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CSS, short for Cascading Style Sheets, is a language used to control the presentation (including colors, layout, and fonts) of HTML and XHTML documents.

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Is it possible to change all instances of a css color in Chrome's developer tools? [closed]

Within a website I'm managing, it's necessary to see how a color change affects the site on a global level. I know that I can use the inspector, find the element, and change the css color there and ...
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Fetch as Google huge margin on top and bottom [closed]

My website has recently started dropping in Google rankings so I started checking out Webmaster Tools. Weird thing is when I used Fetch as Google with render, I noticed huge margins on the top and ...
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Understanding Google App Engine Pricing for Websites ~ Should I change to dedicated website hosting? [duplicate]

I'm currently debugging U.I. code and writing articles for an analytical website that I plan to launch by the end of 2016. My concerns in regards to promoting the site is that, if it gains traction, I'...
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When is eliminating render-blocking CSS worth it?

We wanted to follow the PageSpeed Insights CSS recommendations and separate critical and deferred CSS. To that end we read lots of posts and recommendations, such as Optimize CSS Delivery and ...
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How much recyling CSS makes my website faster?

I'll give you two examples to clarify what I'm trying to say. Example 1: p { font-family: Arial; } #id1 { font-family: Arial; } .class1 { font-family: Arial; } #id2 { font-family: Arial; } ....
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Why would my website suddenly require absolute URLs for CSS?

So for months on this site I've had paths to my CSS files that look like: /css/syles.css and they've worked fine. Today I updated the file and saw my changes weren't being reflected in the browser. ...
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Is px a good unit to use in css? [closed]

When styling a website we have to deal with screen sizes and we normally size elements using px unit. I use bootstrap and there as well we have media queries to control at what screen size we should ...
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Printable characters between two links. How to legally hide so my page still appears correctly?

Once again, I'm trying to follow standards... Here's another issue. On one page of my site, I have a grid of clickable images. In HTML code, the grid is partly as follows, and the images are ...
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Displaying one version of webpage in SERP's based on screen resolution

For each page on my site with a mobile equivalent, I use the following HTML tag on the desktop version: <link rel="alternate" href="(mobile)" media="only screen and (max-width:500px)"> and I ...
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Using Easy Google Fonts plugin to override theme header: How can I find the right selector?

I'm using the theme which has inherited its' style from the theme Wallstreet for WordPress and I cannot find the selector to use with Google fonts plugin that will let me change the font face for the ...
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Does styling links in the same way as non-clickable text affect seo?

I have a web design where a elements looks exactly like p elements. Pages may have many links so I want the links to look similar to normal text for readability reasons. Does this affect SEO in any ...
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Is it better for SEO to use margin or padding around images?

I'm trying to style the distance of text around images and I've experimented with margin and padding. For testing purposes I tried 100px around images and what I have seen is that with padding the ...
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Can CSS cause a hyperlink to become inactive? [closed]

Please excuse me if this is the wrong site to post this type of issue to. However, after examining all of the Stack Exchange websites, this looked like the best one to post my question to: I came ...
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Each of my media queries is getting a parse error when I try to validate css

I am trying to validate a css file. Every one of my media queries is getting a parse error. I have checked and I do not have any missing curly brackets, colons, or semi-colons. I also set the W3C ...
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Inline CSS on Header Tag

Does putting inline CSS on a heading element such as <h1> and <h2> affect SEO? If so, how?
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Is scroll bar included in the browser viewport width?

Wondering for CSS purposes if the scroll bar is included in the viewport width? Specifically I'm thinking about calculating the sizes for img srcset. For example, would I need to account for it by ...
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Will underlying content (hidden by z-index until exposed by user action) be ignored by Google?

In my web app the application itself will take up most of the screen estate (the pink layer in the below picture), while the about page (the blue layer) is hidden below it, thanks to z-index. If the ...
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What's bootstrap.css and why and how is it used [closed]

I've seen so many templates having this bootstrap.min.css file which also was like 125kbs. What is it used for?
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Can images be combined using the clip CSS Property while still maintaining image SEO and semantics?

I have two images in my web page. Actually there are 20 but I want to keep things simple: <div> <img src="apple.png" alt="Apple" /> <img src="orange.png" alt="Orange" /> &...
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Thoughts on situating a mobile-only conversion form?

I have a Drupal 7 site. In desktop display, the site contains a sidebar contact form and in most mobile displays, this form goes down below the webpages and buffering between them and the footer (that'...
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Does bootstrap hidden-sm effect SEO consequences

So hiding text can be seen by Google as a black hat SEO trick, that's what I have read on many articles out there. So when a user is viewing my website on their mobile, There are usually a few things ...
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Does Google care about code formatting?

TLDR; Does Google care how code is formatted? Background I work in an agency. One developer is trying to convince the other to put line-breaks between rules in his css file: .class { width:100%; ...
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How do browsers handle multiple font-faces, when their source is the same?

I know that using multiple different fonts with font-face has a considerable performance implication if the website is already resource extensive, particularly on mobile (although less so, now that ...
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Can 'crumbs' in a long line of breadcrumbs (using Schema.org) be removed for smaller screen sizes?

Let's say I have a page with 5 breadcrumbs; on a desktop, this looks fine but when viewed on a phone, the crumbs wrap to the next line. If I'm wanting the crumbs to fit into one nice clean line, am I ...
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Is there a performance difference between background-size:cover and background-size:100% auto?

