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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SEO regarding using multiple <h1> tag?

Is is true <h1> tag should not have more than 1 on every page for SEO? Every pages on the header, it includes and <h1> tag. Website Name which show an image from logo class, like this: ...
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Why don't I have a loop error with these redirects?

I know this may seem a bit of a question in reverse, but I actually don't seem to have a problem I just want to make sure before I proceed. I have 2 domains domain1.com and domain2.com and a ...
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How can I prevent people from looking at a listing of files in parent directory if I haven't uploaded index.html? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restrict the download of all files in a folder? I haven't uploaded index.html or index.php to my root directory. How can I prevent people from looking at a ...
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How can I superscript a single character throughout my site?

Finishing up development work for a client and they have a late request to superscript every occurrence of the &reg character throughout the site. I merely get by with CSS, but not even sure CSS ...
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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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How could a web developer go about offering free hosting to clients that buy a website?

Lots of web design companies offer a year free hosting service when purchasing a website. How do they offer this service? Do these companies use their own server to host sites or do they buy a years ...
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How do you define a project for a web developer?

Say I have a comprehensive web app I want developed through a freelancer on Odesk.com What is the best way to effectively describe the entire project, goals and requirements? Any examples on this ...
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How do get my css style sheet to work the same in IE9 as it does in IE8 and other browsers?

I am developing the following website and just discovered that the styling of the navigation does not work well in IE9 but is great in IE8 and other browsers - how do sort this out?
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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 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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So now Google has said no to old browsers when can the rest of us follow suit?

Google recently announced that they will no longer support older browsers on Aug 1st: For this reason, soon Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the ...
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What do I lose if I use OpenID instead of the custom login system I built

I'm trying to make the decision whether to use OpenID or stay with a well-built custom login system. I think the appeal of OpenID is clear, in that the user doesn't have to create yet another account ...
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What version control options are available for PHP web development?

I have done some basic web programming in the past and wish to develop my skills further and begin doing large scale projects as a contractor. I have no experience with version control to this point ...
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Trying to add a private zone to a website

I'm trying to add a "login page" as soon as someone clicks on the Galerie, in order to keep the pictures only between the members of the school. I tried several options, even designed a page named ...
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Validate DOM tree / find unclosed tags offline

Are there any simple tool to use for finding unclosed tags? Like a missing , wrong spelled , /div> and so on? W3C distributing some offline installations but I'm not using Apache and any kind of GNU ...
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How to synchronize local files with those on the remote server whenever they change?

I need to synchronize the project folder on my local machine with the same folder on the server so that when I change the local or the remote file they are immediately synchronized. How can I do this? ...
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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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Show a single DIV from remote site to new site. Only http access to remote host

we have cisco CWS working which has a web administration site. On that site it has DIV with 'overall summary'. We would like to show that DIV on a centralized monitoring system web that we are doing ...
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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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Dealing with broken links and dead pages on search engines

I recently had to reconstruct the way my website runs. Along with that I have to change the way my urls are formatted. My website is not terribly popular (hoping changes will fix that) but I do have ...
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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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When designing a website, how do you usually start?

In the past I've done some HTML, CSS and PHP coding, but I've only ever worked on things that were already "finished" and I've never started a website from scratch. However, I recently purchased a ...
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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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When creating a website, what permissions and directory structure?

I'm posing this question because I still haven't found a uniform method that I'm particularly fond of. Ideally, this combination of directory structure and permissions should suit any web server ...
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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 do many websites have so many javascript includes?

I notice this is the case mainly for rather sophisticated pages. However, why don't developers simply combine the JS files and condense it all together? Is it not a more efficient method, in terms of ...
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DIsplay none and SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How bad is it to use display: none in CSS? So i have a nav with tons of stuff and we want to scale back a few of the a tags in the nav but still have them on the page. ...
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Making some simple pages look good?

I've gotten myself to a point where I can make my webpages work from the server side ... but, from the client side, they all look terrible. I don't really have the hang of colors and themes and such ...
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Hosted web site builder for non-techies

I'm looking for an easy-to-use, well-supported tool for building your own web site, that a non-technical person can understand. Preferably something web-based and hosted, so they have to do as little ...
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Suggestions on Website Development [closed]

I am a novice programmer in Website development. Just to get some experience, I am interested to try the following things: Have my own personal website Build some Ruby on Rails project for Web ...
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Using Freelance Services

Can anyone share any advice or experiences using any of the many freelance gun for hire sites out there like guru.com? I may be leading a small development team soon to run a project that will from ...
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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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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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SEO preference for WWW or HTTP:// protocol redirection? Do www websites rank better than NON-www?

After having read various articles on this site about WWW or Non-WWW website setup, here, here and here, and after having setup a correct redirection rule in .Htaccess to at least eliminate duplicate ...
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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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Which Versions of Internet Explorer Should I Support?

I have recently built a template for a website that I see looks very different in different versions of Internet Explorer. I was wondering, as a rule of thumb, which versions of Internet Explorer are ...
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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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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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Where can i find some stylish sliders for my website?

Is there a site where I can download or generate some stylish sliders like the one below? I mean just as an image for the background of my slider.
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Load times and SEO for 1 page sites

I find that 1 page sites can be interactive animating from page to page. But if a site starts to get a little larger or contains many images, perhaps an image gallery, it loads slowly. Also its not ...
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design website using header and footer template approach

I am trying to re-do my portfolio website since its a pain to maintain it. Everytime I have to add a new item to it, it just takes forever and kills me. I'd like to redesign in a way that makes the ...
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Enable users to create own homepage

Can anyone tell me based on experience what to use or what to do? I want to enable users(my family) to create their own simple homepage including a background image, some text and hyperlinks based on ...
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Strategy for managing lots of pictures for a website

I'm starting a new website that will (hopefully) have a lot of user generated pictures. I'm trying to figure out the best way to store and serve these pictures. The CMS I'm using (umbraco) has a ...
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3 Scenarios for most relevant keywords in website. Which one is best?

A webpage about Tomato Soup has either of three following filenames: Scenario 1 website.org/en/tomato-soup or Scenario 2 website.org/en/tomato-soup-healthy-soups-recipes or ...
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Website Design; SEO Dilemma

Okay so I designed a website for a restaurant and the design is aimed mostly to entice the viewer by using images of the restaurant's platters and foods. Not to say that text is totally non-existent ...
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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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Making a Site More “Up-to-Date” - Ideas?

We have a website and want it to be more up-to-date. So far, we've made the site compatible with mobile devices and created a FaceBook page for it. What are some other things we can do for our site to ...
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Math to create web design grids?

I have my own grid layout, and I am creating multiple column designs for a website. Is there any formula I can follow to create different column designs with identical gutter space, ie. margins? Most ...
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Platform that suits best to build a website similar to freelancer.com?

I want to build something similar with limited functionality. Just a basic version. Is there a platform that I can use like Wordpress for rapid development?
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Can a CMS export html files?

Can I use a CMS offline, then export the relevant html files?