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...

Tutorial: JSON-LD with

Marking up your website with JSON-LD according to

JSON LD gives the programmers the possibility of embedding meta data as script separately from web content. Separating HTML markup and semantic annotation helps ensure a more easily read source text and facilitates tagging meta data for dynamic web content. All of this makes JSON-LD a serious competitor of the data formats RDFa and Microdata.

Hyperlink | Definition and examples of use

What is a hyperlink?

Hyperlinks, links from one website to another, are one of the basic elements of the world wide web – the world’s most popular and widely used hypertext system. Hyperlinks are primarily used to navigate the net. But search engine providers use a network of cross-referencing links to determine who links to whom. Hyperlinks are interpreted as recommendations. If a trustworthy website links to another...

New HTML: the most important HTML 5.1 updates

The new HTML5.1 updates

In fall 2014, the long-awaited HTML5 arrived after 15 years of development. Now, the first update to the new web standard is also available: HTML5.1. Programers will find a number of changes with this updated version. There is a strong focus on adaptations for responsive web design. In addition to the vast array of new HTML5.1 features, many elements and attributes have been given the push.

What is a static site generator?

Static site generators: creating your own minimalist web project

If you want to create your own website nowadays, you have a host of resources available to you. Building kits and content management systems are particularly popular, as they allow you to implement all important functions without requiring a great amount of HTML knowledge from the user. Oftentimes, though, these applications are too extensive and resource-heavy. As a result, static site generators...

What exactly is a website?

What exactly is a website?

What exactly is a website? Who needs one, and what are the different options available for private users and businesses? There are solutions for beginners, which require no programming knowledge. These solutions, especially content management systems, have established themselves in the last few years due to their flexible content management. Professionals, however, still swear by self-written...

The most important meta tags and their functions

The essential meta tags at a glance

Meta tags are used by website owners to specify metadata in HTML documents. The coded information integrates with web browsers and search engine crawlers to enhance the searchability of a website. But which meta elements are actually required by user agents to improve processing? And how can you use metadata to boost your website’s ranking in the search results?

Learning HTML: a beginner’s tutorial

Learn HTML: the first steps with the standard web language

In times of content management systems and website construction kits, you might think it’s a waste of time learning HTML. But if a page doesn’t work for some reason or if you plan to install dynamic elements, you won’t be able to continue without having knowledge of this web language. In our detailed HTML tutorial, we introduce you to the basic features of the markup language, including numerous...

Index management with the robots.txt file

Index management with robots.txt files

With the file, robots.txt, website operators are able to greatly influence which portions of their web projects are able to be read by search bots. In addition to HTML meta tags, redirects, and canonical tags, this seemingly insignificant text file located in the domain’s root directory is an important tool for index management. We’ve laid out how robot.txt files are built and what website...

Why you should switch from Flash to HTML5

Web development: HTML5 puts Flash on the sidelines

Flash is an unpopular tool for good reason — security gaps, programming errors, and stability problems are rampant. Has any software been the focus of such heated security debates more often than Adobe’s multimedia solution? For years, Flash was the quasi-standard for all online animations but the Flash-era is almost at an end. Since version 5, HTML has offered native multimedia functions,...