Usability

Tools for a responsive website check
Responsive Test: 7 free tools for responsive web design
  • Web design

A website should always be extensively checked before going live. Testing a website is already a demanding task, and adding a responsive design test to the mix helps you ensure that your site’s flawlessly displayed for different screen resolutions. Free responsive design tools can help with this. We’ll show you 7 free tools here.

Responsive Test: 7 free tools for responsive web design
Webdesign trends
The most popular web design trends for 2022
  • Web design

In 2022, web designers will leave their creativity free reign – from colors to typography to smart technical features like parallax scrolling and chatbots. The main challenge here is to incorporate selected components as naturally as possible into your own project. We reveal which web design trends you can expect in 2022.

The most popular web design trends for 2022
Online payment gateways: PayPal alternatives
Payment gateways that you should know about
  • Online sales

Just a few years ago, the prospect of paying for goods and services online was unimaginable. But in many industries today internet shopping has overtaken high street retail. As a result, online payment services like PayPal have become very popular, with many customers considering them a decisive factor when shopping online. So how do these payment gateways actually function? We’ll explain this...

Payment gateways that you should know about
QFD - Quality Function Deployment
QFD: What’s behind Quality Function Deployment?
  • Web analytics

Before launching your new product, you should make sure that it will be well-received by customers. You can use Quality Function Deployment (QFD) to see which direction the product development should move in. The QFD method can also help you to improve an existing product and make it more successful in the long run.

QFD: What’s behind Quality Function Deployment?
Website navigation
Good website navigation: How to increase web usability
  • Web design

Want to make your website more attractive for customers? With a well thought out website navigation structure and a few basic optimizations, you can win plus points not just with users, but also with search engines. A good overview, an appealing design, and useful content will all go a long way towards making your website the first port of call for your target group. Here you can find out how this...

Good website navigation: How to increase web usability
Screenreader
Screen readers: enabling the blind to work on computers
  • Web development

For people who are blind or visually impaired, working on a computer is extremely difficult. However, technical developments in the past few years have meant that blind people can now use computers in their daily work without encountering major problems. So-called screen readers provide the written text as an (text to speech) or as braille. The purpose of this software is to enable blind users to...

Screen readers: enabling the blind to work on computers
Extended reality
Extended reality: what is XR?
  • Online sales

The umbrella term “extended reality” includes all forms of immersive technologies that combine real and virtual environments. While augmented reality is already used by many mobile apps, virtual reality and mixed reality are not quite as prevalent due to their higher costs and greater technical requirements. In this article, we compare the different forms of XR.

Extended reality: what is XR?
CSS tricks everyone should know
CSS tricks: useful snippets for your web project
  • Web design

The style sheet language CSS is one of the most important tools of modern web development. It makes it possible to separate a website’s content and layout from one another and is continuously being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). CSS snippets facilitate the design of webpages significantly and can even take on functions of Photoshop and JavaScript. Here, we reveal some useful CSS...

CSS tricks: useful snippets for your web project
What are Dark Patterns?
Dark Patterns in UX design – deception and deceit!
  • Web development

Dark Patterns are all over the internet – on shopping sites, email platforms, download portals, search engines, social networks, and so on. But their goal is always the same: to coerce visitors into buying a particular product or click on a link. If you want to find out more about Dark Patterns and how they manipulate the user experience (UX), continue reading.

Dark Patterns in UX design – deception and deceit!
Reducing PDF size
Reducing PDF size: how to do it
  • Online sales

The PDF is one of the most popular file formats, and with good reason – it is not only accessible across platforms, but is also extremely compact. If you use a large number of images and the PDF document is comprised of numerous pages, however, the file can quickly grow larger than desired. Firmware applications from Adobe, as well as free freeware programs and simple online tools, can help reduce...

Reducing PDF size: how to do it