Questions tagged [website-design]

Website design is the process of planning and creating websites that can be read/viewed by web browsers

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Is it problematic for SEO to noindex all pages linked in the navigation and have Google index separate canonical URLs instead?

My website has noindexed pages linked in navigation. The noindexed pages have proper canonical tags to the indexed preferred pages. Is it a good strategy? All normal URLs are indexed in search. How ...
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AdSense units don't respect CSS margin rules

I just noticed that on sites with "auto ads" enabled, auto-placed AdSense units don't follow CSS rules regarding margin or padding in mobile view. They display across the entire viewport instead of ...
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URLs SharePoint CMS

My website is based on SharePoint. The problem here is that it automatically produces duplicate URLs one normal and one ending with /pages/index.aspx. The former are indexed and canonicalized. However ...
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Dot5 Hosting for Custom HTML

First time poster. Is anyone familiar with Dot5 Hosting, and whether they allow for custom HTML? It seems to be a fairly outdated company, but my dad just paid for another year subscription and wants ...
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Will having a sitemap ensure pages served by AJAX requests be crawled?

I have a website, where I publish articles, that I have started just 2 weeks ago. I want to keep the pages as clean as possible and load more content (links to more articles) by AJAX requests upon ...
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How to set up a remote test server? [duplicate]

Sorry if it is a stupid question since I can’t find the answer in Google. I’m learning web development on my own and building a couple of small websites that I have to run tests on remotely. My ...
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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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File Management For SEO URIs

I'm designing the architecture for a new public-facing site. For the most part I do internal systems where URI structure isn't as important (in terms of SEO etc.). This is my usual project setup: |-...
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Can WordPress Be Installed on a Subdomain of Existing Site? [closed]

I have a Web Design and Linux Development site example.com and a subdomain howto page for Debian minimal install instructions, subdomain.example.com I want to add another subdomain with WordPress ...
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SEO impact of using one image for several different posts on my site

What is the impact of using one image for several post on my site? Does it have a negative affect on SEO? For several posts, I use one picture. because all of them are Q & A. Am I wrong? is it ...
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Why do so many websites use third-party sites for hosting JavaScripts? [duplicate]

What would be the benefit of my hosting JavaScripts from ajax.googleapis.com and other third-party sites instead of hosting these scripts myself?
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Will changing my website platform affect search engine rankings? [duplicate]

I have a website, it's in asp.net platform we are going to change it into PHP platform?. how it will affect the site's SEO ranking and backlinks?
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Best practice for index.html content for a domain with no website

I own a domain name, and will use this mainly to have an email address (different than a generic gmail or yahoo). I do not want to have a "real" website behind the domain, but a "404 not found" error ...
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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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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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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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How to change from worpdress to joomla application [closed]

I recently bought a website and took the WordPress hosting plan. Now I like to move for Joomla application. Is it possible?
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Logos of known brands [closed]

Where do webmasters find logos to use on their websites? I mean, I have a product that is compatible with Windows, Linux, Java, NodeJS, SQLs etc etc... I would like to use their logos somewhere on my ...
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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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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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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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Can you change your URL when clicking links to different sections on the same page?

Can you change your URL when clicking links to different sections on the same page? I have a product list separated by different categories on the same page... these categories are using the ...
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How does a website recognize a smart phone?

I noticed that certain websites have a different "appearance/layout" when they recognize a cellphone being used. How do they do this (preferably in a CSS, JS, and/or HTML context)?
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How to update a website's homepage to use a static AWS S3 site just for the homepage

I have developed the browser based game over at http://ninjawars.net. Currently, the game site homepage is essentially like a single-page app, it is a php backed homepage with an iframe, links to ...
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How to create a custom sitemap file without sitemap generator? [closed]

I want to create a sitemap file without the sitemap generator. That is a sitemap file with urls we manually add. I will edit sitemap each time when i add new page. So how to do this and use with my ...
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Can an aquired domain with a different TDL get you to a specfic section of your main site?

Is it possible to have a domain, with several other top level domain (TLD) extensions and use those other extensions to get to different parts of your site? For example: example.com is the main page. ...
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How to position ads properly on a page that features a single image?

