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

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How to evaluate a web developer? [closed]

I want to hire someone to set up a website. What do I ask to determine competence and integrity of the individual? Is there a chart of reasonable charges/costs? How do I know if I am being over-...
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How to give credit about an image I display in my website?

I looked for an image for decorating the main page of my website. I found a great image in Wikipedia. The license allows me to use the image, but, I must give credit to the creators (which includes ...
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Name of web design technique with vertically contiguous but separate screen-sized blocks?

I don't know the proper name for this, which makes it hard to Google it or describe this. On a site like http://p2theme.com/ as you scroll down you see that content is arranged into screen-sized ...
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What's the name of this website component that shows images with right and left arrows?

I can't figure out what name is this supposed to have: I am talking about those "featured articles" sections. I just don't know how to google them so I can find some tutorial or guide on how to do ...
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Footer not showing in website depending on which item is loaded [closed]

I designed a website which is having an issue, but I checked the html tagging very well and cannot fix it. If you go to this item: http://www.tahara.es/store/headbands/11/Ivory-Turquoise-headband You ...
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Responsive web design on the “frontend” vs “backend”?

Apparently there are two ways you can do responsive web design. I'm not sure how to call the two methods but let's just say they are frontend and backend: By frontend I mean, the usual way where the ...
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What would be a good web based open source or low cost learing collaboration tool for high school students? [closed]

Have about 60 kids that are working on a science projects in two groups. Each group would like a web portal where they can discuss topics relating to what they are building, post questions, pictures, ...
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Responsive design websites: one or two sitemaps?

Assuming one develops a website where the layout of pages depends on the device (PC, smartphone, etc...) - in other words it follows the responsive web design principles - should one create one or two ...
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What wireframing tools can produce something that looks like a finished website? [closed]

I've long done this using photoshop, but lacking photoshop skills this takes me ages and is little more than a poor sketch. I'd like a program that has all the common interface elements, theme styling ...
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design website using header and footer template approach

I am trying to re-do my portfolio website since its a pain to maintain it. Everytime I have to add a new item to it, it just takes forever and kills me. I'd like to redesign in a way that makes the ...
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How to make a website from .pdf / .ai / .svg files?

I have designed an infographic for a client using Illustrator and now they asked me to make a website for them based on the infographic. I use Adobe Dreamweaver occasionally, but I'm not good with it,...
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Good practice for watermarking/trademarking a website [closed]

When developing a website for a client, is it considered normal/proper etiquette to include an inconspicuous link to the developer's own website at the bottom of the client's website? In case that ...
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Why are image sprites usually only created for “.png” files and not “.jpg”?

I was wondering why when people talk about sprites they only mention .png files. Is there any problem in creating sprites for .jpg files?
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Let tester directly click on web site to report bugs, similar to bugherd?

I'm doing website User Testing and want them to report issues by clicking on web site and type text into a comment box. Similar to diigo.com or bugherd.com Bugherd is designed for this but it is ...
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Browser compatibility issues [duplicate]

I am fairly new to website design. I am currently coding a new site. I have a local server setup (localhost) using Apache and testing using Firefox Ver 21 and IE Ver 9. I am getting display ...
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Knowledge required to build a book rental website

My friend and I are considering building a book rental website like http://www.campusbookrentals.com/. My question is what are the required knowledges to build such a website? I've learned HTML and ...
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How to deal with a client who redesigned their own site badly?

I am a freelance designer/developer. I am starting a registered business and will be offering other services soon and I am in the process of expanding the portfolio section of my existing website but ...
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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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Testing a website on a local server displays differently to offline

I am currently designing a website and at the moment it is getting quite annoying as the design doesn't seem to be displaying properly when testing it through WAMP in server mode. It displays ...
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Measurable goals for a new web team/department?

I'm part of a new web team (the area is new) and we have to define goals. I need to define this goals so they can be measurable maybe monthly and yearly. So my questions is if these goals should be ...
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Want to Minimise Browser Dependence [closed]

I am a web administrator to the site Nrityakalamandiram In the long run, I want the site's appearance not to conspicuously vary from browser to browser. I would like my site to appear and function ...
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Do user names used for login need to be unique?

Assuming a non-commercial site where users login with a user name and pw, do I need to enforce unicity of usernames? Note: The db will use a separate unique index to identify the users. The site is ...
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How do I set up a cookie-less domain?

