Questions tagged [web-development]

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Building a new website in the year 2020 - which platform to use?

In the year 2020, which platform should I use to build a business website? Assuming I am very technical and my business needs are: - Blog - The website should be built according to specific graphical ...
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Website redirects to a different site. I have tried multiple things and can't figure it out [closed]

The website is I own both websites and are on the same server. webproof is not used and i have deleted it. but it seems that iproof transfers to webproof still. Things I have tried. 1. moving iproof ...
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A question implementing a movie recommender [closed]

First of all I apologize if posting such thing is against the rules here, but I did a Google research, and actually did lots of it, however couldn't get the answer I wanted and wouldn't know where to ...
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How can a file download link download an old file that doesn't exist?

Early last year, I created a website that parses a CSV file and parses / displays it in a certain way for internal use. One page of this website provides an upload / download function so that the CSV ...
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Volunteer Web Application to Connect People [closed]

Apologies if this is in the wrong place, please move or suggest a move if appropriate. I have some free time on my hands for the foreseeable future. In order to help people in the current climate I ...
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Can any website use “add to home screen” features?

I'm trying to figure out a way to enable an add to home screen (A2HS) prompt from a normal website. Most of the tutorials and solutions I've found are meant for progressive web apps (PWAs). Are ...
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My website disappeared from Google search [duplicate]

My website disappeared from Google search. GODADDY is my domain host. I do not know if it has anything to do with GODADDY. My GD subscription is on a 3 year term and there is still 1 more year before ...
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Is it safe if I use the same Google Recaptcha site key and secret key on 2 different servers?

I have 2 servers, staging server and production server. Server staging is used for testing my website. While the production server is for live website Now I use the same site key and secret key for ...
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Why does Chrome show 304 in Response Headers section but 200 in Status code?

Why does Chrome show 304 in Response Headers section but 200 in Status code? Why doesn't it show 304 in Status code (BTW, that is NOT 200 memory cache.)? If it shows 200 I can't know it is ...
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Lazy Loading Images and Source Code

I have a question in regards to lazy-loading. To improve our site speed, we would like to convert all the images on our website to be lazily loaded. My question is since the images that are lazily ...
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Are these lines doing anything in my .htaccess or can I take them out?

After migrating a site to a new server, I'm cleaning up my .htaccess file. In between my browser caching instructions and the super cache plugin instructions, I found this: <IfModule mod_expires....
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Headless CMS – why is it better than a simple database connection?

Ok, I read plenty of articles on headless/decoupled CMS systems, however I can't wrap my head around how it should be better than a simple database connection. From what I got so far, the main ...
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How To Redirect Fb.me To Any Website?

Is it possible to redirect fb.me for example fb.me/companyname to a different web domain altogether other than the Facebook page? I've been investigation about this for a while now as to how it's ...
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Hreflang Strategy

I have a very complex question and would like to get some help from advanced webmasters and SEO specialists :) I have a website in both English 'website.com' and in Chinese 'website.com/cn' I've ...
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What is Script Evaluation?

"Reduce JavaScript Execution Time" is one of the generated issues Lighthouse can detect auditing any URL. Sometimes it's reporting a specific file is taking a lot of time in Script Evaluation phase. ...
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Use .htaccess/SSH/Cpanel to prevent a specific part of a specific PHP script from being processed

I have a website built with MediaWiki CMS which I host on a CentOS based Apache "shared server environment" (SiteGround) in which I can partially control Apache by: .htaccess files SSH Some Cpanel ...
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Has anyone ever got in legal trouble for not having those horrific “cookie warnings” on their site? [duplicate]

I know about some idiotic EU "law" that made every damn website add the most obnoxious garbage ever: a huge "warning" about how they are "using cookies", which doesn't let you do anything until you "...
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How to search and retain news data for the purpose of curation without any copyright issues

I am currently using The Bing News Search API with Rakuten RapidAPI in order to get news articles and curate them on my site. However, I just read the API's display requirements which has restrictions ...
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Showing other products with my website link [duplicate]

I have a website named Innvokraft which is a single-page website. When I try to find the website using the site link I got the other products links as shown below Link 1 Link 2 and you can see ...
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Will Google index all the forum topics if they share one PHP file and use URL parameters?

