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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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 / ...