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Jan
17
comment Is <a href=“#”>link</a> a broken link?
Don't hedge this answer with "In my opinion". It's not a matter of opinion, it's a matter of fact (and you are correct).
Dec
21
comment CSS style viewer/tester
Scrape any page you want and edit the CSS with Chrome Developer Tools, FireBug, or your other favourite dev tool.
Oct
12
comment Is it illegal to use content in such a way?
What is your jurisdiction? We have no idea if it's illegal if we don't know what laws you are governed by.
Sep
22
comment How can I force Google to re-index my site?
As a general rule, you can't force Google to do anything.
Sep
19
comment How can I block site visitors using legacy browsers
The only real reason for not supporting (different from "blocking") older browsers is that your web project not only makes use of, but requires the latest and most advanced browser to function. Is that your scenario? If so, what scripting environment are you using?
Sep
6
comment How is the hierarchy of .htm/.html/.php decided?
Nice addition, @Su'.
Sep
4
comment Access denied to visit a site without www
Why the downvote?
Aug
31
comment Access denied to visit a site without www
+1 And I added a non-redirecting alternative configuration.
Aug
30
comment Will not supporting IE or older browsers drive away potential visitors/users of my site?
One thing that struck me about his talk (as well as Stephen Woods') was was the almost every one of your users uses only one browser, and that it's only the developers that check it in a bunch of browsers. yuiblog.com/blog/2012/02/23/video-stephen-woods-html5-touch
Aug
30
comment Which tool to create a sitemap to plan a future site?
@peterpurzelbaum Many mind-mapping tools will let you do that, which is why I suggested that particular tool. (Unfortunately, I don't think The Brain does.) Perhaps try slickplan.com
Jun
26
comment Does an image's filename affect its seo?
Similar to the best practice of giving your variables descriptive names, giving page elements descriptive names can help make your code clearer.
Mar
20
comment DNS slows down on development environment
+1 If you configured /etc/hosts to point to your VM, it's not doing 5 seconds of DNS querying ;)
Mar
15
comment Best way for developers to upload files to production server
I strongly disagree with the only-one-person-can-commit-to-production methodology as it invites catastrophe. To use a common turn of phrase: if that one person goes under the bus, then what do you do? My office has a small development team, and we all have access to load-balanced production machines and it has never been the source of a problem.
Jan
26
comment Is Wordpress appropriate for building a website (not a blog)?
@LazyBadger I don't follow. The WordPress Showcase isn't a theme repository, if that's what you mean: clicking the "View Site" button next to the page thumbnail brings you to a site. Or am I missing something?
Jan
26
comment Is it possible to create a logo for your web application for Windows Phone, just like for iOS?
(I don't have an emulator to test on at this workstation) but I was going to guess that it pulls the favicon. One plus is that you can use a decently-sized image for favicons, and aren't necessarily restricted to the antiquated 32x32 favicon.ico files :)
Jan
26
comment What is an easy way for disabling a file temporary?
+1 for still being visible: the server will almost certainly just push a .txt file source to the browser, which is arguably more dangerous than actually executing (depending on what the file does).
Nov
2
comment How Many Google +1's Does a Website need in order for Google WebMaster's Tools to Show Characteristics?
@Asaph, it would have to be that, otherwise even a single +1 would reasonably be reported.
Feb
27
comment Why do non-working websites look like search indexes?
+1 for mentioning .cm; notably, OpenDNS will allow you to auto-correct .cm domains to .com as they are so widely seen to be scam typo-trawling .com wannabes.
Feb
27
comment Why do non-working websites look like search indexes?
CIRA (The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the organization that manages the .CA domain space on behalf of all Canadians) was entertaining the notion of banning this practice.