial site already built who wants me to take over? [closed]

I'm new to this site and making webpages that aren't only run locally on a single computer. I'm about to start building a website for someone. She already had another person make a basic website but ...
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Should Portfolio pages about web development use noindex?

My site includes a Portfolio, and one category is Web Development. There, I have pages for some sites that I developed. The question is, should I allow those pages to be indexed by search engines? ...
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Tradeoffs around using a query string vs embedding version number in the CSS/JS files [duplicate]

I was reading articles and forum posts about using version numbers in CSS/JS files. http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2008/08/23/revving-filenames-dont-use-querystring/ http://www.particletree.com/...
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How to add one website to another website?

everyone. I am working on a website based on Yii2 through localhost. I want to add changes i made to the actual server. But i want to keep the old version and new version of the website working ...
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How to check if I have bad links in my Wordpress site?

I have Wordpress site and recently receive bad from AdSense for invalid activity. Honestly I don't know why, but one of the things that may be is hidden link in my theme. The theme is not activated(...
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My Images and Text is not recognized by SEO Tools [closed]

I have a new website called http://appovete.com/ When I check with SEO Tools like http://www.seoptimer.com/ or WooRank I see this strange things: Images: 83 images found, 57 without ALT attribute - ...
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Best web hosting for photo blog sites with several photos and month visitors [duplicate]

What hosting provider would you recommend for photo blog sites with large / several photos upload as well as large traffic? The hosting must be able to: accommodate 10,000 - 50,000 monthly visitors ...
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Cross-reference to a MediaWiki website's URL partially not working

In words: I developed a website with MediaWiki 1.22.5 (PHP 5.3.3 (apache2handler), SQLite 3.6.20 with full-text search support) and now it's public through, say, www.example1.com/~myname/mediawiki/...
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Why am I being asked to download “Push” on any adsense based website?

I regularly use Opera web browser to browse websites and today, I just tested my website after installing ads at with the size 300x250 pixels, and sometimes a download box appears asking me to ...
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Removing .html & .php from URL [duplicate]

I have searched religiously through the web to find an answer to this quest. I don't know thing about .htaccess or web.config. I'm currently hosting my website through GoDaddy.com. From what ive ...
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Where to get ads for my website?

My website is getting around 100 visitors per day so I was thinking that I should put some ads on my website but it is really very hard to find the best advertising plan which can benefit me the most. ...
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Tools for a HTML-CSS simple website with full control [closed]

I want to code an HTML website with simple text editor and tools (I'm not a professional). Why: I want to have full control, light and portable product and readable code and I don't want to learn how ...
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How can I edit (in MS Expression Web ) FrontPage Site Parameters (Substitutions)?

Or, asked another way: Where are the values for MS Front Page Substitions (Site Parameters) stored? (so that I can edit in Web Expressions) Background I'm ashamed to admit that I've been ...
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Course website safety concerns with a CMS [duplicate]

Not sure if this is the right location to post this or what website to even to go to get some advice. I have to create a website for someone that's a "course" type website and they get a ...
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Methods to provide user data to web application in URL?

I am aware that one method to provide user data to web application is to use query strings. For example http://www.example.com/get-page.php?home=aaa.html would set variable home value to aaa.html and ...
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Need help to understand the URL for dynamic content

As I understand, web servers are able to map the path component of an URL either into local file system resource or web-application name. Example for former would be http://www.example.com/index.html. ...
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Changes to server not reflected on website

The disclaimer: I've looked around for this for a while and didn't find anything - I'm guessing it's a common question and I just don't know how to ask it so sorry about this (almost certainly) being ...
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How does SSL certificate effect Google Indexing Ranking? [duplicate]

I have Bought 2 SSL certificate one Basic and One Premium The basic one will just give me https://example.com The Premium will also giving me https and a Greebar in URL displaying the Company Name ...
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Is there a term for a combined web designer / developer

Simple question: Some of us are "Web Designers" who focus primarily on front end and client-side Some of us are "Web Developers" who focus primarily on back end and server-side Is there a ...
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Do I really need to support older browsers?

