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

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html/css/javascript for game ui's

I've been looking into game ui's recently. My conclusion is that html/css/javascript would be the perfect solution IF it was wrapped up in a nice C++ library that allowed for easy integration into ...
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Truncating HTML content at specific content blocks

I have HTML content in my DB and I would like to present a list of these individual items but truncate each of them so they're not fully displayed. I would like to keep truncated items ...
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JavaScript form validation without clicking submit button [on hold]

I want to validate a form using java script before user clicks the submit button. <form role="form"> <div class="form-group"> <label for="email">*Email ...
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Is it appropriate to use the unordered list (ul) element for composite content

I recently had a thought of utilizing the unordered list element to represent a list of composite content (such as a product list with details or an image list with captions). For example: ...
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Why Should I Avoid Inline Scripting?

A knowledgeable friend recently looked at a website I helped launch, and commented something like "very cool site, shame about the inline scripting in the source code". I'm definitely in a position ...
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Pre-Processors vs Pure Web [closed]

It seems like within the last few years or so HTML/CSS/JavaScript Preprocessors have exploded in quantity and general use. They're still not as common as pure HTML, CSS, and JS/jQuery, but their ...
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How to use HTML Code Snippet? [migrated]

I am trying to create and use code snippets using Visual Studio 2005. I successfully created a snippet in VB.Net and used it by typing it’s shortcut and pressing tab. Now I am trying to use a html ...
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Http meta tag for refreshing/redirecting

While looking at the generated source of a webpage, I learned that a standard way to refresh a web page is to use <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="_sec">. I find this an abuse of "metadata" ...
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Pros and Cons of Facebook's React vs. Web Components (Polymer)

What are the main benefits of Facebook's React over the upcoming Web Components spec and vice versa (or perhaps a more apples-to-apples comparison would be to Google's Polymer library)? According to ...
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Web App - Better to load Large, low quality image or many html elements?

I'm creating a web application that is visually enormous. I'm talking 2 million pixels wide and 2 million pixels tall (about). My goal is to show dynamically changing spots all over the site. For ...
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What to use instead of IDs in selectors in CSS

I recently installed a csslint package for my Atom text editor. I keep getting warnings saying "Don't use IDs in selectors." I found this weird since I've always been using IDs in selectors in CSS, ...
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Javascript inline event handling versus external jQuery event handlers

Working on a dynamic website that loads information from a JSON file and then populates the page with said elements. My question has to do with event handling - as of now, I don't see any reason as ...
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Why do we have to use divs?

This morning, as I was writing some html and haml, it occurred to me that the way divs are used is ridiculous. Why are divs not implied? Imagine if this: <div class="hero-img"> <img ...
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Why are people making tables with divs? [duplicate]

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 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 ...
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Multiple CS Sheets or Javascript

I have a homepage with a navigationBar on top of the Viewport contains two buttons. One is the default selected home button which calls/displays home.html. The other for example is Ubuntu which calls ...
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Best use of the React frontend framework

I've been using rails' erb template for my views, but I've recently been trying to incorporate React as my front end framework. I'm a little lost on how front end frameworks are supposed to be used. ...
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Why not XHTML5?

So, HTML5 is the Big Step Forward, I'm told. The last step forward we took that I'm aware of was the introduction of XHTML. The advantages were obvious: simplicity, strictness, the ability to use ...
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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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Two HTML elements with same id attribute: How bad is it really?

Just browsing the google maps source code. In their header, they have 2 divs with id="search" one contains the other, and also has jstrack="1" attribute. There is a form separating them like so: ...
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Choosing a javascript framework for a massively multi-player game : React vs Ember 2 vs other better option

I'd like to add to my Ruby on Rails app a javascript front end using basically Rails a json api sending data to the front end. The question for me is: React or Ember 2 (or maybe another viable ...
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Detect request coming from iframe

I just had this awesome idea about simulating a single page application using iframes. I am using a framework that uses layouts to display pages. Luckily I can use an empty layout (meaning it has no ...
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When and why to use Page.ResolveUrl

So, i had a discussion with a colleague on why and where should we use Page.ResolveUrl("~/PageUrl.aspx") instead of ./PageUrl.aspx. For example, are there any differences between: <a ...
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What's the best method for ignoring the BBCode between <code> tags in a full-post BBCode parser?

To clarify on the title a bit more, this is for a plugin for my forum. I'm doing this: div.html( parser( div.html() ) ) When sending the html string to the parser, of course I get something like: ...
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Can i write html on one line only in my php code?

i need to embed a html 301 redirect in my php code and i wanted to save chars in my html. Can i write HTML on one line since it is parsed? Is there anything against this practice? ?> <!DOCTYPE ...
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Always set form input max length?

