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Source code explained: Definition & Examples

Source code: What exactly is it?

Programs and websites are based on comprehensive documents without which nothing would work: the source code. In this code, programmers and web designers determine how their application should function. So that you, too, can understand what exactly a source code is, we explain simply and clearly how it’s structured. Find out more about programming languages, compilers, and the framework of a...

Learn to code: an intro on how to get the basics down

Learning how to code: the basics

Welcome to the digital age: every day the average American spends hours looking at smartphone screens and PC monitors. But most still lack even a basic understanding on how the programs affecting their everyday life work. If you think you may fit into this demographic, don’t worry: thanks to online courses, videos tutorials, and supportive internet communities, it’s never been easier to learn...

Parallax websites: scrolling with 3D effect

What is Parallax scrolling?

The internet community loves variety – not only regarding content but also regarding how websites are designed. Web designers and software developers are always striving to come up with creative ideas and surprise site visitors with new user experiences. One of these innovative design approaches is so-called parallax scrolling, which uses perceptional psychological effects to convey...

Polyfill

Polyfills: code components for cutting-edge web features

Websites and apps are subject to constant change. New features and functions often promise a higher-value, securer or better-performing web project, which is why their implementation is often a mere formality. Many browsers, however, clearly lag behind when it comes to supporting cutting-edge web technologies – a problem that you can counteract with so-called polyfills.

The best browsers for Windows and Mac

The best browsers for Windows and Mac

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, or good old Microsoft Edge? The debate about which web browser is number one has been going on for years in online communities. But what is a browser exactly? And is there one that can trump the competition and be touted as the best browser?

How to embed a video with HTML

Embedding videos on your page

With HTML5, uploading video content onto your website is easier than ever. The most recent version of this popular markup language defines a new native element, video, and the associated programming interface. Website operators can also embed audio-visual content onto their online presences using video platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo.

Website optimization – the biggest obstacles

When it comes to website development and maintenance one aspect is often missed: website speed. Despite mobile-first approaches and responsive designs, many websites still have loading times that are too long, which can prove off-putting for visitors. Yet, loading time is one of the key reasons why consumers abandon a website. Our guide reveals what you can do to make your website faster.

An introduction to the Document Object Model (DOM)

Document Object Model (DOM): definition, structure and example

Dynamic elements and content have, for years, been used as the standard in most web projects. That’s because the programmed website code is displayed without any issues by all browsers. A significant portion of this code contains the so-called Document Object Model (DOM), which illustrates the structure of web documents in an easy-to-read, object-oriented tree structure.

JHipster

JHipster: the framework suite for modern websites

Framework use has become an integral part of modern web development. Designing back and front ends based on ready-made basic structures saves a lot of time. The website generator JHipster is an interesting solution that uses several tools to create server-and-client-side components. Which components distinguish the suite and how to install and use the software for your own project will be...

Shadow DOM

Shadow DOM: A DOM subtree for encapsulated code blocks

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are the basic tools of modern web development. But these standard web languages begin to reveal their weaknesses when you want to customize and reuse individual blocks of code. That’s where shadow DOM technology, part of the Web Components suite, comes in: It allows you to create encapsulated blocks of code that have their own scope and are unaffected by document-wide...


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