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How does having assets saved on a secondary domain(s) reduce the load time of the website?

I went for an interview yesterday where I was asked this question: "How does having assets (images/videos) stored on a secondary domain (assets.example.com) reduce the load time of example.com?" ...
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Http handler for classic ASP application for introducing a layer between client and server

I've a huge classic ASP application where in thousands of users manage their company/business data. Currently this is not multi-user so that application users can create users and authorize them to ...
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My software is hosted on a “bad” website. Can I do anything about it?

Edit: Thanks for all of the answers, guys! I think I'm just going to include some kind of text on my webpage telling users to only download from the links provided. The thing is that there have been ...
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What micro web-framework has the lowest overhead but includes templating [closed]

I want to rewrite a simple small (10 page) website and besides a contact form it could be written in pure html. It is currently built with classic asp and Dreamweaver templates. The reason I'm not ...
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Can the user not manipulate html elements which are disabled for non-permitted user

With todays browser extensions/tools is it not easily possible for a user to edit the html/css settings of a website and so enable some disabled buttons etc... to gain access to not permitted areas?
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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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How does a website latency simulator work

Sites like webpagetest allow users to enter a website url and a test location, to run a speed test on the site from multiple locations using real browsers. Can anyone give me a basic idea of how sites ...
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Overloaded high transaction SQL Server database Solutions

The current sql server database is overloaded and many transactions are failing. The powers that be have a proposed solution to build a separate database to handle/store transactions and then ...
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Using Domain name in EULA of a software rather than my name in the Licensor field

I intend to sell a software solution.I have already registered a domain but i dont have a registered company.Can i use my website/domain name eg:myproduct.com for the licensor field in the EULA rather ...
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Hidden web standards behind Google “custom searchEngines”?

Today while playing with Google Chrome Omnibox, I notice a strange behavior. I guess there's some "hidden" web standard behind it, but can't figure it out. Here's how to reproduce: Go to ...
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is it programmer's duty to disable directory listing?

Recently I have project in which a directory listing is enabled, due to which some scripts can be seen by outside world. I asked website administrator and he said it's not his responsibility, its the ...
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I want to publish my slides for students [closed]

I want to make a website for uploading my slides for students but i don't want to use public sites that every one can see my slides, I want only my students to see and download them. what is the best ...
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Product classifying algorithm - text classification - C# - algorithm suggestions

Alright people. Finally with the help of stackoverflow community i have gathered 20 commercial product selling websites product pages with the following features Product URL Product Price Product ...
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In a legacy codebase, how do I quickly find out what is being used and what isn't?

I've been asked to evaluate what appears to be a substantial legacy codebase, as a precursor to taking a contract maintaining that codebase. This isn't the first time I've been in this situation. In ...
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Better approach for updating live website on Server

I follow a very raw approach while updating my website on server. The approach I follow doesn't seem right, so I am interested in knowing a recommended way of updating a LIVE project, be it on shared ...
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web content management system

Quite a few of my friends want to have their own personal website to showcase their talents. However, they don't want to deal with such technical things as writing html and managing web server. ...
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How to master C++?

I am a grade 11 student and have Computer Science... I just love the subject.. We are doing C++ ... I have loadsss of interest in this subject ... I am kind of able to do the programs but would like ...
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How does a website like Mathway work?

I recently found a website called Mathway Basically, it works by allowing you to choose your "level of math" (which it uses to determine what tools it should provide to you) and then allows you to ...
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How should I go about learning Python for website development? [closed]

I want to learn about developing websites with Python; how should I go about this? I am not new to programming, as I have knowledge in C#, ASP.NET, HTML, and CSS. What resources should I explore? I ...
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Has anyone ever claimed a warranty on an SSL certificate? [closed]

SSL certificates often advertise varying amounts of warranties or guarantees, for example $500,000 or $1m. My question is, in the history of SSL, has anyone ever actually successfully claimed one of ...
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Website for Local Programmers User Group

Looking for suggestions/requirements for a website for a local programmer user group, and the resulting feedback of other commenting on answers. Examples of an existing site would be nice, but not ...
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There is a (social) network / website for developers share ideas and find a team for development? [closed]

Supposing I want to do some kind of project, but I want to find more people interested in that area that can develop some project with me, there is some website focused on this? Example: "I want to ...
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When is applications a preferred context over web? [closed]

My experience has been that we now see more of a discussion about apps than just a discussion about websites that was before. Do you agree? When is it more appriopriate to speak about apps as compared ...
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Why do some websites allow editing a post/blog-entry for a limited amount of time only?

There are numerous websites that allow users/visitors to post content (such as comments to blog posts or news). The published post can be edited by the poster, but only for some amount of time ...
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What is the best way to design a web site to be highly scalable?

