Website design is the process of planning and creating websites that can be read/viewed by web browsers

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Text files vs. text in database

I'm designing a new site, deciding whether to keep the bulk of the content for each page in a text file, with just the file name in a database record for that page, or to keep the entire text in the ...
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Anti aliasing problem

I am auditioning fonts on google web fonts and one that I was discounting was Ubuntu because it looked a bit jagged ( screenshot below taken straight from google); however afterward I read an article ...
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Pre-defined (canned) contact form messages on your website

I want to know what you guys think of having a contact form on your website with a few pre-defines (canned) messages on your website. I am talking here about a personal website, like a portfolio ...
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How to choose a font for a website?

How to choose a font for a website that is readable,usable,authority ?
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What would be a list of common website expenses?

For example: seo; web-development; site-maintenance; hosting; domain; ssl-certificate; etc. ___UPDATES___ FROM_ME: Stock-Photos; Logo; Legal; eCommerce_Shopping-Cart FROM_Lèse_majesté: IP-for-SSL-...
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How to design a site that is advertiser friendly?

I am about to undertake a visual re-design of the site but recently several companies have contacted me about selling ad space on my site. Up until now, I have just thrown in some AdSense text-ads (...
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Responsive web design on the “frontend” vs “backend”?

Apparently there are two ways you can do responsive web design. I'm not sure how to call the two methods but let's just say they are frontend and backend: By frontend I mean, the usual way where the ...
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Why is the bounce rate high and how do I improve it? [closed]

I recently launched a site for reviews on mobile application games and after a couple weeks of running it I have a really high bounce rate 92%. I was just wondering if anyone could have a look at my ...
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What are the minimum content and traffic requirements for Google AdSense?

I have a blog called i-World-Tech (http://i-world-tech.blogspot.in/). My blog's age is only 35 days. What are the requirements for Google AdSense? How many page views are required and how old does ...
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Is there a professional name for deciding which information should to be show in a website, it's not IA

It's not IA(information architecture). cos IA decide how to organize information, not to decide which information should be show in a website.
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Do first impressions really count?

So, i am currently writing something up for a college class. Problem is everything is hypothetical. I need some proof. I believe a first impression on a website is imperative so that people actually ...
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Pay for Graphic Designer vs Programmer

In a corporate web-design setup, who typically makes more per hour, the graphic designer or the programmer? By graphic designer, I mean somebody who builds mockups probably in photoshop, selects font-...
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Creative ways to display long lists [closed]

I am working on redesigning a page that displays a 2 column table of approximately 200 manufacturer names. The page becomes very long but so far isn't incredibly unmanageable, but I'm trying to apply ...
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Can the subdirectories on a server have their own default pages?

I'm trying to structure my site to serve different areas of content, sort of like this one. I'm wondering how they make it so subdirectories have their own default pages, for example: http://...
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How can I customize the Apache licence for my template design?

I have a template with the following license: /*! * name of original creator - name of theme (originalcreator.com) * Code licensed under the Apache License v2.0. * For details, see http://www....
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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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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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Is there a way to create a website without learning to web-program?

I can create an XML document without knowing XML. I use a word processor. Is there a way to do that for websites?
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Let tester directly click on web site to report bugs, similar to bugherd?

I'm doing website User Testing and want them to report issues by clicking on web site and type text into a comment box. Similar to diigo.com or bugherd.com Bugherd is designed for this but it is ...
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How to hire graphic designer?

I am developing the backend for a website. I always had the trouble of making an attractive design for my websites and have never hired any graphic designer yet. I have no logo nor web template. What ...
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How should I layout my page if I only have a toolbar, but Menu? (as it typically is)

I'm building a web application that revolves mostly around a grid, a treeview, and a toolbar. There is also an autocomplete section at the top of the site. Since I have never been trained in website ...
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What's the pro/cons of Adobe TypeKit API? Any best practices?

With all the Open Source fonts I have available, and I can download them via the CSS font directive, what's the benefit of the TypeKit API? Are there drawbacks of this? How does it work technically? ...
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Difficult Client wants me to deliver project before payment [closed]

I am currently working on a project for a construction company. The payment due for the final milestone is coming up and completes the entire transaction. The contract states that the entire project ...
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Are there specific legal issues for web developers working on sex dating sites?

