Tools

What is gzip and what are the program’s advantages?
What is gzip? – the compression tool in focus
  • Know-how

If you want to optimize your website in terms of performance and usability, you need to know a thing or two about compression. Whether it’s the HTML pages, the embedded media content, or CSS and JavaScript files: Compressing data doesn’t just save valuable web space, but also improves your website’s average loading time. A useful tool is gzip, a compression process, which all current web servers...

What is gzip? – the compression tool in focus
Premiere Pro alternatives | The best freeware
Premiere Pro alternatives: free video editing software
  • Web design

Adobe Premiere Pro is seen as the professional standard bearer when it comes to digital video editing. That being said, there is a surprising amount of excellent alternatives to Premiere Pro out there, both for semi-professional and private use. Whether you need it for work, social networks, or simply to have a bit of fun, you can read about the best free video editors on offer here.

Premiere Pro alternatives: free video editing software
Archiving and Compression Using Linux
Archive and compress data using Linux
  • Tools

Archiving and compressing files contributes positively to the security and stability of a system. For Linux and other unix-like systems, there are countless free programs with which you can create unaltered or compressed archive files over the command line and extract them as well. One of the classic packing programs for Linux is tar. Today, the tool still counts as one of the leading archiving...

Archive and compress data using Linux
Raspberry Pi alternatives: Single board computers to check out
Four current Raspberry Pi alternatives: Single board computers by comparison
  • Know-how

Raspberry Pi is the first choice for do-it-yourselfers around the world when it comes to single-board computers: It’s small, cheap, and meets most server and media center requirements. But more and more manufacturers are putting their own mini-computers on the market: Raspberry Pi alternatives want to set themselves apart with lower prices, more powerful hardware, or edgy and exceptional features....

Four current Raspberry Pi alternatives: Single board computers by comparison
Nagios – an overview of all network processes
Nagios: the standard server for monitoring IT infrastructure
  • Tools

IT departments are not to be envied: all devices, servers, databases, etc., must not only be integrated into the network, but also work at any time. In order to prevent any problems that might arise in advance, Nagios is the monitoring tool you need in your standard IT repertoire. What makes the open source solution so special and what are the alternatives?

Nagios: the standard server for monitoring IT infrastructure
Web app of the week: Can I Stream.It?
Web app of the week: Can I Stream.It
  • Web development

Nowadays, there’s an online search engine for practically every kind of product and service imaginable, whether it’s the nearest shopping mall, the best restaurants in town, or the perfect video stream. In order to find and compare legal streaming services and find the best selection of videos, films and series on offer, it’s worth checking out our web app of the week, CanIStream.It.

Web app of the week: Can I Stream.It
How to save a website as a PDF
Free tools for saving websites as PDFs
  • Website creation

Those who want to save a website as a PDF can do so with the help of a wide range of programs. But conversions often have their drawbacks: many applications don’t transfer internet content completely true to their original form. Some programs, however, prove that it doesn’t always have to be this way. We present some of the best ones.

Free tools for saving websites as PDFs
ExpressionEngine – the flexible CMS
ExpressionEngine – a CMS designed for designers
  • CMS

ExpressionEngine from EllisLab markets itself as ‘the most powerful and flexible content management system’. Are they right? Brands like Nike, Apple, and the BBC seem to think so. In this CMS review, we’ll take a look at ExpressionEngine’s features, extensions, SEO, pricing, and more, to help you decide if this fee-based content management system is right for you.

ExpressionEngine – a CMS designed for designers
IFFT—find out how to improve your workflow
More productivity with IFTTT
  • Social media

The web service IFTTT lets users automate the processes of over 200 different web applications, services, and devices according to rules defined by users. The rules, also known as recipes, fall into one of two categories: 'if recipes' made of one component, and 'do recipes' composed of two. Many pre-packaged recipes can be found online, and can be easily tested, even by beginners. ...

More productivity with IFTTT