We're still coming to terms with the ramifications of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you don't run a website, it's a lot less complicated. If you do... well, you might be surprised to learn it's not just the obvious things you have to worry about. Take something as simple as the fonts you use — if they're served via Google Fonts, you could be in breach.
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Many of us created two versions of our websites back in the day; a regular desktop version and a mobile version. Using some fancy code, we pushed mobile devices to a m.version of our sites while everyone else went to the regular www.version. But with the advent of responsive sites, we need a way to move all our "m." users to the new, responsive site without breaking old URLs. Google has provided some guidance on doing that.
Updates to plain HTML aren't as exciting as say, your scripting / server-side language of choice, but seeing as it's the backbone of the front-facing web, it's a good idea to check-up on old faithful every so often. If you've decided to choose today to pop in -- great timing! HTML 5.1 recently became World Wide Web Consortium's "gold standard".
When it comes to designing a website, or even a single page, there are a few basic rules: Keep it fast, clean and simple. OK, that's all good and well, but once you get beyond the low-hanging fruit and into the nitty-gritty, what should you be paying attention to? You might be surprised what works and what doesn't, as Help Scout explains.
Being a business owner comes with a lot of assumed knowledge; about their company, about their offerings and about their industry. But just because something is obvious to you doesn't mean it is for customers. To understand and to connect with customers better, every now and then a business owner needs to think like a customer. The best place to start doing this is through their official website. Here's how.
Last week we saw comparisons between image formats for single-pixel images. But what about the other extreme -- massive, single-colour pictures? Once again, Cloudinary's Jon Sneyers dives into the world of compression to see if JPEG, PNG or GIF comes out on top.
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Choosing which tech startup to join can be tough for would-be interns. How can you tell if you're a good cultural fit or if the company's product is even worth your time? Fintern is looking to address this issue with its second Fintern Fever event, which invites Australian university students and startups to "speed date" one another .
The proper use of secure internet protocols is a subject you want major sites to take seriously. So you can imagine how disappointed Google software engineer Eric Lawrence was when he discovered Pandora was not only inconsistent with its use of HTTP over TLS (better known as HTTPS) but its service department didn't seem to care.