Say I have created many ordinary websites which are not related to any dating/sexual content. Are the rules and regulations for a developer the same when making a sex-related dating site? I'm ...
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Designing for the IPad

I'd like for my website to be accessible (e.g., fully usable) through the IPad. What do I need to do?
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Is my project a web site or a mobile app?

I am a web developer. I have been developing web sites professionally for 15+ years using ColdFusion, SQL Server, and jQuery. I am doing a project for a client that uses the above technologies. The ...
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safe to assume microsoft core fonts would be installed on client linux?

How safe is it as a web designer to assume that msttcorefonts would have beeb installed on a client machine viewing my website? If not what sans serif fonts should I use then? (for body)
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Web design portfolio

I'm pretty much a newb when it comes to freelancing, I'm looking to start a portfolio for my individual projects only I haven't done any and I'm kind of stuck on where to start. I have assisted in ...
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Testing a website on a local server displays differently to offline

I am currently designing a website and at the moment it is getting quite annoying as the design doesn't seem to be displaying properly when testing it through WAMP in server mode. It displays ...
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How to design a slogan [closed]

Which tools and techniques do you use for designing slogans on website? I tried this one but I wasn't satisfied with it. There is little choice of usable designs and it is aliased in firefox (in ...
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Are there any guidelines for laying out screen “real estate?”

I'm wondering if there is any information about creating a decent page layout so that your website will appeal to users of all resolutions. For example, the optimal width for pages. It seems like on ...
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How can I get this effect (lines in an input)?

How can I get this effect (lines in an input)?
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What errors should I create custom pages for besides 404?

I know most sites typically create a custom 404 page. Are there any other custom error pages I should create? Or just watch my logs and see which ones are hit more frequently? [Edit] This is for a ...
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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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Should I still support a screen resolution of 1024x786 or can I ignore it and support 1280x720 and higher?

Only for websites, not webapps. There are not many computers left with 1024x786, so why still support it?
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Good free CSS Sprite for icons

I am working on a small project where I need some of the basic icons: edit, favorite, delete. You know them. Now i can download them all seperate, and put them together in a sprite, but I was ...
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Top and bottom gradient using CSS

I have a background that has a top and bottom gradient and I want it to show on a container layer. The problem is the bottom gradient since it has to appear at the very end of the container div. Any ...
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Placement of code in HTML document affecting SEO

I have a navigation bar div with all my navigation code, a sidebar div with all my code and content that goes in my static sidebar, a footer div with all my footer code that goes in my static footer, ...
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Which fonts are the most common ones across different devices?

What is the most common font on different desktop and mobile devices. I need my website texts to have the same look and size on different devices.
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Traits of successful sites [closed]

I learned hard way creating websites. Once it dawned on me that we should have social networking on our sites, then another day that a mobile version is required. That we should register with Google ...
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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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Site Structure - practices

I just started working for a company and they're asking me for ways to improve the overall site design. One of the things that keeps standing out to me is their extremely odd internal file structure ...
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Is it a bad idea for our company to temporarily use a pre-made website theme?

I work at a software development company as a full time web developer. In the last year our company has seen massive growth and as a result we've kicked off the re-branding process by getting a proper ...
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What emails should I create for a web services company? [closed]

I am building a software and web services company and want to create different email account to use them in contacting my team, customers "which i do for them websites for example", users of the ...
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How to build a site that I can make regular updates with a user-friendly GUI

I need to build a site for my church with the following functionalities: The main page listing all the updates from other pages if some content is added Different content types on different pages ...
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How to tune up colors in web page

Could you advise me some techniques and tools that you use to tune up colors in a web site? The website has background and there are some images with logos. If I change the background I need to change ...
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Client asking for estimate to set up/ configure his server

I am building a web application for a client. I never set up a server using IIS. He needs me to configure the server to work with mySQL, php, and phpmyadmin. The server, is completely empty/...
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How to handle new domain names?

I have a new product which I'll call a pen ink reloader. I have a website using my products name, for example, www.inkywink.com which I want to have accessed by searches for keywords such as "pen ...
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What parts of JavaScript and jQuery are essential reading for Web Designers [closed]

As a web designer, how should I go about learning javascript and jquery? I would like to avoid duplicating my efforts and focus on whats important. I am very much confused and need a place to start.