Questions tagged [web-development]

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Is storing common static pages in a database bad practice?

I am wondering whether it is bad practice to store commonly used standard static webpages such as the home page, 'contact us' page, login page, etc. in a database instead of as static files saved on ...
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How I can removie html extensions [duplicate]

I'm new at web development, I have a question, Thank you all for your answers. I made a website with HTML5 and CSS, I Published my website on my website host using FTP (FileZilla Client), But when I ...
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Firefox extensions API browser.runtime.onMessage.addListener/sendMessage error [migrated]

A simple Firefox background extension script results in an error: // test-bg.js function test_callback(...args){ console.log("test_callback() args=", JSON.stringify(args)); } async function test()...
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Web Push Notification-Message [closed]

How to send a push notification message its time the user goes online but not necessarily opens a web browser? So far my code is, which allows the user to receive a push message its time he enters ...
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Lean maintenance of a website written in static html [closed]

This is a question looking for advice. My/our non-profit website distributing a free pdf physics textbook was started over 20 years ago. The site consists of about 80 static html pages that are coded ...
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How to use a git repository to version control a whole website including databases that are made with phpmyadmin? [closed]

In the past I didn't use git and just created my web-projects local on my computer using XAMPP. By that I could create databases via phpmyadmin and simply save my other website files in the htdocs-...
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How to ensure your website displays and functions consistently across all devices? [duplicate]

Previously, I had thought Google Chrome emulation (for tablet/mobile) was fairly accurate... but the other day, I picked up a new Android device and found that it displayed much differently than the ...
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Is it acceptable to sell a website+domain without including hosting? [closed]

I recently purchased a new domain for a project that never went ahead, and I've decided I'd like to use it to build a blog site, which I plan to build up and eventually sell. I was planning on ...
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Options to deal with abandoned business website?

My client's company bought their (restaurant) business from the previous owners after it shut down over two years ago, and recently hired us for some 'light' marketing help. They never got ownership ...
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how to make a xkcd style comic website [closed]

I am new to web development and I would like to know how to make an xkcd style comic website specifically the structure. xkcd.com has a separate folder for each comic with an index.html inside, but it ...
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Mobile Web: Sliding whole page over to reveal navigation underneath

I'm making an all new mobile version of one of my sites. And I've decided that the way I want to do navigation is to have the 'hamburger' button cause the entire page to slide to the right, revealing ...
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How often should an ecommerce site break?

I've been working with some ecommerce sites for 3 years+ and throughout they have required between 10 and 40 hours developer work per month to stay running, each. They are 10+ years old, run on ...
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Dynamic data from database on google side [duplicate]

I am quite new in programming. I am here today to ask a question about dynamic data on the website. I want to create a website whose content will be managed by CMS which I will create. In the CMS ...
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Test website without domain name

I've a VPS with on IP address. WHM/cPanel installed. I want to test a website, without pointing the DNS to the new server in this test period. I can change the host file on windows, but I won't be ...
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Does replacing ad units in AdSense affect earnings due to history with the specific placements?

I created a website using blogger.com and I have AdSense ads in that website. Sometimes I remove Adsense Ads from the blogger template and create new Adsense ads to replace them. Then I noticed that ...
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Do most websites not use HTTP authentication header but something else for authentication?

https://curl.haxx.se/docs/httpscripting.html says It is worth noting that while this is how HTTP Authentication works, very many web sites will not use this concept when they provide logins etc. ...
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What should we do with URLs that are desktop only from our separate mobile site?

We have a couple of desktop pages that don't have a corresponding mobile version (while the rest of the website does). How do I handle these desktop only pages for mobile devices? Which of the ...
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Troubleshooting Google reCaptcha v.3 > Why no stats, even though icon appears on form?

I've just installed (well, a PHP programmer did it for me) Google reCaptcha (v. 3, Invisible) on a form page. The page's PHP code performs a sendmail and populates an external database upon submission....
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Browsers load actual website from external server and keep in cache [closed]

So, currently, I'm using 000webhost to host my website, but they only allow 1000 MB to store all the files for my website, which IMO is a little small. So, what I want to accomplish is something like ...
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Punycode and similar characters

How does Punycode solve (or plan to solve) the issue with identical characters? In most browsers now Punycode is disabled unless you enable it in language preferences. This works great except many ...
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How to identify the source of 301 redirect loop on a WordPress site when server side caching plugin is enabled? [closed]

Our WordPress site has developed a 301 redirect loop error when web-server caching is enabled. With server caching disabled and caching plugin installed and active the issue doesn't occur, but the ...
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How to take control of a website you own?

I have a fiend who had some one else build his website for his store. He had lost his contact with the person who made it and doesn't know who is the web host. What are his options? There is nothing ...
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Can web push be implemented, with only having control of a subdirectory of the domain? [closed]

Our website is part of a bigger enterprise website and is located in a directory, eg.: domain.com/ourdir/. We would like to implement web push notifications, using one of the many available software ...
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How to make 2 websites speak to each other

The company I work for has two websites. Website-1 is the public website with a product catalogue and Website-2 is a secure website (requires login) where our customers can buy products. The problem ...
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how do i search for certain word in a website? [closed]

Is there any way to search within a website without manually checking out every link? Suppose there is some website www.somewebsite.com and I want to search for a word in all of the pages www....
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Google Analytics is showing no visitors to website after website has been redesigned

We have recently had a website redesign, still with the same web address and host. Since launching the redesign Google Analytics has shown a huge drop in visitors, first to half and in the last three ...
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How to find out website protocol change date?

