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Questions tagged [web-development]

Web development is the development of sites on the World Wide Web or private intranets. It includes many topics including server side programming, client side scripting, web services and site design. Questions related to the writing or debugging of code are off-topic on this website. They may be acceptable at Stack Overflow assuming the question meets their quality guidelines.

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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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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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Amazon EC2 and CA-signed certificate with LAMP stack

I have an EC2 server set up, using the free trial. I have installed my LAMP stack and the docs urge me to get SSL going. Using yum, I installed ssl with the mod24_ssl package. Currently I can put the ...
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running multiple website through one site on apache2

I am new to web development but giving it a try to learn and whilst make use of it I have installed sites gogs , pydio and reviewboard on apache2 running on Raspbian. right now I have to start each ...
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Will adding a Age Disclaimer landing page to a site make it less search engine optimised?

I need to add an age disclaimer landing page for an adults only website but am worried that it will make the site less search engine optimised. The page will have a button (<18) which will ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How to freeze an Adobe Muse composition widget when scrolling the page

I am using Adobe Muse to build a website for learning purposes. For the menu bar, I try to create my own custom menu using composition widget. And then, I tried to freeze that composition widget so ...
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Using Redirect 301/302 vs URL shortening service

I'm currently developing an aggregator site that will gather information across many many sites, typically this kind od applications put together relevant topics and display different information from ...
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Is it able to disable secure attribute for Cookie on SSL connection?

There are HTTP and HTTPS page on our site on Apache. So We need to convert from HTTPS to HTTP or from HTTP to HTTPS to prevent from login session cookie fired. I already know that it does not make ...
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Website Speed Index for SPA applications

I have a large SPA website, when measuring performance is there a standard metric to measure the time to transition between virtual pages? I know about speed index, but that only seems to cover ...
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Cookie Consent Needed for Higher Education Website

I work for a private college in California. Our site is mainly for prospective students. We use Google Analytics, but anonymize user IP addresses. What are the rules/laws for needing a cookie consent ...
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Will adding a Age Disclaimer landing page to a site make it less search engine optimised?

I need to add an age disclaimer landing page for an adults only website but am worried that it will make the site less search engine optimised. The page will have a button (<18) which will ...
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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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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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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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How to delete a parent folder that holds php and html files

In my hosting structure I have website1, website2 etc. I made a mistake and placed my files and folders inside a folder called source while uploading them to the website1 folder. So now I'm stuck with ...