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Polyfill

Polyfills: code components for cutting-edge web features

Websites and apps are subject to constant change. New features and functions often promise a higher-value, securer or better-performing web project, which is why their implementation is often a mere formality. Many browsers, however, clearly lag behind when it comes to supporting cutting-edge web technologies – a problem that you can counteract with so-called polyfills.

Parallax websites: scrolling with 3D effect

Parallax websites: scrolling with 3D effect

The internet community loves variety – not only regarding content but also regarding how websites are designed. Web designers and software developers are always striving to come up with creative ideas and surprise site visitors with new user experiences. One of these innovative design approaches is so-called parallax scrolling, which uses perceptional psychological effects to convey...

The best browsers for Windows and Mac

The search for the best browser

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, or good old Microsoft Edge? The debate about which web browser is number one has been going on for years in online communities. But what is a browser exactly? And is there one that can trump the competition and be touted as the best browser?

How to embed a video with HTML

Embedding videos on your page

With HTML5, uploading video content onto your website is easier than ever. The most recent version of this popular markup language defines a new native element, video, and the associated programming interface. Website operators can also embed audio-visual content onto their online presences using video platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo.

Website optimization – 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.

JHipster

JHipster: the framework suite for modern websites

Framework use has become an integral part of modern web development. Designing back and front ends based on ready-made basic structures saves a lot of time. The website generator JHipster is an interesting solution that uses several tools to create server-and-client-side components. Which components distinguish the suite and how to install and use the software for your own project will be...

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 customize 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...


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