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What is HTML5?

Introduction to HTML5

HTML5 is the new core language of the internet. But many web developers have opted out of this version and instead still use older markup languages like HTML 4.01 or XHTML. These often require plugins, reducing the site’s compatibility and security. HTML5, on the other hand, supports the direct integration of multimedia elements as well as JavaScript-based programming interfaces.

CSS compression for consistent loading times

CSS compression for consistent loading times

It’s rare to see creative information directly placed into HTML code. Colors, fonts, and sizes of HTML elements are normally defined in style sheets, such as CSS. The more complex a website becomes, the more the range and amount of required CSS files increase. The extra burden can have a considerable effect on your website’s loading time, but this can be avoided by compressing your CSS.

Optimizing your website for mobile devices

How to make your website mobile-friendly

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which aren’t properly optimized for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for content...

Web app of the week: CA App Synthetic Monitor

CA App Synthetic Monitor: speed test for your website

In this week’s edition of our web app of the week, we’ll be taking a closer look at the CA App Synthetic Monitor. This website tester checks the loading time of any web project from several server locations worldwide in seconds using nothing more than a URL. We’ll analyze how this app works and the importance of website speed to the success of your online project.

Responsive navigation in web design

Responsive navigation: dynamic menus for mobile

Web design is an increasingly demanding and complex art, especially when it comes to adaptability. Websites must now satisfy far more requirements: they must look appealing on devices of all sizes, be easy for visitors of a wide range of abilities to navigate, and most importantly of all, the user experience must be perfect, regardless of the device used. Responsive design ensures that the content...

How are websites accessed?

How are websites accessed?

In order to access a web page in a browser, you just have to enter the URL into the address bar in your web browser and the requested website will pop up on your screen. This seems simple enough, but the process that’s taking place in the background is a highly complex one. Learn about what happens when you access a website – from the URL translation to the relevant IP address via data transfer,...

Website optimization: making WordPress faster

Internet users usually decide within seconds whether they are going to leave or stay on a page. Even for simple WordPress sites, poor loading time is a common problem that causes visitors to hit that ‘back’ button. But fear not! There are several simple tricks and practical plugins that help optimize WordPress performance.