Web development

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 push. [...]  

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 alternatives to Jira that might be just as good as the Atlassian product. [...]  

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 and client-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 the Google Play Store. These fall under the umbrella term of app store optimization (ASO) and can be used to improve app ranking for Android and iOS programmes. [...]  

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 Google services before you can publish your app in Google Play. [...]  

Website optimisation – the biggest obstacles

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. [...]  

jQuery tutorial: basics on selectors, syntax, and more

By using the JavaScript library, jQuery, you can easily customise HTML elements. Well-known CSS selectors such as the element selector or the .class selector help you to choose the desired content and manipulate it using various actions. In addition, lines of code can be written that respond to how website visitors navigate and what search terms they enter, and then automatically execute predefined reactions. In our jQuery tutorial you will get an introduction to jQuery and the basics of how to use the library. [...]  

Create your own app – Part 4: App and Usability Testing

Only a properly functioning application has any chance of success. Programming errors and a poor user experience may cause some users to uninstall the app without a second thought. As a result, extensive app testing prior to publication is vital. Functionality, performance, usability, and other tests serve as quality assurance tools. In addition to manual tests, there are also some automated tests that can be carried out with the help of app testing tools. [...]  

App Store ranking: create your own app part 6.2

Influencing Apple’s App Store ranking is different to the indexing for Google’s Play Store ranking: app store marketing for iOS applications is governed by different rules regarding keywords. Understanding the different factors that have an influence on Apple’s app ranking can help you in choosing how to present your iOS App and optimise it for the App Store. We’ll guide you through the different tools you need for App Store optimization. [...]