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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Most efficient arc for developing cross-browser support?

I'm curious to hear what approach people take to planning for cross-browser support when developing a website. There are generally two approaches I've seen developers take in their workflow: ...
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What use could I have for an invalid GIF on my site? [closed]

I have found a 1x1 GIF embedded directly in Google homepage's HTML: How could I use such GIF on my site? To make it more interesting. I tried saving it through Chrome, then opening with GIMP, but ...
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Impact on social interactions after URL change [duplicate]

Every article URL on a website I work on will soon be changed. 301 redirects will be set up to ensure inbound links still arrive at the correct destination. However, social interactions (Likes and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Getting access to website files without access to the hosting account

I have been asked if I can rectify a 403 error on www.kirrawe.com.au. The site was developed and hosted by another web developer who can no longer be contacted. I have been in contact with the ...
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Optimizing for load time VS staying organized

I am working on several projects where I often have to make small changes. Now I know it is important to have a fast loading page, but as a developer it is also handy to keep organized by splitting ...
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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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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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How to make a website from .pdf / .ai / .svg files?

I have designed an infographic for a client using Illustrator and now they asked me to make a website for them based on the infographic. I use Adobe Dreamweaver occasionally, but I'm not good with ...
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How does URL Rewriting affect SEO?

The following paragraph is from SEO Google Guide Google is good at crawling all types of URL structures, even if they're quite complex, but spending the time to make your URLs as simple as ...
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Load custom CSS through browser to site being viewed?

Is there a way I can load a CSS stylesheet to a site I'm viewing in a browser? I'm working on my company website. For obvious reasons I don't want to make changes to the live version of the site ...
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Working environment for web designer - editing files, version control, auto backups (Mac)

I've tried several times to get my head around this but failed everytime!! I want to setup a working environment for creating websites that is efficient and straight forward to use. It needs to ...
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How can I screen clients that try to register multiple times?

My company offers a bonus to every client that registers. We would like to prevent people from abusing this by registering several times. We thought about filtering clients by IP (there is a ...
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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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How to know my free disk space on web hosting server?

I have got some work from my friend for updating his website. Earlier his website was made by some other person and he used to maintain all the stuff. Now that developer has given only the ftp ...
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SEO- IP-based Language Change

I have a site,The site have lot of visitors from international.The site content currently in English.I want to change language dynamically by using PHP code,this done based on the requesting IP ...
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3 Scenarios for most relevant keywords in website. Which one is best?

A webpage about Tomato Soup has either of three following filenames: Scenario 1 website.org/en/tomato-soup or Scenario 2 website.org/en/tomato-soup-healthy-soups-recipes or ...
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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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Custom or Open Source CMS?

I am in the process of having our corporate site redeveloped. My problem is do I choose a bespoke CMS or open source solution? We have used a bespoke CMS in the past and it can be very limiting in ...
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About cdn architecture to route way

Our web system, use the third-party cdn service. Assume that the user set the local dns with the googledns or opendns to visit our web sites, so cdn service will select the closest cdn proxy node. ...
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Dealing with broken links and dead pages on search engines

I recently had to reconstruct the way my website runs. Along with that I have to change the way my urls are formatted. My website is not terribly popular (hoping changes will fix that) but I do have ...
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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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creating a tag-based website and not using programming?

I want to create a tag-based website, and I need a tool that I could use (preferably without programming). It's a site where a user could pick tags on a certain item. All tags will be placed under a ...
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Magento Backup using mysqldump

I have website using magento installed in ubuntu ec2 server. I would like to do a backup of the whole magento website. I stumbled on an article that tells me to run this command ...
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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 ...
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Web user authentication methods

Is there any method besides using a DB with username and password for authenticating a user?
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How do I know dead links in Google ad-words?

I am spending a lot of money on Google ad-words in my website. Sometimes customers get dead links from ad-words and unable to get to intended page. I know this is an issue from my part. I need to ...
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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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Employee has left but and been removed from website but searching for their name still returns website

An Employee of ours left November last year, and any mention of them has been removed from our website, but when searching their name in Google our site still returns as one of the top results. We ...
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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: ...
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Make HTML static site more SEO friendly

I am desinging a website as shown in below image, right now it's just a basic structure. This site is totally static, basically I've 6 main pages in website. navigation section, slider and footer will ...
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Is it illegal to use content in such a way?

I have a couple of questions about the legality of the content of some websites. I am currently working on two websites and I would like to make sure I am not breaking any laws, by using some content ...
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Using Public Key Authentication for websites

I know GitHub uses it for code development (not user authentication for the website though). I saw this article on the idea: ...
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How does Google+ embed link works?

I am trying to understand how does embed link works in Google+ Stream. I manage a site and usually every post contains some text and at least an image. But when I try to embed the link to a ...
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Let tester directly click on web site to report bugs, similar to bugherd?

I'm doing website User Testing and want them to report issues by clicking on web site and type text into a comment box. Similar to diigo.com or bugherd.com Bugherd is designed for this but it is ...
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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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Client wants to review test results/documentation

I am a web developer at a full service marketing firm. We have a relatively small development operation but we build websites for global clients. We just completed development on a new website for one ...
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Is it a good idea to make “safety copy” of articles from referring sites?

My wife has a small business with a website, of which I am the maintainer. (I am not a trained web developer, but know the basics of HTML and CSS.) There are already a few articles / blogs / news ...
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Difficult Client wants me to deliver project before payment [closed]

I am currently working on a project for a construction company. The payment due for the final milestone is coming up and completes the entire transaction. The contract states that the entire project ...
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Stylesheet switches increase loadtime?

I am using stylesheet switcher which uses a number of alternate stylesheets for the media="screen" and switches to those styles when instructed by the user. But in the web page I have to use several ...
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Development Pipeline / Phases

I have been developing websites for quite sometime now, and I have now come to the stage where I want to run things properly. I am trying to put together a proper workflow for my projects. I have ...
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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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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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Is there a program to prevent downloading a whole site [closed]

I want to avoid reinventing the wheel, so I am wondering if there is an (open source) program that you can use to protect a web server that has paid content by preventing a user from downloading all ...
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Help with a CMS for content only not display [duplicate]

Hello I'm trying to make some kind of tool for an school website, what I need to do is to make students take a test and according to what are the results (27 posibilities) they get a set of activities ...
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Add article software for my website [closed]

I have been writing my website by hand for a long time, using Gedit(On Ubuntu). Recently I have discovered sublime text, which works great, but I still write it by hand. Now I am looking for ...