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What is the different between web site and web application?

I have a friend who works in financing. His company wants a website for the company. He is really confused about a web site and a web app, and I don't really understand them enough to explain. Can you ...
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Scraping data from website and passing into Office - a lot of restrictions

Recently, I was asked to help with some side optimization project at our company, I've made some good research. I'm still not 100% sure if this is most efficient way to do this. Problem: Scraping ...
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Best practice to authenticate third party to a website?

I've a website built with ASP.NET, and uses Cookie based Forms Authentication to protect it self from unauthorized access. It also has a REST based API which uses API key based Authentication. (Key ...
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How Do News Websites E.g. Forbes / Zdnet Seamlessly Merge One Webpage into Another?

If you go to E.g: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adrianbridgwater/2015/06/12/why-technology-has-to-be-continuous/ OR ...
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How do I customize Bootstrap? [closed]

I am a desktop programmer but currently I am trying to develop a website. I know HTML, CSS, Javascript and PHP but writing the complete code from scratch isn't encouraged and well, I end up with weird ...
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What is an initial skeleton of the website called? A Framework? [closed]

I am building a website but I am wondering can I call the initial set of pages a framework? Say I have a project to build a website for a school. Before I start implementing the requirements I have ...
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Making backend service urls configurable

First of all, I will talk a little about the purpose of this question. We have several linux boxes on the same network on which different services are installed, some times these boxes are ...
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Secure Form Submission

This is probably a no brainer, but I've not been able to find an answer that is definitive. I have a Codeigniter site running on Apache with mod_rewrite (to get rid of index.php) and mod_ssl for ...
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SASS placeholders to avoid repeated rules in CSS output

I've got a question for all the frontend guys here. First of all, this is not about placeholders vs mixins as I've already have an idea about, whether to use one or another. So the question is - do ...
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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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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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How to make a mobile application that interacts with a website [closed]

I am looking to make a mobile application (iOS and Android app) that will interact with a website. The app will need to log in with a provided username and password and also get some information from ...
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NodeJs website webapp architecture

I would like some advice on how best to architect a website comprising the following: tool a landing page, open to the public, main marketing tool the main website/app, that people can access only ...
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How to check in website/url have been updated or not?

I am trying to make a Android application which will take your URL and if there is new update on that website then it will show the user that this link have been updated. I am working on the project ...
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Providing friendly URLs for a website vs. realities of database IDs

We have a database of resources, be they products, blog posts or something. We need to design a URL scheme to address them, for the public website. Here are two examples that are database ID bound: ...
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protect purchased games to be downloaded on other pc

I want to make a downloads managing system on my website, that when you purchase a download, you can always re-download it again for free. (i have read that Steam does something similar) The problem ...
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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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Should I parse XML on the server or provide a proxy and let the browser parse it?

I need to interface with a 3rd party API. With this API I make a GET request from within the end user's browser and receive an XML response. This data is to be used in a browser based application ...
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How to update last accessed with Forms Authentication cookie

I've got an MVC 4 site where I'm using Forms Authentication. I'm setting a cookie when a user logs in. The majority of my site does NOT require a user to be logged in though. What I'd like to do, ...
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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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Static and dynamic data : should I use different databases?

Say I am building a website that uses two different types of data : Static : information that will hardly change, like movie awards or world countries names (I want fast access so no external API) ...
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How to handle hidden folders on deployed website

Our security team at work did a security scan of our soon-to-be-deployed website and one of the items that was found was "Hidden Directory Detected". It shows up for 3 different folders, ...
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How do I find the JavaScript that is invoked when I click on a button or a link in a web-page (part of a data mining project)?

I tried to use the 'inspect element' of the firebug addon for Firefox but it doesn't give me any link to the javascript. For example I got this from the firebug add-on: <a href="javascript:"> ...
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Website File and Folder Structure

I am having a problem learning how proper website structure should be. And by that I mean how to code the pages and how folder structure should be. Currently I am navigating around my website using ...
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Website Internationalisation approaches

I'm currently working on a project that the client wants to deliver to different countries. The application is a website. We started out using resource files to change the text the user sees when ...
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Using Django to Create Child Sites

I am creating a series of small sites, I'm using the django framework. The theory goes a user comes to a master site, signs up, then he gets his own child site. Example: navigate to example.com ...
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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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How is the router configuration gui designed and implemented? [closed]

It's a rather simple concept, and each vendor seems to have their own "Website" for their config. I am curious to find out a few things. In my linksys router, if I go to 192.168.1.1, it asks for a ...
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Can we consider a clients interaction with a web server to be stateful if the web server maintains state via session variables or cookies?

