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...

Rich Cards: the new Google results format

In May 2016, Google launched the next big change to the appearance of its search engine results pages with Rich Cards. Given that more than half of searches on the world’s most popular search engine come from mobile devices today, it’s hardly surprising that the latest results format update is designed specifically for smartphones and tablets. So what do Rich Cards entail? And how can web [...]   

Creating a forum: the best options

Despite social networks such as Facebook becoming more and more popular, internet forums for free communities are still in as much demand as ever. Thanks to their exclusivity, traditional communication platforms maintain their place online and enhance numerous web projects. What are the possibilities for creating your own forum?   

Web development: HTML5 puts Flash on the sidelines

Flash is an unpopular tool for good reason — security gaps, programming errors, and stability problems are rampant. Has any software been the focus of such heated security debates more often than Adobe’s multimedia solution? For years, Flash was the quasi-standard for all online animations but the Flash-era is almost at an end. Since version 5, HTML has offered native multimedia functions, [...]   

Web style guides – a detailed design concept for your website

Fixed guidelines about design and branding are essential for a professional and serious web presence. Companies usually outline these in what’s known as a style guide. These serve as outlines for web designers and editors, and have the aim of presenting companies or institutions as one single entity across all media – including their website and social media accounts. But what does this actually [...]   

The Facebook like button: how to embed social plugins

If you believe Facebook’s statistics, then users who regularly use the like button have more than twice the amount of friends as typical Facebook users. They also click on around 5 times as many external links. In order to reach such active users, it’s recommendable that companies implement what’s known as social plugins, designed to bring the famous interactive like and share buttons directly [...]   

Graphical user interface: what makes a good user interface?

User interface is one of the most important keywords in modern web design and software development. Graphical user interfaces are currently relevant for both disciplines. Besides these, there are also numerous other interfaces — ranging from voice user interfaces to brain-computer interfaces. These interfaces enable interactions to take place between man and machine. Here, we provide an overview [...]   

Mobile web: the 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 [...]   

The new HTML5.1 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 [...]   

Jira alternatives: five project tools in short

In order to optimise teamwork in a company, project management tools such as Jira are being used more and more frequently. The program, developed by the Australian software company Atlassian, is one of the most sought-after solutions in its field with over 35,000 customers worldwide. This software can prove costly if more than ten employees are using it so it’s worth considering one of the [...]   

One page design: anything but one-dimensional

The one pager is a new trend in web design: more and more companies are choosing to present their products, campaigns, or project websites in a single page design. This means users navigate their way through a single HTML page by scrolling and exploring content. These minimalistic websites focus on storytelling, aiming to create an intuitive user experience – but they’re not suitable for every [...]