Embedding Google Maps: API or iFrame?

If you want to embed Google Maps on your website, you have two options: either you can integrate the software using a simple iFrame element and pre-determined HTML code, or you can explore Google Maps APIs, the official programming interface of the online mapping giant. We’ll take you through the benefits of embedding Google Maps and explain the differences between the two integration methods.

Live chat software – who should use this modern support model?

Live chat support is becoming an increasingly popular way of offering customer service for online businesses, and all you need is software and a code to get started. However, maintenance of a live chat service is expensive and time-consuming, so before you dive straight in, it’s important to consider whether live chat software is right for you.

What is a web app? Definition and examples

Apps come in all shapes and sizes nowadays – from native mobile apps designed for smartphones and tablets, to desktop installations for office management. And now, there’s a new form of application that works on all operating systems and devices: web apps. But what are web apps, what are their specific features, and how to they differ from native apps or indeed traditional websites? Let’s take a...

Free tools for saving websites as PDFs

Those who want to save a website as a PDF can do so with the help of a wide range of programs. But conversions often have their drawbacks: many applications don’t transfer internet content completely true to their original form. Some programs, however, prove that it doesn’t always have to be this way. We present some of the best ones.

How to tag your website with microdata according to Schema.org

Microdata offers a simple and flexible meta syntax for semantically tagging website content. Using a unified markup format according to Schema.org ensures high compatibility with web browsers and search engine crawlers. Reap the benefits of extending search results, like rich snippets or breadcrumbs, by tagging your HTML code with Schema.org microdata syntax.

Impressums for Facebook pages

When operating a business from an English-speaking country, it’s easy to overlook the finer details of legal requirements overseas. However, if your business also has a base in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland, you will more than likely be required to provide an impressum on your online presences. Failure to do so could lead to disciplinary action, which could have serious consequences for the...

Web app of the week: WhatTheFont

The WhatTheFont tool from MyFonts allows you to find the web fonts you love. The latest winner of our ‘Web App of the Week’ series, this free tool identifies typefaces based on the nuances in their own, unique designs. All you need is a screenshot of some sample text; WhatTheFont does the rest for you.

Hybrid apps: what distinguishes them from other app formats?

With the ever-increasing use of mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets, it’s no surprise that the number of available applications is also growing and that app development is thriving. But not all apps are the same: over the years, various formats have emerged. One of these is the hybrid app, which combines the strengths of native and web apps. But there are also disadvantages to these...

The most important facts on image copyright online

Just because a photograph or artwork is available to view on the internet, doesn’t mean that you can use it for your own purposes. The creator’s consent and payment for royalties are often required. The rules don’t solely apply to sharing images that don’t belong to you; even if you use your own, you have to stick to certain guidelines.

CA App Synthetic Monitor: speed test for your website

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.