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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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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Make HTML static site more SEO friendly

I am desinging a website as shown in below image, right now it's just a basic structure. This site is totally static, basically I've 6 main pages in website. navigation section, slider and footer will ...
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Run server-side script as authenticated user in apache--is it possible?

I'm developing a web app that takes a bunch of parameters (dropdown boxes, etc) from an authenticated user, creates a file, then delivers that file via stdin to a program on my web server. Due to ...
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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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How do I know dead links in Google ad-words?

I am spending a lot of money on Google ad-words in my website. Sometimes customers get dead links from ad-words and unable to get to intended page. I know this is an issue from my part. I need to ...
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buttons (text or images)

I would like to know if I should create CSS buttons or image buttons for my site. What is better? Problem is that the text is formatted with Helvetica Neue ( I like that font very much) and I can't ...
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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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How to start using webserver for business [closed]

As a software developer I want to start my own business and I have a question for web services. Through years I was using a lot of shared hosting services, but now I need some detailed info as I ...
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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 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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Basic Questions about what WebHosting companies usually provide

I have some very basic questions on web hosting. I am wondering, do web hosting companies usually allow me to run customized programs? For example, my website needs me to run a program separately, ...
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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 ...
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CMS or web-framework? - When to use which?

When should I use a Content Management System, and when should I use a web-framework?
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Can I get JSP/ JSF hosting in shared hosting plans?

I want to use JSF with Facelets/JSP in my website. Can I get Java hosting in shared hosting plans ? I want to re-develop a company website for my client. Currently the website uses PHP & is ...
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Delivering a web application to the client? [closed]

A company I am working with built a web application that can be useful for many businesses. My question is what is the best way to deliver such an application? Option 1: 'Install' it on their ...
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Directory structure for a website (js/css/img folders)

For years I've been using the following directory structure for my websites: <root> ->js ->jquery.js ->tooltip.js ->someplugin.js ->css ->styles.css ...
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What is best way to manage all images in a big project, inline images, background images, css sprite images?

How do you manage all images in a big project, inline images, background images, css sprite images? Do you follow any naming convention? Do you create sub-folders to manage images? In a big project ...
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help me being the next zuckerberg [closed]

I really expect someone to help me with my problem as stated below. I started learning website making by having tutorials from w3schools.com but after doing taking the HTML tutorials I don't think I ...
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Important fields in HTTP header from security perspective

What are the Important fields in HTTP header from security perspective? I tried to google it but unable to find. Can anybody provide me a link to read about it? Thanks in advance.
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what is wwws.site.com

I know about https for securing important pages like login and such. But why would someone create a separate subdomain like wwws as well? for example https://wwws.site.com/login
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About cdn architecture to route way

Our web system, use the third-party cdn service. Assume that the user set the local dns with the googledns or opendns to visit our web sites, so cdn service will select the closest cdn proxy node. ...
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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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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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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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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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Problem with user generated content

In general, what do you think is better in regards to adding content to a site, to allow users to add content to the site and put a flag button to report it if it doesn't fit with the site, or should ...
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What largest websites are written in php? [closed]

What are some of the largest and most popular websites in the world written in php? I know 1 - this is wikipedia, tell please another large website.
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Is it okay to showcase templates/layouts recreated in different codes in a portfolio?

I have several different templates/layouts, both simple and complex. I recreated these templates multiple times, just using different codes. (Say, a complex one was originally made in only HTML and ...
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Payment provider that works in South Africa

I am implimenting nopCommerce and need to accept credit cards, has anyone had any experience with a payment gateway that works in South Africa? I had a look at Paypal but they don't support ZAR as a ...
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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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What Versioning Systems for Website Development are available for free?

I want to improve my development environment and now I'm thinking about using a versioning system in the future. The problem is that I haven't much experience with versioning systems (a bit with ...
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Does Google AdWords care about duplicate content?

Our site offers several families of products, all of which have a common set of configurations. For simplicity's sake, we'll say we offer products A, B and C, each with configurations 1, 2 and 3 ...
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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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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 ...