Questions about software development for a web site.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

9
votes
11answers
9k views

Is there a universal date format that anyone in the world can understand?

In Canada, everyone is familiar with the date format YYYY-MM-DD. In Europe or South Africa, they prefer DD-MM-YYYY. There are users from South Africa who get confused with the YYYY-MM-DD date format....
0
votes
4answers
481 views

Do i have to make all my website PHP with embedded HTML to make a good secure website?

I see all websites (THE big ones) make both PHP and HTML in same page .. Do I need to make all my website pages as PHP and embedded HTML inside it ? Can't I make the website all as HTML Pages and PHP ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

Designing Storage for Different Time Systems

I've been considering doing some kind of application that allows users to track events in mythical settings. However, not all mythical settings allow for normal times. What if one user wants star ...
8
votes
4answers
3k views

is GAE an infrastructure capable of hosting an app used by millions of active users?

I would like to know with the restrictions of GAE listed below, is it even possible to build a great social app (like Facebook) by hosting that app on GAE? In other words is GAE an infrastructure ...
1
vote
3answers
113 views

Is there any situation where there is a good reason to use an anchor <a> element without a href attribute?

I recently came across a website that contained an anchor element without a href attribute. I immediately thought that was stupid, but, could there be an actual situation where having an anchor ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Testing performance of a single page application

I am in a need to prove the performance of a single page application. I would compare it with an application that uses server side to fill the HTML content. How would one do that? Obviously the Ajax ...
4
votes
2answers
245 views

How do I keep controversy in check?

I'm working on a new project votEm. The goal is to give independent candidates a platform to introduce themselves to get elected for a political office. My main reason is that today, it's too ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
10
votes
4answers
1k views

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 register ...
1
vote
2answers
118 views

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 don't have a registered company. Can I use my website/domain name (eg:myproduct.com) for the licensor field in the EULA ...
1
vote
5answers
763 views

“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 ...
0
votes
2answers
202 views

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 ...
-2
votes
4answers
264 views

What is the different between web site and web application? [closed]

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
222 views

Is there a limit to how often I should access a website programically to avoid DDOS? [closed]

I have my own website that displays some data I get from webscraping. I run the webscraping script on my website host server. I just realized that maybe I'm accessing other websites too quickly ...
6
votes
1answer
256 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Should formatter do validation?

Say I have a SSN field in a form. I want SSN to be in format of xxx-xx-xxx. I may just have a SSN formatter checking whether the input are all digits and adding dashes when necessary. Another ...
12
votes
3answers
1k views

Why are requests for static content being sent to another site?

Whenever I login to stackoverflow or some sites I see lots of requests for sites like http://cdn.sstatic.net/. Why is this done rather than serving directly from the actual site? How does it help to ...
3
votes
1answer
161 views

Scraping data from website and passing into Office - a lot of restrictions [closed]

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 ...
10
votes
4answers
4k views

Where to master HTML, CSS and Javascript? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should a developer know before building a public web site? I gotten interested in web-development lately. I am still a student. I learnt basics of HTML, CSS and ...
14
votes
2answers
2k views

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 http://www.zdnet.com/article/if-you-want-those-cool-ios-9-features-its-time-to-buy-a-...
0
votes
2answers
180 views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
163 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
355 views

How to prevent people from playing with your website? [closed]

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

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 ...
-1
votes
3answers
263 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
242 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
99 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

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 - ...
2
votes
1answer
487 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

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 ...
11
votes
0answers
233 views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
153 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
83 views

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 ...
16
votes
4answers
640 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
347 views

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, ...
0
votes
3answers
159 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

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 = document....
2
votes
0answers
685 views

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 ...
9
votes
4answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
229 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
347 views

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) ...
2
votes
1answer
869 views

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, aspnet_client,...
1
vote
2answers
218 views

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:"> ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
415 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
213 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
335 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
317 views

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 ...