WhatsApp Web becomes a new desktop app

WhatsApp for PC and Mac: WhatsApp Web’s desktop version

Instant messengers like WhatsApp dominate the day-to-day online communication for most Internet users. So it’s no surprise that the Facebook subsidiary has provided a new tool to allow its users to chat on their desktops too. A year ago, they brought out WhatsApp Web. In May 2016, WhatsApp brought out a native desktop app for Windows and Mac OS. We’ll explain how it works.

iframe

iframe: the HTML explained

The iframe HTML tag, in a sense, opens a browser window within a browser window. With this technique, content from third-party websites can be incorporated into one’s HTML document relatively easily. For example, this technique is regularly utilized when embedding YouTube videos. This means users can enjoy external content without having to leave a website. So how can iframes be incorporated?

WebM

WebM: What you need to know about the Google media format!

MP4 is already a few years old. Could this be the time for a new video standard? With WebM, Google has already provided an open-source, free market competitor. Since its introduction in 2010, there has been much discussion about the WebM format. While Google is attempting to advance the project with the aid of YouTube and Android, Microsoft and Apple are opposed to it. Why is this the case? What...

Regular expression tutorial

Regular expressions (regex): The easy way to describe strings

Searching text and code for specific strings on your own can be extremely tedious, especially if your document is large. Since the beginning of the computer age, there have been useful tools or functions that feature regular expression capabilities, also known as regex, to automate this search process to the greatest extent possible.

Rich Cards: the new Google results format

Rich Cards: the new Google results format

In May 2016, Google launched the next big change to the appearance of its search engine results pages with Rich Cards. Given that more than half of searches on the world’s most popular search engine come from mobile devices today, it’s hardly surprising that the latest results format update is designed specifically for smartphones and tablets. So what do Rich Cards entail? And how can web...

Mock-up and wireframe: a direct comparison

Mock-ups and wireframes: visualizing your web concept

There is a lot of work between the original idea and the finished result when you’re developing a new website or app. One of the most crucial and demanding stages of realizing a concept is the visualization of your ideas for the layout, design, and functionality. This is when mock-ups and wireframes are the most useful.

How to integrate a Facebook like/share button

The Facebook like button: how to embed social plugins

If you believe Facebook’s statistics, then users who regularly use the like button have more than twice the amount of friends as typical Facebook users. They also click on around 5 times as many external links. In order to reach such active users, it’s recommendable that companies implement what’s known as social plugins, designed to bring the famous interactive like and share buttons directly...

Create your own visitor counter: How it works

Visitor counter: Create a counter for your website

At the start of the internet, a visitor counter on a website was a classic marketing instrument that significantly helped the success of a web presence. Today, the practical scripts are primarily used for presenting click numbers on specific content, such as videos or blog entries, as well as for collecting basic user data for web analysis. If you don’t want to rely on free or paid downloads, or...

Mistakes when creating a website

The 7 biggest mistakes when creating a website

Having their own website is basically indispensable for companies and self-employed people. After all, it makes it possible for them to present themselves on the web and make contact with potential customers. To make the most of this opportunity, you should approach this task with the necessary professionalism. Make sure to avoid the typical mistakes such as those described in the following...

How do I convert my site to SSL and HTTPS?

Internet security: secure websites with SSL and HTTPS

The topic of data security is becoming increasingly important for both private users as well as in the business world. As a website owner, you should take all the necessary precautions to ensure that a visit to your site is as secure as possible. Converting from HTTP to HTTPS or SSL is an important step in securing your website and gaining your customers’ trust.


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