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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Looking to create a website … need assistance on what technologies to use!

First off, My group and I don't have any experience with databases or anything of that sort, only programming (not web-programming), so this post is just me wondering what things I should start ...
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Uploading screenshots to Flickr

I have finally decided to create my own portfolio to show off my works for clients. I've seen on countless web design agency websites where they show screenshots of the websites they made for their ...
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Hosting multiple client website on single hosting account

I'm WebDesigner and I have currently only a few clients for making website. I've unlimited hosting account and I want to host their websites in my account without reseller account (actually it is not ...
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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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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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Requirements Gathering Form?

Do you use a standard form to gather requirements from a customer prior to making a website? If so what are the questions you ask? For example Purpose of Website: (sell products, reduce number of ...
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How do developers access my site during construction?

So I just finished my psd's and I am going to send them to a front end developer, but I'm at a loss at to the logistics of it. Do I just send them to the front end developer and have them upload them ...
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How to inform website owner if someone downloads something from the website?

Right, beginner here so bare with me.. What i've got: A simple html/css website with a page where clients can find informative documents in the form of PDF's and rich text documents, they can just ...
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What emails should I create for a web services company? [closed]

I am building a software and web services company and want to create different email account to use them in contacting my team, customers "which i do for them websites for example", users of the ...
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What does the site “engine” do and why can't I just create a set of pages?

This question is very newbie level - I want to understand a fundamental thing that bothers me big time. Many years ago when I needed a simplest website I just used Netscape Composer to create a set ...
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Why is Google Analytics saying that I got 5 clicks for each query?

I have two websites, which I have been tracking with GA for 3-4 months now. In either of the site's reports, I have lots of queries shown in Traffic Sources -> Search Engine Optimization -> ...
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Client asking for estimate to set up/ configure his server

I am building a web application for a client. I never set up a server using IIS. He needs me to configure the server to work with mySQL, php, and phpmyadmin. The server, is completely ...
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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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Documented Web Site Design Process

Is there any well documented process to be used in web site design projects?
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Does someone knows of a free asmx webhosting?

I wrote a webservice (*.asmx) and I want to host it for free. Couldn't find a website that alows web service hosting. Does someone know of such ?
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I want to learn about servers, where should I start? [closed]

I am interested in learning how to run a server to host a website and provide me with email and all the other features hosting companies offer. I have read snippets from all over about different ...
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Spam prevention through IP tracking

I am building a website with user generated comments. In order to implement user moderation/spam-protection, users have the ability to mark comments as spam. When one comment is marked as spam, I want ...
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'Development dashboard' web application

I am not sure if something like this exists in that it is ready out of the box. I currently have some web space that I use for various projects, and I would like to setup an area for some friends and ...
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Is Paypal the best solution for payment gateway for a website?

I have a realty website that needs a payment gateway for their property reservation. The reservation fee range from $500-$600 and about 5-6 people per month. I was wondering if Paypal is the best ...
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How do I know whether a site is a daughter site of another?

Given http://www.ocfaustralia.org/ and site 2 http://griffith.ocfaustralia.org/, is there a way for me to tell whether site 2 is a daughter site for site 1? That is, if I were to remove site 1 would ...
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Send and Receive SMS from my Website

The way I plan to use it is: Have people send SMS to a number to vote. On the backend (assuming that the data comes back to my Web server), I will display the voting results on my Web site. After ...
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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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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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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?
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How to add version control and seperate development server to php/web development environment? [closed]

I'm the team lead of a small group of developers. My background is primarily in application development and I've worked in larger groups where version control (SVN, Git, etc.) have been used and ...
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why does loading my homepage leads to my index page?

please when ever i load my new site quancer[dot ]com. It leads to my index page. I just installed the script using softaculous autoinstaller. Please kindly help me with this.
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is it possible testing a site on a smartphone using a local server and wifi?

Is there any way to access a local server via a smartphone during developement, or must I test it online?
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How auto load image work when an status is post to social website?

When posting a status update on social website like facebook.com and linkedin.com which contain an URL, it will automatically scan the images available on the particular website and put it at the ...
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What's the canonical process for backing up a website? [closed]

This is going to sound terrible, but bear with me. I currently have a cron job that does a mysql dump, a git add all and commit, and a git push to bitbucket. I set this up almost a year ago, when I ...
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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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Importance of WAP version of web system

What is the importance of WAP version of web systems? to cater those mobile phones that does not support standard HTML pages?
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Most CSS Grid frameworks use pixel as css units, why?

I started to develop my own webdesign using an grid framework 960 CSS Framework and also noticed that most of other famous css grid frameworks use 940/960px as maximum page width? Some of them have an ...
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Best way to take down site for a long period while I develop it

Rather foolishly, I have been developing my site on a live server (with VCS don't worry), kind of using it as a portfolio / show off piece. It is far from finished. Recently, I noticed that Google ...
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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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Domain registrar changed DNS without warning

We have had a very long an damaging outage which lasted around 24hrs due to a change in our DNS servers by our registrar. What happened (according to our registrar) was that for some reason their ...
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How can I change my site's meta tags using fatcow.com site builder?

I am a newbie to website work. I am on the board of a new non-profit, and have been given the task of getting the website up and running. We elected a package from Fatcow.com that gives hosting and ...
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ecommerce options for 5-6 products [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? We're looking to develop a simple e-commerce solution to sell 5-6 products. We'd rather not have to use PayPal's buttons (buy it ...
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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 ...
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WordPress sets the homepage to index.php instead of default.php

I'm using free hosting with 000webhost.com, for that the default page it loads is default.php. But I've installed WordPress and now WordPress generated index.php as its homepage file. As an easy ...
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Inserting WordPress in a site with .htaccess Rewrite Rule

I want to insert a WordPress blog in a website which is programmed in PHP and that uses includes() to select what content to show, and that uses .htaccess Rewrite Rule to get friendly URLs. The ...
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Google Translate: tracking the foreign language in web page

How do I track where the language is coming from? If I'm building a website, and I end up putting together plugins, I'd like to know where the foreign language is coming from? When I'm testing my ...
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Which way is better for SEO on “part-launched” site?

I have launched part of my site that it can work separately of main site (site.com/current). The main section of site (including root www.example.com address), likely to be launched on next months. ...
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Managing Xampp on USB for Mac and Windows machines

I am working on some PHP projects (Wordpress mostly) with MySQL databases and primarily use my Windows Desktop to do the work on whilst running Xampp. This all works great until I need to take my ...
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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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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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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 to disable the grey hover pane in Firebug?

I have been using Firebug for several years, and I don't know if it's an option I have activated by mistake, or it's a new feature. When I want to see the HTML structure of a web page and I click on ...
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Share Web Hosting software packages management

I have a very basic question about web hosting. How will I be able to manage software packages on shared hosting services? For example, some of my python scripts might require the MySQL-Python ...
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Google Site Search ReIndexing

At the moment, Google Site Search isn't really working for me. I checked Google Cache and it says that the site was last updated on Dec 16 back when there was very little content. How do I get Google ...