What is Chrome 68?

Early next month, Chrome 68 will be launched and the new browser will distrust all webpages that do not have HTTPS encryption as “not secure”. This is...

The search for the best browser

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, or good old Internet Explorer? The debate about which web browser is number one has been going on for years among the internet community. But what is a browser exactly? And is there one in particular that can trump the competition and truly be the best browser?

The best WordPress alternatives: an overview

These days, there are many options for aspiring web developers. Out of all the homepage toolkits and content management systems available on the net, WordPress is without a doubt the most popular, thanks to its all-rounder qualities. Originally intended to be blogging software, over the years the program has evolved to include a wide range of plugins, making it a suitable platform for almost any...

The best WordPress plugins of 2018

WordPress is particularly popular because it allows inexperienced users to create a fully functional blog or website relatively quickly. Even if you want to use the content management system for the realisation of complex web projects, that’s entirely possible too: With the appropriate WordPress plugins, the open source platform can easily be adapted to individual needs and expanded to include...

CMS comparison 2018: The 5 most popular open source systems

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Range of functions, ease of use, and technical aspects: If you’re searching for the right content management system (CMS) for your website, many factors must be taken into consideration. Worlds lie between a small blog and a huge company website, but sometimes the same system is behind both. The market for open source solutions of the CMS variety is huge. Among the best known are WordPress, TYPO3,...

The flat file CMS: flat hierarchies for faster access

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Do you sometimes believe that less is more? CMS heavyweights such as WordPress, Typo3, or Drupal, aren’t always the best choice. They simply have too many features for small projects, simple blogs, or streamlined corporate websites. In cases like these, a flat file CMS is the best solution. These systems work without a MySQL server running in the background, and they provide surprising...

MariaDB vs. MySQL

MySQL is the most used database management system in the world. This open source software has been available for productive use since 1995 and is generally considered a standard solution for users of relational databases. This could change in the near future. MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL is catching up on its predecessor and is consequently becoming an increasingly attractive...

What are cookies?

Recently, a new EU directive has highlighted the importance of cookies, as these small text files sometimes store sensitive user data. But how do cookies actually work, and why do we need them? We will look at the small data packets that are exchanged and stored between web browsers and websites and how cookies affect every internet user today, whether for business or private purposes.

What are third-party cookies?

Anyone who encounters personalised advertising on the internet might at first find it odd. How does the internet know that I am interested in going on holiday? Most users leave clear footprints on the net that can be used to create virtual “user profiles”. Third party cookies placed by advertisers are responsible for this. But how do they work, can you have a say in the use of cookies, and what...

What are first-party cookies?

When it comes to cookies, the small text files for internet browsers, a distinction must be made between first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies improve a website’s user-friendliness by storing user preferences as well as information that has already been entered so that it can be used later on. These cookies can only be analysed by the respective website operator, meaning...

WordPress Gutenberg: What does the new editor do?

The upcoming version 5.0 of WordPress will use the Gutenberg editor to make some changes to how articles are created. Gutenberg uses “blocks” instead of HTML and CSS. The act of creating an article has a playful element, with the author assembling their articles block by block. In practice, Gutenberg has been available for some time now and has caused quite a divide. So, what is behind the new...