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Web design is the process of planning and creating a website. Text, images, digital media and interactive elements are used by web designers to produce the page seen on the web browser.

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Using JS and CSS parent selector to replace media queries: is it a good practice?

I really don't like media queries in CSS - they have limitations, and on top of that they make the code a lot more confusing. In addition, the restrictions are so strong that when using CSS ...
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How do big publishers edit their websites?

I've been trying to develop a website with some success for the past few months. One question that I always have lurking at the back of my mind is whether to develop a very in-depth, powerful admin ...
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Allowing a user on one page to be able to cause an event on another

I would like to allow a set of users to be able to submit a form on one page, and then it would cause an event to trigger on another page. For example: Submit Page: Includes the form, the user ...
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Is loading the same .jpg in different qualities a waste of data?

I'm building a web site and I want to use a big background image. Because of speed considerations, I thought that it would make sense to send a low-res version of the image the user first (for fast ...
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Why does :nth-child() in CSS start from 1 instead of 0?

Why does :nth-child() iterate from one instead of zero? As shown in this example. Why does it select the first element and not the second when p :nth-child(1)
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Should I use <table> or <div>? [closed]

I am making a time-sheet portion of a website and I was wondering if using to create the time-sheet portion is an appropriate usage of table or would div be a better use?
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PSD to HTML/CSS limitations when using Twitter Bootstrap

How do companies deal with limitations and constraints of Twitter Bootstrap after choosing to use it in a particular project? Web designers are no longer free to design Web pages. They need only to ...
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How to handle time based events in web application backend?

I'm currently working on design of small web service, and I have a following feature (simplified): After some user actions, there is a wait period (ranging from 30sec to 40h) and after it's passed, ...
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What's wrong with this approach to CSS?

I have a static Jekyll website. The website is constructed once, on my computer, and then sent to the server in the form of plain HTML, image, and CSS files, to be served by a regular HTTP server. ...
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Best way for an external (remote) graphics designer to style ASP.NET MVC 4 app?

My customer has his own graphics designer he wants to use to style his web application we're building in ASP.NET MVC 4. Our solution is in Bitbucket, but if he can't run it what choices do we have? ...
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How to manage automated emails sent from a web application

I am designing a web application and I am wondering how to design the architecture to manage sending automated emails. Currently I have this feature build into my web app and the emails are sent ...
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What is the best practice for website design and markup now that mobile browsers are common?

Back in 2008, smartphones were a small market and it was commonplace for sites to be designed for a fixed width - say, 900px or 960px - with the page centered if the browser window was larger. Many ...
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How do web-developers do web-design when freelancing? [closed]

So I got my first job recently as junior web-developer. My company creates small/medium sites for wide variety of customers: autobusiness companies, weddign agencies, some sauna websites, etcetc, hope ...
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ASP.NET Webforms developers and web designers: how to interact?

I'm an ASP.NET Webforms developer, and I face some problems when I deal with designers. Designers always complain about the asp.net server controls. They'd rather just have an html file and create ...
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One page using querystring or many folders and pages?

I have an application where I have the 'core' code in one folder for which there is a virtual directory in the root, such that I can include any core files using /myApp/core/bla.asp. I then have two ...
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Best practices for web page styling with CSS? [closed]

I have a website to design. I have information on how the page should look and interact. The problem is I'm not good in front-end design, and have put many many hours to get the hang of the stuff. ...
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What is the best way to allow a non-coding designer to design intranet web pages?

We have an intranet site which was done in .net with plenty of functionality but management wants it to look more visually attractive and get the graphic designer involved. The graphic designer is ...
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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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Protecting your interests as a freelance web designer

What is the best way to protect your interests as a freelance web designer when: The client is unresponsive and takes a long time to make decisions The client makes constant changes Feature creep
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Designing a web app that will be used from distant geographic locations

I have designed/built a number of small web apps. Most have been used by clients who operate in a specific geographic area, mostly within the same state/province. For these I would follow best ...
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JSP, EL, JSTL: learning from a web designer perpective

I have two books geared toward learning JSP. From what I've read, one motivating feature/benefit is that it is easier for web designers (they apparently don't, as a rule, know Java) to work with ...
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Dynamically generating HTML and CSS [closed]

I find writing CSS by hand to be extremely tedious. Coming across a concept such as fluid, makes me want to write all my websites so that the CSS resizes nicely and looks the same in different ...
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How to create donation software? [closed]

I have a requirement to create a donation software for a project. Does anyone know how KickStarter designed theirs? What are the security elements involved? How do I create the credit card ...
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How come the design process is so different for Web Design and GUI Design?

