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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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2 answers
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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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1 answer
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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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3 answers
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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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Where do you draw the line on hate speech in user generated content?

Do you censor user generated content that's not illegal and doesn't personally attack another user of your website for being hate speech? If so, where do you draw the line? EDIT: A few cases where ...
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Has the time arrived to forget Flash and Use HTML5?

As I read in HTML5 definition it can do anything that Flash can do! and I ask myself is it right to waste my time to learn flash or should I learn HTML5 instead. Does HTML5 Beat Flash in the future? ...
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What steps should be taken to safeguard user-entered content on a CMS?

Assume you're building a bulletproof CMS for your company. Cost, time, and technology are no issue. You've got developers ready to go with the knowledge and experience to crank out outstanding code. ...
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1 answer
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Credit card start and end date selection

I'm implementing part of a payment process for a website and am just putting together the enter card details screen (card number, card holder's name, card start/expiry dates etc.). I'm implementing ...
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1 answer
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Thawte/GeoTrust/VeriSign 2048 Bit Root migration and Intermediate SSL Certificates

Thawte, GeoTrust, VeriSign and other Certificate Authorities are currently in the process of changing from a 1024 bit MD5 based root certificate to a 2048 bit SHA-1 based root to "keep in line with ...
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3 answers
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How to clean the "Lorem Ipsum" of my keywords for my site?

I have been working on a project to build up a website and since the delay for the initial launch of the website were short, I wanted to have some minimal content on the website ASAP so that the ...
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Should JavaScript referenced in the head section be served from the same hostname as the main document?

I was under the impression that for the best performance, Javascript should be treated as static content and served from a cookieless domain along with CSS files, images, etc. But Google says here: ...
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2 answers
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How do I edit/modify a file on a webserver using php file in the same location? [closed]

I have an XML file on my server. In the same directory I have a PHP file which modifies the content of the XML and saves it. In this, the save part doesn't work. In my knowledge the code is alright ...
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2 answers
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If I must turn off passive ports to be PCI compliant, how do I upload my website?

Our company is undergoing procedures to ensure we are PCI compliant. My site host tells me that they have disabled passive ports in order to pass the PCI scans. This has the effect of disabling ...
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2 answers
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Legal standing for a copyright notice placed by prior web developer? (long backstory)

Let's say a prior web developer placed a copyright notice on a website in the web developer's and not the client's name. The prior web developer has been hostile and actually took the site down for ...
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Are there any downsides of including google-analytics on your website?

I am in particular concerned with legal implications due to strong privacy legislations. However, I was also thinking about performance and false results by users blocking it.
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2 answers
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What tools are used to make a PDF accessible to people with disabilities

In the US sites should be made accessible for people with disabilities. This is often followed for HTML, but ignored for PDF files. Since there is quite a lot of PDF content on the web, what tools ...
9 votes
4 answers
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Tools for tracking clicks

Are there any tools availible for tracking users clicks on a website, both internal and external? Preferably one that is free and can track a series of clicks from a user (Example, user clicked 'blog' ...
9 votes
2 answers
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When to use SECTION element?

I'm a bit confused by the new HTML5 element, <section>. What is the correct way to use it? Consider this outline: <article> <header> <h2>Title</h2> <p>...
5 votes
5 answers
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Rails hosting providers [closed]

What are some of the best hosting providers for a Ruby on Rails application? I have looked into Heroku and it looks like a good option, but would it be better to go with a VPS or Grid hosting ...
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5 answers
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What is the best kind of checkout system for a website?

I have worked with quite a few checkout systems and eCommerce platforms. Are there certain kinds of interfaces that convert sales better than others? For me there are really only two questions: SSL ...
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6 answers
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Form label position for best usability

I'm creating a form that will ask a visitor for their firstname, middle initial, and lastname. I want the those text fields to be all inline, but where should I place the labels? On the left, top, or ...
5 votes
1 answer
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How do I track Yahoo Adwords campaigns in Google Analytics with cost data?

