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What approach for almost static website having only a few editable content blocks? [on hold]

I am building a small image website using a single page approach. The content is basically of a static nature. However, one or two content blocks on the site should be made editable to exchange text ...
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Provide web images with high resolution and let the browser scale it. A bad idea?

Back in the old days when I learned to create web pages, the rule of thumb was: Don't resize your images with HTML/CSS, provide the image in its "native" resolution. Otherwise, it will be upscaled or ...
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What Architecture for web app with social networking features? [on hold]

My team needs to develop a website that will work as a community. The site also requires a mobile app for all major platforms: Android, iOS, WP, etc. Users will be able to post and comment and there ...
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How do you use a repl with Vagrant? [migrated]

I'm looking at simplifying the initial developer setup at my company by using Vagrant. On the surface, it seems pretty nice: I write a Vagrantfile once and commit it, and then new developers just ...
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How to safely chain several API requests for a single user

I am writing a web application with Python and Flask. At a high-level, the web service takes an ID, downloads a file from a third-party API based on that ID, reads and analyzes the data inside the ...
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Good way to count unique anonymous visitors of articles

I'm building a website with articles, and I'd like to count unique-per-day visits for each article. The idea to use cookies suggests itself, but I simply can't set a cookie for each and every article ...
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CSS Preprocessing (SASS or LESS) vs CSS Postprocessing

So I stumbled across some frameworks for doing CSS post processing such as pleeease.io and I was wondering what are some main benefits or use cases for using CSS post processing? I feel you can ...
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How to design multiplayer online game with a battlefield?

I'm designing a simple game where all players use one battlefield via browser. I'm using websockets. So I'm wondering should I always send all data about battlefield to every user when smth is being ...
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Pluggable UI Components in Java Web Applications

I will try to explain my question with an example. Let us say that we are writing a hotel reservation system which is web based using Java. We will have different payment methods, say Paypal, Master ...
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Should I hide certain HTTP status codes?

So I have different seniors taking different positions on this. Some saying hide nothing, those codes are there for a reason. Others saying to hide most status codes, reducing the number to a much ...
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Learning About Different Architecture Set Ups [closed]

I'm sorry in advance if this isn't a good fit here, as it is a pretty open-ended question. In a nutshell: where / how / when does one learn about application architecture(s)? Normally for web ...
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Whose responsibility is it to create the interface and/or acceptance testing? Developer or QA?

I am a backend developer and always create tests for my applications. Recently I study and apply the interface tests (using selenium), but I doubted whether I who should create these tests, developer ...
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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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Choosing a Programming Language Systematically [closed]

I am looking for a methodology for choosing a language. I am not asking for opinions about languages. I have been tasked with the process of comparing our shop's current language with others that are ...
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Website testable design [duplicate]

I have developed two web services. The main service is a RESTful service (using DB), and another UI service that uses the RESTful service. Say I want to test the UI for now (integration tests), every ...
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More efficient management of assets(image, documents) in a large web project

I am beginning to refactor a large, very old, messy project. One of the biggest issues is the lack of a central location on the filesystem for simple things like images, icons, documents, csv, etc. ...
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What's the best way of building an administrative UI for an existing SPA application?

I’m working on an application where the client-side interface and backend server are completely separate applications. The backend is written in Ruby and only serves JSON via HTTP. The client is a ...
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What is “presentation logic” and how much is acceptable in views?

In my web application I have to provide a form for creating and editing. The forms for creating and for editing have minor differences, so I am thinking of doing something like this in my view: ...
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Would it be a wise decision to opt for just Javascript to create a single page application, instead of HTML and CSS?

I've mainly done application development, but have also worked on simple web projects (where the HTML and CSS were created by the web dev guys). Recently I tried creating a website for myself, and ...
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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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How should I “dig deeper” as a web developer? [closed]

I am currently a full-stack web developer working mainly in Ruby/Rails/Javascript. The languages I use on a daily basis (ruby, css, javascript, php) are great, but they are very dynamic, high level ...
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Anonymous access to api REST, protection

I have a public website that does not require authentication. It's a lighting calculator for indoor cultivation. Anyone can enter and complete the process and ultimately save your settings for future ...
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What is a good generalization of web development architecture? [duplicate]

I'm new to web development. From looking at popular open-source frameworks for both front-end and back-end, I have a general idea of what the modern full-stack web setup looks like: Database <-> ...
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Version controlling of a web project

We (2 developers) are developing a cakephp app that is running on a remote server. In NetBeans we both have project set up as "PHP application from remote server". The problem is that whenever one of ...
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Website compatibility with old operating systems [closed]

I'm a web developer. I most often come across this critical situation when the website layout fits with the design when run on Windows 7 or 8 and Mobile Operating Systems (Android, iOs, Windows 8). ...
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Viable method of sharing our PHP project [duplicate]

We are two developers that have no previous experience in sharing one PHP project. In particular, cakePHP. We both use NetBeans and we have set the project up as a "PHP application from a remote ...
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In MVC design, do I use a base class over an interface?