I've read that it's best to serve static content (css, javascript, etc.) from a cookie-less domain or subdomain for better performance. I assume a domain is not cookie-less by default. How do I ...
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Multilingual website avoiding duplicate content and right referral in SERP

I have a site with UGC in many languages. The translation I'm doing is for the titles so for each page I have multiple copies, one per language. I want to make sure Search engines don't see this as ...
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Can I sell a php website on a condition that the code is not resold by the client? [closed]

What if I write my client a website using LAMP. Suppose that clients starts selling my code to other people, can I perhaps do something about it because I have already asked them not to sell it more ...
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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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Difficult Client wants me to deliver project before payment [closed]

I am currently working on a project for a construction company. The payment due for the final milestone is coming up and completes the entire transaction. The contract states that the entire project ...
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Predefined code styles or css library

Is there a (free of charge) predefined CSS library for C# code formatting available? I want to display my C# <code> blocks in a web page similar to the way it is displayed in visual studio or ...
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Help with simple website development

I'm trying to set up a website according to this model: http://s7.postimage.org/vxv4w5rih/site.jpg (sorry I can't post the image directly). It's very small (about 10 pages) and static (texts updated ...
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Proper name scrolling news/photo

I'm very new to webdesign and am wanting to install a scrolling news/picture banner in the site but don't even know the proper term to search for to find out how to do it. Here's an example of what I'...
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Where can I get my website critiqued [closed]

As a fairly new web designer to the industry, I am looking to improve my designs and usability of my websites. Where can I submit my website to get peer-reviewed or professionally critiqued, ...
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Right canonical pages for encylopedia-style site

I have a website that contains a lot of short (150 word) descriptions of key concepts. The concepts are organised hierarchically so a description of Cheese will be a subsection under the heading "Milk ...
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Client asking for estimate to set up/ configure his server

I am building a web application for a client. I never set up a server using IIS. He needs me to configure the server to work with mySQL, php, and phpmyadmin. The server, is completely empty/...
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Client expects additional 'free' work outside of contract [closed]

I am currently working on a freelance project where my client expects me to set up his entire server from scratch. Right now the server has a clean / unconfigured version of IIS 6 installed. While ...
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Poor Man's Clean URLs vs. Mod_Rewrite

At the company where I work, we're getting ready to design a new web site, and there's some disagreement about how to do clean URLs. Over the past year we've been making small improvements to our ...
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Creating a site with similar functionality to RateMyProfessors

I'm trying to create a website that accepts submissions into a form, and then later on I can display it in tables organized by categories, similar to how RateMyProfessors does it: http://www....
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Why there is an image that says this page is not available on all my blogger posts?

I have my blog for the last couple of years, but it is the first time that I see something like this: When I am in the main page, each of the posts have a message on top of them that says that the ...
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How to arrange items in a tile like format in a web page?

I've created a simple video & photo sharing website. I want to arrange the preview (thumbnail view) of photos and videos in a tile-like format (like windows 8 start screen) in the home page. I'm ...
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Make HTML static site more SEO friendly

I am desinging a website as shown in below image, right now it's just a basic structure. This site is totally static, basically I've 6 main pages in website. navigation section, slider and footer will ...
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buttons (text or images)

I would like to know if I should create CSS buttons or image buttons for my site. What is better? Problem is that the text is formatted with Helvetica Neue ( I like that font very much) and I can't ...
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Website Duplication issue

We just launched our New site with lots of changes in design and content. After getting into my Cpanle i came to know that my website developing company have done this to my site. The old site is ...
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why does loading my homepage leads to my index page?

please when ever i load my new site quancer[dot ]com. It leads to my index page. I just installed the script using softaculous autoinstaller. Please kindly help me with this.
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Creating pages or using single page design? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this... Please redirect me to correct location if needed. I'm creating a support page for my website, and I was wondering how most websites such as ...
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navigation menu which stays on top [closed]

In some websites like facebook, the blue bar which shows notifications, messages, friend requests etc. stays static when we scroll down through the page. How to achieve this in a website? Did facebook ...
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How do you save/export changes made in Firebug?

Using Firebug to edit CSS, how do I save/export changes made to the CSS? TOOLS: Firefox, Firebug MAJOR UPDATE: If you know of a way to lock the forward/back/refresh on a FireFox tab, please let me ...
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How Can I create Webfont?

How can I create webfont? any software or online service which can create webfont from my custom TrueType font.
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Can I get JSP/ JSF hosting in shared hosting plans?

I want to use JSF with Facelets/JSP in my website. Can I get Java hosting in shared hosting plans ? I want to re-develop a company website for my client. Currently the website uses PHP & is ...
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Delivering a web application to the client? [closed]

A company I am working with built a web application that can be useful for many businesses. My question is what is the best way to deliver such an application? Option 1: 'Install' it on their ...
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What is best way to manage all images in a big project, inline images, background images, css sprite images?

How do you manage all images in a big project, inline images, background images, css sprite images? Do you follow any naming convention? Do you create sub-folders to manage images? In a big project ...
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Would it be possible to build a client portal on Squarespace6?

I'm helping a family member set up a site which will need to include a secure client portal, providing access to documents and a simple database. I have been encouraging them to go with a more ...