PHP 7.2

PHP 7.2 – end-of-life (EOL) on November 30, 2020

 

PHP 7.2 will not be supported much longer. Now is the time to take advantage of the time left before the end-of-life date and replace outdated versions with more recent PHP code. This will make sure security gaps are closed, bugs are fixed, and the performance of web offers won’t...

 

Zoom fatigue

Zoom fatigue: how to avoid getting tired during video conferences

 

The number of people working from home has increased rapidly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and so has, of course, the number of online meetings. Video conferencing is an indispensable tool in working remotely, but also comes with drawbacks. Video calls quickly...

 

What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

 

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete...

 

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels: video clips a la TikTok

 

Instagram Reels is Instagram’s new video feature. Much like Chinese app TikTok, Reels lets users create and share short video clips with added background music. But what exactly is Instagram Reels and what are the differences to TikTok? We’ll show you what the new feature can do....

 

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

 

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked,...

 

Zoom alternative

Zoom alternatives: a comparison of the main competitors

 

Alternatives to the popular video conferencing software Zoom are having their moment in the spotlight as a growing number of people are organising video calls daily. Free alternatives to Zoom include a wide range of features, especially since the market for video conferencing...

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

SEO basics: link building—the right external links

Despite the radical change Google Penguin brought to the function of search engines, a website’s link structure still remains an important component of search engine optimisation. Gone are the days where websites were able to increase their ranking through the dubious practices of link farming and using expired domains. Nowadays, organic link building is the best method for improving a site’s...

Display advertising/display marketing vs. real-time advertising (RTA)

Banner ads and other forms of display marketing have been proven to be effective marketing strategies for products and services online. The new practice in this field is real-time advertising (RTA) and its real-time bidding (RTB) approach. This new strategy carries out an automated bidding war in milliseconds to decide which advert will be displayed. But how does it differ from traditional display...

Mobile SEO: optimise your site for mobile devices

Many businesses invest a lot of time and money into search engine optimisation: spending weeks working on keyword strategies, checking links, and working on the site’s technical framework. But then – nothing happens. This could be because mobile SEO has been neglected. It’s important to remember this vital step, since most searches now come through mobile devices, and Google expects website...

Web usability: How user-friendly is your site?

When building and designing a website, there are numerous points to consider: technical implementation, design, suitable content, and of course, the marketing aspects. All these aspects should have one goal: to optimise website usability. Websites need to be user-friendly in order to be ranked higher by Google and to contribute to the company’s success. If you bear this in mind when designing your...

Demilitarised zones: internal network protection

Companies hosting their own websites, an online shop, or e-mail inboxes should make sure to separate the corresponding server of these from the local network. This makes it possible to protect devices within the company network from hacker attacks that take place on public networks. Solid protection comes in the form of a demilitarised zone, which separates endangered systems from sensitive...

What is Magento

  • CMS

Many contemporary content management systems such as WordPress and TYPO3 can be used to design and program web shops with the help of plugins. But depending on the CMS, plugins can be pretty inconvenient to manage, making them a poor choice for larger projects. Some content management systems like Magento, however, are specially tailored for e-commerce, and therefore present a considerably more...

My programme, your programme: copyrighting software

Many developers are now idolised, and with the right idea and snippet of code you could be as successful as most of Hollywood. Musicians and writers often find themselves having to deal with plagiarism, imitators, and free-riders, which is a problem that many developers also face. Their software can easily be stolen and copied. Register your software and you can rest assured that you’re covered if...

Tutorial: RDFa—markup with Schema.org

Recommended by W3C as a standard for embedding metadata into HTML, HTML5, XHTML, and other XML dialects, this data format forms the foundation for the semantic web. The project Schema.org provides a standard vocabulary for the markup format. Find out more about its applications and limits and get a feel for tagging with RDFa.

Add tweets to your homepage with the Twitter widget

Embedding Twitter on your website doesn’t just mean a pop-up window to your Twitter news feed; thanks to the Twitter widget, you can add actual elements of your Twitter account to your website. This could be tweets you’ve favourited, lists you’ve compiled, or even your entire news feed – it’s up to you. Find out how this works and what the benefits are in our guide to embedding a Twitter feed.

Bitcoin –what you should know about the digital currency

When it comes to the peer-to-peer network Bitcoin, published in 2009, opinions are divided. On one side of the argument are those who see the enormous potential of a decentralised payment system, run not by a single authority, but administered and controlled by all users. On the other side are those who use every opportunity to point out the instability of the open source project’s exchange rate...


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