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Web frameworks – an overview

Web frameworks – overview and classification

Frameworks are an integral part of web engineering. Instead of writing applications from scratch, programmers can rely on tried and tested software frameworks from pre-defined classes and methods for object-oriented software development. Choosing an appropriate web framework is anything but easy. We explain how different kinds of frameworks work and what you should know to find the perfect web...

Web design: tips for planning a website

The basics of web design - part 1: planning

Those looking to create a website should always have both the purpose and range of function of the site in mind before getting started. Only by paying close attention to these two criteria can one guarantee clarity and uniformity throughout the entire design process. Planning should always remain in the foreground for any web design project. Important tips on what to look out for when designing...

Magento: an introduction to the open source software

What is Magento

Many contemporary content management systems such as WordPress and TYPO3 can be used to design and program web stores with the help of plugins. But depending on the CMS, plugins can be pretty inconvenient to manage, making them a poor choice for larger projects. Some content management systems like Magento, however, are specially tailored for e-commerce, and therefore present a considerably more...

The inverted pyramid principle: how it works

The inverted pyramid: how to optimize your writing style for online reader behavior

We read online texts differently to how we read printed newspapers: Online, we quickly skim through the most important paragraphs, filter through the relevant information, and click on the next link. The requirements for a text are clear: information must be easily and quickly found. The most effective way to achieve this is by using the inverted pyramid principle. Our article explains what this...

Optimizing your website for mobile devices

How to make your website mobile-friendly

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which aren’t properly optimized for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for content...

Free graphics, icons, and templates online

Free graphics, backgrounds, and vectors online

Web designers are always looking for graphics, icons, and backgrounds that speak to their audiences. Many platforms tout their free vector graphics, but these sometimes come with strings attached. Aside from the price, there are many other things to consider, like terms of use. We’ve put together some of the most important points to watch out for when hunting for free graphics and have included...

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