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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Putting altered social media logo icons on my website, can I get sued?

I would say most websites with a somewhat thought-through graphical design use social media icons (i.e Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc) which are altered to fit the theme and design of the site. Now, ...
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Should I automatically delete accounts if they have not verified their email address?

I am launching a new site soon and in my previous experience I know many bots will create accounts, I'm trying to avoid this so before a user can sign in they need to verify their email address. If ...
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Making some simple pages look good? [closed]

I've gotten myself to a point where I can make my webpages work from the server side ... but, from the client side, they all look terrible. I don't really have the hang of colors and themes and such (...
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Royalty free templates for website [closed]

Which is the best source to get the free website template, royalty free?
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Using Cache to make website faster

I am building a website with node.js express webserver and i use Mongo db database. On my website people can register a profile they can upload pictures and write text. Now i hear often that many ...
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Templates for forms, tabs etc? - Patterntap alternatives [closed]

I used to find http://www.patterntap.com quite useful to get inspiration to design forms, tabs, and other web elements etc. Unfortunately after the ZURB acquisition of Patterntap now they enforce you ...
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Single Website or Multiple Websites for Parent Company and Subsidaries

A similar question was already asked here, but I have a more specific concern. I have been tasked with creating a single website for a parent company and a subsidary. The parent company is just a ...
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How can I make fonts render the same way across different web browsers?

I am building a website for a client, and we had hoped to use plain text, not images in the navigation bar. The font we are using is Century Gothic (I believe that this font is available on the ...
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What is the standard width for a website in pixels?

What is the standard width for a website in pixels or where are statistics?
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Is my project a web site or a mobile app?

I am a web developer. I have been developing web sites professionally for 15+ years using ColdFusion, SQL Server, and jQuery. I am doing a project for a client that uses the above technologies. The ...
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Negative impact on SEO when mobile website version does not display full breadcrumb?

We want to customize the mobile website view of an insurance provider. For space reasons we would like to display only the last part of the breadcrumb on the mobile website in the future. Before we do ...
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What is the 'most common' width and height that websites are being designed for these days?

I'm working on a group project and trying to get my colleagues to submit a drawing regarding their vision for an online application; this application will be viewed through a PC. Although I suspect ...
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Would it introduce lag and bad user experience to host a website with two hosting companies?

I'm developing a website for a customer that has two companies, but the two are closely related. The customer wants two separate sites that look and function as one site as far as users are concerned. ...
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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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What are the minimum content and traffic requirements for Google AdSense?

I have a blog which is only 35 days old. What are the requirements for Google AdSense? How many page views are required and how old does the site have to be?
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Why aren't we supposed to use <table> in a design?

What are some clear and logical reasons for why we shouldn't be designing websites with tables? Where are the benefits, what has been driving this idea in the industry? When is it okay to use a table?
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Dynamic PHP Pages [closed]

I'm trying to make a database of herbs with their many uses. Instead of making an individual page for every single one of them, I would like to just put the info in MySQL and call it to their ...
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Gtmetrix shows high loading time for first domain waiting time. How to reduce it

I am wondering, why is my Domain taking long time to load? As per Gtmetrix timeline, first domain name propagation takes up to 953ms: Blocking - 53 ms Waiting - 843 ms Receiving - 57 ms Sometimes ...
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Building a restaurant site... How should I implement online ordering? [closed]

I have been looking into different 3rd party solutions for this for some time now, and have been disappointed in that I cannot find a decent comparison of features, or really any recommendations at ...
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Why is the bounce rate high and how do I improve it? [closed]

I recently launched a site for reviews on mobile application games and after a couple weeks of running it I have a really high bounce rate 92%. I was just wondering if anyone could have a look at my ...
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What are the different ways to creating template for a website from scratch? [closed]

I would like to know the different ways we can create template for a website because many times the pre-made templates available online don't fit to the requirements of everybody. The style I want ...
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Why do modern sites frequently use JSON blobs client-side and construct the webpage in JavaScript client-side? [closed]

I have noticed something in later years. Instead of actually creating a HTML page, such as a table of data, on the server and sending the finished HTML page, they nowadays send a "minimal" (in a very ...
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Is it common practice to customize marketing page content for different types of users?

I've recently been working with a client who really likes to hide all content that a prospective customer might not be interested in. The reasoning is that they'd like to "avoid confusing the user" or ...
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How will Google treat my site if 90% of the URLs redirect and the internal links still point to the old URLs?

Our newly redesigned website version has so many redirects, because there were so many structural errors, SEO issues, and thin content. 90% of the URLs on the Website redirect. Total number of ...
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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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For SEO, should I change navigation links in SharePoint to point to the canonical version rather than the on containing index.aspx?

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. ...
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Is there a checklist that a small website should follow? [closed]

I am not a web developer - this would be my first foray. I can do HTML/CSS/Javascript, but never created a website for a company. If anybody is creating a site for small company (expecting some 10-...
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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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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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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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What do you call the dots that show the number of images on the home page of a site and let you switch between them? [closed]

I've seen this before on a lot of websites and I really like it. I would really like to put it on my website, what is this slideshow looking thing called and how do you do this? Circled in red.
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Music on a web page? [closed]

When is it suitable to use background music on a web site? Do users like this?
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What are current ADA standards / requirements on images?

I am wondering what ADA (American disabilities act not dental association) currently requires when it comes to images and other things not easily read by webpage "readers". I am currently trying to ...
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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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CDN for authenticated sites

We have a site that requires users to sign into. Typical stuff. Today, all the content (dynamic and static) is behind the login process, and you cannot access any of the pages or files via a URL ...
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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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Can you recommend a CSS Framework (or UI Framework) for enterprise web apps? [closed]

Is there a CSS Framework that tries to provide for business applications, specifically? I've looked at the Mocha UI which is based on MooTools. Honestly, though, I'd like to avoid dealing with ...
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Large site footers

I have noticed that lots of new site use a gigantic footer with columns that represent their navigation? What is the philosophy behind them? Are they for SEO, semantic layout, or is that information ...
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Why is px often prefered over pt even though both depend on an "unknown" device parameter?

I always heard that in web design one should not prefer pt as a size unit, because the browser/OS does not neccessarily know the correct dpi. Result: final font sizes are not equal on different ...
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Blogger/blogspot template with static home page without displayed posts

I am looking for a blogger template to create a website, that promote our services. I created a blogspot.com domain and I would like to use that because it is free and reliable. My problem is that I ...
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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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Multiple websites all sharing the same layout

I have a client that has a website. He owns around 200 domains, and wants each domain to contain content from the main website. The header, footer, and navigation bars will remain the same for each ...
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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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Accessible web design

Not sure if this question is a good fit for this forum, if not maybe some moderators can move it to StackOverflow. Where should I be looking to make an accessible web site nowadays? I remember 10 ...
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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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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 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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