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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design website using header and footer template approach

I am trying to re-do my portfolio website since its a pain to maintain it. Everytime I have to add a new item to it, it just takes forever and kills me. I'd like to redesign in a way that makes the ...
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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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Best ways to collect transaction fee for sales transaction

I'm having trouble finding a solution to what seems like a simple requirement. If I were to list items for sale on my website, is there any easy, seamless way to asses something like a 2.5% ...
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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 ...
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What to do on a bogus/scammer site?

We just found out that one of our client's website has a bogus site. The domain name is somewhat similar to our client's name, only matter of word is the difference. What alarms us is this bogus site ...
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Does every hosting company provide a redirect to their site at mysql.xyz.com?

If xyz be the name of the website, does mysql.xyz.com always redirect to the webhost?
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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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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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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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Web applications vs. Websites [closed]

Hello all I'm an android developer just into web development. This Discussion here has me pretty confused. Here are some questions For a social network say, should it be a web application or a ...
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Good practice for watermarking/trademarking a website [closed]

When developing a website for a client, is it considered normal/proper etiquette to include an inconspicuous link to the developer's own website at the bottom of the client's website? In case that ...
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When is it worthwhile to host your own website instead of using shared hosting? [closed]

I'm not new to web development, but I have always used shared hosting to suit my needs. However, I see some people choose to serve their websites from their own servers. In considering moving to ...
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Files not caching

We store our images on S3 and our performance has been incredibly slow. This morning we turned on CloudFront in hopes that our performance would increase. When I analyze our performance with ...
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How to implement an unspammable email address

Providing info email or contact email in plain text helps spammer (robots) to extract the email using regex or any technique, currently I provided an image like this: But this method has usability ...
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My webpage works using HTTP, but not using www

I'm sorry to repeat this question as I saw it was previously asked. I would just like the answer in something that a complete idiot and newbie web developer (me) can understand. I actually hired a ...
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2 developers working on the same site, avoid overwriting each other [closed]

Recently my company took on another developer to work alongside me. We both use Coda 2 and there's times where we're both working on the same sites. It recently happened that we both wrote over each ...
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Where do you develop client Wordpress sites? [closed]

I am currently in the process of setting up my own little Web Development business. I have created a handful of WordPress sites and people who see them keep asking me to make them one. My question is ...
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My domain emails are marked as SPAM in Gmail? How to solve this issue?

At Pro Webmasters I searched for an issue which relates to spammed domain list for sending emails which end up in the Spam box in Gmail. I found the link something like below: ...
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Does Google consider a site's markup when filtering duplicate content?

I know that Google has a duplicate content penalty for text, such as articles, etc. However, does Google apply this penalty to two identical designs, such as templates? I'm guessing that Google only ...
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Why not AJAX'ify entire websites?

Is there any solid reasoning as to why sites shouldn't be developed with ajax functionality that loads major parts of each part (assuming there are elements like the header, navigation etc that remain ...
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How to add a holding page in front of a domain

I have set up a holding page to announce a new version of a website coming soon. I wanted people to still be able to access the original site, so my approach was to place the holding page in the root ...
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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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Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request

I have a joomla website installed and working good. i installed Qlue404 component which redirects 404 page to a custom page., sometimes when i try the symbols ' and some others the 404 page appears ...
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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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Browser compatibility issues [duplicate]

I am fairly new to website design. I am currently coding a new site. I have a local server setup (localhost) using Apache and testing using Firefox Ver 21 and IE Ver 9. I am getting display ...
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What's the most popular programming language for creating websites?

I want to know the details of websites developed using the different languages like .Net, Java, PHP, Python. Which programming language is mostly used?
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Knowledge required to build a book rental website

My friend and I are considering building a book rental website like http://www.campusbookrentals.com/. My question is what are the required knowledges to build such a website? I've learned HTML and ...
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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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How to determine which files are used by website

I recently became responsible for a PHP / HTML / MySQL website. The document structure is full of duplicate files and folders making the site appear more complex than it is. Is there any tool I can ...
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SEO regarding using multiple <h1> tag?

Is is true <h1> tag should not have more than 1 on every page for SEO? Every pages on the header, it includes and <h1> tag. Website Name which show an image from logo class, like this: ...
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Show Facebook likes on the website

I have just added the Facebook likes indicator in a website: www.canalonesbastimar.com. Since I have created a profile with that URL in Facebook, and I have 13 likes, I expected it would be shown ...
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How to deal with a client who redesigned their own site badly?

I am a freelance designer/developer. I am starting a registered business and will be offering other services soon and I am in the process of expanding the portfolio section of my existing website but ...
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Chrome Extension or online tool to access and edit files on server via FTP/other protocols

I recently got a Chromebook Pixel, and find it to be a great alternative laptop to my Macbook Pro, especially for non coding tasks like email etc. I was wondering if there was any IDE style extension ...
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Adobe Edge Reflow - how to get the code? [closed]

I am building a project using Reflow. It allows to play with the layout, set the breakpoints and so on. How can I get the code (HTML and CSS) for the finished page? There is an option Preview in ...
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Importing reviews from other sites?

I am starting an eCommerce marketplace website, and I want to provide reviews of various products and reviews of vendors which are exists on the best review sites. Is there any way whereby I can ...
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Setting up a VM testing server [MySQL, HTML, & PHP webstore] Testing for SQL correctness?

Question: Is there a way to test for correctness once the SQL DB copy has been installed on the local machine so I can confidently move to step number 3? Is there any information on the web that would ...
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Set up development site on another server/host

I'm developing a site for a client. They've got a site now that's hosted at hosting.com. I'm going to move them to my VM hosting solution at edge web but I want to run some tests and have the client ...
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Measurable goals for a new web team/department?

I'm part of a new web team (the area is new) and we have to define goals. I need to define this goals so they can be measurable maybe monthly and yearly. So my questions is if these goals should be ...
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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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Getting started with a website [duplicate]

So I know HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP. But I'm not sure how to put it all together to begin making an actual website. I'm not looking at something too big here since I'm just a beginner, but I ...
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Good security practice for writing a php/mysql web app [closed]

I'm about to create a web app that is php/mysql based. It should contain multiple users and two levels of admin accounts. It will most likely not be very likely to be attacked in any way. Still I am ...
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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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Content blocks on dedicated pages rather than listed on one page

I am doing a web site for a client. The descriptions for all his services are rather short and precise so I decided to put them all (about 10 of them) on one page and have a sticky menu in the sidebar ...
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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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SEO for Main Navigations

My question is simple... To what extent does your primary navigation [and secondary navigations] have on SEO for your website? My particular case is this: I have "two" primary navigations. One ...
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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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Web gallery system

is there a gallery app or code that will show image that has been uploaded in an certain directory and it will be shown normally but when people download it , it will put a watermark in it Any ...
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Adding 'jump to' link to specific section in the page inside search result description

I've noticed Wikipedia has many direct links to specific sections in their pages in search results descriptions. For example when searching for 'stackoverflow history wikipedia' the first result that ...
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Best practice when modelling a website's code [closed]

When developing with object oriented code you use an UML diagram to describe all the classes of the program. What about websites? I have a prototype made with justinmind prototyper so I know how the ...
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How to tell robots that site is viewable on mobile phones?

Is there any markup or meta-tag which I can place in the pages of my website to tell crawlers which pages are either for web or for mobile?