Web Development

Will receiving traffic from external 302 redirect affect my SEO?

webdev: reddit for web developers - 3 hours 35 min ago

Hi all,

Let's assume a website writes about mine and creates a direct link to it, but an external tracking company will always perform a 302 redirect. So they take my link from the website to them, note down whatever info they need, then send the user to me.

Will this affect my SEO in terms of backlinking? As the original website direct linked to my site, it shouldn't make any difference right, and therefore help me SEO as I'm receiving a higher number of legitimate back links?

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Had my first meeting with my client today

webdev: reddit for web developers - 3 hours 49 min ago

Everything went well. However, because it is my first client building a website and I mainly doing this for the experience we did a deal where I would get a free personal trainer session for an hour after I have created the website, which I am happy about.
I want to share what I am doing this weekend and see if everything I am doing is right, or if not, share me some ideas on what I should do.
Anyway, throughout the meeting, we discussed what is the main purpose of how the site should look and run. Focusing more on the content of the site. My client wants the site to show a testimonial video with his logo as the header, then scroll down to find nutrition, Instagram-feed, Facebook-feed, photo-gallery feed sections and a footer for contact details + a map to find the gym. And one or two pop-up alerts on deals such as a 4-week training plan.
This to me is doable, not easy, but doable for me to create.
As this is my first site, I am going to create it on WordPress. I know how to work on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, BootStrap and a bit of PHP. However, I am a newbie on WordPress. So today is going to be a full day of plans, watching WordPress videos on tutorials such as plugins and themes, read blogs and forums, ask questions, and plan the layout. The weekend is to get the site up and running.
What do you all think?

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Open Source - Do u?

webdev: reddit for web developers - 4 hours 50 min ago

Hey all,

Just wondering how many of us web devs actively participate in open source projects? If you are, do you know of any good projects to get involved with as someone new to it?

Thank you!!

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What type of service is good to use for a timer based app?

webdev: reddit for web developers - 5 hours 38 min ago

Basically I am creating a app that increments a variable every second.

I thought about using IntentService but I've ran into trouble when trying to figure out how to pause and resume the execution of the IntentService. Do I just keep trying to use IntentService and use a BroadcastReceiver to end the thread, save the state of all the variables in the IntentService and create a new IntentService when the user tries to resume? Or is it easier to use regular service? Thanks!

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Google Cloud or AWS for website hosting?

webdev: reddit for web developers - 6 hours 41 min ago

Im building a simple portfolio site that has a landing page with php + js. Now i need a place where i can host the website.

Yesterday i tried Google cloud ready-to-go solution on virtual machine where i installed Wordpress certified with bitnami just for test. It's also good because it's free for 1 year.

Now i heard some people say AWS is good place aswell since they offer some stuff free for lifetime.

Can anybody suggest which one is better or have any other recommendations?

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please help with table join

webdev: reddit for web developers - 7 hours 6 sec ago

Hi everyone Basically I am trying to join a one-to-many table(say, table a) to my records (main table) to make another table for a search form. One record can have many values from table a And the search result does not include the value from table a, but values of a is in the search input field (basically if I search different values of a that match, I should get the same one record) how can I join table / do the query so that I do not have duplicated results in my search results? Thanks in advance

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Best cities/areas for someone in their mid 20's to start a career in web development?

webdev: reddit for web developers - 7 hours 36 min ago

What cities or areas (in the Us) would be a good location for a young professional (25 years old) to start a web development career or at least get their foot in the door?

I currently reside in Silicon Valley, I was born and raised here. The competition is too much and the cost of living is too high, plus I am just tired of this place. I currently live with my parents and could never afford a place here on my own.

I graduated with a degree in sociology, am working as a graphic designer at a promotional print shop, picked up web development as a hobby and it kind of just stuck with my, and figured I could really see myself taking it a step further and starting a career out of it. I am going to use this opportunity to apply to junior/entry level web developer jobs in a few months, as I am still working on my portfolio and projects.

What up and coming cities/areas would be good locations to focus on, generally speaking? I am really not bound by any limitations (location-wise, I mean). I am young, single, don't have anything holding me back, etc., so I want to use this opportunity to move out and start a career. Some place where the competition isn't as difficulty as it is in the Silicon Valley, and somewhere where the cost of living isn't so high. I'd prefer to focus on the pacific northwest region or the northeastern region. Just trying to get an idea of where it would be easiest to start as a junior or entry level developer.

Any ideas? When I am ready to apply, would I just start applying to any jobs that interest me all over the place? Advice or recommendations? How difficult is it to get a job somewhere before you move to said location?

TL;DR - Best cities or areas to get an (entry level) job in web development? Not bound by any limitations (besides skill level, obviously) - young, single, and ready for change. I am too comfortable where I am now in life.

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What is the best approach?

webdev: reddit for web developers - 7 hours 39 min ago

It's been 5 years since I took on a php project and wondering what new developments have happened that I can look into.

My client wants a login area, and ability for staff to schedule themselves, via a calendar, likely. Plus sign document when they have arrived at certain locations.

Normally I would just build from scratch using PHP/MySQL and bootstrap framework.

Is there easier ways now?

