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iPad app for offline HTML/CSS/JavaScript testing?

I often use websites like CodePen or JSFiddle to do some development crash tests. I recently got an iPad and I'm looking for an app which can provide similar HTTP/CSS/JavaScript sandbox like these ...
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Tool to remove unused CSS

For some web development project, I'm starting to use some external frontend frameworks. I'm not a good designer so they're very useful, but I never exploit half of their capabilities. So to save ...
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Free lightweight web development IDE for a Linux netbook

I am looking to re-learn web development techniques for fun. It has been years since I have dealt with web development and want to get back into it some. Requirements: Linux compatible (GNOME-based,...
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A tool, or IDE plugin to leverage development of .less (Lean CSS) files, and CSS exporting

Currently I am using the Node.js LESS (Lean CSS) module without the grunt plugin to produce CSS files. I have shell scripts that do the LESS to CSS exporting which I run manually. The point is that ...
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Web-apps recording/replay software

I have been attempting to implement a system with my company that will record data sent over the web and make it possible to make edits to the information and replay it. It will be fine if the ...
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Stack Exchange-like open-source platform where questions are suggestions and answers are input, never solutions

I want a platform for my site where users can make suggestions on how our organization can improve. This is because good ideas are sometimes lost because the holders of the ideas don't want attention ...
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IDE for web development (including PHP and JS)

What's the best web development IDE that you've come across, that also handles Core PHP work and JS very well (eg. AngularJS)? Required: Extremely fast -- there's nothing more annoying that a slow/...
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Is there a Chrome extension that I can use to test a responsive design?

Testing a responsive webdesign is sometimes a challenge: test different resolutions, keep dev/tools open to see what's going on … well, you get my point. I'm looking for something I can add on to ...
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IDE specifically for layout and design of regular web applications?

Introduction I have been using CSS for many years now and, make no mistake, it has a huge value in separating the presentational responsibility from HTML into a separate layer of specification. But, ...
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PHP/MySQL based forum with Facebook/Twitter/Google+ logins

I am in lookout for a forum that gets installed on an Apache-based server (like WordPress does). The following features are desirable: No ads Fully customisable or an option to choose from various ...
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How do I test my sites in IE?

I have a computer that does not run Windows. I tried using IETester in a VirtualBox VM, but it crashes terribly often, making it extremely difficult to work with. Is there any other way to test my ...
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Website Link Checker for Linux

Periodically, I need to check my websites for "link-rot". The plural already indicates, this is a job that cannot be done manually (to many sites and even more links to check), so I want a tool to ...
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Online WYSIWYG website builder

I am looking for a free (open source) or low cost WYSIWYG website builder that I can host on my own server. It needs to be able to handle multiple separate sites on different domains, and it needs to ...
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Generate static picture gallery website with image captions from EXIF tags

I am looking for a (command line) tool (preferably in Python) which generates a static picture gallery website from a folder of images. The generated webpage should show along the photo the caption ...
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Remote Progress Bar

The work I do often involves deploying a batch of jobs onto a machine, and then walking away. In order to minimize turn around, I'm a huge fan of Pushover for notifications on completion. Pushover is ...
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Visual HTML 5 Editor and Development tool

Currently I am using Microsoft Web Expression 4 SP2. It has some great features; like visual HTML 5 editor and a Microsoft Word similarity. But its an outdated software, 2012 and a deprecated one. You ...
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Keep track of all my websites (and domains, hosts, CMS, URLs, etc.)

I run several dozen websites, on many different hosts, using various technologies. It’s easy to lose track of them, especially if they don’t get updated for years. And if having to change something in ...
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A video streaming API with in-video quizzes

I'm working on a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform and we need videos for lectures and in-video quizzes. I need an API which enables the video maker to pause the video and have quizzes in ...
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Software for Website Mockups (Win/Linux)

I would like software to help me design websites. I can code, but do anything visual on paper and in the browser. I know there may not be something I'm looking for as there are people still using ...
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Plugin to enable HTML tag auto-closing in Notepad++

Is there a plugin for Notepad++ that works with Windows and automatically creates closing tags/brackets when writing HTML and CSS? For example, when writing <ul> it would create some <li>&...
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Websites manager or organizer

I run many separate local business websites. Each one has: different owner different URL different usernames & passwords different hosting different domain expiration date different SEO problems ...
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IDE for web development that recognizes all syntax

I am trying to develop an e-commerce website. I am looking for a good IDE which has good code completion (like IntelliSense). I have tried Sublime 2, PhpStorm, NetBeans, Edge Code, Brackets, Notepad++,...
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Tool for explaining HTML layouts

The rules for HTML layout are extremely complex, but I have never seen a tool for explaining in detail why elements are layout out the way that they are. I've worked with Firebug and equivalents quite ...
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Browser plugin to capture markup / DOM

I have a need to capture snapshots of the DOM as I use a web application. If I was using Chrome I could do this through a slow manual process stop what I was doing with the app, open the developer ...
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HTML editor / IDE for beginners

I am new to HTML programming. Right now I am using Notepad++ to write HTML code and then save it. Then I open that in Firefox and see it what the output is. Is there any sort of HTML editor or ...
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Web development code editor for Mac

