How does a supply-side platform work?
Online marketing basics: what is a supply-side platform (SSP)?
  • Online sales

Real-time advertising plays a central role in the world of display marketing. This process gives website operators or publishers looking to sell their free ad space the chance to trade advertising inventory in a fully automated bidding process. The goal of this is to sell the inventory to the highest bidder for maximum profit. The supply-side platform thus represents an important interface between...

Online marketing basics: what is a supply-side platform (SSP)?
How do demand-side platforms work?
Online marketing basics: demand-side platform
  • Online sales

These days, online advertising is a bidding war, played out in real time. In just a few seconds, complex algorithms decide which banner or advertising medium is to be displayed to your target audience. This being said, everybody wants to show their ads where customers will see them, making ad impressions highly sought-after commodities. They are thus subjected to a competitive bidding process. The...

Online marketing basics: demand-side platform
Website expansion: subdomains & Co.
Website expansion: subdomains vs subdirectories? Or a new domain?
  • Domain administration

As is often the case for website operators or e-commerce providers, changes in content or product selection may sometimes stray from your site’s previous theme or inventory. If this new material deviates from your current selection too dramatically, then it may be time to consider other options. Moving to a new domain/website or exporting content to directories or subdomains are common solutions...

Website expansion: subdomains vs subdirectories? Or a new domain?
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
  • Website creation

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...

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)
Overview of Schema.org
What is Schema.org?
  • Website creation

Structured data is the only pathway to web 3.0. Web owners wishing to enlist the help of web crawlers or screenshots with semantic notation have an enormous choice of markup vocabularies to select from. The collaborative project Schema.org seeks to make this task a more manageable feat. The standardized markup is based on an agreement between the leading search engine providers of Google,...

What is Schema.org?
Tutorial: RDFa—markup with Schema.org
Tag your website with RDFa according to Schema.org’s guidelines
  • Website creation

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.

Tag your website with RDFa according to Schema.org’s guidelines
Tutorial: JSON-LD with Schema.org
Marking up your website with JSON-LD according to Schema.org
  • Website creation

JSON LD gives the programmers the possibility of embedding meta data as script separately from web content. Separating HTML markup and semantic annotation helps ensure a more easily read source text and facilitates tagging meta data for dynamic web content. All of this makes JSON-LD a serious competitor of the data formats RDFa and Microdata.

Marking up your website with JSON-LD according to Schema.org
Sales opportunities in mobile commerce
Mobile commerce: a mall in the palm of your hand
  • Online sales

Try as you might, there’s no getting away from mobile commerce. This platform has experienced continuous growth in the past few years, establishing itself as a vital area of online commerce. These days, traders can generate as much as one third of their revenue through purchases made on smartphones and tablets. Finding success in mobile e-commerce relies on two main things: creating a thoroughly...

Mobile commerce: a mall in the palm of your hand
WCAG: guidelines for web accessibility
WCAG - W3C guidelines for easily accessible web content
  • Web development

The W3C‘s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is a set of suggestions to website owners on how to increase the accessibility of their content. To increase website accessibility, content should be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. 12 fundamental guidelines support these principles and aim to improve web content for individuals who are visually, cognitively, or physically...

WCAG - W3C guidelines for easily accessible web content
CMS without database – a useful alternative?
CMS without database: the simple solution for small web projects
  • CMS

Do you know any content management systems without databases? These simple CMS systems are usually free, can be downloaded online, and can often be extended and adjusted to the user’s needs. Despite these advantages, are simple CMS platforms really a serious alternative to the classic CMS giants Drupal, Joomla and Typo3, which are linked to databases such as MySQL or MariaDB?

CMS without database: the simple solution for small web projects