Is it any way that I can find out the date my client changed the website protocol?
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Designing a site with ads (adsense) for 4K monitors

I am in the planning stages of my new website. With the rise of 4K monitors I want to make my site appealing to people who use these larger resolutions. My site design is based on the responsive 12 ...
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Google Mobile Usability says “Content wider than screen” even though I can't reproduce that locally and X overflow is set to hidden

Unable to fix error Google Mobile Usability > Content wider than screen in Google Search Console. I have try chrome mobile layout emulator from DevTools, set width to 320px but no horizontal scroll ...
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Is it illegal/discrimination to build website without screen reader accessibility?

If I build a website and don't add screen reader tags to any of the content is that discrimination or illegal in anyway? Is it possible someone with assistive needs could potentially sue the developer ...
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SEO URL structure [duplicate]

I'm in the process of restructuring some of the content on a site (specifically the URL structure) so that it is formatted best for SEO. The section of the site that I am restructuring is a parts ...
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How can I protect my users' privacy when social share buttons may be pre-fetched?

I am making a site with privacy as one of its main topics. Subsequently, we want to make privacy a concern, by minimizing privacy violations for visitors of my site. (In this crazy world that is the ...
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Single-Page vs Multi-Page and Server-Side vs Client-Side

I am currently researching the benefits and disadvantages of SPA (Single-Page Applications) vs MPA (Multi-Page Applications). Having established that MPA is more suitable for my project, I proceeded ...
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SEO on moving to subdomains because of franchise

So I own a VR arcade in one location and had www.vr-world.se and had good SEO with it. Now I'm opening a new store I've changed to gbg.vr-world.se and sodra.vr-world.se I'm just worried this might ...
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Developing an online platform for generating text logos [closed]

I'm trying to develop a online platform which will automatically generates text logos when the text inputs by user. I searched many ways to find some resources to starting my task. but couldn't found ...
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Web standard/convention for light/dark themeing of a website? [closed]

The option to switch between a light and a dark theme is getting more and more popular. However, every site implements this feature differently. It could be useful for power users to have a global ...
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Why Using sha or likewise key in file or Image Urls? [closed]

As I'm new and do not have much insight about security what I have found while scraping websites using scrapy and such tools is that most of the websites like google while naming there image or other ...
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Affiliate networks: what work do they involve on my store?

I run a fairly successful online store. I would like to join an affiliate network to drive more traffic to my site, and I would like to know what sort of technical effort this involves. Let's say ...
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Affiliate networks: how are they implemented?

How do affiliate networks work, at a technical level? I am an experienced web developer, so no need to simplify. My current project has required me to do some research in the world of affiliate ...
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Legal Ramifications Of Constantly Checking A Website

Lets say you write a script that checks a URL every few seconds, but on the website there is a counter for how many times a person visits the site. As a side effect of you checking the site, this ...
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Deterministic hash function without storing secret keys

I am developing an application that allows users to post things anonymously yet comment on posts with their name and profile picture. I want to create a method of data storage that makes it impossible ...
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How to host multiple countries website on single domain? [duplicate]

I would like to use single domain for multiple countries web site. So, instead of using second level domain for each country like: us.mysite.com uk.mysite.com fr.mysite.com de.mysite.com I would ...
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Future In Web Dev. And web designing [closed]

What is the future in Web Dev. And designing
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Looking for a visual website editor that lets me import my existing site [closed]

A company I work for has a static HTML website that's already built (custom coded using Bootstrap 3 framework), and now they'd like for non-tehnical people to be able to edit it too, using a visual ...
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Can we transfer are whole data from are old website to new one? [closed]

hell I had Made The New website Of My Organisation, My Old Website used to Crash every day. Then I had Changed my Website. Now I Want All My Old Data On My New Website. Is this Possibly. if Yes then ...
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How can I demo a site to a client without using a public server?

I'm looking for ways to show a demo site to a client who's not able to be in the same room as me, without using a public server. For this particular situation, I've been fixing up an old site I had ...
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How to make a 'sign-up for newsletter'? [closed]

Can anyone please help on how to make a sign-up for newsletter for for a website using Html and Css
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Would multiple images with the same alt text as the page name be keyword stuffing?

In a page I have three or four images that have same alt tag as of my page name. Could Google consider that to be keyword and penalize my site? Is it good practice to include page name in alt tag? ...
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Can I use a cart software like shopify with my custom website?

I'm sure there is an obvious answer to this question, but can't seem to find it. I'm building a custom site for a client (html/php) and need to have a web store on it. Building a web store from ...
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how to handle email signup when the same email is pending approval

How do i handle multiple signups with the same email, while email confirmation is still pending? Here are my tables user uid - bigint primary key uname - varchar 255 unique uemail - varchar ...