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 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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What things required to host a website at home [closed]

I have a Linux server runing Ubuntu. On it I've installed PHP, Mysql, and Apache. I need to host a site on my server having static IP, but I don't have any experience in web hosting. Can you please ...
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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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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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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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How important is the domain name for SEO

Most people advice to buy a domain name that exactly matches your main business field. For example if you sell computers the best one will probably be computers.com but with millions(maybe billions) ...
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SEO: Where do I start? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the best ways to increase your site's position in Google? I am primarily a software developer however I tend to delve in some web development from time to ...
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How to identlfy unused css selectors and rules for css pages which cover multiple pages and are installed locally?

I'm looking for a tool which would be able to identify unused and/or duplicate css selectors and rules, with the following two restrictions: The tool would have to be able to analyze css pages which ...
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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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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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How Google reacts on display:none for CSS media query?

According to Google Webmaster guideline "Hidden text" is not acceptable. Which means I do have a dov containing some good amount of title or paragraph with link or images if I make it display:none in ...
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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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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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What's the best way to create your own website? [closed]

I'm currently making plans for creating my own website (.com) and was looking for the cheapest solution possible that gives you the production tools you need. I was wondering, are most websites these ...
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what does the term 'webmaster' signify in the computing world?

We know webmasters are managers and maintainers of websites. But is that all there is to it? Does being a Webmaster require any general skills besides being able to manage content? If I put it on a ...
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Optimizing for load time VS staying organized

I am working on several projects where I often have to make small changes. Now I know it is important to have a fast loading page, but as a developer it is also handy to keep organized by splitting ...
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Getting access to website files without access to the hosting account

I have been asked if I can rectify a 403 error on www.kirrawe.com.au. The site was developed and hosted by another web developer who can no longer be contacted. I have been in contact with the ...
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How to open the JavaScript console in different browsers?

Web browsers provide a JavaScript console as part of their developer tools. This console is useful for the following reasons: Errors and warnings that occur on a web page are logged into the console ...
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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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How can I validate HTML offline?

When I'm developing a website locally sometimes I want to check if the html is valid but I haven't been able to find a good tool. I want it partial as a sanity check when I'm troubleshooting layout ...
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GZipped Images - Is It Worth?

Most image formats are already compressed. But in fact, if I take an image and compress it [gzipping it], and then I compare the compressed one to the uncompressed one, there is a difference in size, ...
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Ad networks that will serve via HTTPS?

I've built a website with 160K page views per month that serves every page over HTTPS. The recent FireSheep news will probably increase the adoption of "HTTPS everywhere" but it's been very hard to ...
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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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How can I add an image for FB status to fetch?

Typing any link on Facebook triggers an automated function that scans for images on a website. What I'm trying to do is to use an image for that sole purpose, which means I don't want it in my website ...
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Website design using responsive approach or mobile site

I have been looking for mobile desktop website solution & I am confused with the information available on internet. In some case article talk about Responsive approach with the future but i am ...
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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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Is it necessary for a web developer to know how to hack website?

I'm a web developer. I'm just wondering that is it necessary for a web developer to know how to hack website than developing a website?
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Most efficient arc for developing cross-browser support?

I'm curious to hear what approach people take to planning for cross-browser support when developing a website. There are generally two approaches I've seen developers take in their workflow: ...
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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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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 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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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 &#246; 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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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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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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how to make a website without knowing much about CSS?

We're trying to build a website, but we don't have much HTML + CSS + JS experience. As far as the complexity goes, we can imagine a simple e-commerce website for now. So far we have considered: ...
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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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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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web designer question - How to create a dynamic paragraph or any text in an html file? [closed]

web designer question - How to create a dynamic paragraph or any text in an html file? I mean the < p>If I want to change this text portion< /p> I am a web designer who just know, html, css, ...
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What's the best way to version CSS and JS URLs - part 2

This is a follow up question on the following question What's the best way to version CSS and JS URLs Both of the solutions mentioned there would require modification to the files where the css and ...
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What should I be responsible for as the first developer in a large scale web project?

I am the first developer in a large scale web project, in the real estate sector. I am not an expert in any field, I know the basic of all, programming, databases, something about design and a little ...
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Book / resource suggestions for learning web development? Where to start? [closed]

OK, so there's so much to know that I don't even know where to start. I'm hoping you can help me come up with a list of books to get started with. I'm interested in web applications (for example, ...
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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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Big specialized complex forms for ordering/signing up

I sometimes get the offer to create these and it's always a maintenance hell. For example: a print shop wants a form so you can order your print work online. This mostly is a multiple step form ...