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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The Best Title for my Skill Set [closed]

I'm about to branch off into the freelance world. I'm starting an LLC and I'd like some input on what I should title myself as the owner. For example "creative specialist" or "creative technician" or ...
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Problems with Developer [closed]

I engaged a developer who is developing a website for me. I am not happy with him and would like that once the website is ready, I transfer the duties of further development, seo and web admin to ...
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Web app to take screen shot of website and annotate?

Does anyone know of a website that will take a full screen shot of another website and let users write notes over it then send that annotated photo by email or private link? Basically looking for ...
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Customizing a newly created website via Google Apps

I just purchased a domain through enom via Google Apps. I have no information for logging into the enom website. How do I actually start customizing the web site? Do I somehow do it through Google? Or ...
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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 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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Web development and tips for building a website and the advantages of using HTML 5 in the site [closed]

I am trying to make a website for my college, and the program starts from jan 13 and we get 15 days of time to develop a running site. The best site will become the college site. I am participating, ...
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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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What expectation should I have of South African web development rates / duration? [closed]

I am a developer but only intend on doing the front-end work for getting Reddit-like upvote / downvote functionality going on an upcoming site I'm building. I have never had to contract a developer ...
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Creating an online community - use templates or self-develop?

PHPMotion, Joomla or develop my own? I'm thinking of developing a common interest online community. It will be have UGC, stats, etc.. functionality, and perhaps an online store. Though cost is an ...
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Ideal web application framework for newcomers and whether it is better to use Java or PHP based framework? [closed]

My primary question is whether a Java based web application framework is better or a PHP based one and why? Moreover, if I were just starting web development then what would be some ideal frameworks ...
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Any one-time message sms authentication services?

I remember a while back when I used imdb or google apps, I had to enter my phone number and subsequently was texted a short ~5 character code to enter in their online form. The value I entered in ...
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IIS Dynamic IP Restrictions Module and Googlebot

I consider using IIS Dynamic IP Restrictions Module in order to make it hard for DoS (Denial of Service) attacks. But I am not sure how that would work out for search engine bots like Googlebot. Any ...
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Gracefully terminate a request based service on server [closed]

In our web application, for each http-request there is a lot of computation that happens on back end. Output can vary from 10 sec - 1 Hour. In the mean time when it is computed, "Waiting.." is shown ...
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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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How is the hierarchy of .htm/.html/.php decided?

If I have a folder with files named index.html, index.htm, and index.php how it is decided which one will be used if you only list the URL to that folder? Is that something you can chose or is that up ...
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AJAX spreadsheet editor interfaced to own website

My website has records that are tables. I would like for my users to be able to edit these records in an easy way. Currently they download a .csv-file, edit it in their favourite spreadsheet, and ...
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Where to find a template or script with frame on the left side(list of articleHeadlines) and on the right side the content [closed]

I am looking for something like the following: http://www.scala-lang.org/api/current/index.html#scala.Any ...
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Should Site Title be Before or After Page Title?

Apologies if this is a dupe. I tried searching, but didn't find anything specifically addressing this concern. When creating a large(ish) site, page titles usually reference both the site name and ...
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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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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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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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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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Different folder and web structure

Is it possible to keep a different folder structure than the web structure that users see when browsing the website? I.e. I want all my main pages to be accessed the following way: ...
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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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One Main Offsite Blog vs. Multiple Onsite Blogs

I work as the in-house SEO for an office refurbishment company. We are developing two sites: Site 1: office refurbishment Site 2: office furniture. Here in lies my dilemma. For SEO purposes, ...
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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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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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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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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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Twitter Product Preview on Tweets

I just saw that twitter can also preview the products as it is on below Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/gillcleeren/status/131640082397528065 In this case, it is an Amazon product. I was wondering ...
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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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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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IE9 changes Browser Mode based using domain name or ip address for the url

Update : Tested with IIS6 and IE9 the same problem persisted. using paulmorriss's advice the Browser mode and Document for the page were different, so this problem had nothing to do with IIS6 or 7 but ...
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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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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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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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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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Which shopping cart / ecommerce platform to choose? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I need to build an ecommerce website within a tight budget and schedule. Of course, I have never done that before, so I have googled ...
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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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Should I still use the <b> tag?

A while ago I learned to use proper CSS stylesheets on my websites. However, on Wikipedia and eBay and other sites I see the deprecated <b><i> tags being used. I was going for <span ...
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How should I prepare the design of a web page for a web developer?

What techniques, software or practices do you use to prepare a description of a web page for further development? I am doing some research (with little luck) in how to create description for web ...
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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 ...