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Reducing PDF size
  • Online sales

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...

The best browsers for Windows and Mac
  • Technical matters

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?

Website optimization: tips and tricks for more speed
  • Web development

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.

New HTML: the most important HTML 5.1 updates
  • Web development

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...

What is HTML5?
  • Web development

HTML5 is the new core language of the internet. But many web developers have opted out of this version and instead still use older markup languages like HTML 4.01 or XHTML. These often require plugins, reducing the site’s compatibility and security. HTML5, on the other hand, supports the direct integration of multimedia elements as well as JavaScript-based programming interfaces.

Compress images with the help of free tools
  • Web design

Computer storage volume is increasing by the year. But while we have access to more gigabytes and terabytes, it’s best to keep the file sizes down to a minimum–especially if you operate a website. This is because compressed data leads to quicker loading times, happy visitors, and a good Google ranking. Pictures bound for the internet in particular should be compressed. We’ve compiled some of the...

How PHP7 speeds up the internet
  • Web development

Those running dynamic websites that use complex content management systems benefit from quick loading times. In comparison to its predecessors, PHP7 is a new script language that noticeably shortens loading times for pages. This new feature increases both performance as well as user-friendliness for your web presence.

How are websites accessed?
  • Web development

In order to access a web page in a browser, you just have to enter the URL into the address bar in your web browser and the requested website will pop up on your screen. This seems simple enough, but the process that’s taking place in the background is a highly complex one. Learn about what happens when you access a website – from the URL translation to the relevant IP address via data transfer,...

Error 522: Explanation and solutions
  • Technical matters

52- HTTP error messages indicate a problem between the web server that is running a website and the Cloudflare CDN service. The 522 error is very common and is also known as the 'Cloudflare error'. It is displayed in the visitor’s browser whenever the mandatory TCP handshake fails. This guide explains the reason for this error message and what solutions there are for site operators and visitors....

Servers with storage: storage solutions for the future
  • Know-how

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.