Hot answers tagged

20

Mobile internet use is widely predicted to exceed desktop usage within a couple of years from now, so some sort of mobile optimisation should be a serious consideration for any business. In many ways, this is especially true for small, localised businesses: predictably enough, a lot of mobile searches tend to be focused on finding things nearby - think of ...


12

The idea behind is to give an optimal browsing experience to your visitor regardless of the device. As the number of your visitors that use a mobile device will almost likely increase instead of decrease it makes totally sense to go that route. There's a number affordable (not to say cheap) themes out there for Blogs and CMS you can immediately try out and ...


10

There's a great tool at http://www.webpagetest.org/ which allows you to measure the loading speed of a site. You can choose from a list of locations to test from and there are a few in the UK.


8

Usability, and consistency. Usability: In order for your users to use your site the most efficiently, you must think of every situation possible that they might think of. Predicting what the user will want and delivering it to them before they are even there is good usability. Providing multiple locations for a perma-link allows for Stack Exchange to be ...


7

http://loads.in/ I haven't used the monitoring features, but it does have a great load time tool, which you can choose different browsers and countries to test from.


7

You need a website certificate when you need to protect your user's data against eavesdropping in transit. To protect against this, people typically use HTTPS instead of HTTP. For HTTPS the server presents a certificate to the client, the client decides whether to trust that the server is who it claims to be by checking that the certificate has been signed ...


7

I have disabled the right click button of mouse Don't do this. There are valid uses for right-click that you are blocking in addition to (not) protecting your code. All you'll do is annoy everybody while doing absolutely nothing to stop the people who know enough to try and steal your code in the first place.


7

It's impossible to prevent your Javascript from being "stolen" because the code is served to the browser. To answer your specific points: 1. I have disabled the right click button of mouse This will have absolutely no effect. No one will ever try to steal code using right click (heck, right click doesn't give access to anything in a browser anyway). So ...


6

If your website requires users to login to access the content, then nothing beyond the log-in form will be accessible to Google and other search engines (unless you mistakenly expose it). They can't complete authentication, but you may want to consider a more restrictive approach. In terms of the domain result in Google still showing the GoDaddy ...


6

Maybe to let people go to the most recent version in case they are looking at a mirror? Also, I click on question titles here as a "safe refresh". Not necessary on Stack Overflow, but on some other sites an F5 will give you nasty "Do you want to POST again" alerts (or double submit).


6

There are few ways to import CSV into MySQL DB: 1. Manually using phpMyAdmin -- select DB, table and choose "Import". 2. MySQL can even use CSV as database storage engine (work with CSV file directly) -- but this is not recommended to use it extensively as performance is not that great -- but enough for reading data from it occasionally. The CSV file has ...


6

Take a look at Diaspora (https://joindiaspora.com/)


5

The usual rules of SEO apply to one page sites as multi-page sites since SEO is mostly per page as opposed to per site. This includes a proper <title> tag, <h1> tag, etc. What your main issue is going to be is a lack of interlinked pages. Internal links are very valuable stuff and often overlooked in SEO. But they do transfer PageRank (for ...


5

Offering the source code for download is enough. You're not required to give users the ability to modify the source code in your hosted version. This has always been the case. The 'freedom to modify and run' does not signify a freedom to modify and run source code on a machine the user neither owns nor has admin access to. There's some clarification of the ...


5

Make sure to put emphasis on perfecting your <title>, <meta>, and <h1> tags. Thats about all you can do on-site. You might also want to look into Dublin Core and Open Graph tags to give search engine's some more context. If you want more gritty details, there are sites available that will generate complete reports for you (WooRank comes to ...


5

There's no other choice than to get your name out there! You need inbound links to your site, try to reach out to bloggers to talk about your site, start your own blog and talk and link to it. Get on social medias: Facebook Pages, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Remember to fill out information about your web site. Search for your keywords and check the ...


5

I am not sure what your goal is but it sounds like you want to game the search engines and I think that is a waste of time. Sure it might work for a while but Google made 500+ algorithm updates in 2011. If you have something that actually offers value to people then make it available/visible. Tell people about it, make it easy for them to bookmark and ...


4

The technique you're looking for is called responsive design, utilizing CSS3, this approach allows the content layout and text sizing to change according to the user's browser window size or the screen resolution of their chosen device. Here are a few resources/links/ideas:- CSS Tricks is a great example of responsive design in action SpeckyBoy magazine ...


4

The simplest way to accomplish your task is to: Create a second page aka. "About Timer Tab". There you do not spam, but put your site mission in clear and concise manner. Provide meaningful link to the homepage with proper keyword from about page. Have some valuable resources link to you from their review, e.g. ...


4

Note that having this sort of sub-federal jurisdiction above the level of a municipality happens in many countries, not just in the US (e.g Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico...) To answer your question, you (modiX) need to understand why one would ask for the state (or province or territory). There are two primary reasons: If you need to use ...


4

Trac (Python) Traq (PHP) Redmine (Ruby/Rails)


3

Start with the basics: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If anything you'll want to create a few simple pages consisting of just raw HTML, then enhance them using CSS. Once you've gotten a basic feel and understanding for these two go ahead and jump into JavaScript. Yet, there really is no set of books or resources to help you learn better than all the information ...


3

MailChimp


3

I would say that you'd be better off, from a marketing point of view, having nameofmyapp.com, it will be easier for people to find and remember and looks more professional.


3

I think it's important to first realize that "responsive design" (RD) is a buzz-term (if I put Width:100% to an element I have a RD right there, to exaggerate) and therefor its importance appear more important than it really is as in the end it's conditional as everything else. Is it necessary to implement RD? To answer that you will need to state some ...


3

Have you looked at InfoPath? It has a GUI form designer, can handle scripting, can handle permissions... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_InfoPath


3

http://www.ourwebftp.com/ They have a free non-commercial use or a $39 license. http://www.ourwebftp.com/dl.php is the download page for those! Good luck and I hope this helps you. Before you spend time here is the feature's list: FLEXIBLE FILE LISTING Filter file listing with wildcards Split file listing in pages Sort files by name, size and date ...


3

Is there some reason this is important enough to have become an argument? (eg. Client is needing to "justify" budget to someone above him, does it change your billing, etc.) The lines have gotten blurred enough in some use cases that it's pretty pointless, really. If I had to play along, I'd actually say neither and call it a "web app" where, as Nathaniel ...


3

Although you are developing for mobile web, for sure it's a site not an app. Apps are actual applications that are downloaded and installed on your mobile device, rather than being rendered within a browser. For a more comperative explanation please refer to: http://hswsolutions.com/services/mobile-web-development/mobile-website-vs-apps/



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible