Questions tagged [web-development]

Web development is a broad term for the work involved in developing a web site for the World Wide Web or an intranet.

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What are the main components, technologies, and features of the next generation of web applications? [closed]

What's next in the web industry, as social media reaches a plateau, what are the next milestones in this "experiment"? I guess I'm looking for in depth opinions on what's next in our beloved industry?...
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How can a programmer work effectively with a remote web designer

I'm a programmer who understand html & css, but got no taste. My company decided to redesign our e-commerce website with new UI and move to ASP.Net MVC. They want a really good design, so they ...
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Where should I start and how to progress when learning Java EE [closed]

I know basic stuff like, what are beans, jsp, servlet, jsf and how this stuff should work together. I know how to make basic jsp page with database query for example. Now I need to know what is the ...
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what is a normal developer to pageview ratio?

I work for an e-commerce site that has lately been shedding its workforce. I was hired ten months ago as a UI Developer. At that time we had three other developers. One was the technical lead who had ...
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Load Balancer impact on web development

This question has it's roots in a SharePoint site that I am help with. Background on the issue I dealt with: The dev box and integration server are not setup behind a load balancer. The links ...
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Software Design for Product Verticals and Service Verticals

In every industry there are two verticals Product Vertical and Service Vertical, so my question is: How does design approach changes while designing Software for Product Vertical as compared to ...
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What's missing in ASP.NET MVC?

I think that most people would agree that ASP.NET MVC is one of the better technologies Microsoft has given us. It gives full control over the rendered HTML, provides separation of concerns and suites ...
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Amount of man hours to write a social network [closed]

I have big dreams of writing the next Facebook (unrealistic I know) and I'm in the planning stages as we speak and I'm umming and ahing about using a php framework for this and how many development ...
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What would you consider best practice workflow tools for web application (PHP) development? [closed]

I'm really hoping somebody with more experience can edit the question as per my examples of answers: using version control test driven development debugging code (xdebug for php) use of UML diagrams ...
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Question about API and Web application code sharing

This is a design question. I have a multi part application with several user types. There is a user client for the patient that interacts with a web service. There is an API evolving behind the web ...
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Advantages of HTML applications in a Windows intranet

I'm preparing a presentation for my team that lists the various technologies we could use today for our business applications. We have been historically building HTML applications (ASP and ASP.net) ...
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Web framework for iPad and common desktop browsers?

We are developing a web-based, commercial point-of-sale application. We'd like the same web site to work well on an Ipad as well a desktop browsers. We're looking for a web framework that makes the ...
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Thoughts of Cloud Development/Google App Engine [closed]

I use mainly PHP for web development, but recently, I started thinking about using Google App Engine. It doesn't use PHP which I am already familiar with, so there will be a steeper learning curve. ...
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As the current draft stands, what is the most significant change the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” will provoke? [closed]

A current draft of the "National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace" has been posted by the Department of Homeland Security. This question is not asking about privacy or constitutionality, ...
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Good resources for web form design and usability [closed]

Can anyone suggest good resources about web form design and usability for web applications? Especially complex forms with 15+ fields etc.
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Testing website content with graphs

I'm looking for a way to test my webpages that have dynamically generated graphs (using such things like Google Graphs). Does anyone know if there are such tools that exist (perhaps Selenium would do ...
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Best Programming Language for Web Development [duplicate]

I am a Web Developer in PHP, and also know Javascript and some bit of CSS which is needed for web development. I use Symfony framework to build Websites and Web Application. As now i want to learn new ...
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Most commonly forgotten thing to do when programming/web developing [closed]

Does anyone else have that one thing they always forget to do when programming or developing a website? Personally mine is forgetting to include the Doctype in a website...the amount of time i have ...
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How does one rein in the complexities of web development? [closed]

I have been a server-side programmer for most of my career and have only recently started spending more time on web development. I am amazed at the number of things I need to master in order to write ...
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Catering for client's web-hosting needs, minus the headaches?

I'll be trying to sell my Ruby on Rails development skills to small local businesses. It seems I'd be shooting myself in the foot if I couldn't manage to put their apps into production, in fact ...
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What do you do about content when someone asks you to build a website

I am an experienced asp.net developer and asp.net mvc and I have my own CMS that I have written but starting to think there should be another approach. When someone asks you to develop them a website ...
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How to manage tailored/branded web tools?

We produce a number of analysis tools which we re-brand and customise for other businesses to include in their websites. The tools are typically product comparison, data/trend analysis and report ...
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what web system is the best to accommodate very high simultaneous web traffic? [closed]

Can PHP/mySQL handle 1,000,000 unique users onlinie at the same time? Or should we use a more powerful system like Zend? Or does it depend more on the web hosting systems like load balancing, etc?
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Software License Web Application

We are in the process of building a web application for a client and they have inquired about owning the code for the site. We would like to issue a license agreement to the client for use of the code ...
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Testing of personal projects

I'm developing a web based personal project that will hopefully be used by thousands. Obviously prior to releasing it in the wild as Beta I was wondering, are there any communities out there that ...
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Is using YouTube a good, inexpensive solution to building a website that requires users to post videos?

