Web Development

Our web development articles cover everything from programming tools, web development tips and other key information you may need to develop or maintain a website.

You will also find reviews of different web development platforms (Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, etc.), e-commerce options for online retail, web template design companies, hosting companies and more.

A Complete Guide To URL Escape Characters

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In order to prevent the misinterpretation of special characters such as a space, bracket (< and >), or % in the URL (which stands for Uniform Resource Locator – it is the address you see in your browser’s address bar indicating the location of the website you are visiting), browsers parse certain special characters using escape characters. This explains why when you click on a link such as: domain.com/page one.htm you see it parsed in the address bar as example.com/page%20one.htm. In this case the %20 is the escape character for the space…

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Useful XML and XSLT Tutorial with Example Stylesheet

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XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language. XML is a meta language based entirely on user-specified semantics. It is therefore possible to create a page structure with user-defined tags and a DTD or XML Schema to describe the data. In other words, the XML describes itself. XML was designed to store, carry, and exchange data; not to display data…

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Looking for a List of Valid HTML Escape Characters?

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HTML escape character lists often include characters between 128 and 159 – the problem is that these are Microsoft specific, and are reserved for control characters in the standard Internet character sets. In HTML they are undefined, and in XHTML they are completely invalid. Read on for a list of valid HTML escape characters you should use….

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View into Microsoft Super Preview for Expression Web

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Microsoft has finally acknowledged the need for a way for developers and Web designers alike to test webpages in various versions of their market dominating Internet Explorer browser. That acknowledgment is known as Microsoft Super Preview. Super Preview allows you to view your website on Internet Explorer 6,7, and 8 – so you can make sure your website looks as intended (ie. the same) in each browser…

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Create An Awesome Looking Website with the Best Website Templates

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It used to be very difficult for consumers to create professional looking websites without the assistance of expensive web designers. Now there are many website template providers that offer great looking and functioning out-of-the-box website templates that are easy to install for a fraction of the price. This comparison article will cover all of the leading website theme providers so you are able to make an educated decision. Read on to find out who our top picks are…

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Best Website Templates Comparison Table

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This table is a companion resource to our Best Website Templates article that provides all the necessary details for the leading website template providers. Use this table to help yourself in making an educated decision when it comes to the best website template service provider. You can read a more in depth review or visit the companies website directly…

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