HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant markup language used for creating web pages.

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Why not embed styles/scripts in HTML instead of linking?

We concatenate CSS and JavaScript files to reduce the number of HTTP requests, which improves performance. The result is HTML like this: <link rel="stylesheet" href="all-my-css-0fn392nf.min.css"&...
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How much HTML and CSS should server side developer know? [closed]

I have done C and C++ and now I want to start my career as a web-developer. I read a lot about web-development and came to know that there were two types of developers on the web, 1. Client Side ...
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For web apps (vs web pages) why not put scripts and css inline? [duplicate]

I understand that for normal websites you'd want to share scripts and css and therefore liking to them means that each page shares them from the cache. But this question is not about "normal multipage ...
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Pros and cons of an HTML/JavaScript only web app [closed]

I come from an ASP.NET forms background and have found server side coding very powerful in the past. More recently, however, I have been wanting to phase out the server side code of the front-end and ...
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Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically?

Note that I (try) to mark up as semantically as possible because I like they way it looks and feels, but not because I'm aware of any other stunning advantages. The point of my question is to be able ...
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Where to master HTML, CSS and Javascript? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should a developer know before building a public web site? I gotten interested in web-development lately. I am still a student. I learnt basics of HTML, CSS and ...
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Is it practical to have perfect validation score on HTML?

I was in a heated discussion the other day, about whether or not it's practical to have a perfect validation score on any HTML document. By practical I mean: Does not take a ridiculous amount of ...
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When are scripts inside HTML not considered a bad practice?

I am new to web development. While studying the Play framework and JSP, I noticed that they both give an option to place script (in jsp scriptlet) inside HTML, but in both books I am reading they both ...
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why are globals bad in javascript [duplicate]

I've been writing web applications for a while now , and everyone knows the one golden rule not to assign variables to the window object , don't ever assign a variable without using var. My ...
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Why are people making tables with divs?

In modern web development I'm coming across this pattern ever more often. It looks like this: <div class="table"> <div class="row"> <div class="cell"></div> ...
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Why are there are no PUT and DELETE methods on HTML forms?

HTML4 / XHTML1 allows only GET and POST in forms, now it seems like HTML5 will do the same. There is a proposal to add these two but it doesn't seem to be gaining traction. What were the technical or ...
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Why are the <b> and <i> tags deprecated?

This question came up in one of my college classes. The professor only gave the answer that it was more descriptive, but it seems as though <b> and <i> are rather explicit in their meaning ...
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When should JavaScript generate HTML?

I try to generate as little HTML from JavaScript as possible. Instead, I prefer to manipulate existing markup whenever I can and only generate HTML when I need to dynamically insert an element that ...
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Should I use non-standard tags in a HTML page for highlighting words?

I would like to know if it's a good practice or legal to use non-standard tags in an HTML page for certain custom purposes. For example: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. ...
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Should I write HTML or CSS first?

There are a lot of analogies for HTML/CSS development; which can be a bit confuse for a beginner. HTML = foundations/house CSS = walls/blueprint/wallpaper Is there any best practice here? ...
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Why is it (or was it) important to separate CSS from HTML? [duplicate]

Intro I recently watched the slides from React: CSS in JS and I really like the idea of having CSS applied using JS (and with JSX, this would mean having all the HTML, JS and CSS in one file, which ...
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Why is semantic markup given more weight for search engines?

This question follows directly from the part of an answer of this question - Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically? . I would like to understand why SEO techniques gives more ...
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How do I prevent useless content load on the page in responsive design?

In responsive design, elements are hidden in the page with @media queries and display: none in CSS. Ok. In my design however browsers that have less than 800px in width should avoid loading some ...
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Why are we still using the DOM in the browser rather than a desktop paradigm

From my understanding, the web interface was developed to use HTML because at the time it wasn't possible to simulate a desktop style application in the browser such as how Silverlight and Flash work, ...
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Should I still make my site work in non-javascript capable browsers?

Apparently less than 1% had javascript off in 2010: http://developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/posts/2010/10/how-many-users-have-javascript-disabled/ So is it worth it to still support browsing without ...
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Conditional attribute in XML - most concise solution?

I am tasked with setting up conditional profiling - a method of tagging chunks of XML with an attribute, which will then be used as a conditional value to extract subset of that XML. Have a look at ...
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What is meant by namespaced content and what advantages does it have?

I was reading this blog by James Bennett regarding HTML vs XHTML . He writes : I don’t have any need for namespaced content; I’m not displaying any complex mathematical notation here and don’t ...
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Can I use a @font-face of “Courier New”?

I currently have my font stack: font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; In all browsers that I test in I see the font displayed in the Courier New font except for my android devices - my ...
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When should I use a CSS class over inline styling?

I have some hidden divs that I show via JavaScript when a button is clicked. Right now, I'm hiding them with by using inline styling (i.e. style="display:none;"). This works, but are there general ...
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Guidance for a C# developer to become better UI developer

I am a C# developer and had developed simple websites in regular asp.net(with asp.net controls) and a wpf application. Nowadays, I am trying to learn Asp.net MVC3 and I have been exposed to HTML ...