Intelligent search: using the search function
Intelligent search: a user-friendly search bar for your online shop
  • Website creation

For many customers, the search bar is the first port of call when visiting an online shop. It is the most important tool for research and shopping online; something which most e-commerce retailers have been aware of now for quite some time. But a search bar is often not enough. Many retailers choose to use very basic standard solutions, despite the fact that an intelligent search with features...

Intelligent search: a user-friendly search bar for your online shop
NAT: How Network Address Translation works
NAT: Network Address Translation in the router
  • Know-how

NAT, the network address translation, is closely tied to the internet standard IPv4 and will disappear from the internet along with it. But the implementation of IPv6 is slow to take over, and many internet users worldwide still surf with the fourth version of the internet protocol. As a result, network address translation via NAT tables remains current. In our guide, we answer the questions: What...

NAT: Network Address Translation in the router
Introduction to Node.js
Node.js: the JavaScript runtime environment at a glance
  • Web development

With the software platform, Node.js, you can use JavaScript server-side and benefit from the asynchronous, event-based programming and the range of options for developing server applications. In this Node.js tutorial, we give you an overview of the program’s modular structure, explain how you can install program modules at any time using the integrated package manager, NPM, and use them to set up...

Node.js: the JavaScript runtime environment at a glance
Log analysis: User statistics from the server log
Log analysis: What the web server log reveals about your visitors
  • Web analytics

How many pages are accessed by a single user when they’re visiting your website? And which links or search queries did they use to lead them to you? To answer such questions, well-known web analysis tools like Google Analytics seem to be the only option. But the web server’s automatically generated log file also provides a solid foundation for user information. The following guide discusses the...

Log analysis: What the web server log reveals about your visitors
Port scanning: introduction and basics
How port scanning contributes to your system’s security
  • Know-how

It’s easy to lose track of all the different programs that are responsible for inbound and outbound data traffic. Networks hosting a large number of computer systems that are constantly communicating with online services often require technical backup. High-performance tools check the activities of various applications or computers and can close existing security gaps. Using port scanners is one...

How port scanning contributes to your system’s security
The inverted pyramid principle: how it works
The inverted pyramid: how to optimize your writing style for online reader behavior
  • Web design

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...

The inverted pyramid: how to optimize your writing style for online reader behavior
Protection against ransomware, spyware, and scareware
Ransomware, adware, etc. – how can you protect yourself?
  • Security

The internet is a playground for cybercriminals and fraudsters – for many, this is an annoying and frightening reality. The threats from unwanted software range from harmless advertising to trojans, which can paralyze complete computer networks. The forms of malicious software or malware are diverse, the countermeasures often very simple. In our article, you can read about how ransomware, spyware,...

Ransomware, adware, etc. – how can you protect yourself?
SVG format: how to embed SVG vector graphics
SVG format: how to embed graphic files into your website
  • Website creation

Increasing the size of a raster graphic beyond its actual resolution comes with a loss of quality, which can lead to serious problems in your responsive web design, including increased loading times and a lower ranking in search engine results pages. Optimizing GIF, PNG, and JPG images to display properly across different devices can rapidly turn into a mammoth task. Because of this, vector...

SVG format: how to embed graphic files into your website
Bonjour: Software for zero configuration networking
Bonjour: What’s behind the zeroconf implementation
  • Know-how

Manually organizing a large local network can be a nerve-wracking and very complicated matter. Without your own DHCP and DNS servers to support you in the distribution of addresses and name resolution, all IPs would have to be entered manually and also updated independently if changes are made in the network. Zeroconf implementations like Bonjour, which connect network components without almost no...

Bonjour: What’s behind the zeroconf implementation
Creating a forum: how it works
Creating a forum: the best options
  • Website creation

Despite social networks such as Facebook becoming more and more popular, internet forums for free communities are still in as much demand as ever. Thanks to their exclusivity, traditional communication platforms maintain their place online and enhance numerous web projects. What are the possibilities for creating your own forum?

Creating a forum: the best options