Open Source

Server operating systems: a history and overview

Server operating systems: history and today’s situation

Operating systems have gone through some major changes over the years. While their beginnings are rooted in more humble, purely text-based user interfaces, today’s options have evolved into complex software packages with graphical interfaces, comprising an elegant go-between for hardware and software applications. Users, who have long since been equipped with a keyboard and mouse, are able to...

Finding the right CMS for small businesses

CMS for small websites – how to find the right software

Choosing the right CMS for your small to medium-sized business isn’t easy, but you certainly can’t complain about a lack of choices. The problem is that this diversity can quickly lead to a system that is far too complex for your requirements and leaves you at a disadvantage. In this guide, we’ll give you tips on what to consider when looking for the perfect content management software for your...

Slack – modern, in-house communication

What is Slack – what can it be used for?

What is Slack? This program with its memorable name is used for internal company communication but what exactly can Slack do? And is it worth switching over to it? We outline some of Slack’s key features so you can decide for yourself whether the new Silicon Valley program might be something for you or your company.

Microsoft Access alternatives at a glance

Microsoft Access alternatives: are there any free applications that achieve the same result?

MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the programme, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of...

Dreamweaver alternatives: Open source solutions

5 Dreamweaver alternatives that you should know

Dreamweaver is Adobe’s complete solution for the development of websites. As part of the Creative Cloud the web editor is characterized by a vast range of functions as well as practical integration possibilities of Adobe assets (like design templates), license-free images, and vector graphics from Adobe Stock. Frequently though, the software is either too complex or too expensive meaning that free...

Web app of the week: Paletton

Web app of the week: Paletton

Are you on the lookout for a harmonious color scheme for your website, presentation, or infographic? The color scheme designer Paletton offers exactly that. With our web app of the week you can create complementary color palettes and export them as style sheets or Swatch file for Photoshop in next to no time.

ExpressionEngine – the flexible CMS

ExpressionEngine – a CMS designed for designers

ExpressionEngine from EllisLab markets itself as ‘the most powerful and flexible content management system’. Are they right? Brands like Nike, Apple, and the BBC seem to think so. In this CMS review, we’ll take a look at ExpressionEngine’s features, extensions, SEO, pricing, and more, to help you decide if this fee-based content management system is right for you.


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