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How can I buy my own personalized Top Level Domain (TLD)?
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The site you saw is run by Public-Root, one of the many alternative root zone operators. These are essentially rogue organizations that create/sell custom TLDs that aren't sanctioned or recognized by ...

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To <p> or not to <p>?
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divs and ps are for completely different purposes. p is for paragraphs, div is for sectional divisions. One is for text formatting, the other is for page structure. It is semantically incorrect to use ...

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H1 vs H2 vs Other for website title/logo and SEO
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I usually don't put the logo or site title in an H1. The way I like to look at it is that each page is a document. That document is about a particular subject, as reflected in the page title and also ...

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What is the advantage to hosting static resources on a separate domain?
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Aside from use of CDNs, using separate domains for static data also means: You can use a lightweight web server that doesn't have to load all the modules/extensions that your dynamic content web ...

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Keep Iphone browser from turning numbers into links
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Very poor implementation on Apple's part (I hear this also happens on the iPad, where it makes no sense whatsoever), but there is a fix: <meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no" /> ...

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Cost of using SSL
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The most well-known case study on SSL deployment costs is Gmail's switch over to all-SSL for all requests. Adam Langley, Nagendra Modadugu and Wan-Teh Chang gave a talk on this at Velocity 2010, which ...

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How can I host a website on a dynamically-assigned IP address?
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You can't simply assign your router a static IP to get a static IP. Most broadband providers allow you to lease a static IP from them for an extra monthly fee. But you're probably better off spending ...

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Design -> Crowdsourcing or hire a pro?
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As a professional graphic designer I should encourage people to hire professional designers, and there are certainly* advantages to that. First off: You are dealing with an actual person/people ...

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What is the best way to get a huge amount of content to your website?
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How about this: don't create a website if you don't have anything (meaningful) to put on it. I know, it's crazy. But sometimes it's best to wait until you have something of value to contribute before ...

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Should I worry about people disabling Javascript?
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That depends on the site, its purpose, and who the demographic is. If you're designing a government website, a banking site, a corporate home page, etc, then you absolutely should make sure the site ...

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What should I do to notify Google of a switch from ".php" to extension-free URL's?
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Yes, if you have your URLs redirected properly. Yes. You should be using a 301 redirect instead of internally rewriting the URLs. No, this is completely unnecessary. If your old URLs are 301 ...

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Can an XML sitemap file by generated dynamically, or does it have to be static?
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No, it doesn't matter, and it's actually a pretty good idea if you have regularly added content. It makes no difference to Google whether you wrote the file by hand, generated it manually with an ...

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What's the difference between Amazon's EC2 and S3 services?
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EC2 = Elastic Cloud Computing S3 = Simple Storage Service One is for application hosting, one is for data storage.

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how to rewrite %20 in .htaccess
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You shouldn't need to use percent encoding/hexcode in mod_rewrite parameters since mod_rewrite will encode special characters (?, #, , &, etc.) by default. To write a space in the rewrite pattern, ...

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DNS hosting better managed by Domain provider or Hosting provider?
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Much more than web hosting, DNS hosting is a commodity service, so as long as the DNS provider is competent, there's not much difference from one provider to another. The reasons are: The Internet ...

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Should home page be just domain name or can it be in a folder?
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SEO-wise, there isn't really any problem here. Many sites are configured to use a non-wwwroot path as their homepage. However, using a non-standard homepage URI may have repercussions in the future, ...

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Are shorter URLS better for SEO?
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You do not need to include a unique number in the URL. I don't see how that would improve SEO. An SEO-friendly URL is one that is user-friendly, e.g. is short and easy to remember doesn't contain any ...

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How to ensure a web designer is selling you an original design
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If you hire a real web designer rather than crowdsourcing it, then you should be able to see the design process and be involved in it. Usually, the designer will send you some mockups and update you ...

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Is there a way to compile LESS files to CSS (so that every browser doesn't have to)?
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LESS comes with a binary (lessc) that lets you precompile your .less files. You use it as such: $ lessc styles.less > styles.css But I think most people just use the lessc -w or lessc --watch ...

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Is this a good approach to image Lazy Loading for SEO?
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That's a good approach. Another approach you could take is to use the <noscript /> element to store the normal version of the img tag, which would be indexed by Google, and use JS to create the ...

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Moving large website to new CMS - URL changes
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You've got the basic idea. Inventory your assets, and also identify the pages which receive the most traffic and backlinks (don't forget alternate URLs if the same page is accessible via more than ...

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When is meta description still relevant?
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I'm getting pretty tired of repeating this, but I'll throw it out there one more time. Meta descriptions aren't just used for SEO or by search engines. When you bookmark a page in most web browsers, ...

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Should the title text of a hyperlink be the same as the link text for SEO?
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Stop it. Stop thinking like a keyword spammer. The title attribute in anchor tags serve a very specific and vital purpose. It conveys extra information to users about a given link. It's spoken by ...

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How do you save/export changes made in Firebug?
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There is actually a FireBug plugin called FireDiff that lets you export style and DOM changes. Alternatively, you could use the Web Developer add-on to save the CSS. Lastly, FireBug can be linked to ...

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Shared IP vs. Dedicated IP
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In the context of web hosting, a shared IP is an IP address shared by multiple websites usually on the same shared server but could also be across different servers, whereas a dedicated IP gives your ...

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Identical blurb at end of each blog post - bad for SEO?
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You should label the blurb as a footer to the article for semantic purposes, but such a small amount of duplicate content shouldn't matter unless your articles are each only 200 words long. When ...

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Where to start Learning SEO techniques?
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I've yet to come across any reputable SEO books, but there are approaches to SEO worth learning. First off, the algorithms that Google/Yahoo/Bing! use are irrelevant. Modern search engines have ...

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How to incoporate Taiwan into ISO 3166-1?
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There's really no way to be politically neutral on this unless you choose to exclude both China and Taiwan from your site. If you don't want to offend the Chinese visitors, then you'll need to ...

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buttons (text or images)
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Actually, Linotype does offer a Neue Helvetica font that's licensed for web use. Web-safe Alternatives But if you don't want to pay for the web license, the obvious web-safe alternatives to ...

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Why sometimes images load top-bottom, and sometimes by "enhancing" resolution?
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This is because some image formats, such as PNG, JPEG and GIF can be saved in an interlaced/progressive form which allows the full image to be roughly rendered immediately, with an increasing level of ...

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