For websites that need to be highly scalable, such as social networks like facebook, what's the best way to design the website? Should I have a web service which the site queries to get data that it ...
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Why most of large corporations websites are bad? [closed]

As a electronic customer, I sometimes have to go to manufacturer's websites to find information about products, drivers/firmware update, etc. More ore less, most of these websites, IMO, are bad. ...
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Should I list a website I created as experience on my resume? [closed]

I'm a recent graduate with a degree in computer science and I was wondering if I should list a website I created as experience on my resume. The website wasn't technical in nature, mainly just ...
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Creating an a project-site for an open source project

So I have an open source project that I would like to promote and I want to create a project-site for it where I will host the documentation, etc. (preferably something that integrates with github for ...
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What is an efficient way to retrieve product counts at multiple levels of a hierarchy?

I'm working on an e-business website to sell books and also want to display the number of available books in the category list. The category list contains the genre and the format (pocket, ebook, ...
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Should a special version of a website be developed for tablet users?

Does the desktop browser version of a web site always suffice for the tablet version(assuming no flash)? or is it common for websites to have a special tablet version that is different from both ...
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What does it mean to drop support for Internet Explorer 6? [closed]

When Facebook, Youtube, and even Microsoft themselves say that they've "dropped support for IE6", what do they really mean? Youtube still functionally works fine in IE6. If they mean that they've ...
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Alternatives to Java Applet for interactive Websites

In short I am searching for an alternative to Java applets for making some interactive parts like minigames etc. on my website Facts: I´m developing an e-learning website for children. This site has ...
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How do you update live web sites with code changes?

I know this is a very basic question. If someone could humor me and tell me how they would handle this, I'd be greatful. I decided to post this because I am about to install SynchToy to remedy the ...
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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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Can You Make An Entire Website With JavaScript?

I have looked at the aims of Java-script and it intends to provide and enhanced user-interface and dynamic websites. I am trying to get into the Web Development Business and am learning Javascript. ...
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How to prevent people from playing with your website?

I have designed my first website recently. I created my own blog like thing in PHP. I write articles and below the articles there is a place to add comments. Sometimes I get random comments something ...
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to know how many visitors visit my website, i absolutely have to put some kind of tracking code within the page itself?

Is it true that to know how many visitors visit my website, some kind of tracking code had to placed within that page itself, and there is no other way around it? Even if we use something like ...
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create site with Codeigniter without database support

What approach could You suggest, If I don't have mysql or other database support on webhost, but I need to store data ( textual information ) for website somewhere. It's informative site for school - ...
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What is “The Cloud”? What do I say when people ask if my web service is “on the cloud”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is “the Cloud” and how does it relate to development? First some context: I don't understand what people are asking when they ask "It it on the cloud?" ...
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How should I mention those sites in portfolio that have changed since I worked on them?

I have built many web sites and I would like put them in my portfolio. But now when I am checking I see that most of them are changed as they switched to another company. Now I am confused what ...
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How will we be able to produce websites without using cookies with the new law? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I comply with the EU Cookie Directive? Under this new EU law we are not allowed to use any cookies without asking first, I for one need to use a cookie to ...
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Building a company and want to know how ethical to put samples from projects I did before on the new company website

I built a lot of websites and applications during my life, I can put them under the following categories: Did all the project as a freelancer -> For other companies Did part of the project as a ...
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Alternatives to OAuth?

The Web industry is shifting / has shifted towards using OAuth when extending API services to external consumers & developers. There is some elegance in simple....and well, the 3-step OAuth ...
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Are web application usability issues equal to website usability issues?

I've been reading two books about web usability issues and tests (Rocket Surgery Made Easy¹ and Prioritizing Web Usability²) and they claim some strategies and typical problems about website usability ...
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How to get into web coding?

I don't know how to get into this area, or more specifically, become a website maker. Here's what I now html some java script C# and a little of everything else (php, css, xhtml, ect.) I've been ...
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What is the best way to become a professional in PHP and Website Building? [closed]

I would like to become a professional in php, I have learned nearly all about the language syntax and concepts and I have a good knowledge in C and C++, which made it easier to become familiar with ...
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How would one start a website with robust and scaleable hosting?

This question is about hardware and hosting, and how to "bootstrap" them. If you built a really great website, how could you have it hosted at low cost but so that it reassures customers that their ...
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My client wants me to add background music to a site. How do I tell them this is a terrible idea?

I'm having a rather Oatmealesque experience with a particular client's website. The latest 'feature' they have requested is that background music play automatically when the site loads. What should I ...
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Good at Backend, but bad at front end

I want to start web development, I have been learning php. I have experience in Java, Python, and C++ This experience has made me good at the back end side of web development. But I am terrible at ...
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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 ...