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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What's the correct terminology when referring to the “home” page when logged in and logged out?

Struggling with some terminology here. Let's use Twitter as an example. If you are logged in, you have a completely different "home" page from when you are not logged in. How would you refer to each ...
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Three-month freeze on domain transfers?

I am planning on hosting a web app on Google App Engine. I am planning on buying the domain from GoDaddy. Will I have to wait 3 months before I can transfer the domain from GoDaddy to GAE (or at least ...
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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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How to send messages? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add SMS text messaging functionality to my website? I am building a online SMS service that can send messages to mobile phones. I want to send messages like ...
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Templating system for a website?

You know how Wordpress, Posterous, Blogger and the like all allow you to upload your own custom-designed templates? And if you look at the Source code of those templates from within their Template ...
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Remove Google Analytics for Development Environment

I have a development environment for a website. The environment is an exact clone of the production side, so it's going to have google analytics on it. What's a good way to exclude traffic? I tried ...
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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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Writing a Web Instant messenger [closed]

I am trying to figure out how to write an instant messenger like Google talk/Facebook Chat for my website. The accounts would all be in a mysql database. How could I get started with this?
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XMPP Protocol on XAMPP

Hey I was wondering if I could use the XMPP messaging protocol in the Mac application XAMPP.
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Facebook like in business model

I have a website "www.example.com" and a Facebook page for www.facebook.com/example/123456 My website need active users. Now in my website I would like a like button, now the question is: From a ...
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CSS Sprites: Are they worth the trouble?

I can't help but wonder whether CSS sprites are very much over-used. First of all, if I stick all my images in a single file it makes an aweful lot of empty space. I know, that shouldn't make an ...
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Developing from scratch vs. Wordpress

I am facing a dilemma, over the past six months I have been building my website from scratch and I put plenty of hours into it using standard html/css/php/mysql/javascript and jquery... My website ...
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What Tools Exist for Comparing Two Files?

what tools do you guys use to compare two scripts, basically i modded an template and need to compare this template with the new release of this template. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Sharepoint 2010 as framework for website?

So I'm looking at several solutions for our new website. And we've looked at ExpressionEngine first and foremost. Now, during brainstorming today, one person said "why don't we use Sharepoint 2010 ...
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Why my website subpage displays “www.domainname.com/#!home/” why “/#!”

i am taking over a webpage from a previous webpage designer, and i am wondering why does the website display "#!"? eg. www.domainname.com/*#!*home/mainPage. How do I change this so that it doesn't ...
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Posting a link to our page on facebook doesn't resolve correctly within FB

We have a product page, there is a javascript popup that requires users to enter an email address to gain access. But the page behind the popup is fully rendered (for SEO value and such). ...
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Why isn't google updating my description of my website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Google doesn't seem to update the description or title of my homepage I had created a website,hosted it on godaddy.com. I edited it recently .(fetched and uploaded ...
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Where could I find web designers/ web developers that would like to work together? [closed]

Note: If this isn't the right place, please let me know where I should ask this. I am working on projects to earn money (in codecanyon and themeforest) and I wanted to know for a while where I could ...
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Java based portal framework [closed]

We have an application that needs to be built and are looking for some Java based portal framework. In last few days we have gone through over 10 different open source option Liferay, JetSpeed2, ...
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Framework for interaction between web-page and server-side script

I want to make a web-page that will have several controls elements, among which there are elements like check-boxes, radio-buttons, "range selectors" (one can specify the min and max value, like it is ...
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is there a checklist that a small website should

I am not a web developer - this would be my first foray. I can do HTML/CSS/Javascript, but never created a website for a company. If anybody is creating a site for small company (expecting some ...
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Tool to identify Internet Explorer rendering differences with css

I develop website using chrome and mac os as development environment. Since my audience is pretty specific I don't feel the necessity for too much backward compatibility with IE8 and less. However ...
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Subdomain Is Redirected and Causing an Error Because www. is Added

On my site, say example.com, if I try to access test.example.com, Firefox automatically adds www. to test.example.com, making it www.test.example.com, which causes an error. However, if I visit a site ...
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Should we still support IE6 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I bother supporting IE6? As an independent web developer, should I still be supporting IE6 on my own site/or client web sites?
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Podcast Best Practices - Page Development & Monetization Considerations [closed]

