REST (Representational State Transfer) plays an important role in the development of modern web applications. Part of the concept, which distinguishes itself from comparable solutions due to its demand for a universal interface, is an internal application structure that follows the HATEOAS approach. This article reveals what’s behind this acronym and why exactly HATEOAS is so important for REST.
Hyperlinks, links from one website to another, are one of the basic elements of the world wide web – the world’s most popular and widely used hypertext system. Hyperlinks are primarily used to navigate the net. But search engine providers use a network of cross-referencing links to determine who links to whom. Hyperlinks are interpreted as recommendations. If a trustworthy website links to another [...]
The successful information architecture of a website ensures that users and search engines can quickly and easily orient themselves within a website. Anyone who categorizes page content in a sensible way and structures it efficiently facilitates both daily work on the page and later expansion of the website. As a basic framework of the website, information architecture is an important factor in [...]
Live chats are being used more frequently as additional communication channels in an array of different web projects. The real-time solution of contacting customers is especially useful in e-commerce. Unlike traditional support possibilities, website operators and service workers seize the opportunity, using live chats to help potential customers overcome any doubts or problems. Before this, you [...]
For many years now, optimizing images on a smartphone or tablet has been viewed as just another step in the photography process. With digital technology becoming ever more sophisticated, photo-editing apps that can be installed directly on mobile devices look and perform in an increasingly similar manner to their desktop predecessors, saving users from the tedious task of editing on a PC. But what [...]
The EU plans to significantly tighten data security online: With the ePrivacy regulation, the collection of personal data should only be allowed following explicit allowance. At this point, it’s not certain what exactly will be included in the ePrivacy regulation: We’ve consolidated for you here what we already know. As website operators, it makes sense to inform yourselves now as to which changes [...]
There are boundaries when it comes to linking. These boundaries have now been officially confirmed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in its judgement on the September 8th, 2016. Website operators that place hyperlinks with commercial intent are obliged to check the legality of the online content that is being linked to. According to the ECJ, private internet users aren’t expected to check, [...]
Apple has replaced JPEG as the standard image format on iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. The successor HEIF (High Efficiency Image File Format) enables users to save photos in a more space-saving and higher quality format. Since other platforms such as Windows or Linux do not yet support the new format, the MPEG standard’s possibilities are still limited.
On 25 May 2018 a new European law on data protection will take effect. However, many companies and website operators are unprepared for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) despite it being relevant to their day-to-day business. On top of this, high fines will be imposed for those violating the regulations. Here we summarize everything worth knowing on the new EU GDPR for [...]
Online cookies used to track behavior online are commonplace in the modern internet world, serving many functions, from storing login information to telling websites which pages you visit. In 2011, EU member states implemented their respective cookie policies, dictated by amendments made in 2009 to the EU directive for privacy and data protection online. But what do these rules mean for UK [...]