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Creating a GIF

Making a GIF: tools for animated graphics and short clips

Memes as video clips, snippets from popular shows, animated logos, or banner ads: the practical GIF format has universal appeal, and can be used in many online contexts. GIFs can be found all over the internet, but making a GIF is also a popular option, with the added bonus that whoever makes a GIF using original content avoids legal complications. We show you how to create a GIF using both online...

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL: a closer look at the object-relational database management system

The PostgreSQL database management system, also known to many as Postgres, has many decades of development behind it. It originally started as a project at Berkeley University in California. Today, the open source database continues to defy solutions from commercial competitors, since the development team is constantly working on its functionality and performance. But what exactly is PostgreSQL?...

TYPO3 – the CMS with greater functionality

TYPO3 – an extensive content management system

TYPO3, while lesser-known in the US, is one of the most popular content management systems in Europe. This is because the CMS offers endless solutions for web design, although it is quite complex to use. As part of our series on content management systems, we will take you through a comprehensive guide of TYPO3, to find out who it is suited for and which plugins and functions the software offers.

Telnet – the system-wide remote protocol

Telnet: a client-server protocol for cross-platform remote connections

Remote access to remote computer systems has always been a part of well-organised networks. Administrators can manage individual users as well as work on the move since a remote connection enables access to company data. One of the first protocols developed specifically for this purpose was Telnet.

Bonjour: Software for zero configuration networking

Bonjour: What’s behind the zeroconf implementation

Manually organising a large local network can be a nerve-wracking and very complicated matter. Without your own DHCP and DNS servers to support you in the distribution of addresses and name resolution, all IPs would have to be entered manually and also updated independently if changes are made in the network. Zeroconf implementations like Bonjour, which connect network components almost without...

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: A Comparison

ownCloud vs. Nextcloud: comparing cloud storage services

Those who want to make use of an online storage service, while still retaining full control over their data, can do this by hosting their own cloud storage server. Two solutions that can be used on almost any server and web space are ownCloud and Nextcloud. This article explores the similarities and differences between them.

Instagram: the best tools for increasing your range

Instagram tools: 7 apps for more success on Instagram

Since Instagram was released in 2010, the photo platform has been steadily growing. After being sold to Facebook, the online service became one of the most important marketing channels for bloggers, companies, and influencers. Being successful on this social image network, however, isn’t set in stone: Instagram apps help to create content and posts, and aid with time management as well as other...

The top 5 MailChimp alternatives

The best alternatives to MailChimp: a comparison of e-mail marketing tools

If you plan to send newsletters, you’ll stumble across MailChimp sooner or later. But even though this option might seem like the king of the jungle, there are many alternatives. These competitors provide interesting opportunities for experts as well as beginners, and prices range from free to up to almost £4,000 per month. So that you don’t lose sight of things, we’ll introduce the top 5...

WordPress: the best alternatives in profile

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...

Popular JavaScript frameworks and libraries

The most popular JavaScript frameworks and libraries

If you’ve ever worked with JavaScript on a website, you will know how complicated the Document Object Model (DOM) is. With their useful functions and simplifications, JavaScript frameworks and libraries provide a helping hand for developers and promise a simpler programming procedure. But what are the best JavaScript libraries and frameworks? And how does a framework actually differ from a...