I'm currently diving into Yahoo's adwords program and am wondering if its possible to track their ad campaigns in Google Analytics with cost data so I can trace my costs to my revenue. Has anyone ...
2 votes
1 answer
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What's the best way to split up the multilingual parts of my site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? I want to have my site available in several different languages. I've seen some sites that use country code top ...
2 votes
1 answer
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cron management [closed]

I have crontabs across multiple servers using different accounts. The scripts are separated such for a reason, different users for different services, etc. I did some searching for a tool to track ...
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4 answers
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Webpage Post Submits vs AJAX?

Which is better and why? I can see where a site that works 100% in AJAX might optimize a bit better, due to not having to reload the page on each click. But I am a huge fan of the big submit button ...
5 votes
1 answer
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What are common Media Library tools used for Kentico/Generic PHP sites?

Through a course of mergers and acquisitions the particular group of companies who I work for have built up a vast array of websites running either Kentico (or ASP websites that will be using Kentico) ...
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2 answers
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New HTML5 elements and search engine ranking impact? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the SEO rules for HTML 5? Will using HTML5 semantic markup negatively effect my search rankings? I have read that using properly semantic markup, besides a general ...
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WYSIWYG vs. BBC Code vs. Plain Text

When Putting in a place for users to put it content, (for example, posting a question,answer or comment on this site) What are some things to consider when deciding to use some form of WYSIWYG editor, ...
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3 answers
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Multiple site pages not accesible via main site nav- SEO implications?

I run a site that has some of the site pages accessible through the site's main navigation. Then, there are 50+ "state" pages that are accessible to a user if they click on a specific state on a ...
8 votes
1 answer
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Can I get Wordpress to upload images etc via FTP instead of the filesystem?

I'm installing a Wordpress blog on a site run from a server farm. We can only upload files through FTP (which gets synced to the web servers). Any file written to the server through the web site is ...
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2 answers
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Is content inside a <noscript> tag indexed by search indexes?

Is content inside a <noscript> (HTML4, HTML5) tag indexed by search engines? (Inspired by this question)
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2 answers
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Best way to stop a country dropdown from affecting google SEO

We have a site that contains a "sign up" form in the sidebar in most pages. This signup contains a dropdown of countries, the contents of which are being indexed by google and affecting our sites SEO. ...
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3 answers
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Blocking all search engines except the big ones

I would like to somehow be able to block all search engines except Google, Yahoo & Bing (and their related sites like Google Images) from crawling my site as they consume a lot of server and ...
3 votes
2 answers
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How to detect search engine bots reliably within asp.net website?

What is the best way to detect bot generated activity (clicks/page visits) etc on a asp.net website? We have a website where we track leads generated to external websites, we track the IP of the user ...
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3 answers
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Simple future-proof, backwards-compatible way to play audio mp3 files in-place on the page?

I have a site for a musician that includes music in mp3 format, but these are played through a Flash file (xspfplayer). Of course, without Flash this is useless. Is there a better future-proof, and ...
5 votes
3 answers
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Should I use mixed content on my blog?

I have a blog. (just started) I am having a confusion whether I should keep the blog focused on only one subject (for instance, technology) or not? If I post different posts on various topics (with ...
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2 answers
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Track down segmentation faults in PHP? [closed]

I'm looking for a relatively painless way to track down segmentation faults in PHP (as reported in the Apache error log). This is my LAMP setup at the moment: Linux: OpenSUSE 11.3 x86_64 Apache: 2....
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3 answers
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When should you consider being an OpenID provider?

I know that OpenID would benefit more from a larger number of sites adopting it, than it would from more people being providers. But even still, I am curious as to when it would be good for a site to ...
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5 answers
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Possible options for site meta discussion

Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for software that I could use to provide meta discussion of a website that I am working on? My initial thought would be to use one of the many discussion ...
9 votes
2 answers
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How to serve static content without https in a secure site?

I want to serve static content from my site but my site is https-only. My static http server only serve http content (non https) but many IE users are complaining about being unable to log into. What ...
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2 answers
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Does Internet Explorer 'timeout'?

Within my website I have a single page that dynamically updates via AJAX / JSON in a plain HTML page. Now this page may be left open for up to three or four days. When I left it running over the ...
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Which hoster for asp.net application using BlackfishSQL? [closed]

I am working on a asp.net application based on a desktop app I wrote which will use BlackfishSQL as its backend. Now I need a hoster. I think I can deploy this on Linux using Mono (and I will in fact ...

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