So there is a website which is has dozens of themes e.g.-> cats Ford birds NASA... U get the point. And then every theme has a unique topic. cats ->> Topic1, Topic2,..... Ford->> Topic1, Topic2,.....
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Abrupt drop in ranking, does google tell me why? [duplicate]

The Google ranking of my website has dropped from 1st to 60th. I am aware that performance is lacking, but why the sudden drop? Does Google tell you why?
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How to prevent Chrome from showing “🛈 Not secure” for my website in the URL bar? [duplicate]

I have uploaded my website in my IIS using static IP. whenever I access it from local or remote it was showing "not secure". How do I resolve this issue?
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In robots.txt - what are the directives from WBCPBlocker

On this site's robots.txt there is a comment preceding many rows of directives blocking SEO tool bots and was wondering if someone could decipher it for me. There's the standard User-agent: * Allow:...
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How does the base URL of a website show the contents of home.php?

My server only contains some files like home.php, this.php, that.php, etc. But when I type my website (example.com), how does it show the contents of example.com/home.php?
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Need help setting canonical within PHP

First, I want to preface that I am not very good with php so I am looking for some guidance. I'm working on a website using Dreamweaver that is being accessed through .davaccess each php page has ...
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Recover from an SEO report with lots of issues or start over with a site that hasn't yet been found by search engines?

I am hosting an unhealthy WP site from which I was only supposed to receive the theme. Instead it includes content that I foolishly corrected rather than restructuring the site for SEO and friendly UI....
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Phone number on wordpress website magically being changed to different number

I have a very strange problem on the website of a client of mine. It's a wordpress website I have designed with a child theme of the Leisure theme. I have coded a couple of simple plugins to suit ...
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Inserting a shortcode to render a form in a custom built website [closed]

I'm putting together a specification to built a custom site, it will incorporate amongst other things a form and number of pages. However when built there should be little need to create further pages ...
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Can I run multiple sites with customized look and feel from a single code base and database?

I want to create a main website say, www.myweb.example which has the main functionality such as admin panels, db's etc. Then I want to offer clients a customised front-end (change of css and logo) ...
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who defines SOAP protocol?

A further follow up of my earlier question: Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications? so I understand that SOAP is an application layer messaging ...
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Are SOAP based web services meant to be used only with non-browser based applications?

From what I have understood from browsing internet, SOAP is an application level protocol. If this is the case, then can I safely assume that all that happens thru/over browser (which uses HTTP ...
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How does browser know which HTTP method like GET,POST etc to use?

I had asked a related below question and from answers, I got a sense of why is there a notion of methods like GET,POST etc in http protocol: What is the need of methods like GET and POST in the HTTP ...
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What is the need of methods like GET and POST in the HTTP protocol?

Can we not implement the HTTP protocol using just a request body and a response body? For example, the URL will contain request, which will be mapped to a function depending on programming language ...
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SEO developer relations and Site speed [closed]

I am putting a presentation together on how SEO consultants and developers can work well together. I would really appreciate it if any developers that work regularly with SEO consultants especially on ...
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How should one include the license notice of a frontend framework?

Angular and VueJS are both under the MIT license, which contains the following declaration: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial ...
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Tool to test geographical functions [closed]

I am currently working on a private web project using HTML, CSS and JS. One of the main functions in my app is to display the current time, date and weather conditions. I am using navigator....
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Adsense on website that scrapes data from Instagram

I have written some python scripts that scrape data from a given Instagram account. The scripts then run some basic but useful analytics on these scraped data. I have now wrapped these Python scripts ...
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Dynamic page loading frpm php and search engines

My web site includes many topics and has multiple depth level menus with multiple pages attached to each menu. To keep track of everything every link is sent to an index.php It has 2 get arguments ...
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How do I keep a raw HTML version of my website alongside one with CSS styles and classes applied [closed]

I am in the process of making a simple website with informational content and I am interested in keeping a raw html version of my website (that is without any divs or other things that are used to ...
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Selecting a forms “select” option based on referring URL [closed]

I have a seemingly simple question that I can’t find an answer for. Scenario: I am developing a ”single-page” website based on a HTML5 UP! template that shows/hides content after clicking a button ...
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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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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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