In web MVC most designs I've seen, (just choosing model layer as an example) the domain problem class, say students, always inherits the superclass "Model." The name is irrelevant, but why do they ...
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How achieve a page-change proof player?

I am interested in develloping a web music player similar to the soundcloud one However, I can't figure out one thing: How player like soundclou one (and some other one) can "resist" a page change, ...
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Consistent header HTML across multiple sites

We've got several sites. Some are HTML/Angular, some are built on a CMS, some are built on other code. What we'd like to do is have a consistent header experience for each site. I'm trying to figure ...
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Sending e-mail from a web application without being filtered out [closed]

For a web application I'm working on right now it's very important that automated e-mails arrive at the recipient. I've set up the mail server on the VPS that the application is going to run on. I've ...
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Breadcrumbs in a modern web application, make sense? [closed]

I'm currently beginning with the development of a new web application. The whole web application is going to be bookmarkable and all the pages accesible via GET requests and url parameters. Having ...
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How to layer if statements when order of logic is irrelevant?

Basically I have a series of logic in my website that can lead to 5 total outcomes. Basically two different if tests and then a catch all else statement. For example: if cond1: if mod1: ...
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GIT workflow for web development

Long ago the small team of web developer I work with started using git for web development. Back then we just committed to staging or master directly and then merged frequently between the two. It was ...
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Fullstack programmers and web design [closed]

I have been looking into full stack developments and I am confused as I am getting different answers from people. I know that full stack developers are responsible for front end and back end ...
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Product Configuration with conditional options

Suppose you need to create a website where you can choose a Widget, and then configure all of the various options to go with that widget. The options have many interactions. For example, if you ...
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Should the check correctness of a time constrained puzzle game application be done on the server side?

I am working on an application where a user has to complete a puzzle and check within a given time limit. This is an HTML5 based game, I can't keep the solution on the client side. but I also want ...
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Phone Number based Login

I'm trying to implement a phone number based login and not sure if I should ask the users for full number, i.e country code + number or just the number. What I have in mind so far: Attempt ...
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What is the purpose of RESTful URIs for POST/PUT/PATCH/DELETE methods?

In the process of conceiving a web application framework, I spent some time pondering the notion of RESTful paths. If I wanted to create e.g. a new topic, I might send a POST request to /topics. The ...
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Integrating a mobile website into a mobile app

I'm trying to redevelop a mobile website so we can integrate it into a mobile app that is being developed by another department, but still keep it functional on the web. The app has its own menu, so ...
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What is design pattern/paradigm for ASP.NET web-apps? [closed]

I don't actually know if my question is correct, but working on a webapp porting from ASP.NET world to Java + Spring platform I came up with this question in mind. Using Spring MVC, the new version ...
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secure offline PC storage accessible through javascript

I'm attempting to build a browser-based HTML5 application that has the ability to store data locally on a PC (not mobile device) when offline. This data is sensitive and must be secure. Of course the ...
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What's the Content-Security-Policy-friendly way to hand data from the server to the browser on page load?

When developing for the web, I often find myself wanting to pass a few variables from the server scripts to my javascript - data pulled from a database, and set differently on different pages running ...
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Are Components ideal for packaging and reusing find() requests?

I find myself loading several models over and over again throughout my application. Instead of typing the code to load the model, run a find, would it be reasonable to put that code in a method and ...
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Hosting image oriented ASP.NET MVC site; how to keep things fast?

I have a site that heavily relies on high res images being uploaded and viewed constantly. Currently it's hosted internally which keeps everything fast. I now want to move the site externally, but I ...
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Web-app filtering information client-side vs server-side?

I have a web-app that provides data (that is updated on an interval) for intranet users, who are able to filter information by location. I was having a discussion with a co-worker about whether that ...
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Deleting dynamic elements from a database [closed]

I have a select dropdown, with '+' and '-' buttons that add and remove items before submission. I would like to be able to remove the elements with the '-' button after they have been added to the ...
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Good way to handle the notification counter like Facebook does

I want to build a similar notification mechanism that Facebook handles. I actually store the user's notification in an SQL table (actually it's a graph database but everybody master RDBMS terms). ...
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Rendering STL file to STL viewer which is in new page

I've uploaded a STL file as an additional file for a product. And it gets downloaded in frontend as shown in screen shot. When I click on that link for STL Downloader, then that STL file will be ...
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What techniques should I use when implementing infinite scrolling on a website?

I am currently working on a website which implements infinite scrolling on it's search page (the results themselves coming from Elastic search) and, unsurprisingly, the more you scroll the slower ...
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Should we always create web application scalable? [closed]

Fact that now a days everyone is moving to cloud due to ease in scalability, configuration and maintenance. But my question is should we develop all web application scalable event if it is not ...