Ancillary copyright for press publishers in Europe

Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers

 

Upload filters and ancillary copyright are two planned changes to EU copyright law that are viewed with great concern by internet activists and various associations. This is because ancillary copyright law is criticised for restricting freedom of communication on the Internet,...

 

VerpackG – a guide to German packaging law

VerpackG: The new German Packaging Act of 2019

 

From 2019, a new packaging law will be enforced in Germany, with implications for international sellers who retail to the German market. Any sellers whose goods come in packaging are required to comply with this new law. The purpose of the law is to make competition fairer and to...

 

The best Alexa Skills

Amazon Echo upgrade: the best Alexa Skills

 

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a...

 

WordPress Gutenberg

WordPress Gutenberg: What does the new editor do?

 

The upcoming version 5.0 of WordPress will use the Gutenberg editor to make some changes to how articles are created. Gutenberg uses “blocks” instead of HTML and CSS. The act of creating an article has a playful element, with the author assembling their articles block by block....

 

Upload filters

Upload filters: a danger to free internet content?

 

The planned redesign of European Union’s copyright laws includes two very controversial acts. What is especially receiving a fair share of criticism though, is the projected commitment of website operators to establish upload filters designed to protect the intellectual property...

 

The best WhatsApp alternatives

The best WhatsApp alternatives

 

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with the college football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other...

 

Online payment methods in e-commerce

Thanks to constantly evolving technology, purchasing goods online is becoming ever more convenient, with retailers and service providers alike taking advantage of the internet’s marketing potential. Despite these developments, the risks involved in online transactions remain a major deterrent for many people. That’s why it’s crucial for retailers to provide reliable and secure payment methods in...

Modern web development: the basics

The trends driving web development are moving away from static web presences and heading increasingly in the direction of interactive content. Even though languages like HTML and CSS still rule the roost, a growing number of developers prefer the server-side programming language, PHP, for dynamic websites. Client-side script languages like JavaScript make it possible for a site to react to user...

Product photography: the best tips for store owners

When out shopping, most people actually pick up products to feel their quality, structure, and weight, occasionally even smelling or listening to them. This gives customers the chance of forming an emotional connection with the product, which can then lead to a successful sale. Since an online store cannot offer customers the same experience, quality product photos are instead needed in order to...

How e-commerce conquered America

With online shopping becoming ever more popular and convenient, more and more industries are flourishing in the world of e-commerce. This is partly due to the fact that it’s easier than ever before to build and run a professional web store. But what are most important things to remember when getting into e-commerce? And how can you be successful with little or no experience?

Mobile First: the new approach in webdesign

Are smartphones and tablets the beginning of the end for stationary computers? Many developments confirm this, not just the increasing number of mobile search queries on Google. The mobile first approach follows this trend and places primary importance on creating mobile websites. A slimmer scope and more dynamic layout yield more than just satisfied smartphone users — they boost search result...

Server Backups with rsync

A server backup is the best method for securing the data of your online projects, thereby preventing any damaging losses. Server environments are especially in need of cleverly devised backup strategies that take every type of device into account. Here, backup programs become essential. Free applications, like rsync, offer reliable and compelling alternatives to their expensive conventional...

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...

Neos: from successor to competitor

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As work began on the overhaul of TYPO3 4.x in 2006, none of the participants anticipated that an independent content management system would develop from this project. Both systems, Neos and TYPO3 CMS, have meanwhile opted to split. Developers believe it’s a step in the right direction, but aren’t certain what the future holds for both applications.

The basics of web design - part 3: design and color scheme

Many users are often unaware of what exactly goes into making an aesthetically appealing website. But most successful websites follow some basic principles to ensure that a unified design adheres to a basic theme or message that is to be conveyed to the viewer. These questions and more influence the site’s conception: What effects do certain colors bring about? What should you be mindful of when...