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Building a react web SPA - FlexView, FlexBox or good old CSS

webdev: reddit for web developers - 8 hours 4 min ago


Web dev rookie here. I my first react native app a while back. I remember using Views from FlexBox(?) to lay things out. I quite liked it, wasn't as painful as I remember doing stuff 15 years ago with HTML tables. Anyway I am now building a React SPA, and it seems FlexBox is only for react-native. If that's true, that's a shame as I really liked using the flex weights in JSX. To check, I cannot use react-native on the web, right?

So am I right in thinking I should either be using pure css or FlexView for my react web project?

Advice appreciated.

Thanks :)

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I'm stuck and can't figure out how to get data from Google Places API. Clearing my confusion about it would be appreciated.

webdev: reddit for web developers - 9 hours 10 min ago

Long story short, I'm trying to use Google Places API in order to get sights based on latitude and longitude. When I tried to use that API for the first time, I tried using axios on the front end to make a GET request like this:

axios.get('https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/place/nearbysearch/json?location=42.150527,24.746477&radius=1500&type=art_gallery&key=') .then(response => { console.log(response) })

However, I kept getting a CORS error:

"has been blocked by CORS policy: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource."

So I was wondering what am I doing wrong and decided to recheck the documentation and found this:

"Each of the services is accessed as an HTTP request, and returns either an JSON or XML response. All requests to a Places service must use the https:// protocol, and include an API key."

I was told that the request must come from a back end server and not a browser. It was explained to me that my server must make a request to Google Places API and then my front end must make a request to my server so that I could get the sights information.

I do have a PHP/Laravel back end used for storing users, latitude and longitude markers and locations, however, I have no idea how to make that request from my server to the Google Places API.

This is my first time using APIs that require such requisite. So far I've only made my own APIs using PHP and Laravel which have endpoints that return information.

What I'm trying to say it that I have absolutely no idea how to make my server make a request to the Google Places API. Any information, explanations and documentation related to this would be really appreciated.

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Question Regarding CSS Grid Fallback for IE11

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:53

Hey /r/webdev,

I'm redesigning our e-commerce website. I intend to move forward with CSS Grid for production, but I'm a little in over my head and looking for guidance.

According to Google Analytics, IE accounted for 9% of our traffic. IE11 accounted for >91% of that subset. In short, I definitely need to support IE for awhile longer.

Now, let's say we are comfortable providing IE users with a bare bones, mobile-esque layout only.

What is your recommendation for a mobile fallback?

  • Float-based layout
  • Flexbox (prefixed; work through compatibility issues)
  • CSS Grid (prefixed; work through compatibility issues)

I'm primarily biased toward ease of development and speed here.

I'd really appreciate your experienced thoughts -- thanks so much.

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Is there an api that can give me product details/category

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 21:53

I'm looking for an API that will be able to tell me what category a commercial product is. It doesnt need to have a hierarchy but it would be nice. I haven't come across anything in my searching.

For example:

"Dell XPS" = Laptop < Computer < Eletronics

"iPhone" = Mobile Phone < Phones < Eletronics

"Microsoft office" = Software < Computers

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Freelancer wants my Apple ID/Password - Apple Dev

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:59

Tons of red flags going off over here. Let me know if I'm crazy but, my freelancer "needs" my Apple Developer login ID and password to "set up the apple developer account in Xcode in order to upload the iOS build to apple". Is there a safer way I can play this so he can do what he needs to do and not give him my ID/Password?

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Hey, everyone. I think we might've fallen for a scam. (Dragify/ahead-hosting.com)

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:39

We've had a rough 48 hours or so, and I didn't get around to this issue until just now. Right now, I'm in a slight bit of panic. Sorry if I sound a little rambly.

I run a casual Wordpress blog that I'm planning on taking more seriously. I've been keeping One.com in mind, and have been talking about it for some time.

The issue is, my girlfriend (who writes on my blog with me) decided that she wanted to make a website for some things she makes, too. For some reason, she went and got this "lifetime" offer with a company called Ahead-hosting.com, which came bundled with a website builder called Dragify, off a website called venturebeats.com. She'd asked me if she could use my card details a few nights ago, and I let her, and this is what she used it for.

She became severely ill, yesterday, and when the situation calmed down, she told me to set things up for her when I got home. Just now, I logged in to our mutual account and claimed her codes.

Dragify looked fine. Ahead-hosting, not so much. The whole thing just looks... cheap and very scam-like (they haven't yet emailed back with anything after I filled out the very sparse form they had). Venturebeats (or social stack or whatever they call themselves) do not have a refund policy of any kind, either, and I just want to know if this was a £40 write-off.

I'm worried that this whole hosting thing was a waste of time, and money. I'd be happy to be wrong, but I'd like to know what you have to say. Cursory searches for ahead-hosting all scream shady business, but I don't really hear anything about the dragify software itself. Yet: they always seem to go hand in hand.

Also: these scams won't continue to affect me down the line in amy way, will they? I submitted my card details to Dragify, but not to the other company (they didn't ask).

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Any experience with Printful/WooCommerce?

webdev: reddit for web developers - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 20:16

I'm looking to integrate the Printful API along with WooCommerce and wondered if anyone had any experience in doing so? I want to sell prints of art from a website.

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