Our current podcast page has show notes and a link to download an mp3 of our podcast. We were advised to add an audio player to stream the file live from our website. The thought being this would ...
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Web services load test with increment variable

I'm trying to found out some application or way to run a load test on a Web services. requests must simultaneous but my big problem is that: for every request, the values passed to a variable long ...
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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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I want to create an e-learning website [closed]

I want to create an e-learning website and host it. (Maybe after some time I want to add forms.) These are the things I know: java, jsp, servlet, html (not guru, almost beginner). I don't have ...
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A simple message room

Can anyone recommend a simple message room (not chat room) which I can use for a private communication between my users. My idea: to grant some users (2-3 at the most) a specific privilege to talk ...
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How do I transfter files to this SunOS server?

According to the admin of the webserver, I should be able to use Filezilla to transfer files to the server but I am getting an error. First: I'm able to connect to the remote server using X-Win32 ...
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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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Too many web design aid framework - Is it wise to use frameworks? advantage or disavantage? [closed]

Too many web design aid framework - IS it wise to use frameworks? advantage or disavantage? I have seen many framework like... impress.js 960grid framework
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Which online test should I take or any method to know, how much knowledge I acquire as web designer? [closed]

Which online test should I take or any method to know, how much knowledge I acquire as web designer? Both. 1. Practical knowledge & 2.theoretical knowledge.
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Best way to protect public facing development environments?

We're in the process of setting up individualized dev environments for our developers. All of our developers are remote and we don't have a VPN or anything to bring this in house. But here's the ...
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Best tools to build a ecommerce website [closed]

First I would like to apologize if this is not the forum to be asking this question. If you can point me to the right forum, I will post my question there. I am relatively new to web development. I ...
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Using DynDNS to dynamically update your IP address

In this link stark had suggested that I use IP address instead of a domain name. He had also suggested that, if your ip address changes dynamically then the dynamic update client will update the dns ...
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Is the hybrid solution the best one for developing a web app? [closed]

I need to build a web app that has to be "universal". By universal I mean that I need it to be available online and offline, and usable on mobile platform and pc's and mac. I need to store and ...
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What's the difference between an addon domain and redirecting any domain to any subdomain?

Most of the server space vendors have two type of product: They say this much space inside that you can park/add NUMBER OF domain Here also that much space inside that you can only park/add ONE ...
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What database engine should I use? [closed]

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this question but I want to become a web programmer for my occupation very soon. I actually went to a store known a PC WORLD in the UK where my laptop ...
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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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zlib compression issues

I'm having some issues running zlib compression on my site .. Firstly if I enable zlib compression in .htaccess using: php_value output_handler ob_gzhandler then I receive thousands of lines of the ...
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Should I still support a screen resolution of 1024x786 or can I ignore it and support 1280x720 and higher?

Only for websites, not webapps. There are not many computers left with 1024x786, so why still support it?
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Where can I find resources for best coding practices in web development?

You'd figure that this would be an easy topic to google, but unfortunately I've been looking for a couple weeks and have yet to find really anything that I'm looking for. The problems I'm running ...
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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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When does FireFox ask for confirmation on page redirect?

Every once in a while I click a link and see the following (I'm using FF 11.0): I was wondering why FF does this on some redirects/links and not on others. I was thinking maybe it does that when ...
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Web developer has become uncooperative, what should we do to rescue our site? [closed]

What can an individual or a company do if the web designer who has designed their website becomes completely uncooperative? In our case He refuses to meet with us for discussions. He refuses to ...
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PHP photo/album gallery script with an admin backend and easy to integrate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Content Management System (CMS) should I use? I'm looking for an open source photo and album gallery software that should be is easy to integrate in a webpage and ...
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URL length and content optimised for SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best stucture of SEO friendly URL? I have done some reading on what URLS should look like for search engine optimisation, but I am curious to know how mine ...
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Which tags to use for good SEO on the page

I have a event page, where it has the following items. Event Name Venue Name(s) {some cases go upto 5 or more venues} Event Info {Genre(s),Language,type(s)} Date(s) on which the event is. Event ...
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How do i found developers groups to let they build my own startup? [closed]

As for the title, i would like to meet some developers groups to pay them to build startups, doesn't matter where they are located, just they should speak english. does anyone knows how can i found ...