Web design is the process of planning and creating a website. Text, images, digital media and interactive elements are used by web designers to produce the page seen on the web browser.

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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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Best way for an external (remote) graphics designer to style ASP.NET MVC 4 app?

My customer has his own graphics designer he wants to use to style his web application we're building in ASP.NET MVC 4. Our solution is in Bitbucket, but if he can't run it what choices do we have? ...
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Is “responsive web design” becoming a “badge to wear” for front end devs? [closed]

This may seem like an odd question. However, more and more I am seeing web applications that are built on the "mobile first" / "responsive design" principle that are about as responsive as a wasp in ...
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How to manage automated emails sent from a web application

I am designing a web application and I am wondering how to design the architecture to manage sending automated emails. Currently I have this feature build into my web app and the emails are sent ...
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What is the best practice for website design and markup now that mobile browsers are common?

Back in 2008, smartphones were a small market and it was commonplace for sites to be designed for a fixed width - say, 900px or 960px - with the page centered if the browser window was larger. Many ...
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How do web-developers do web-design when freelancing? [closed]

So I got my first job recently as junior web-developer. My company creates small/medium sites for wide variety of customers: autobusiness companies, weddign agencies, some sauna websites, etcetc, hope ...
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ASP.NET Webforms developers and web designers: how to interact?

I'm an ASP.NET Webforms developer, and I face some problems when I deal with designers. Designers always complain about the asp.net server controls. They'd rather just have an html file and create ...
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What is the difference between web designers and developers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the boundaries between the responsibilities of a web designer and a web developer? Web designers and developers work in the same project, I've been searcing for ...
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One page using querystring or many folders and pages?

I have an application where I have the 'core' code in one folder for which there is a virtual directory in the root, such that I can include any core files using /myApp/core/bla.asp. I then have two ...
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Best practices for web page styling with CSS? [closed]

I have a website to design. I have information on how the page should look and interact. The problem is I'm not good in front-end design, and have put many many hours to get the hang of the stuff. ...
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What is the best way to allow a non-coding designer to design intranet web pages?

We have an intranet site which was done in .net with plenty of functionality but management wants it to look more visually attractive and get the graphic designer involved. The graphic designer is ...
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Fluid VS Responsive Website Development Questions

As I understand these form the basis for targeting a wide array of devices based on the browser size, given it would be a time consuming to generate different layouts targeting different/specific ...
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Are web designers programmers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a Front-End Web Developer a “Programmer”? Is it accurate to classify web designers as programmers? Should they be classified as such?
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Protecting your interests as a freelance web designer

What is the best way to protect your interests as a freelance web designer when: The client is unresponsive and takes a long time to make decisions The client makes constant changes Feature creep
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Designing a web app that will be used from distant geographic locations

I have designed/built a number of small web apps. Most have been used by clients who operate in a specific geographic area, mostly within the same state/province. For these I would follow best ...
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What should a web designer know? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should every programmer know about web development? I want to be a web designer. I've spent the past few years on ASP.Net MVC. Where should I focus to learn web ...
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JSP, EL, JSTL: learning from a web designer perpective

I have two books geared toward learning JSP. From what I've read, one motivating feature/benefit is that it is easier for web designers (they apparently don't, as a rule, know Java) to work with ...
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Dynamically generating HTML and CSS [closed]

I find writing CSS by hand to be extremely tedious. Coming across a concept such as fluid, makes me want to write all my websites so that the CSS resizes nicely and looks the same in different ...
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How come the design process is so different for Web Design and GUI Design?

I had the opportunity to develop applications in several niches: server back-end, desktop clients, and recently a small scale website. Once indulged in the website design I am asking myself and you ...
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Is Silverlight suitable for an enterprise class web-based product UI?

Our team is currently working on building our next generation HIS (Hospital Information System) comprising of over 30 modules (currently estimated at 400 man months), to be possibly hosted in a ...
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Getting a design company to embrace the benefits of good development [closed]

I know there are already various topics discussing what we can do to get managers to buy into good development practices, but I was wondering if there are any specific things we can do to explain to ...
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Overcoming general lack of UI design skill in developers

I have been told, and have found for myself, that lots of developers are not good at UI design (I don't know how true is this) but it is true about me at least. In web development good code ...
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How would I develop an avatar based 3D conference environment? [closed]

I want to develop a 3d environment to be used for meetings and other such functions. Each attendee could log in with a customized avatar and could collaborate and discuss via voice and text chat. I ...
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Website Planning Help

There are a lot of posts on this but I'm kinda looking for specific help, I've typed many different queries into Google but the majority of page returns seem to be dominated by beginner tutorials, ...
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In a javascript only web application, what state information should the URL contain?

