Registering an emoji domain – does it make sense?
Registering an emoji domain – the way forward or just a gimmick?
  • Domain news

Emoji domains immediately catch your eye. Why continue to register normal domains when you can get the message across with a few smileys? Registering a smiley URL doesn’t come without its problems though. In this article, we explain what is needed to set up an emoji URL, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of using emoticons in domain names.

Registering an emoji domain – the way forward or just a gimmick?
Remote access for network storage
Remote access to the network storage
  • Configuration

Are you using a NAS system as a home server and want to connect it to the internet? It’s simple to do. We explain how to assign a fixed LAN IP address to your network storage and open the corresponding ports for the desired service in the router firewall. You will also learn how to make your NAS system permanently available under a consistent address despite daily disconnections carried out by the...

Remote access to the network storage
The best mock-up and wireframe tools
The best mock-up and wireframe tools
  • Website creation

Designers and developers put a lot of time and effort into creating a web project. During the journey from initial idea to finished product, there are many decisions to be made, plans to be devised, as well as there being the possibility of having to start all over again. Mock-ups and wireframes are important tools that can help in the early development phase when creating simple prototypes of...

The best mock-up and wireframe tools
MooTools: tools for class-based JavaScript
MooTools: the compact JavaScript framework
  • Web development

No programming language has made its mark quite like JavaScript. Developed in 1995 as a Java alternative for the netscape browser, you would be hard pushed to find a web application that doesn’t use this universal scripting language. However, critics rightly express concerns over the fact that JavaScript lacks a class system and the language is more unstructured than it should be. The MooTools...

MooTools: the compact JavaScript framework
Click fraud: how to out fraudulent clicks
How to protect yourself from click fraud
  • Online sales

Every year, click fraud costs the advertising industry billions. An increasing amount of advertising operators have to deal with the fact that their ads often don’t reach their intended targets due to artificially generated clicks through the likes of link farms or bot nets that seek to deplete advertising budgets. We take a closer look at the topic of click fraud and show you some counter...

How to protect yourself from click fraud
Growth hacking: creative growth strategies
Growth hacking: how to grow your company with smart and affordable ideas
  • Online sales

In order to get new products or services onto the market, it’s more important than ever before to carve out new, more creative paths to achieve this goal. While search engine optimization and social media marketing have since established themselves as indispensable components of any marketing mix, growth hacking is, for the most part, still in its infancy. This latter term refers to the principle...

Growth hacking: how to grow your company with smart and affordable ideas
Multivariate testing –  usability tests for success
Multivariate testing: the complex process for optimizing the conversion rate
  • Web analytics

Conversions are highly contested, whether it’s regarding newsletter registrations, transactions, or how many clicks an advertisement receives. It is therefore important to critique your project daily and search for alternative ways to get visitors to carry out the desired action. Multivariate testing is one of the most complex ways to determine user behavior and it promises success when it comes...

Multivariate testing: the complex process for optimizing the conversion rate
Log file analysis with open source tool, GoAccess
How log file analysis works with GoAccess
  • Tools

The log files of web servers and cloud services reveal a lot about the users that access them. They contain information about which browser or operating system is being used, which search terms have been entered and how many different pages a user has accessed, for example. Since manually analyzing these extensive text files is nigh on impossible, you can use log file analysis programs such as...

How log file analysis works with GoAccess
Domain grabbing & cybersquatting
Domain grabbing & cybersquatting: the difference and legal consequences
  • Domain administration

Domain grabbing and cybersquatting are often used as synonyms, but there is a slight difference between the two. The former is a term for perfectly legitimate domain trading, whereas cybersquatting damages name rights and trademark laws and usually leads to disputes in court. We explain the difference and what trademark infringement can mean for you.

Domain grabbing & cybersquatting: the difference and legal consequences
Hardware firewall: the more stable firewall solution
Hardware firewall – the external security system
  • Security

Most computer users are at least aware of the term firewall. When activated, they help protect computers. But announcements about blocked applications can become a source of irritation for many users, especially when the background information for such messages is unknown. But how do firewalls work? And what role do hardware firewalls play in protecting your computer?

Hardware firewall – the external security system