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Registering a .ru domain in USA

I am located in the USA and am interested in registering a .ru domain. I am having some trouble finding a good domain registration site -- light research on 101domain turns up more than a handful of ...
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How can I decide if I should roll my own software or use a packaged CMS (and appropriate plugins)?

I'm a software engineer with little web experience currently in the process of wanting to actually using my web host and domain name for something other than a file dumping ground for files that I ...
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Making a div wrap around the content

I have a div but it fits to the borders of the container instead of wrapping around the text. I tried float:left but it will push it to the side and there's no way to make it go to the center. Help? ...
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SEO: One domain with numerous sections, or various different domains?

If I have a site with numerous subcategories would it be better to have one domain with each subcategory linking off it, or a domain for each subcategory? For example, if it's a sports news site, it ...
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Is the m subdomain automatically supported / redirected by mobile devices, if not how should I redirect?

I'm trying to set up a mobile version of a site, and I'm wondering if I can just set up a m subdomain and put the mobile site in there, or if I need to set up some kind of redirect to make phones ...
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How to format facebook status retrieved using status.get [closed]

When I retrieve my facebook status through facebook API, using status.get, the informations comes in the form of [ { "message": "Does anyone here knows how to disappear and reappear again after ...
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FTP: 550 Permissions Denied

I'm attempting to upload files to my remote server via FTP, but I continually get blocked from uploading files with "550 Permissions Denied". The strange part is that it worked at first perfectly, an ...
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Is Yahoo Search the same as Bing Search now?

We had some serious issues with Yahoo's (incredibly) badly written spider in the past, and as a result we blocked them. Marco Arment of Tumblr also shared his frustrations with us on 8/31/2009, which ...
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How to reduce delay between forum posts in phpbb

In my phpbb forum, just after I post a reply to a thread, a page is shown and I've to wait around 5 secs to return back to the thread. How do I reduced the time to 0. (I tried setting the "Flood ...
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Can iDeal process international credit cards, for international payments?

Can iDeal process international credit cards, for international payments ? I'm not talking about trasferring money from bank accounts, but to use it as safe payment gateway for international credit ...
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What is “?sfgdataq” that I see appended to some requests to my application?

I have noticed that a small number of requests come through my application with ?sfgdataq appended to them, I probably wouldn't have ever noticed it if it didn't cause an error on some requests. I ...
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SEO: Will this site give me trouble?

I was looking at my google analytic and i had 3 visitors to my site which i told -no one- about nor have any content on it. They all came from *.golbnet.com. Why is this site linking me? will this ...
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Problem updating wordpress

A problems occurs when I am trying to update my WordPress 3.0 to WordPress 3.0.1 using "Update Automatically" button of update-core page. I am getting a message like below: Downloading update from ...
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What deliverables should a web developer expect from a web designer?

Are there a standard set of deliverables a web developer should expect from a web designer? If I was to hire a designer to create what a website should look and feel like, what deliverables do ...
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Good CSS Books/Resource

I used to play around with CSS and 5 years later here I am. I don't have a clue of what CSS means now-a-days. I was wondering if you guys knows what the best resources and books are to learn CSS. I ...
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What are the most popular sharing/subscribing services?

Almost every site now (including this one) has buttons to share the page or subscribe with specific web services like digg, google reader, delicious, etc. I've personally never clicked one (I always ...
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Rolling Updates in a Webserver Farm?

Big websites (Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo etc.) don't schedule downtime for upgrades. Usually they are done "live" and rolled progressively through the server farm. They also have big infrastructure and ...
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'Back button' functionality, how important is it?

It is increasingly common for "rich" applications to break the back button. I've always held that this was bad form but perhaps that view is outdated? Is it ever Ok to break the back button? And if ...
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What are some great tools to use for keyword research?

We've been told SEO is important and that we should conduct keyword research so that we can rank better? What is that and what tools will help me in the process?
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What errors should I create custom pages for besides 404?

I know most sites typically create a custom 404 page. Are there any other custom error pages I should create? Or just watch my logs and see which ones are hit more frequently? [Edit] This is for a ...
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Should we get an EV Certificate?

Our regular SSL provider is offering EV certificates for under $US200, and it just so happens that the certificate for our B2B e-commerce site is expiring in a month (which should give us enough time ...
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Accepting money on a website as payment: when do I move past PayPal?

I have a website I accept payments via PayPal. This works well, at what point does it make sense to change providers, given PayPal takes a higher percentage than some other services. What are the best ...
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Removing non-www support

I'm not an advocate of the no-www movement. I like the www because it adds as a buffer to distinguish between our public and private/static sites. The problem is that with one of our sites, our ...
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Should I support facebook login or openid login?

What are the pros and cons of each? Does it make any sense supporting both? Which is easier for users/to implement?
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Looking for a good server side shopping cart solution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which Ecommerce Script Should I Use? I'm working on a website that will be selling tickets and they will go fast. I need a server side solutions, in php if possible, that will ...
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404 page echoing request URI - security risk?

