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...

Client-side scripting vs. server-side scripting: a comparison

Scripting languages play a vital role in developing web projects with dynamic elements. Scripts are a fundamental component for breathing life into static HTML, using movement and interactive elements. This can be executed and interpreted from either the web server (i.e. server-side script) or from the browser (client-side script). But what exactly are the differences between server-side scripting...

App store optimisation: create your own app, part 6.1

After publishing an app on the Google Play Store, you’ll need to focus on improving the ranking of your application in the app store’s search results. Applications that receive prominent placing in these search results are likely to receive more user attention – and this usually leads to higher download figures. There are certain specialist strategies that can help your app to place more highly on...

Create your own app – Part 5.2: Upload an iOS app to the App Store

Once you have finished the development and test phases of your native mobile app, you can finally publish it in the App Store. If you want to submit and distribute an iOS app in the App Store, first you’ll have to register with the Apple Developer platform and provide various details and settings. So how exactly does one publish an app in Apple’s store?

Create your own app – Part 5.1: Upload an android app to Google Play

If you want to upload an app to the Google Play Store and are close to achieving that goal – your Android application is ready in the release version, and now set to find its way onto as many mobile devices as possible – there are still a few small steps left. Submitting an app to Google’s official app store may take some time. Among other things, you will also need to create accounts with various...