I'm writing a single page web application that talks to a business layer via asynchronous RPC (encoded with json). I'm targeting fairly modern browsers, so I can at minimum control the URL after the ...
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Do programmers need to know about graphic designing? [closed]

I want to know your opinion. Do programmers (like me) need to know about design? For example drawing, web design, image manipulation etc. Edited Actually, I like web, enterprise and mobile ...
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What should I learn, practice to grasp or follow the fashion of the Web UI development? [closed]

I am not totally a Web UI developer, indeed I am doing some work about deployment. But I have interests in the fantastic effects of some great website. I know a little about javascript, jquery, extJS, ...
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What are the boundaries between the responsibilities of a web designer and a web developer?

I have been hired to do functional development for several web site redesigns. The company I work for has a relatively low technical level, and the previous development of the web sites were ...
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How do you handle a graphic designer who thinks he's a web designer? [closed]

Background: I was originally hired to add scripting functionality to the redesign of one of our websites. The description of the position was created by the graphic designer (who also happens to be a ...
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Best tool to privately share code with members of a team? [closed]

I'm getting into freelance web design and I have a team of several people. I was wondering what is the best tool (preferably free) to share code with other members of the team, allow them to edit it ...
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Why shouldn't “responsive” web design be a consideration?

This might seem like more of a graphic design question than a programming question, but I think it has much more technical/programming merit than actual graphic design. The concept of "responsive" ...
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How to charge freelance projects? [closed]

I am new freelancer mostly on web development and my first project used (X)HTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL/jQuery for a small custom social network like system with search engine/contact form ready/admin system. ...
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Should a web designer know server-side coding?

We're implementing an CMS based on ASP.NET MVC. Now, any designer should be able to provide themes for this CMS. But to write a theme, they need to be able to modify the generated HTML, thus the ...
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Should we hire one consultant for website design and another for development or find someone who will do both?

We've outsourced our app development, and they've created a DB hosted on Amazon-EC2. For the UI we're in talks with a web designer, but they don't do any of the coding to integrate the website with ...
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Good Programming Competitions for Highschool Students

What are good programming competitions (or web design competitions) available for highschool students in the Northeast (I am looking for a pretty long/comprehensive list)- of the USA? The competitions ...
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How are developing countries affecting the web design and development field?

While searching ELance.com I noticed that companies from developing countries, such as India and Pakistan, were snatching up a lot of the freelance jobs at a low pay. How are foreign countries ...
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Tips and Tricks on Web Page Design on ASP.NET MVC (Razor Syntax)

I am a newbie in web development and have started studying ASP.NET MVC. I noticed that cshtml replaces aspx when using Razor syntax and design view is not supported. Now designing ASP.NET MVC webpages ...
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How to avoid micro management from a client? [Design Job]

Hello fellow designers, I need your help yet again. As you all know from my last question that I am new to the design industry (and a recent graduate). This is turning out to be an obstacle in my ...
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How much web-design work should a web programmer commit?

I'm creating a website for a friend of mine, and the plan is to eventually solicit outside sources to take care of the overall design. So it's got me wondering, how much design should I be covering ...
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How do you outsource website design?

I am planning to start a website. I am not good at designing. I am planning to outsource the designing part. How should I do it? Should I program first and then ask the designers to work on it? Or ...
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How important do you think IE-friendliness is?

I think most web developers will agree that it is often easier getting something to work well in most browsers, but not as much in IE. I was wondering: When designing/developing a website, how ...
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What's expected of a web-developer?

I've been getting into more web development later and talking to people often I'll get "Can you make me a website [for my book]?" types. "Yes. But.... Well, what do you want from it?" "I want it to ...
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Ever taught yourself drawing/art skills? [closed]

I often see programmers advise non-tech people that they should 'just learn to code' if they want to execute their big idea, saying it's not that hard to get the ball rolling. However, while as ...
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Why are most websites optimized for viewing in portrait mode?

I simply cannot figure this out. Almost all monitors have an aspect ratio where width is much bigger than the height and yet almost all websites are designed exactly for the other way round? I am not ...
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Please guide this self-taught Web Developer [duplicate]

One of the major regrets in life is that I didn't do something with my introversion. I didn't manage to get past the first year of college because of that. I have chosen the path where there are no ...
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Best way to acquire a complete comprehensive knowledge of web design and development? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should every programmer know about web development? Assuming one wants to be a professional in web design and development, what technologies would you recommend one ...
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I don't really understand “Backend/Serverside” when it comes to web-development?

In the Web development world, what exactly do backend/server-side programmers do? I guess I don't really understand the whole concept. I've done the HTML/CSS layouts and website design and a little ...
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So with HTML5 what exactly…is “supposed” to become phased out

So I know HTML5 is the "replacement" for Flash...however it's obviously not mainstream just yet......but what else is it supposed to replace. I ask this because web-dev has always been a secret kinda ...
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Is a designer supposed to write CSS code? [closed]

I'm wondering if the CSS creation is supposed to be the job of the designer or the programmer. I'm not talking here about really complex CSS layout, I'm referring more to skinning. So is this ...