I know what the difference is between background-size: cover and background-size: 100% auto. I'm curious if there is a performance difference between the two and which one would be preferred?
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What units to use in responsive design?

So I am really at loss which units to adopt when developing responsive layouts. Some say use viewport units. Other people say use rem. Other say use media queries and pixel ratio. So what unit is the "...
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Can randomly named CSS classes hurt rankings?

My website uses random words for CSS classes. For example: gruig. Now I'm little scared that this might somehow lower our Google rankings. Will it?
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Which web font supports all languages?

I have a site which has fonts of all languages but most of the fonts don't support most of the languages other than English. Is there any font that supports all the languages? It will be OK if it is ...
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Hide text ONLY for screen readers

The WCAG says it can be done by aria-hidden tag, but I've read it's not working at many screen readers. Can't get how display:none can help to hide some text only for screen readers (=visible to ...
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ASP.NET multilingual through cookie/URL - Google sees one version

Our website is multilingual and works through cookies/URL www.amlik.com/ar/ www.amlik.com/en/ The problem we are facing is Google sees only the arabic (default version of our site) even when ...
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First I'm told to avoid table for layout and now using floats is bad for mobile?

I ran my mobile home page through the website validator at: https://validator.w3.org/ and it complains that: The CSS style sheet contains rules referencing the position, display or float properties ...
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How to define the background color of this side menu? [closed]

I've added a side menu successfully but when i want to change the color of it it doesn't work. The mid of the menu is still another grey and i dont know what to do. Tried to add style="background-...
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Does changing strong element CSS styling affect SEO?

<strong> HTML elements have default black and bold CSS styling. I want my strong elements to have light blue background, have blue as font color and underline strokes. But does changing the ...
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What consumes less resources on the client side, an animation with gif or CSS?

What is better for the client side, an animated gif or the same animation done as a sequence of images with CSS ?
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How to calculate in CSS? [closed]

I want to make CSS like this Width : 80%; Height : (width-30%); but I do not know, in order to measure height: width-30%. I've been using calc() but still can not
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SEO and the use of ellipsis CSS property

I have a Q&A service and in every question details page, there is a section named "related questions". Every question in there has the title and the initial lines of the answer. We are limiting ...
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For SEO of the company name, should we use a logo with alt text or a company name div replaced in CSS with an image?

Which of these alternatives would be the less negative to Google search engine? <h1> <a href="#" title="Company Name"> <img src="img/logo.png" alt="Logo" title="Company ...
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How to deny direct access to font files used in CSS?

I have a website that displays texts with unique, copyrighted fonts. I use a CSS file with "font-face" elements (see the example below) and I store the font files in a folder called "type". I would ...
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How does the Media Query apply to smartphone resolutions?

With the launch of new iPhone 6 Plus with a resolution of 1920x1080 px, it got me thinking how is this resolution different from the screen widths we UI developers define in our CSS in media-query ...
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If I used CSS to size an image, would google understand the new size?

Say I have this html code (replace x and y with actual numbers): <html> <head> <style> IMG {width: 100%;height: auto; max-width:xpx; max-height:ypx;} </style> &...
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Tradeoffs around using a query string vs embedding version number in the CSS/JS files [duplicate]

I was reading articles and forum posts about using version numbers in CSS/JS files. http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2008/08/23/revving-filenames-dont-use-querystring/ http://www.particletree.com/...
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Ä Umlaut-dots too close to the letter in Firefox

In Mac-FF 41 (and 40) the Umlaut-dos of the letter Ä are rendered too close to the rest of the letter, as it shows in the picture below. In other Browsers however (Chrome, Safari) the type renders ...
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Mobile Google Chrome Not Resizing Responsive Website

I am new to designing responsive websites which are done in pure PHP and CSS, and I am not using any CMS like wordpress. I am using @media screen and (max-width:....) for the responsive design only (...
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Do loading screens positioned above site content harm SEO?

I use a white div covering all screen before the page loads on a website. Will this hurt my Google Search position? It's not like I'm hiding links on purpose, and I've seen loading screens on many ...
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Is there any good reason for two CSS files to @import each other?

I'm working on some critical style revisions for a client's WordPress site that was designed by another team. The CSS seems to be a tangled mess. One of the idiosyncrasies I've found is that the ...
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Does image dimensions outside image tag also slow page loading?

I am using height and width for images in css before img tag (css in same page header) so I think there is no need to set dimensions in img tag. But when I checked speed in different online tools, ...
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Do I really need to support older browsers?

When an automatic update hits Windows, it updates all software to the latest, stable version. When you update Linux, it does the same. Why should I worry about writing code for older browsers when ...
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Googlebot couldn't get all resources for this page

When I fetch and render it is showing partial. It looks fine. The same way Google sees it is the same way visitors see it. The reason for this is that I've added BuySellaAd codes in a widget onto my ...
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My site breaks on specific resolutions

It is all started here : How Google decided how websites will look to my visitors? Google told me that my site looks bad for my visitors and "Barnettt" answered me that it is happening in specific ...
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Images as hyperlinks and SEO implications

I manage several websites, one of which is an e-commerce site with a lot of images. At the top of some product category pages, there are image links to specific products (think image banners). I am ...

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