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Is it OK to ask for feedback on Stack Overflow about websites we build, such as asking whether the code looks pretty valid and clean, or whether a certain effect should be done in a different way?

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This should be on meta.stackoverflow.com - not the main StackOverflow. –  Dav Aug 6 '09 at 21:52

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Clean and Valid code should be decided upon by a Validator. Search Google for that one. If you are having a problem with your website, feel free to ask about it. Just provide excerpts of code instead of pointing us to your website.

Also, if it isn't a actual question, it shouldn't be on StackOverflow.

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How about design questions - as in, does this site look professional? I guess it doesn't belong? –  stringo0 Aug 6 '09 at 22:04
    
You can try, and if it gets closed you'll know for sure, but this is more of a 'programming' website instead of a 'design' website. –  Tyler Carter Aug 6 '09 at 22:18
    
Design questions do not belong. Not programming related. –  Ian Elliott Aug 7 '09 at 0:13
    
+1 answer @Chacha102 –  Josua Marcel Chrisano Dec 26 '12 at 3:15

No. As Chacha102 notes, there are validators to validate your code. As Umsd notes, soft, subjective questions are a bad fit for SO.

Questions that point to a website or huge chunk of code and ask something vague like "does it look ok" are bound to generate either irritation or indifference. As the FAQ notes, questions should be:

  • detailed and specific
  • written clearly and simply
  • of interest to at least one other programmer somewhere
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Probably not. For questions such as "Does this site look professional", you should probably get feedback from the intended users (customers) of your website, as their preference for a professional look might be vastly different from some random folks on Stack Overflow.

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-1, OP was asking about code quality, not frontend stuff. –  Pops Sep 4 '10 at 23:35

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