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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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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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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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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Is there a way to add Google Docs-like comments to any web page?

You know the comments on Google Docs word processing documents? And how it creates a little discussion over in the right-hand margin? I love it. Great for collaboration. I want to free it from ...
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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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What's the best web entrepeneur's conference to go on

Our dream as business partners was always to go to a conference overseas. Now that we can finally afford to, we have no clue of which one to go to. Which conference would you guys suggest from a web ...
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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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Old website showing instead of new one

We just migrated our website to a new host (godaddy). I totally changed the design and layout. I changed the website from a .NET to a wordpress website. The website works fine on: Linux iPhone ...
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Should Portfolio pages about web development use noindex?

My site includes a Portfolio, and one category is Web Development. There, I have pages for some sites that I developed. The question is, should I allow those pages to be indexed by search engines? ...
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Client Expectation re images used during website development [closed]

When you develop a website for a client, if you create it from scratch and present them with design options that include photo images, do you make it a point to inform the client on where the images ...
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Chrome ignores link to external protocol

When I click on a button, the href is for the external protocol mayApp://. Chrome ignores this. I want it to show it somehow (address bar is preferable). I use web automation to verify this link. I ...
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What is an acceptable level of FPS in browser workslow editor?

I'm developing a diagraming tool and need some metrics to test it against. Unfortunately I couldn't find information regarding an average acceptable FPS level for this kind of web apps. We all know ...
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Would using content from third-party websites while giving credit to them be considered “fair use”?

I want to create a international flight search engine website that links to multiple other flight searching websites and pulls the flight information into my site, by linking to the source website, ...
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Multiple index pages on website for multiple locations, SEO no-no?

We have a ecommerce website that can deliver products all over the country. We have seen at least one of our other competitors create an index page for every city in the country. So the pages ...
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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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Google Maps links: deprecated attributes

When I validate this page, I'm getting kind of these errors: Error Line 161, Column 438: The scrolling attribute on the iframe element is obsolete. Use CSS instead. ...
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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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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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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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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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Best practice for SEO “special characters” in products pages

Whats a best practice for creating websites due to the fact that i need to enter ö within the content/title/meta. Should I spell it without, and just use a "normal" character or do i put in ...
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How to integrate Paypal Direct Payment (i.e. Paypal Pro) with custom shopping cart application?

I've written a basic shopping cart application that is fully functional except for the payment process. I have decided to use PayPal Direct Payment, or "PayPal Pro," but am unsure of how to integrate ...
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Managing Client's Hosting and Domain Services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hosting and domain registrations for multiple clients When creating a website for a client, how do you go about handling the domain registration and hosting? For ...
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How to insert in a blog sharing links to visitors Tweet, Facebook and so on social networks?

I am developing a web blog using ASP.NET, but I guess that the tech details like this, here, is not important. My aim is to insert in every post I create those nice buttons to the social networks ...
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Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request

I have a joomla website installed and working good. i installed Qlue404 component which redirects 404 page to a custom page., sometimes when i try the symbols ' and some others the 404 page appears ...
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PHP Development Environment (Host: Windows 7, Guest: Ubuntu)

Since editing files live from a remote server slows down development. I use XAMPP on windows to develop then run the web app's on a Linux server. However to avoid environment dependencies I'd like to ...
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How can I exclude a specific computer from web stats?

I'm using AWStats to track visits to my site. I know how to exclude specific ip addresses from the stats (using AWStat's .conf file). But how would I just exclude one specific visitor (me)? I want to ...
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I am 16 and want to learn how to develop websites (complex sites with video and members).. what language do you suggest I learn? [closed]

I am trying to get into programming for web development and PHP seems like a good language to use for that. I want to make complex sites with videos and member logins like a YouTube. I didn't know ...
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Video for an ad-driven website

I have a website, which i will fill with a bunch of useful videos. I've implemented an ads rotation engine for articles and will do so for videos. The next milestone is to decide how video will be ...
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full environment for development and production web site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find web hosting that meets my requirements? is there any hosting that gives you full environment for development and production web site including IIS,Sql ...
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Problem with Expires/Cache-Control Headers

I'm using Apache 2.2.16. I've got the following HTML file in my htdocs folder: <html> <link media="screen" type="text/css" href="/css/test.css" rel="stylesheet" /> ...
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Is there an alternative to LiveStream? [closed]

I´m looking for an alternative to LiveStream, I mean, a free live streaming solution for video broadcasting and then embedding the player in my website. Bandwidth limitations is OK. Concurrent ...