Open Source

Slack – modern, in-house communication
  • Social media

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.

What is gzip and what are the program’s advantages?
  • Know-how

If you want to optimize your website in terms of performance and usability, you need to know a thing or two about compression. Whether it’s the HTML pages, the embedded media content, or CSS and JavaScript files: Compressing data doesn’t just save valuable web space, but also improves your website’s average loading time. A useful tool is gzip, a compression process, which all current web servers...

Archiving and Compression Using Linux
  • Tools

Archiving and compressing data adds security and stability to systems. For Linux and other Unix-like systems, there are countless free programs that can be used to help create and unpack files via the command line that are unaltered or compressed. One of the classic packing programs for Linux is tar. Even today, the tool is considered to be one of the most important archiving tools, especially for...

Server operating systems: a history and overview
  • Know-how

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...

ExpressionEngine – the flexible CMS
  • CMS

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.  

Web app of the week: Paletton
  • Web design

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.