I had the opportunity to develop applications in several niches: server back-end, desktop clients, and recently a small scale website. Once indulged in the website design I am asking myself and you ...
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Is Silverlight suitable for an enterprise class web-based product UI?

Our team is currently working on building our next generation HIS (Hospital Information System) comprising of over 30 modules (currently estimated at 400 man months), to be possibly hosted in a ...
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Overcoming general lack of UI design skill in developers [closed]

I have been told, and have found for myself, that lots of developers are not good at UI design (I don't know how true is this) but it is true about me at least. In web development good code ...
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How would I develop an avatar based 3D conference environment? [closed]

I want to develop a 3d environment to be used for meetings and other such functions. Each attendee could log in with a customized avatar and could collaborate and discuss via voice and text chat. I ...
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Website Planning Help

There are a lot of posts on this but I'm kinda looking for specific help, I've typed many different queries into Google but the majority of page returns seem to be dominated by beginner tutorials, ...
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In a javascript only web application, what state information should the URL contain?

I'm writing a single page web application that talks to a business layer via asynchronous RPC (encoded with json). I'm targeting fairly modern browsers, so I can at minimum control the URL after the ...
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Do programmers need to know about graphic designing? [closed]

I want to know your opinion. Do programmers (like me) need to know about design? For example drawing, web design, image manipulation etc. Edited Actually, I like web, enterprise and mobile ...
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What are the boundaries between the responsibilities of a web designer and a web developer? [closed]

I have been hired to do functional development for several web site redesigns. The company I work for has a relatively low technical level, and the previous development of the web sites were ...
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Why shouldn't "responsive" web design be a consideration?

This might seem like more of a graphic design question than a programming question, but I think it has much more technical/programming merit than actual graphic design. The concept of "responsive" ...
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Should a web designer know server-side coding?

We're implementing an CMS based on ASP.NET MVC. Now, any designer should be able to provide themes for this CMS. But to write a theme, they need to be able to modify the generated HTML, thus the ...
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Should we hire one consultant for website design and another for development or find someone who will do both?

We've outsourced our app development, and they've created a DB hosted on Amazon-EC2. For the UI we're in talks with a web designer, but they don't do any of the coding to integrate the website with ...
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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 ...
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How much web-design work should a web programmer commit?

I'm creating a website for a friend of mine, and the plan is to eventually solicit outside sources to take care of the overall design. So it's got me wondering, how much design should I be covering ...
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How do you outsource website design?

I am planning to start a website. I am not good at designing. I am planning to outsource the designing part. How should I do it? Should I program first and then ask the designers to work on it? Or ...
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How important do you think IE-friendliness is?

I think most web developers will agree that it is often easier getting something to work well in most browsers, but not as much in IE. I was wondering: When designing/developing a website, how ...
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Ever taught yourself drawing/art skills? [closed]

I often see programmers advise non-tech people that they should 'just learn to code' if they want to execute their big idea, saying it's not that hard to get the ball rolling. However, while as ...
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Why are most websites optimized for viewing in portrait mode? [closed]

I simply cannot figure this out. Almost all monitors have an aspect ratio where width is much bigger than the height and yet almost all websites are designed exactly for the other way round? I am not ...
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Please guide this self-taught Web Developer [duplicate]

One of the major regrets in life is that I didn't do something with my introversion. I didn't manage to get past the first year of college because of that. I have chosen the path where there are no ...
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I don't really understand "Backend/Serverside" when it comes to web-development?

In the Web development world, what exactly do backend/server-side programmers do? I guess I don't really understand the whole concept. I've done the HTML/CSS layouts and website design and a little ...
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So with HTML5 what exactly.....is "supposed" to become phased out

So I know HTML5 is the "replacement" for Flash...however it's obviously not mainstream just yet......but what else is it supposed to replace. I ask this because web-dev has always been a secret kinda ...
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