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Web design: online user-friendliness

The basics of web design - part 2: user-friendliness

The layout and use of a website is often quite intuitive, even upon your first visit there. Conventional design patterns ensure quick usability and are not employed without reason: these common practices and standards guarantee smooth functionality for a website. Every web designer should be familiar with what these practices exactly entail and how to optimally integrate them into their web...

What is a cache

Cache: what is a cache and how does intermediate storage work?

At some point, you’ll undoubtedly have been prompted to “clear your cache.” But what exactly does it mean? What does this intermediate storage do, and why should it be cleared at all? Read this article to find out how a cache works, what tasks it performs, and much more on the topic – explained simply with helpful examples.

Varnish cache: the basics about the web accelerator

Varnish Cache: a performance boost for dynamic websites

When a web project is growing and the user rates are beginning to skyrocket, some web servers may quickly become overworked when it comes to dispatching requested content. A hardware upgrade may seem like the only option, but this can be an expensive undertaking. Varnish hosting offers an affordable alternative. But despite the excellent performance it delivers, the software still has its...

Servers with storage: storage solutions for the future

Servers with SSD storage: a forward-thinking hosting strategy

SSDs have been gaining ground for years now. Until recently, these flash-based storage devices have been mostly used by mobile devices, like smartphones or MP3 players. But more recently desktops and servers have been making use of this technology. What advantages do SSDs have over traditional storage devices? Find out here.

Clearing the Cache

Clearing the cache: deleting the browser’s cache

Information is often cached so that visited website can be loaded quickly and videos and gifs can be viewed offline. However, if the cache contains a large, or very large amount of data, it can cause problems and adversely affect computer performance. Therefore, it makes sense to delete the cache from time to time.

Reducing PDF size

Reducing PDF size: how to do it

The PDF is one of the most popular file formats, and with good reason – it is not only accessible across platforms, but is also extremely compact. If you use a large number of images and the PDF document is comprised of numerous pages, however, the file can quickly grow larger than desired. Firmware applications from Adobe, as well as free freeware programs and simple online tools, can help reduce...

Website optimisation: making WordPress faster

Internet users usually decide within seconds whether they are going to leave or stay on a page. Even for simple WordPress sites, poor loading time is a common problem that causes visitors to hit that ‘back’ button. But fear not! There are several simple tricks and practical plugins that help optimise WordPress performance.

The best browsers for Windows and Mac

The search for the best browser

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, or good old Internet Explorer? The debate about which web browser is number one has been going on for years among the internet community. But what is a browser exactly? And is there one in particular that can trump the competition and truly be the best browser?

Website optimisation – the biggest obstacles

When it comes to website development and maintenance one aspect is often missed: website speed. Despite mobile-first approaches and responsive designs, many websites still have loading times that are too long, which can prove off-putting for visitors. Yet, loading time is one of the key reasons why consumers abandon a website. Our guide reveals what you can do to make your website faster.

How PHP7 speeds up the internet

PHP7 – shorter loading and access time online

Running dynamic websites that use complex content management systems benefit from quick loading times. This is because they ensure good performance and therefore increase user-friendliness. With the release of PHP7, a new scripting language is now available with which the loading times of your own website can be significantly shortened compared to the older script version.


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