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

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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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Should I use a CSS grid system for this template? [on hold]

I asked this question in software recommendations but I was told to ask it here... I want to convert the following template to HTML and CSS. Should I use a grid system such as bootstrap? Seeing as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Twitter in app browser + user agent string

Recently (I believe some weeks ago) with the latest update of the Twitter app for iOS, all links found inside tweets are opened in Twitter's build-in browser. My question is how to find Twitter's ...
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Why is the use of JavaScript in HREF attributes discouraged?

Disclaimer: I came to Programmers.SE to ask this question because I understand this is the place to ask this type of question, and not necessarily stackoverflow. If I am wrong, please close the ...
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Managing Login Authentication/Webpage session: Can client side javascript/JQuery access either a session variable or json variable in html?

Short version: A variable is stored in a session variable req.session.userName and also in the json sent with res.render('/', {username: value}). How can I access either of those variables from inside ...
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What is the HTML 4 DTD role in HTML5

All, I know there are three types of DTD for HTML 4.01 (strict, transitional, and frameset). And I knew the DTD defines the syntax of markup constructs and the document structure with a list of legal ...
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Understand SGML and HTML

When I read the HTML 4 Specification. The document says : Each markup language defined in SGML is called an SGML application. An SGML application is generally characterized by: An SGML ...
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Why aren't HTML, CSS, and JavaScript used for desktop apps? [closed]

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can be used to build beautiful (and useful) UI's (especially now we have HTML5 and CSS3), and lots of people already know them. Though it's still way beyond my reach, how ...
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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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What's the best semantic html5 tag for an action menu

I want to create an action menu to trigger some actions on a single page application and I wonder what's the most appropriated html5 tag for this? I know the nav tag but it seems more suited for ...
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Decoupling HTML pages from App deployment

I work on an app where offline functionality is an integral part of the app. When small tweaks are necessary for the HTML pages, we need to redeploy the app in order for the changes to take effect ...
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Why don't replace HTML with JSON as base web design technology? [closed]

Since JSON shows a lot of benefits over HTML, why don't just abandon HTML? Qt frameworks with QML shows it is perfectly possible to use JSON to design rich content EDIT: Many of you think about this ...
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Languages for gaming website [closed]

So I'm a 15 year old trying to teach myself how to code because I'm deeply interested in it. I would like to one day be able to have my own games website, with little games I'd write. I have a little ...
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For HTML report generation, should CSS be put into stylesheet or written into the html file?

I'm writing a report generator for an automation tool. Right now I have a report template html file which is read by the generator and the results are filled in by the tool to be written to another ...
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Why isn't HTML/CSS/HTML5 considered a programming language? [duplicate]

I was just curious as to why programmers don't consider Web development as programming.. I know C and C++, Python etc. are tones harder then what I do (HTML etc.) but why do programmers laugh at it? ...
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Website with a lot of sound [closed]

I am building a website with a large amount of sounds that should be played upon clicking elements. (It is a language learning website, and many words and phrases will be clickable, to hear ...
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What is the best way to create HTML in C# code? [closed]

I have a belief that markup should remain in mark-up and not in the code behind. I've come to a situation where I think it is acceptable to build the HTML in the code behind. I'd like to have some ...
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Will it be a wrong idea to have <style> in <body>?

In below code i placed internal style sheet with in body tag, instead of having in head. For Single-Page-Application I am considering to do this for styles that is only applicable to that page alone, ...
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How to approach multiple page form with just one save option

The screen shot shows the magento product upload page. The left nav allows you to switch to different options for the product. Basically each option in the left nav appears as a different page. ...
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Why isn't there an html tag “field”?

There is a <fieldset> tag for a set of fields. Why isn't there a hierarchical child for fieldsets? <form> <fieldset> <legend>Thin Sandwich Options</legend> ...
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HTML and CSS required for .NET Development [closed]

On a job application, part of the job description is "...needs to know HTML and CSS as some .NET is required...". What does this mean? I thought HTML is a programming language, CSS is a way to ...
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What are the tecnhical reasons for email HTML, CSS, Javascript limitations and their persistance [closed]

If you've ever made a custom email you'll know that there are significant limitations in you need to be aware of. The most obvious limitations being: No support for Javascript in emails No support ...
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Can display issues affect SEO?

Can website display issues on certain platforms affect a website's search rankings and potentially hinder any SEO efforts?
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How does contenteditable work?

I recently came across an article where if you enter data:text/html,%20<html contenteditable> into the address bar of a browser that supports HTML5, you can type in the window. I managed to ...
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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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Reverse horizontal and vertical for a HTML table

There is a two-dimensional array describing a HTML table. Each element of the array consists of: the cell content rowspan colspan Every row of this two dimensional array corresponds to <td> ...