A "website", "web site" or just "site" is a graphical presentation consisting of a collection of web pages. A website is often generated by a web server and presented through a web browser.

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How do I diagnose not being able to reach a specific website as an end user?

If I can generally reach web pages on the Internet but can't reach a specific one, how do I troubleshoot what the cause is as an end user? This question was a Super User Question of the Week. ...
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How to track websites that have been visited?

When I check my child's computer, his internet browser history is all blank. I strongly believe he deleted all the browsing history, cache and everything. Is it possible to know what websites that my ...
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How do I block certain websites from being accessed through a browser?

A friend of mine (who is not a geek) asks me how to stop her little brother from playing web games on her computer. She is currently using Chrome and IE, and I have never done that before, even on FF. ...
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How to forbid keyboard shortcut stealing by websites in Firefox

Many websites, especially everything involving rich text editing (this site is guilty as well), steal keyboard shortcuts normally used to control Firefox and make them do something else instead. It is ...
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Website downloader (cache?) to view sites offline

Is there a portable way to download or cache all pages of a website for viewing offline? I have a cross country flight tomorrow, and I'd like to be able cache a few webpages (particularly the python ...
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Resources for building computers [closed]

I want to build my own PC. I've never built one before & I find the variations in chipsets and CPU pins, etc a bit confusing at times. What I'm after is a site that is kept up to date with the ...
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Run web site from home

I want to set up the web server at my home. I already have registered for the domain name. I do not want to use hosting services. How should I set up the Apache and the settings with the registrar of ...
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How much information can websites get about your browser/PC?

I am trying to determine if the information shown on www.whatsmyip.org is the absolute maximum amount of information that a webserver can obtain from a web visitor. Are there other sites that will be ...
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What tools can be used to keep track of changes on web pages? [closed]

What software or online service could one use to keep track of changes that occur on a given web page? It would be nice to get an RSS feed for updates but other notification methods are fine too. ...
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Block a URL at browser level

Does anyone have a solution (that doesn't involve editing the hosts file) to block a particular URL from FireFox? Basic back story is that I'm trying to discipline myself. I'm spending FAR too much ...
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Block specific URL on web browsers

I want to block certain URLs on browsers. I don't want to block whole site. For example, I want to block Google Reader, but not whole Google domain. Is there any way I can do it?
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How can I find out with which software a web page was written?

I'd like to know which software was used for the development of the web page from hotel.info. How can I do it? Is there any tool for Firefox that could help me finding out this information?
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Hosting a web site at home: ISP Blocking port 80?

I presume this is a better place to put this rather than server fault. I'm interested in setting up a small site to host at home as a "proof of concept" exercise, i.e. to prove that I know how to do ...
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How can I host my website on Windows Vista at home computer?

Is it possible to host my website using my Windows Vista home computer? I have a broadband Internet service.
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Utility to determine the font used on a site?

For example: I like the fonts used on the website : NYTimes, so something that could list all the fonts used by the website would be great! I do NOT want a image processing utility that could analyze ...
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Make Firefox automatically set zoom level for new webpages

When Firefox goes to a new webpage I don't want it at 100% zoom but at a different percentage that I specify, and I want it to always use this zoom for all pages that it goes to. How can I do that?
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Free Mac OS X application for downloading an entire website

Is there any free application for downloading an entire site installable on Mac OS X 10.6?
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How to generate web picture gallery offline? (no php on server)

I've just attended a huge family gathering, and now an hour after getting home people are texting asking for the photos. The deal is that the images are like ~5mb a piece, so e-mailing people isn't an ...
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Suggestions for website change monitoring tool? [closed]

I work for someone who has recently had their web server hacked and had a bunch of text added to their sites without their knowledge. I'm looking for a service that alerts you when your pages change. ...
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Blocking hover ads

Okay, I am done with hover ads. I am so done with it, I am starting to avoid website which implement them even though I (used to) like those websites. Obviously, it is considerably harder to block ...
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How can I block websites in Windows 8 without additional software?

How can I block some websites in Windows 8 without using any tools or third party firewalls?
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Where can I download edx opensource learning platform? What other learning platforms are opensource? [closed]

From wikipedia's EdX page: The "learning platform" will be developed as open source software Did they opensource it yet? I've been searching for it but couldn't find it. I can't find any updates ...
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Why doesn't my website doesn't display correctly when it's accessed via another computer on the same LAN

I'm running a web server (Ubuntu) on my local home network. I'm behind a router. On the WAN I have a direct IP. When not on my home network and accessing my website via the WAN direct IP my website ...
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cannot open one website in any browser

Since two days ago I cannot open one website in any browser (Mozilla, IE, Chrome, Opera) on my private computer. I've cleaned cash, reset the modem, my provider told me that everything is ok with site ...
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Some websites prompt to download PHP script after some time, but only in Firefox

This happens only in Firefox - NOT in IE or in Safari (all 3 tested only on a Windows system). Always, viewing a page shows most of the content, and then the browser prompts to download some sidebar ...
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How to access website on localhost from internet?

