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Website relaunch – what to bear in mind

There’s a control phase in every website relaunch. In the first few days after the restructuring, you should monitor the site heavily. This gives website operators the chance to register negative effects, identify sources of error, and promptly start any countermeasures that are needed. [...]  

Mobile web: recognising and avoiding common errors

The mobile web can conjure up a whole host of challenges for web designers but at the same time also offers many opportunities for creating a positive user experience. If a mobile site isn’t configured correctly, then this can quickly lead to a bad user experience. To ensure your mobile-optimised website keeps up with the requirements of an ever-increasing mobile web, you should make yourself familiar with the potential sources of error and avoid common mistakes. We explain the typical mistakes you should pay particular attention to. [...]  

How HTTP/2 optimizes the World Wide Web

HTTP/2 has been released and is the official successor of the internet protocol HTTP/1.1. It is already compatible with most of the current web browsers and servers. Up to this point, many of the bigger website operators have switched to using the new transfer protocol. But what lies behind the Hyper Transfer Protocol and what are the advantages of the new version? [...]  

Varnish cache: the basics about the web accelerator

When a web project is growing and the user rates are beginning to skyrocket, some web servers may quickly become overworked when it comes to dispatching requested content. A hardware upgrade may seem like the only option, but this can be an expensive undertaking. Varnish hosting offers an affordable alternative. But despite the excellent performance it delivers, the software still has its drawbacks. [...]  

Website optimization: tips and tricks for more speed

Many website operators fall short when it comes to keeping up with the creation and maintenance aspects of their sites. Despite responsive design, many websites still have loading times that are too long, which can prove off-putting for visitors. Our guide reveals what you can do to optimise the performance of your website. [...]  

Web app of the week: CA App Synthetic Monitor

In this week’s edition of our web app of the week, we’ll be taking a closer look at the CA App Synthetic Monitor. This website tester checks the loading time of any web project from several server locations worldwide in seconds using nothing more than a URL. We’ll analyze how this app works and the importance of website speed to the success of your online project. [...]  

Responsive navigation in web design

Web design is an increasingly demanding and complex art, especially when it comes to adaptability. Websites must now satisfy far more requirements: they must look appealing on devices of all sizes, be easy for visitors of a wide range of abilities to navigate, and most importantly of all, the user experience must be perfect, regardless of the device used. Responsive design ensures that the content of a website adapts dynamically to the interface of any device, from PCs to tablets to smartphones. This creates interesting new challenges for web designers, particularly in the area of responsive navigation. [...]  

Optimizing your website for mobile devices

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which haven't been properly optimised for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for content management systems can help optimise your website for mobile devices. [...]  

New HTML: the most important HTML 5.1 updates

In the autumn of 2014, the long-awaited HTML5 arrived after 15 years of development. Now, the first update to the new web standard is also available: HTML5.1. Programmers will find a number of changes with this updated version. There is a strong focus on adaptations for responsive web design. In addition to the vast array of new HTML5.1 features, many elements and attributes have been given the push. [...]  

Servers with storage: storage solutions for the future

SSDs have been gaining ground for years now. Until recently, these flash-based storage devices have been mostly used by mobile devices, like smartphones or MP3 players. But more recently desktops and servers have been making use of this technology. What advantages do SSDs have over traditional storage devices? Find out here. [...]