A little confused with the notion of stateful/stateless architectures. Forgive me if I'm unclear. Questions: Can we consider a clients interaction with a web server to be stateful if the web server ...
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Corporate website design [closed]

We are redesigning our corporate website with the following functions: we want to give the marketing users flexibility and freedom to add new static pages, change the static pages or contents of ...
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How can I convince my client that the task was complex and the time I took is fair?

I am the single programmer working on a website handling both frontend and backend. Recently in my task list I have to provide a social news feed (activities among friends) which should summarize ...
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How to provide data to a web server using a data warehouse?

We have data stored in a data warehouse as follows: Price Date Product Name (varchar(25)) We currently only have seven products. Once every business day, seven new data points are added ...
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Why do modern websites still insist on archaic username/password requirements? [duplicate]

I was signing up for a website last night, and once again was greeted with the fact that my username cannot contain certain characters (including spaces), and neither could my password. Is there a ...
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How to enable a Web portal-based rich enterprise platform on different domains and hosts using JS without customization/ server configuration

Our company Coscend has built a Web portal-based communications and cloud collaboration platform by using JavaScript (JS), which is embedded in HTML5 and formatted with CSS3. Other technologies used ...
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What is it called when a website URL replaces WWW with something else, and what purpose does it serve?

What is it called when a website has another word in place of where www usually goes? For example, images.google.com vs google.com/images. I know the latter is a file on the server that the browser ...
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Handling a request to override browser behaviors (Back and Refresh)

I'm a new guy in this company and I've been tasked to research on possible workarounds with the browser behaviors to cater to the demands of our client. A little background; what they want is to ...
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Strategy with using SVN to switch between test and production server. (with maintaining configuration files)

I would like to know your opinion about my setup right now, how I do things with SVN and if you could find some better solution for me. I'd appreciate it very much if someone could come up with some ...
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High traffic chat - how to check if there is new message and show it for all users

I already had question about this but obviously it was not accepted very well, apparently too long when it's actually more information so you could have given me better answer. Ok, I will be much ...
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When to use event.initMouseEvent for simulating mouse clicks?

I wonder if there are benign use-cases for simulating mouse clicks using event.initMouseEvent. I found that it is used for creating pop-under ads in the following way: var e = ...
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Do logged in users need to browse a site over https?

I've never thought it was necessary, but a client has requested that all webpages served to logged in users be delivered over HTTPS. Aside from the implementation standpoint, which I don't think I'm ...
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How to outsource the UI of a dynamic Web application?

I have a web application developed using Spring and Hibernate, which uses a REST API and Javascript to display and update content. The project is nearly completed, but I want to enhance the look and ...
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Can I use select2 in my website?

I am working on project that deals in customer support. This website actually sells products ( so it is commerical ), and provides customer support. So in this project/website I was about to use ...
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Number of sites to build before trying to become a web developer? [closed]

Someone has asked me this question and I couldn't answer as I am not on the web part of development so I'm asking here. If one has just finished college and is trying to break through into web ...
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Setting up and syncing a developer (local) version and a public version of a website

What is the best and most efficient way to set up two versions of the same website? I want one version that is online and open for everyone to use but I also want a developer version where I can ...
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What kind of JavaScript design pattern is that?

In our workplace we use simple ajax library for getting page data and submitting changes to server ,on certain occasions we do need to change the forms fields values ,now we know that fields can be of ...
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Which asp.net technology fits this situation best?

I think I can count WebAPI out, but WebForms, WebPages, and MVC are all possibilities. I want to create an asp.net web site that is primarily static content and links to other sites. The only ...
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Client-side oriented website approach name (less server-side code, more client-side code)

I have a terminology question. I was searching about tips to design a website that is using less server-side code and more client-side code, and realized I don't really know which exact term to ...
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MVC 3 Page design; split pages into Many partials?

I am currently working on an MVC 3 Web app project where I need to display a lot of information on the front page. I am relatively new at web page layout and design so I have hit a wall in terms of ...
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Different Project Type in a Single Website

I have developed a website in asp.net and I have some additional tasks, improvements to develop. In order to get experience in asp.net/mvc, I want to create an admin panel using asp.net mvc. Is this ...
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Cumulative charts within Webdesign

A rather simple question here, With regards to web design and the paperwork behind it (Which I am sure many people/companies don't actually do). Would there be any reason for using a Cumulative ...