I just noticed the default 404 page on one of my hosting accounts displays the requested URI. <!--#echo var="REQUEST_URI" --> I faintly remember hearing or reading that this is a potential ...
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Putting Ads on HighOnCoding Placements

I run highoncoding.com and I place adsense ads on the website. i have tons of content on the website but I am not making any progress in making money off the adsense. What advice can u give me?
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When are accessibility features required?

I've mostly done intranet development and never worried about accessibility features. For a public website, is there certain types of sites or data where specific accessibility features are legally ...
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do I need to login the second time I use “paypal standard payment”?

Paypal Payment Standard doesn't require to be registered to paypal to perform payment. However I've read on a blog that the second time you proceed, it recognize your credit card and ask you to ...
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What is the best implementation of the Facebook like-button you've seen?

I'm looking into implementing the Facebook like-button on my site. Therefore i'm looking for some good examples of the use of the like-button. I'm looking at the placement of the like-button and the ...
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How to track subscriptions to an RSS feed

I have RSS feeds on some of my sites and I'm wondering how I can track how many people are subscribing to them. The obvious solution is to track the number of hits on the URL, but I don't feel like ...
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Adsense for content not working

I have adsense for content set up for my site running on my blog. It shows up below the post content on each single post (like this one): http://engineercreativity.com/blog/learning-xhtml-and-css-day-...
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Online forum software or services [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Forum Software should I use? What forum software is out there? I've used PhpBB in the past, but that was a long time ago and I'm guessing there might be better stuff out ...
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how to avoid monthly fees for payment methods on my website

I've spent last days to compare different payments gateways solutions. And I've seen that if I want to integrate a payment service (such as paypal, or authorize.net) into my website I need to pay a ...
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Emailing all site users

I'm going to be emailing all of my site users to update them on recent developments and remind them to come back to the site. Are there any special precautions I should take. I was going to do this ...
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Thumbnails for videos in multiple formats?

I have some intranet training videos made over the years in a bunch of formats (AVI, WMV, MOV, RealPlayer) and would like to provide something like a preview function - maybe a thumbnail animated GIF ...
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Is there any issue with using the word Official in a domain name?

I want to grab a new domain name for a site I look after but many of the best word combinations are taken. Is there any legal issue with using the word official in a domain name? For example: http://...
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Why should I use a Content Management System?

I've heard a lot about cms's like drupal, joomla, and wordpress. I've always hand-coded most of my PHP and HTML and done fine. What are the pros and cons of using a cms?
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What are the benefits of RDFa?

I've seen some blogs etc. about this new technology: RFDa, but is there any benefits in using it now. From what I understand, it's mainly used by search engines and other crawlers, but have Google, ...
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SMTP Email volume

My company's application has a bulk email system, all custom built, used by our clients to send emails based on opt-ins. While doing performance monitoring during some particularly large email batch ...
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Shopping cart-SEO-HTML Validates

Google is carefully tracking load time. Most carts I see fail miserably here. Does anybody know of a shopping cart that follows W3C rules so it will validate? Or at least come close? So many are a ...
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How to use cookies in a secure manner to authenticate users?

In most cases I like using cookies to remember returning users to my websites. In my early/foolish days, I would store a UserID (auto-increment integer) in a cookie and if the user returned I would ...
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Is it bad to develop against production data?

I've always heard that it is bad practice to develop against production data and am currently in the process of moving to a Dev>Stage>Production model, mainly because I have a new employee with ...
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How to make a printer-friendly version of a webpage?

What solutions or techniques exist for offering users a printer-friendly versions of a webpage?
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Self-rated Content [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any standards for marking the age suitability for website content? What system of self rating should a site now use? SafeSurf seems to be the most natural fit to ...
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eShop product urls SEO, with or without category folder

What product url is better from SEO perspective for an eShop www.site.com/main-category/sub-category/sub-category2/product-name.html www.site.com/products/product-name.html www.site.com/product-name....
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How can I update my site without forcing users to wait?

Downtime is inconvenient for users and currently they have to wait any time a site's engine is being upgraded. Additionally, when using off-the-shelf scripts there's a risk that a setting change won't ...
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Do you think that Goat theme is good for a qa site? [closed]

I'm going to open a question-answer web site however I was unable to find a good domain name. And it is non-English, by the way. So, I thought to have a theme; goats, kinda goatasks. And there will be ...
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Increase development speed for .NET website [closed]

I am curious to know that how we can make web site development much faster. I am specific about asp.net. As far as my knowledge is concern, we can make asp.net website development faster by Using ...
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What is the simplest way to implement an instant messaging contact page on my website?

I'd like to have a page that communicates directly to some IM service that I will generally be able to be logged into. E.g. I am on gtalk all the time, I'd like people to be able to get in touch with ...

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