I'm diving into web development after ten years of desktop development and I have an idea for a Rails website that will rely on users posting short videos (5 -15 mins) they've recorded. The website ...
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as a team: multiple projects vs single project?

I've been wondering for a while. I guess I have been adapting to the circumstances but I am in desperate need of some clearly defined workflows. Ok, so say I am working with one other person and I ...
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How to manage Inquiries of more than one products?

I can't guess the perfect title of this question, so please read my case and please help me. We have 4 different products. Each is having their own site and database, means they are totally ...
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Percentage or Pixel for layouts?

What will you use for a webpage layout? Percentage or pixels? When should one use one over the other?
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Freelance web development vs. design

Do web design freelancers (I'm thinking individuals, not companies) typically do all development and design work themselves? What are the options for those with a strong base in back-end web ...
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How did you learn about security in your web development?

I've been developing intranet web sites and public web sites with no big issues concerning security. There were nothing to steal and nothing to gain. Nothing to attract people to try to reach the ...
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How to make security usable in a web application?

I'm in the planning stages of developing a web application that I want to make as secure as possible. I'm pretty clear about how to do that from a technical point of view, but there is one massive ...
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What's the better way to charge for a cloud platform, simple but more expensive, or complicated but cheaper for most? [closed]

I'm working on a cloud platform, and was curious what people prefer in terms of paying for web services. There's the option of very simple pricing (tiers and such), which is easy to project costs on, ...
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How do you handle supporting Chrome versions?

I'm working on a site for my company which, up until a certain point, was an Internet Explorer-only site for various reasons, mainly that when the site was originally conceived IE had a 90%+ market ...
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I feel lost among the various web technologies and I'm looking for pointers [closed]

In the last 3-5 months I was thinking about which web programming language I should use. PHP? Ruby? C#? Python? Perl? And you know what? Every time I keep changing my mind like crazy! I learn some ...
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GWT vs JSF vs ZK vs Restful+JS [closed]

I'm planning to develop a web based ERP, which should be full-ajax and with desktop-like UI. It will be a data-entry & data-report application. For developing it I'm considering all technologies. ...
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How to work in localhost properly

I am using MAMP (just and example) to develop web applications without having to constantly upload and download via FTP. I´m sure this is the correct way to test a project but I´m no sure if I´m ...
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Minimal Refresh(F5) Web App Development

Although questions similar to this one has already been asked and I can perhaps assemble the answer for myself by reading already posted materials. Still I am going ahead with the question, cause I ...
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Developing a team of programmers

So, I have a web application that I need to build. The application will be done in a LAMP environment. I'm being given the resources to bring in 2 other programmers to work on my team. I have team ...
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A startup as a web-application then later extended as mobile application. How to do it properly?

I have this idea that I want to build. I want to start the idea as a web-app, then move into mobile-app and possible desktop application. The project should have databases (mostly strings). Also ...
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Natural language detection for web application

I have my own thoughts how "ideal" multilingual web application or web site should behave. Can you think of better solution? What are the pros and cons of them? What are cons of the solution I am ...
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How do I get up-to-date on web development technologies? [duplicate]

I'm a regular user here, but linking my screen name to my real identity is dirt simple, and the question I'm about to ask would lead to a very unpleasant conversation with my current employer were ...
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Are breadcrumbs still a viable way to navigate web sites and web apps?

I'm currently working on the following types of web sites and apps: ecommerce like Amazon Reservation system (think of a hotel receptionist checking rooms availability) Invoice management like ...
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Servicing background tasks on a large site

We're dealing with an interesting problem on StackOverflow. We've got a whole bunch of little "needs to be done soon-ish" tasks. An example is updating "Related Questions" lists. What we've done in ...
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I'm working on a PaaS similar to Heroku or Google App Engine, and was curious which pricing structure users prefer. Ideas? [closed]

My current project is a cloud deployment platform similar to GAE or Heroku. I'm trying to figure out what pricing method works best for us and the users. Assuming that I cannot currently provide a ...
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How to approach web app development?

I have been going through Flask and it seems that now I have a decent understanding to go ahead and build a web application. However I want to know how would I approach the problem. For eg: I decide ...
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Why can people expect hardware/software requirements on software applications, but it's not for web applications?

Questions revolving around ways of getting customers to embrace new web technology / browsers so one can deliver better web software to the end user. It's hard to manage expectations of customers. ...
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Would you fork an open source project because it's “poorly managed”

If you know of an open source project whose organizer has gotten really busy that he doesn't maintain it that much and he's the type of guy that doesn't accept contributions until a few months ...
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Should we compile our website to a single dll, or a dll per page?

We're developing a new project that is to be deployed on a large number of client sites. The project contains a web-based GUI as one of it's "access points". Speed of the web interface is a priority ...
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Which (programming) specialities are needed in a good web development team? [closed]

At first glance, I'd say a good programming team needs to understand the following matters: The details of the core language / framework HTML, (asynchronous) javascript SQL / data model Usability / ...