General Data Protection Regulation: new laws from 2018

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...

CSS Tutorial: An introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

Without CSS, websites would just be a collection of text elements separated by headlines and paragraphs. Only the ability to format HTML using cascading style sheets make the internet what it is today: a colorful mix of customized online presences, from the ambitious home hobby page to the award-winning design website. Our CSS tutorial walks you through the secrets of the stylesheet language with [...]   

WCAG - W3C guidelines for easily accessible web content

The W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) offers website operators a list of suggestions for the creation of making their web offers accessible. To this end, WCAG is based on 4 principles: Perceptibility, usability, intelligibility, and robustness. These are supported by 12 fundamental guidelines on how to tailor web content for people with sensory, motor, or cognitive limitations.   

EU-US Privacy Shield: What the replacement for Safe Harbor means for us

What is the Privacy Shield? The Safe Harbor Agreement’s successor raises questions for many stakeholders in the EU. Even if clear rules for data storage have been assured, there are still countless exceptions. However, the provisions for data storage are particularly important for online companies. This text provides an overview of the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which aims to establish legal [...]   

CodeIgniter – The lightweight of the PHP frameworks

CodeIgniter is an open-source PHP framework developed by EllisLab that is currently under the patronage of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. The slim software is based on an MVC architectural structure, offers detailed documentation, and is praised for its performance. We present the makeup, structure, and application flow of the CodeIgniter framework with detailed code examples and [...]   

Breadcrumb navigation: What are the advantages?

Breadcrumb navigation helps visitors on your site to better navigate its structure, using selected filters or parent categories. It makes it easier for users to go back one or more steps. In this article, we explain what breadcrumb navigation is, why it is important for a good user experience, and how to implement breadcrumbs ideally in your website.   

YAML: The standard-compliant basic framework for universal web projects

If you want to develop a new web application, you have the choice between writing your code completely from scratch or relying on frameworks. This code collection contains an application-ready skeleton which you can then adapt to fit your own ideas. The CSS framework YAML, for example, provides a responsive framework structure that’s already optimized for various browsers and devices.   

Zend Framework: the open source architecture simplifies the development of your web application

The Zend Framework provides a professional structure for the development of different web applications. For example, you can program e-commerce as well as content projects and SaaS projects using the PHP script collection, saving you lots of time due to the ready-made components. In our guide, you can find out which features you can implement with the framework and which important role the [...]   

The most popular Picasa alternatives at a glance

Ever since Google discontinued the popular photo editing and management software, Picasa, many former users have been looking for good Picasa alternatives. There are numerous programs to choose from that often offer the same, or at least similar, features as the trusted Google tool. Our guide offers a practical overview of the best alternatives to Picasa.   

Graphic file formats: the most important storage formats for images online

Whether you own an online store, run a corporate website, or write a blog, none of your web projects won’t be successful without photos or graphics. Images create visual stimuli that can enhance the content of your text and appeal to your visitors. However, it is crucial not only to find suitable graphical elements - but also to choose the appropriate graphic file format. The format needs to meet [...]   

User experience design – for the perfect user experience

User experience design is becoming more and more important among web designers and software developers: a good user experience (UX) is now the goal as well as the standard for serious websites and software. But what exactly is UX design? It is often difficult to define due to the many related terms, such as user interface (UI). Read everything you need to know about user experience design and get [...]