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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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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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Developing web sites that imitate desktop apps. How to fight that paradigm? [closed]

Supposse there's a company where web sites/apps are designed to resemble desktop apps. They struggle to add: Splash screens Drop-down menus Tab-pages Pages that don't grow downward with content, ...
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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 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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Best practices for recovering usernames

I've seen a lot of information on best practices for dealing with lost password on websites, but what about usernames? Is there a standard way of dealing with this? My basic idea is to ask for the ...
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How to architect a website's presentation layer?

I have been going back and forth in different approaches for designing the presentation layer for websites. Many people swear by one of the different CMS packages which is too constraining and ...
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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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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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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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Should I use the factory design pattern for every class?

I've been writing a website in PHP. As the code becomes more complex, I keep finding problems that can be solved using the factory design pattern. For example: I've a got a class Page which has ...
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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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Why is better to use external JavaScript or libraries ; and is it prefered to use jquery meaning more security?

I read this article Unobtrusive JavaScript with jQuery and I noticed these points in the slide page 11 some companies strip JavaScript at the firewall some run the NoScript Firefox extension to ...
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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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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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Looking for quality sites built with JavaScript (not jQuery) to learn from their example

I'm new to JavaScript. I've read JavaScript: The Good Parts and half of Professional JavaScript for Web Developers. Now I want to follow this advice - find the best sites and look at their code. As ...
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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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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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is it possible to sell a web site

There might be a situation where one of my clients won't pay for the web site that I've made. So I am wondering if it is possible to sell a web site? It is an internet shop, so there is no content ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to speed up PHP powered websites? [closed]

Many people are talking about somethings like accelerator, opcode, etc to speed up a website's performance. To be honest I do not know how to make any PHP website perform well and when do I need to ...
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How does trilicense (mpl,gpl,lgpl) work when you want to use it on public website

I have tried to search for this answer for quite some time and I have gone through all the various FAQ's and documentation regarding the three licenses; but none of them have been able to answer a ...
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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 some precedents on how substantial a snippet must be to be copyrightable?

I occasionally worry that when I borrow snippets of code from websites, etc. there's at least the theoretical possibility that this will be copyright infringement. However, small pieces of code to ...
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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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“Opportunity” to take over maintenance of a small internal website. What should I do?

I have been offered an "opportunity" to take over maintenance of a small internal website run by my group that provides information about schedules and photos of events the groups done. My manager ...
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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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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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SharePoint Versus WordPress for developing business web sites [closed]

We have been using sharePoint server 2013 to build out intranet web application including, discussion forum, wiki library, calendars, announcements ,etc. Now a new requirement has been raised from the ...
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Looking for enterprise web application design inspiration [closed]

I've checked many websites to be inspired about what the look and feel of a serious enterprise web-application should look like. But the whole I saw were designed for being used by single users and ...
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How to make a table structure for products to be available for both wholesale and retail? [closed]

Ignoring the different column details like colors, shapes, and sizes, I already have an idea of dealing with that, I'm more interested in dealing with retail pricing, whole pricing (with or without a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I add restrictions for users to sign up before they can access web site?

How do I get my webpage not to go back when they hit the back button and are logged out ? how can I add a web page to be blocked like FACEBOOK doesn't let you get into their site with out having a ...
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Where is a good starting point for planning Information Architecture for a website?

I am planning a project to develop and enhance an information architecture for a website. This will include navigation structures, content classification, metadata etc. Where is the best place to ...
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Are there any additional considerations to make when designing a site structure if you plan to use persistent connection technologies?

As the title states, I'm thinking of making a simple-card-game based website, using persistent connection technology (Something like signalR) for the actual game part of it. I've never planned a site ...
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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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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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using trademarked/copyrighted images in my public web application

Consider a public web application that wants to 'look' better by including the use of corporate images. The imagery would be used to give the website visitor a choice: Coke or Pepsi, Starbucks or ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...