Background I'm looking to put together a single page web application with many form inputs. I've run into issues with other web pages where there is an ugly SQL error sent to the user if the ...
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What is the easiest way to store a piece of text in an HTML page? [closed]

I'll say in advance - I have almost no experience with HTML. I am currently coding a game in Lua, which needs to access a piece of code from an HTML website using GET. My question is this: What is ...
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Uniform identifier/class naming across HTML, CSS and JS

How does one ensure that HTML, CSS and JS have uniform identifiers. For example, one such set of identifiers could be class names. e.g.: CSS: .user-profile{ ... } JS: ...
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Hide admin menu if no admin option is available

If you have a menu "Admin tasks" and different admin tasks (like 10) that you could separately assign to each user, but there are users who don't have any admin tasks, how would you deal with "Hiding ...
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Semantics of heading levels in multiple sections in HTML5

I'm never quite sure what is the best, most semantic way to handle heading levels in HTML5 markup, when you have multiple sections. On one hand it makes sense to have an H1 heading as a title of a ...
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Is it OK to replace html on resize?

I was asked to take over a web project. It is supposed to be a responsive website, but the former programmer didn't write the HTML/CSS with responsivity in mind and adding code to make it responsive ...
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What's wrong with this approach to CSS?

I have a static Jekyll website. The website is constructed once, on my computer, and then sent to the server in the form of plain HTML, image, and CSS files, to be served by a regular HTTP server. ...
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Do I have to learn html and javascript to create web applications? [closed]

I am an experienced Java programmer, and I want to create a complex web application requiring dynamic pages, drawings, etc (take SO as an example). Do I have to learn javascript/html in order to ...
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Does react.js make sense for a static content-driven site?

I'm pretty sold on the react.js model because it makes DOM manipulation so smooth and comprehensible. But I'm wondering how it could be leveraged for a site that's largely static with big blocks of ...
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CSS structure for creating responsive websites

I'm a back-end engineer who works on a small team so occasionally needs to do some front-end. I like to develop a good workflow and project structure before I start anything, so I'm wondering about ...
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Is Doctype needed for HTML5 documents

Recently I had a job interview and one of the questions was "Is doctype needed for HTML 5 documents?". I've answered "no" but have a feeling that I might be wrong. From the w3 it looks like it is ...
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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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torrent support in browser

i was thinking it would be cool to implement native torrent support in a web browser so that the following html would render an image on the page: <img ...
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Conceptually, is the single page web app more efficient than the web app that loads pieces of the page for every page? [closed]

I searched a lot, but nobody seems to have explained this nor given a proper example. I have a page like this: My team says they want to design the code such that the Title section, Menu ...
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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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Are there established guidelines for code formatting in included files with references to other files?

When developing for the web you will inevitably end up referencing a lot of files that eventually all get included and combined into a finished product. I specifically develop a lot of Wordpress sites ...
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Progressive Enhancement vs. Single Page Apps

I just got back from a conference in Boston called An Event Apart. A really popular theme amongst the speakers was the idea of progressive enhancement - a site's content should go in the HTML, and ...
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MVC: Inserting a view from a SubController to its Parent controller

I have 2 controllers: 1 top level controller,MainController, and a SubController, which MainController has an instance of and controls. The SubController has a Subview which goes inside the MainView ...
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Math model for a webpage layout? [closed]

While web-programmers surely know CSS/HTML rules by heart, and web-browsers have algorithms to render web-pages, what interests me whether there are any mathematical/theoretical models or at least ...
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Is it okay to use CSS3 with HTML4?

Is it alright to use CSS3 with HTML4. It seems like CSS3 would be a HTML5 complaint deal. But I'm not sure if that's the case. If it's not okay, what are the downfalls to using CSS3 with HTML4, ...
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(HTML) Form structure storage

In the context of a single-purpose website/application (for instance, based on Symfony2), I wish to have a set of forms fillable by users which then will be sent out as a formatted email (with the ...
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How to make a website be formatted correctly on all screen sizes? [closed]

I recently made a pure (didn't use Bootstrap or anything else) HTML 'website' (didn't actually give it a url) on my laptop, but when I opened the website on my desktop, it looked horrible and nothing ...
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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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What exactly is the meaning of “node” in Document Object Model (DOM)?

I've searched for the definition of a "node" in a programming language and I am still finding it hard to understand. Could anyone advice me in simple, layman's terms: What is a node?
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Should putting html tags into localization files be avoided?

We are localizing all parts of our website to many languages. We use XML localization files. I think this scenario is so common, and even there should be a standard solution to this, but still I ...