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Archive for December, 2019

Dear Servage customers – Happy 2020

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 by Helge
Servage_new_year2-300x300With 2019 coming to a close, Servage wanted to reach out and send our best wishes to you and yours! Hopefully, this New Year is going to be the one that fulfills all your dreams and so start it with a joyful and a vibrant soul! Servage wishes you a prosperous and successful new year!

Working properly with cookies

Saturday, December 28th, 2019 by Helge
cookiesYou probably know the many warnings popping up on most websites nowadays, telling you that the site uses cookies. Maybe they even offer you a cookie-free version if you don’t accept. This dialog has been introduced on a wide scale after recent legislation made site owners show this transparency of cookie usage to their visitors. However, the practical benefit or protection for users is still argued about. Most users are more likely to be annoyed, and except for adding the warning, site owners are not really changing their practices. Cookies are an important technical part of operating a website. Purpose of cookies Cookies are used to let the server store information in the client’s browser ...

Remember secure passwords easily

Friday, December 20th, 2019 by Helge
servage_lock:hdIt’s easy for service providers to ask their users to use secure passwords. After all it is the user who is supposed to remember it. Obviously it is better for everyone if secure passwords are being used everywhere, but for many people it represents an annoyance to use a password like “237IMBd!” instead of “pizza”. However, there are plenty of ways making it easier to remember secure passwords – and some of them even add a little bit of fun to the process ;-) I would like to explain my personal way of generating and using secure passwords as an inspiration to figure out a way that works for you, and moreover, ...

Local development with PHP and MySQL

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 by Helge
newpic Developing quickly and efficiently is important to create value for your users. Having an environment which endorses swift programming and designing really helps you satisfy your customers better. So, how do you develop your web apps? Are you always working on the live code on the webserver? Or are you using advanced version control systems to roll out tested changes? Are you testing on a local machine, uploading your changes every now and then? Obviously there are some serious considerations and risk assessments to make. . However, this article wont judge your development practices. This one is about development on a local machine. Server software You need the proper server software on your ...

Create a cool CSS-based tab-menu

Friday, December 6th, 2019 by Helge
This time we showtabmenu how to create a nice-looking tab-menu, based purely on HTML and CSS. See a live tabmenu example here. First, we want to have the menu code created in HTML. I find that the most appropriate way of doing this, is by creating the menu as a list. Thereby non-supporting browsers will still show the menu as a list, which somewhat resembles a menu. Everyone else will see the cool tab-menu :-) <ul class="tabmenu"> <li><a href="">Overview</a></li> <li class="active"><a href="">About</a></li> <li><a href="">Products</a></li> <li><a href="">Contact</a></li> <li><a href="">Login</a></li> </ul> So far this is somewhat similar to the dropdown menu, except we don’t have sub-items. This tab-menu and the dropdown ...