I'm looking for a code editor for Mac. Free or purchased, doesn't matter. The requirements are: Instant autocomplete/autosuggest for HTML, CSS, JS, PHP (i.e. suggestions displayed immediately after ...
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Live chat software for sales driven website

I have a question about which live chat software would better suit my company's needs. We have been using LivePerson but they have changed their user agreements and are now charging for reports on how ...
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Alternative to Font Awesome

I use Font Awesome, but most of the icons I need are in the Pro Licence. Is there any free alternative to Font Awesome including a CDN like Font Awesome ?
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IDE's (Integrated Development Environments) geared towards Web Development, for OS X

I'm looking for IDE products (Integrated Development Environments) geared towards Web Development, for OS X. Specifically, I would need it to support: Ruby on Rails and/or Python PHP (least important)...
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Easy Web interface development framework

So, I'm actually a DBA but a formerly Java/Python/Powerbuilder/C programmer. In the past I joined a team as developer for a large government website written in Java + Struts 1.3 + Hibernate + Sencha ...
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Free GUI website builder for Windows 10

I'm looking for a GUI webpage builder, something similar to Pinegrow. My requirements for builder are: Drag and drop GUI interface Gratis Easy to use Being updated frequently Uses Bootstrap, Zurb ...
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What's a good simple python web-server

I want to do some web-development with Python 3.3 on a Windows box. I have no interest in frameworks; is there a good, simple, easy-to-get-started-with web server I can use for this? (I.e. similar to ...
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Rapid web/app development tool for creating mockups

I'm trying to find a tool (if such a thing exists) to help in a team brainstorming session. We're trying to develop either websites (and / or) mobile apps. We're developing mockup sketches/drawings ...
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Postgres/PostGIS GUI aplication development tools

I am planning to use Postgres/postgis RDBMS on Windows platform 64bit for creating some user-friendly desktop or web application for populating a database, and I need a form designer tool like ...
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Modern front end web development framework

I'm a full stack web developer (mostly JavaEE with some Ruby and bit of Clojure experience) by profession and planning to build a website with a friend for a mutual acquaintance of ours. What would ...
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What is a “IDE” for websites that can perform a “build process?”

I'm looking for a text editor (might be more of an IDE with all the features) that at first acts as a normal text editor. However, I need something that I can click an option like "build for ...
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Looking for an alternative to canvas for IE8 (for charting purposes)

I need some way of overcoming the incompatibility issues between canvas and IE8. I'm currently using charts.js to render certain charts onto a canvas, which obviously doesn't display in IE8. My ...
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What are some open source alternatives to Firebase?

...the task you want to accomplish I want to build web and mobile applications. I don't want to maintain my own servers. ...your requirements for that task They must use reusable components. So I'...
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Free Webflow-like site creator

I am trying to create a site, and I was looking for a fully custom site creator. After some searching and recommendations, I found Webflow. Unfortunately, Webflow, although it's exactly what I was ...
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Windows HTML/CSS editor that has live preview?

What is the best text editor for HTML/CSS that has live preview? I use Sublime Text 3, but v3 has no live preview plug-in yet.
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IDE with preview of HTML, CSS and JavaScript websites

I'm wanting to create a website using CSS, HTML and JavaScript, and am looking for a software that will assist in detecting coding errors, e.g. missing tags and preferably have a preview screen of the ...
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Web Server for Android

I need an android app, which is similar to WAMP server on Windows machine, where I can open my php files. Reason I need this is because am a web developer, I often get emails to alter some codes, ...
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Remote storage software for my web development projects

Due to the nature of my studies and work I usually work on two different computers to do my web development: my desktop at home and my laptop anywhere else. Right now I keep my website projects in my ...
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Cross-browser compatibility software

I am into web development and I want to check my web page for different browsers. So I am searching for an offline tool to check cross-browser compatibility.
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Embbeded HTTP Server for pluggable java web application

I want to develop a Java Web application with a similar architecture to Jenkins. It shall ship with an embedded server, so that it can be started like java -jar myapp.war We are using Jenkins for a ...
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A tool to test website speed on local host

I know google's pagespeed tool provides a good analysis of website's performance. Sadly, it requires accessing a URL. I don't want to do that as my app is intranet. I want to test the performance ...
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eCommerce free platform

I'm looking for an eCommerce platform to use for a client's website. My requirements are the following: Free of charge. eCommerce admin dashboard to manage products, clients and orders. Much ...
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IDE for Selenium + Protractor e2e testing

I started writing some Selenium test with Protractor and ran into some debugging issue. I am a C# guy and using VS2013 for development. I did some research and found out this. I have little experience ...
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An Open-Source Java templating engine with inheritance

I'm developing a Java-servlet based project and I'm a newbie in this platform. I usually use Django, that has an awesome default template engine. Is there something similar for Java? PS: Template ...
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WYSIWYG tool for ASP.NET MVC

I am a backend software engineer, but I am also a big fan of UI. My primary language is C#. I know CSS and HTML5, but I'm not strong on layout. For example, if I use ASP.net MVC 4 to create a default ...