I turned my pc into router by allowing port forwarding on port 80 and got my hostname(xyz.donexist.org) registered through dyndns.com. Now i when i type my public ip address in browser i get ...
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How can I easily make printer-friendly pages of any website?

I tried printing out a short story from http://www.americanliterature.com and it came out with huge margins. The page is set up as a table with 3 columns. The left and right ones have space for ads ...
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How to send newsletters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mailing list with subscribe/unsubscribe features We need to send newsletters for our website users, did you try or recommend a certain program or web service to send these ...
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Mirroring a web site behind a login form

Short version: I'd like to snap an offline copy of a URL which includes the full HTML+CSS+JS+images and saves them locally, keeping the structure and file content of the original site. I'm having ...
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How to enter login information for a website from the linux command line

My internet connection is provided by the university. It is protected to a username/password combination. This means when I start up my computer, I have to start a web browser and open an arbitrary ...
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Blocking *.example.com at the OS (Windows) level

For privacy and performance reasons, I'd like to prevent my computer from ever communicating with certain Internet hosts. I'd like to do this at the OS level, not through web browser plug-ins (not ...
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Can everything be done in Telnet?

Is it true that everything you do on the web such as web browsing and reading email you can do with Telnet?
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Application to check broken links [closed]

Is there a desktop or web applications that would search for broken links in my web site? I want it to stay within the domain I give it and check links that go from one page to another as well as ...
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How to mirror a website on linux?

There is this abandoned blog witch can disappear any moment, and I want to make a browsable copy this site. The saved pages should contain correct on-page links, liked images and other files like ...
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Richtext enabled software that can save in a markdown

How can I copy text from a webpage (ex. this one) and use it to answer a question on SuperUser while retaining formatting? What software can act as an intermediary to convert a document (MS word ...
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Block domain, website, without waiting for localhost (hosts)

There is a related question here. I can use Administrator, install extra software, whatever needs to be done. My problem is: I can't block websites entirely. Like in AdBlock Plus, you add a rule ...
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wget not converting links

I am trying to mirror a fairly large site (20,000+ pages) prior to a major overhaul. Basically, I need a backup before cutting over to the new one in case we forgot something we need (we'll have ...
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Redirection sends me to the same page when I press “Back”

On some websites, when you hit the "Back" button, the browser attempts to go to the previous web page, but the current page opens up again. It happens even when the original page has finished loading. ...
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Firefox multi row tab bar?

Is there an extension for Firefox that gives you a multi-row tab bar?, and if possible the rows should not shuffle up and down, like the Windows tab bars typically do.
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When registering a domain, which extentions should be avoided? [closed]

I'm planning to register few domains for my own portfolio, a personal blog and another for a side business. Ideally I would like to get all domains ending in .com, but if I am unable to do so, is the ...
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WinXP Scheduled Task: Open a webpage in a browser

I am trying to create a scheduled task that opens up a webpage that has requires credentials for an http login dialog. I can get IE to load the page, but it will not remember my password for some ...
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Is there a way to sync/mirror website file and database between two remote servers?

Here's my situation, I have website "A" sitting behind a intranet firewall, inaccessible to the people outside the intranet. I intend to have a outsourced developer work on "A", but he's not able to ...
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Downloading web pages via list of urls?

I'm currently using sitesucker to pull down all the files for a client's web site. It gets me most of the pages, but the problem is that some of the pages we have aren't really accessed by link, but ...
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Where can I find a demonstration of a buffer overflow?

Is there a site, or is there a simple way of setting up one, which demonstrates what can happen with a buffer overrun? This is in the context of a web app. (I've already asked this, by the way, on ...
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How do I save an image of a really long website? Taking about millions of pixels in height

For my high school graduation, I'd like to make a video telling the story of my class via flying through our Facebook group's posts and highlighting a few of the most important ones. To do this, I ...
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How can I get a snapshot of a website that can serve as an evidence of its current state?

How can I get a snapshot of a website that can serve as an evidence of its current state? There is a website that requires authentication that I want to take a snapshot of it as a proof that the site ...
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Put file on FTP server using PHP

I have an FTP server running on my home computer. I've built a super simple web interface for depositing files onto the server without the use of a native client using the HTML5 File API. I have the ...
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Block access to web site during certain times, at the computer level, no access to router

I need to block access to certain websites during certain time. For example I want to block www.example.com from 0600 - 2000. The settings should be password protected. If I could redirect them to ...
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Safely view websites that may be harmful

I posted a car on Craigslist the other day and since then I've been getting nothing but scam emails that contain links the people want me to click. I know not to clink the links and that it's a scam, ...
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Easily typing unicode letters to a HTML form

Is there a program or a key map that allows me to easily type mathematcial symbols and unicode letters such as these symbols in a web form? Maybe a keyboard mapping? An assitant program? (What I'm ...