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There is no standard, despite most developers assume 1024x768 as standard. There is a CSS grid system named 960grid which assumes the body width as 960px, then breaks columns in 96 columns with 10px, or 80 with 12px. The problem is: PC screens are getting bigger and bigger always, slowly in some regions but are. In the other hand, at tech-tops, you have ...


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I am surprised that no one else has thought to mention browser size by google. As for standards: 80% of viewers can handle up to 1000px width, but the ones that can handle more than 1000px width often don't. With wide screen monitors many people will align their windows to half the screen. Now that Win7 supports drag-n-dock, it's likely it will become even ...


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Email activation doesn't stop automated registration and it's generally a nuisance for the user. Amazon is in the business of making it as easy as possible for you to register and drill down through their checkout structure so you pay them. An email activation system is just a speed bump with no worthwhile purpose. What does Amazon care if you didn't ...


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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 ...


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Actually, Linotype does offer a Neue Helvetica font that's licensed for web use. Web-safe Alternatives But if you don't want to pay for the web license, the obvious web-safe alternatives to Helvetica Neue are Helvetica and Arial. If you simply use sans-serif, it'll default to the user's platform's default sans serif font, which is typically: Helvetica ...


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As a developer that works closely with designers, here's what I like to see: Photoshop images of the different design styles. Usually, sites have two or three major design styles (often a front page, and everything else, sometimes a third for forms or blogs or whatever). I'd like one for each style. Preferably, with the layers optimized (that is, if you ...


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First of all, not all browsers will redirect when given a Location header. Second, not all browsers will redirect with Javascript because it is disabled. Third, not all browsers will support the meta-refresh tags. Any of these cases is probably very rare so it probably won't matter. But even if it does, you can overlap all of these methods I think. The way ...


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The trend is moving towards 'responsive web design' rather than liquid layouts measured in percentages. CSS3 introduced media queries, which allow you to serve different styles depending on device resolution, without needing to resort to Javascript, so this makes it far more flexible when designing for multiple devices. Ethan Marcotte is the person who ...


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Since rewriting URLs happens on the server side neither users nor search engines are aware of it. Where it gets to be an issue is if it is done improperly and the same content can be accessed using more then one URL. This causes your website to have duplicate content which is is considered low quality by Google. This is where their Panda algorithm comes into ...


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If you have zero experience with CMSes and/or are not an experienced programmer then I highly recommend using Wordpress as your CMS. Wordpress is very capable as a CMS, is very easy to use, and you're already familiar with is as there is very little difference between the hosted version and the self-hosted version. You can also choose from a plethora of ...


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As an interim solution there's nothing wrong with it strictly speaking, but I would suggest putting some effort into the selection process and finding something that won't immediately get recognized as "that theme I see all the time." A decent-looking pre-built theme is still going to be better than an ugly custom site. You didn't say how you'd be building ...


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There are several options. You could use an industry standard such as FontLab Studio which is indeed expensive or other freeware alternatives: Font Struct FontForge BitFontMaker2


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This is a bit tricky to answer. There are obviously some big differences between displaying your page offline to online (in your test server). All URL paths (root-relative, absolute and even relative) are going to be different depending on your setup. Content-Type headers (normally sent from the server) could differ, so files are interpreted differently, ...


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This presumes you've installed plone already. The instructions for FunnelWeb say The simplest way to install is via a buildout recipe (see zc.buildout) [buildout] parts += funnelweb [funnelweb] recipe = funnelweb crawler-url=http://www.whitehouse.gov ploneupload-target=http://admin:admin@localhost:8080/Plone $> buildout init $> bin/buildout ...


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I always send a redirect in the response header with the proper HTTP status code (e.g. 301 or 302 - see http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html ), which results in an immediate redirect. I'm not aware of any good technical reasons why someone would display a "please wait while you're redirected page".


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Are there any situations that absolutely require redirection like this, ultimately annoying the user, and what are the technical reasons behind them? The most common intent (generally in the case of a request which creates a new record in a database, processes a payment transaction, etc) is the prevention of duplicate requests should the user hit the ...


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No, using display: table, display: table-row, and display: table-cell would not be as bad as using <table> tags. The reason for that is that HTML is a semantic language, meaning that the tags used should describe the content that is within. In this case, CSS can be used to describe to the browser how the data should be presented, and since the ...


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Hmm... I think aside cool design you should also think on usability. Long lists tires anyone. My suggestion, if possible under your implementation, is to paginate results, showing just 20-50 results per page, in alphabetical order. Simple, gives you a breathe in layout, and any person can use easily.


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I assume that you don't have particularly strong development experience (if this is an incorrect assumption, give me a rundown of your development background, and I may be able to provide more targeted advice). If you have some initial capital, you can probably source it out. Depending on the complexity of the initial build, it shouldn't be too hard to get a ...


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I agree that previous needs to be on the left and next on the right. You can probably find many sites that use that convention as evidence. One way of getting round the objection about screen readers is to place them the other way in the HTML and then use CSS floats so that they look the way you want (previous - next) on the screen. I see less and less ...


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You could just use these Unicode characters: ☐ U+2610, Ballot box ☑ U+2611, Ballot box with check ☒ U+2612, Ballot box with X See, no images needed!


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My personal opinion is that it's OK, assuming: You explicitly get the client's permission beforehand. I think it's presumptuous and unprofessional to just put your name on a design that has been commissioned by a paying client. That design and website is their property. You may have a clause in the contract that allows you to put the design in your ...


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You need to convert the "Arimo" font to a web-font with a converter like http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface/generator. Your CSS references the Arimo font. Since the font is not available via CSS, it's attempting to load it locally. Most people won't have Arimo installed, so will see a default font instead.


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You will never find an application that does the job perfectly but their are some PDF to HTML convertors online that can convert simple to fairly complex PDF designs. The other option would be to pay a designer to take the PDF design and make it into a friendly HTML design that works as intended, AI/PDF/SVG > HTML convertors are not perfect and sometimes ...


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You could have a look for some kind of PDF to HTML converter and perhaps this question on Stackoverflow might help? However, I have not tried something like this myself and I would be very sceptical as to the quality of the HTML/CSS produced. An automated tool might be able to make it look acceptable, but there is a lot more to creating a web page than ...


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If you're using WordPress, wptouch is awesome. See: https://www.bravenewcode.com/store/plugins/wptouch-pro/ Other than that, there are a lot of really good development frameworks emerging for mobile applications; two good ones are cssgrid (Fluid-width http://cssgrid.net/) and Less Framework (http://lessframework.com/).


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It does not pay to fight clients on UI - this is generally the one aspect of the project which the client feels he or she knows best about, particularly if he or she will be using the interface. Share your reservations and then implement exactly as requested - time will tell if the client reneges on his or her judgment call, but I can assure you that only ...


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As others have said, there is no standard to this type of thing. Although, here are a few tips that will either make or brake your website: I've always used either percentages or a worst-case-scenario build: smallest screen resolution that you're going to commonly come across is 800x600, and even that is rare. Anything below that is probably on a mobile ...


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THIS ANSWER IS FOR THE NON-DEVELOPER ONLY, so take this into account before you vote me down. Most everyone on this website is farther advanced than us in the tech department though wanted to publish this response for the few that may find this handy, due to also being severely tech challenged. JFYI. For our Drupal Websites: We currently have a 3-stage ...


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Shauna covered it nicely. In addition... I am given a Photoshop PSD file with all layers named and in relevant groups e.g. header, footer. For sub pages or pop up content in the site the designer sorts the different layouts into Layer Groups. So basically everything is in the one file. They also give me a folder of PNG's of each layout with the name ...



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