I believe my AdSense account has been affected in some way since my CTR has dropped from 2.2% to 0.8% overnight. I didn’t get any notification from Google on my AdSense or webmaster tools accounts ...
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How to auto update pages on website with similar layout

If I have a website that hosts 5-10 static pages, and all of them have the same basic layout but different content, what is the best way to configure them to all update simultaneously? Ex: Every page ...
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How would one setup a website like MSDN Powershell documentation? [closed]

Not fully sure if this is the place to ask, but here goes nothing: The MSDN PowerShell documentation uses a git repository for its source. I would like to setup something similar. I tried with ...
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What are the safe web fonts and is there anyway around this problem?

How do you choose a font that will be both aesthetic and browser/OS friendly? I love Helvetica, but a lot of websites say that 90% of Windows users don't have it installed. What are the safe web ...
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Delivering the optimal image experience to all from website regardless of device

I was deeply involved in other work and out of the blue, the co-owner of the site informs me that the website isn't 100% right for all people. While he isn't technically inclined compared to me, this ...
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Disabling highlighted search box [closed]

I made a search box using input html tag but while inputting when I click on the search box it is highlighted with blue border. How do I remove it ? Thanks
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What stops a website owner from putting cost per view ads in a hidden div?

I just started a website and want to put some ads on it to make it pay for itself. Given that nobody ever clicks on those, I thought that CPC (cost-per-click) is not an option and decided to go with ...
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Is popcorn FX plugin for Unity compatible with webGL?

Is popcornFX plugin for Unity compatible with WebGL? If not, is there a way to get it compatible on a web browser?
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Two scroll bars inside the browser [closed]

My is actually a blogger.com blog , I use custom url on it and also use a custom theme. I do minor edits and insert certain html for features like "addthis" "disqus for comments" and etc.. My blog now ...
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Consolidating multiple sites with “duplicate” landing pages. SEO consequences? [closed]

A client of mine has four separate domains (very good ones, I might add) that are all almost exact copies of each other, with only "SEO keywords" being different. While making a new site for them that'...
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Creating a website [closed]

I am considering creating a website. It should be something basic where I can click on a button and then it sends me to another link on the page and where I can put text... What tool should I use? ...
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Should I build my non-mobile web site in Bootstrap? [closed]

w3schools.com defines Bootstrap as "... framework for developing responsive, mobile-first web sites". If I am not interested that much in building a mobile-compatible web site (I am but it is not my ...
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Choose to enter “Old Site” or “New Site” upon arrival

I am looking for the best way to have run two websites versions side-by-side. The original "Old Site" and the updated "New Site". When arriving on a page the user should get an option of either ...
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Folder architecture for a multilanguage website with multiple index.html files

I just translated my website into French. As usual, the original version of the site has its index.html file in the root directory, where is also the rest of the pages in English. I created an /fr/ ...
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When merging website B into website A, is there and pros / cons to having two different designs?

A client currently owns two websites. They want to take the content from Website B and move it to be located on Website A's domain name for SEO value. What they want to do is simply to take Website B ...
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What's the criteria for fixing the width of main content of a website?

Some websites fix the main content (or whole website) width to 980px, others to 1200px. What's the criteria for choosing this size?
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Would it be valid to use frames for an inhouse tool with a static list on the left that triggers content on the right?

I'm replacing the interface of an old Visual FoxPro system my company has been using for the past 15 years. If there's one thing that users have been complaining about is that it is tedious. So ease ...
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My website keywords are not indexing. What should i do? [duplicate]

My website keywords are not indexing. I have changed all pages meta and updated new content but still my keywords are not showing in Google serp. What should i do please tell me some suggestion. I am ...
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How do I test my website on mobile devices [closed]

I would like to develop my websites with mobile devices in mind. However as I am new to web development, I'm not exactly sure how I would go about testing my websites on let's say an iPhone, when ...
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Running my site on an old-fashioned phone emulated [closed]

Back in the day before iPhones were invented, different technologies (like xhtml/wap) were used to present pages. Now it seems that all new devices are HTML5 compatible. I want to support the largest ...
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Is there a standard size for images with text and its thumbnails?

I have a main question and a secondary one. I'm creating images with text on them and I'm designing the website where the images will be shared on but I'm concerned about the size of the main image ...
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Generic Web handler ashx parameters

I recently found a link from a stock market website which allows me to download my raw stock data from it: http://www.example.com/StocksHandler.ashx?{%22Type%22:%22ALL2%22,%20%22Lan%22:%22En%22} But ...
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website occupying half the width on large monitors. is it bad?

I'm learning that my website looks like it has decent amount of content when viewed on small monitors but when viewed on large monitors, it looks like there is hardly any content at all. If I ...