When an automatic update hits Windows, it updates all software to the latest, stable version. When you update Linux, it does the same. Why should I worry about writing code for older browsers when ...
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Steps on how to make a website? I learned HTML and CSS, what now? [closed]

So I just finished learning HTML, HTML5 and CSS... (From books I got online, online tutorials and online courses) I want to have test project on how to actually get my website up and running online. ...
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.com/ vs .com when hosting a website

I used a free domain hosting service with their extension suffixed to my website. When I tried to look at the site on a browser, I get a 404 error unless I add a / at the end of .com suffix (or) ...
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How to delete a parent folder that holds php and html files

In my hosting structure I have website1, website2 etc. I made a mistake and placed my files and folders inside a folder called source while uploading them to the website1 folder. So now I'm stuck with ...
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Managing Web Templates using CMS such as Orchard [closed]

I want to build a new web site for a construction company. And i found many online web templates that can satisfy my Interface requirements such as these web templates:- http://www.templatemonster....
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How to wrap up and protect project under development

My company is working on a new web app and it's website is developed by outsourced company (let's say under beta.mydomain.com). Of course this site has some user-management mechanisms, but there are ...
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Google speed Insights displays CSS modifications but not when accessing the page

I made some CSS changes to my website but they aren't displayed when I access the website. What's weird is that when I run a google speed insights test, the screenshot displayed of the website has the ...
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does dev normally get access to hosting server of client?

Someone wants me to make them a website and she says she already has a host. She doesn't care how I make the website, but seems uncomfortable giving me the host information. Is this usual? I had ...
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Reducing waiting delay to webpage rendering time?

I ran a few tests on my website at webpagetest.org and while the Time to First Byte is under 200ms, it seems that in all tests I have run in different browsers at different locations, the page is ...
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Persona for Web Designer Portfolio Website [closed]

I'm working on my first real portfolio website and I learned in one of my Web Design classes at ASU that we web designers should write up a Persona for our "target market" (who we think will be the ...
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Website is being targeted by mail bots

have a small website. When I perform a netstat is shows a lot of traffic from .p.mail. I think this is some kind of mail bot, trying to harvest email addresses from my website. How can I prevent this?...
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Client Expectation re images used during website development [closed]

When you develop a website for a client, if you create it from scratch and present them with design options that include photo images, do you make it a point to inform the client on where the images ...
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SEO for single-page content-less Web App

as written in the title the website on which I try to do Search Engine Optimization has following two properties: doesn't have any content in the SEO sense: it doesn't hold any information and only ...
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What is the use case for Fax links in a webpage?

I've used tel: and mailto: to link to a phone number or email but how and why would I use fax: linking in a webpage? We currently take orders via fax. What would be the flow for a customer who clicks ...
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Is it possible to compare http requests with download time?

I'm asking this because of the following situation: Fonts from my system were taking 2-6s to load. To improve this, I made the system load the same font from google repository, and I remove the css ...
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Is a CMS recommended for beginning a personal website with only a few pages?

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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Is it possible to stop Chrome and other browsers from pre-fetching/rendering my site?

I know you can guide Chrome to prefetch links you think users are likely to click on your site, but can you also do the inverse? Can you tell Chrome (or really any browser) not to prefetch and ...
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How to open the JavaScript console in different browsers?

Web browsers provide a JavaScript console as part of their developer tools. This console is useful for the following reasons: Errors and warnings that occur on a web page are logged into the console ...
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Protecting the original artwork used on a website

We are spending a considerable amount of money on creating fantastic illustrations that will accompany a learning guide. These illustrations are very unique and take 20-40 each to complete. Once we ...
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Chrome ignores link to external protocol

When I click on a button, the href is for the external protocol mayApp://. Chrome ignores this. I want it to show it somehow (address bar is preferable). I use web automation to verify this link. I ...