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Jun
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comment “Thank you for posting. Please stand by while you are redirected.” Needed?
So in summary, this pattern is only necessary if you need to track your users' actions on the website?
Jun
2
comment “Thank you for posting. Please stand by while you are redirected.” Needed?
Am I reading you correctly in that calling PHP's header() function might actually be ignored? This worries me greatly. I was already aware about the HTML and JS redirection methods and how they are less reliable, but I never actually thought a server-side-sent HTTP header could actually be ignored.
Dec
29
comment Should meta descriptions be unique for each page?
Some web browsers store the page description as part of their bookmarking functionality.
Dec
29
comment Quoting people for website dev. work
It seems bizarre to be charging by the hour for freelance work.
Dec
3
comment Creative ways to display long lists
This is the correct answer. There's simply no other solution other than pagination for showing large result sets.
Dec
1
comment CSS equal height divs with padding
This question might be better asked on doctype.com.
Nov
26
comment The best web hosting option to start off on
Not to mention Dreamhost starts you off with SVN already set up.
Nov
26
comment The best web hosting option to start off on
I've had nothing but nightmares with Godaddy.
Nov
25
comment Modernizing traditional Marriage Application Web Form
I'm in favor of the "First Spouse/Second Spouse" suggestion because "same sex" doesn't also take into account transgendered people. Not to mention that as an LGBT person myself, I wouldn't be impressed if I had to check a separate flag in a form or survey, making me feel like I'm not being treated as equally as other clients. In all my websites I've never forced users to disclose gender.
Nov
24
comment Clarify “canonical” word: Can someone please list the various uses of this word in SEO context, and point out correct or incorrect uses of it?
Related answer: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/5376/… Edit: If anyone is knowledgeable about this subject, I'd also like to know how the canonical fits in when doing pagination or sorting. If the pages are showing the same content, but in different order, is it really the same page?
Nov
22
comment Are there any cross-operating-system, cross-browser bugs of which web-programmers should be aware?
Yep. Input elements tend to differ in size/shape/appearance greatly between even mac and windows versions of the same browser.
Nov
17
comment PageRank: will links pointing to pages protected by robots.txt still count?
Are you asking whether or not you should be disallowing user functions in robots.txt, such as log in, log out, profile, etc.? Because I don't see how it's "shooting yourself in the foot" to link to your own login page. I guess the only conclusion is that there's no reason to disallow search engines from indexing the login page.
Nov
16
comment SEO: adding an unecessary description key in dynamic url is it good or not?
@Marco Demaio Having a unique string field doesn't mean you can't also have the regular numeric primary key.
Nov
16
comment SEO: adding an unecessary description key in dynamic url is it good or not?
Related reading: webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/5376/… to deal with SEO problems relating to URL rewriting.
Nov
16
comment SEO: adding an unecessary description key in dynamic url is it good or not?
I too use my own framework and I would like to get rid of the numeric ID so I'm wondering how you implement this. Are you performing a database query on any request that goes into the /product/ "folder", or do you have some kind of hash table that is constantly updated whenever you C/R/U/D products?
Nov
16
comment SEO: adding an unecessary description key in dynamic url is it good or not?
"I'm not interested in rewriting any url here and to whoever is an url-rewrite-addict I would suggest to read this Google official article." There's nothing wrong with URL rewriting if done correctly. I would go so far as to say that if you wish to have readable URLs, query strings should be eliminated entirely unless that item requires pagination or result sorting.
Nov
12
comment SEO and Changeable-But-Optional URL's
I just tried editing the title for this question. Stack exchange now shows <link rel="canonical" href="http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/5376/seo-and-changeable-but-‌​optional-urls">, which is the current url, not the original url. I guess I'll go along with this.
Nov
12
comment SEO and Changeable-But-Optional URL's
Thanks! I'll look into the rel="canonical" thing. I do have one further concern, however. Shouldn't the "canonical" be simply the URL with ONLY the question ID since the title is mutable (like for permalinks)? If your page shows up in Google search would it chop off the title from the end if your canonical is only the question ID?
Nov
12
comment SEO and Changeable-But-Optional URL's
The "description" part of the URL is irrelevant. As long as you have the correct question ID you can get to the same question no matter what the description is, or if you leave it blank. So there are no 404 headers, it's just that the same page could be potentially accessed by multiple URL's.
Nov
5
comment What's the best way to version CSS and JS URLs?
Doesn't using the GET-argument require serving the stylesheet with some kind of server side script (And it would no longer be static)?