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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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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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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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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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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Can AJAX in a CMS slow down your server

I am currently developing some plugins for WordPress, and I was wondering which route to take. Let's take an example, you want to display the last 3 tweets on your page. Option 1 You do things the ...
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Should I rely on externally-hosted services?

I am wondering over the dangers / difficulties in using external services like Google Chart in my production state website. With external services I mean them that you can't download and host on your ...
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Web design portfolio

I'm pretty much a newb when it comes to freelancing, I'm looking to start a portfolio for my individual projects only I haven't done any and I'm kind of stuck on where to start. I have assisted in ...
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Is it good idea to put a captcha on credit card payment form

Is it good idea to put a captcha on credit card payment form? I am thinking to put one on my asp.net mvc application's payment section to make it more secure but I have never seen anybody doing that....
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Assuming unique user names / logins, do I also need a unique userID number in the DB?

My users will login into a website using a login of their choosing, but which I will check against the DB to ensure unicity. Given this, should I also have a unique userID in the DB? This could be ...
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Is there a good [and modern] reason to not have static HTML pages with AJAX content , rather than generate pages?

Assumptions: We don't care about IE6, and Noscript users. Lets pretend we have the following design concept: All your pages are HTML/CSS that create the ascetics, layout, colours, general design ...
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understanding technology that news websites use

I am trying to understand the technology which many news websites use please have a look at this website http://www.shritimes.com/ if you click any news item then the particular thing gets zoomed ...
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Which CMS can I use to build a website without programming knowledge?

I'm in the process of planning a content-driven website in the entertainment sector. I am looking for some guidance on the best CMS to use based on the following requirements and competencies: I have ...
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Who's viewing website source code?

Is there a way (either client side or server side) to see who is viewing your website's source code that is generated in the their browser?
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How can we find the develpoment language of a specific website? [duplicate]

first of all i m sorry if i post this thread on wrong website. Now my question is: is there any method/trick to find the programming (scripting) language of a website on which that website is ...
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Web hosting that allows background processes?

I am thinking of starting a website, but for it to work, I need a ruby script constantly running in the background. Can you recommend any web hosts that allow this? Thanks!
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Freelance Terms [closed]

I am having many arguments with my client about the terms of a large project and need some advice. The client is a middle man linking me up with the company that needs the website, so the end customer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Incorrect Referring URLs - What can be the cause?

I am running a website with affiliate links . When the visitors of mydomain.com/page.php click on such an affiliate link, they are being sent to a link on a domain owned by the affilate network (...
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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 empty/...
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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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How secure is the CodeIgniter framework?

I want to develop a website using the CodeIgniter framework. I'm just worried about the security of the framework. Is there an issue or event that a website is being hacked that uses CodeIgniter ...
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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 allow visitors on my site to share my photos on their facebook news feed?

How do I allow visitors on my site to share my photos, on their Facebook wall/news feed? I see that there is a "share" or "like" option from Facebook but that seems to share the whole page. I would ...
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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 [closed]

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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Why does Chrome resolve websitename.localhost as localhost?

I've been using .localhost as a TLD for locally hosted sites that I am working on. Usually when I start a new site I create an entry in the apache virutal host configuration file and then add an entry ...
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Deleted glyph from SVG and the icon is still appearing on the website

I am trying to delete an unwanted glyph from a website by opening the SVG file in BirdFont and just deleting the font from the board. I had deleted the graphic and it's still appearing on the website. ...
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Google indexable web static tree component

I'm building application with lots of data. I decided to present this data in tree view like control. Something like Process Explorer I'm wondering how to build this to maximize potential to index ...
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Need help with first website ever! [closed]

This is the first website i am making with HTML and CSS. Truly i am learning as I go but I need some questions answered before I write to much incorrect code. First a a little intro about the design ...
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Could too many HTTP requests using AJAX result in browser crashes?

We are running an ASP.NET web application, and recently we received a lot of crash reports from users. It sometimes crashes the Chrome browser, and sometimes it loads indefinitely. This is how our ...