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Shadow DOM

Shadow DOM: A DOM subtree for encapsulated code blocks

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are the basic tools of modern web development. But these standard web languages begin to reveal their weaknesses when you want to customise and reuse individual blocks of code. That’s where shadow DOM technology, part of the Web Components suite, comes in: It allows you to create encapsulated blocks of code that have their own scope and are unaffected by document-wide...

Web components

Web components explained

No web developer can manage without HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. As a result, the same elements tend to be repeated over and over again when programming, which can be both tedious and time-consuming. Web components help with this by providing encapsulated HTML tags and allowing them to be reused as often as needed.

Why you should switch from Flash to HTML5

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,...

New HTML: the most important HTML 5.1 updates

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...

The basics for modern web development

Modern web development: the basics

The trends driving web development are moving away from static web presences and heading increasingly in the direction of interactive content. Even though languages like HTML and CSS still rule the roost, a growing number of developers prefer the server-side programming language, PHP, for dynamic websites. Client-side script languages like JavaScript make it possible for a site to react to user...

Mock-up and wireframe: a direct comparison

Mock-ups and wireframes: visualising your web concept

There is a lot of work between the original idea and the finished result when you’re developing a new website or app. One of the most crucial and demanding stages of realising a concept is the visualisation of your ideas for the layout, design, and functionality. This is when mock-ups and wireframes are the most useful.

Markdown

Markdown: Guide for the simple markup language

Writing online without any knowledge of HTML? With Markdown, that’s no problem. The simple markup language enables you to format texts in CMS, forums or wikis – without any complicated tags. Markdown syntax consists of simple, largely self-explanatory characters. This makes it easy to both read and write. How does Markdown work?

SASS tutorial

The big SASS tutorial: what you need to know!

If you like designing websites but have a tough relationship with CSS, SASS might be the right solution for you. The preprocessor makes it easier for you to work on the design, but it has a few peculiarities. Our comprehensive SASS tutorial uses examples to explain what you can do with the programming language, and explains the subtleties of SASS syntax. If you want to learn SASS, we can provide...

Registering a website: submitting URLs to Google

How to submit your website to Google, Bing, and Yahoo!

Did you know that you can submit your site to Google, Bing, and Yahoo! in order for it to be found more easily in the search results? These search engine providers allow web operators to submit their URLs so they can be added to the search index. We’ll show you how to register your web project – a simple procedure that can increase its online visibility.

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

A major concern on all web developers’ to-do lists is making sure their website is user-friendly. Responsive web design and accessibility measures enable you to respond to increasing global mobile traffic without neglecting layout and design. From data published in February 2016, it is obvious that Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages now provide a new tool in the fight for fast loading times and...


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