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CSS Visual effects

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 by Helge
This article focuses on 2-D varieties which  are supported on all major browser versions with vendor prefixes.css_html You can apply a transform to the normal state of an element and it will appear in its transformed state when the page loads. Just be sure that the page is still usable on browsers that don’t support transforms. It is common to pull out the transforms only when users interact with the element via a rollover or JavaScript event. Either way, transforms are a good candidate for progressive enhancement—if an IE user sees an element straight instead of on a jaunty angle, it’s probably no biggie. When an element transforms, its element box keeps its ...

Easy as 1, 2, 3 … Servage application installer

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 by Helge
Install applications with view clicks!  Since we get a lot of resonanceApplication_Installer related to our application installer, here is a small text about that tool another time: The Servage application installer helps you to install and use complex apps with few clicks only. Our system will set up the files and the associated database. It is very easy to install tools like e.g. WordPress, Joomla, Coppermine, openCart and many more. Here, you find a step by step instruction how to use the Servage application installer (click HERE). If you should decide to install a new application on the host on which you already installed a tool, you can simply ...

CSS snippets for images

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 by Helge
Stylesheets are powerful to customize the looks of your website. You probably now that it is the defacto standard for web development layout and design today. However, many developers forget about the advanced possibilites available with CSS. CSS is much more than font-sizees, borders and background-colors. Check out the following snippets for inspiration. They are all related to image-handling on websites. CSS Snippets Image Map Image Preloader Image Replacement for Submit Buttons Tutorial If you are not so familiar with CSS then check out this splending tutorial from W3. CSS is described by Wikipedia as: “Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation semantics (the look and ...

Emails for your business: free vs. domain email address

Friday, February 28th, 2020 by Helge
You are using a free e-mail service for your business  right now? If yes, please read the following. One  benefit of using a custom domain name for your website is the fact that you can easily get a professional e-mail address using mail_kleinyour domain name. In this article, we will show you why using your own domain name for your email address is better than using a free email service provider. Your user expect your business to have a domain name and a website. An email address like marketing@testdomain.net tells people you’re serious about your business. Free email services, are easy to use for private purposes, but when you use a ...

Creating dropdown-menus without JavaScript

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 by Helge
Dropdown menus are found on almost every website. The most common place for a dropdown is the main navigation bar, although a website can have dropdowns in almost any context. You can create a dropdown menu with dropdownJavaScript but this often makes it unnecessarily complicated. Let’s explore what it takes to make a simple navigation bar with only HTML and CSS. HTML Structure New designs are usually started by considering the HTML structure, so let’s do that first. The HTML of a dropdown menu is usually quite simple, and we only need three elements: <ul>, <li>, and <a>. You may also want to wrap the whole navigation bar inside a <div> or <nav> ...

Servage account – Create an email alias

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 by Helge
What is an email alias, and why do you need one?Screenshot_2020-02-05 Servage - Email accounts 1000850 An email alias is a way to create an additional name for your email account. This allows you to create alternative email addresses without having to create another email box.  For example, you may want to be able to set up a temporary address to receive responses to an invitation to a party to make it all a little more festive. Or maybe you want an extra address you give out to your customers and another you use privately if you want to split it all into ...

Servage Hosting – SSL & Let’s Encrypt

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 by Helge
Via  Servage control panel, you can implement paid SSL and/or Let’s Encrypt  to run your hosts via https. Here are some more details about Let's Encrypt and some pros and cons of both methods: letsencrypt-300x168 What is Let’s encrypt SSL? How do I benefit from it? Let’s Encrypt is a security service supported by several major IT companies such as Google or Facebook. The service offers SSL certificates for a very low price. Using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) provides a secure connection when you visit a particular website. It ensures that while surfing, the connection between the website and the user is encrypted and hence secured.  You find very detailed information about on ...

Upgrade your WordPress to the newest version

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 by Helge
Screenshot_2020-01-22 Servage - Application Installer 1000850Via your Servage account, you can install plenty of apps via our application installer with few clicks. It is easy!. But, also updating the apps to the newest version can be done in a couple of seconds. There are good reason to keep your Wordpress updated: improved security improved speed enhanced features You find a detailed overview of the improvements on e.g. THIS page. Servage makes it very easy for you to upgrade your Wordpress (and other applications which are installed via our application installer). Via our application installer, you can simply push the button "Upgrade" and upgrade your Wordpress to the current newest supported version: log in to ...

Control your DNS settings via your Servage account

Friday, January 10th, 2020 by Helge
spf2The Servage webhosting account provides you with plenty tools to run your domains and services with tailored settings. This post explains what DNS settings are and how you can alter them. A DNS record is a database record used to map a URL to an IP address. DNS records are stored in DNS servers and work to help users connect their websites to the outside world. When the URL is entered and searched in the browser, that URL is forwarded to the DNS servers and then directed to the specific Web server. This Web server then serves the queried website outlined in the URL or directs the user to an email server ...

SSH – cool things you can do

Friday, January 3rd, 2020 by Helge
puttyFor each Servage hosting account, we are offering one SSH account. SSH stands for Secure Shell and is a way to log in to the server to be able to work directly on the server via text commands. SSH has plenty of advantages, it allows the encryption of data so that those malicious would-be attackers cannot access your user information and passwords. SSH also allows the tunneling of other protocols such as FTP. You find more information about SSH e.g. on this PAGE With the help of SSH, you can perform plenty of cool actions such as e.g. find and import MySQL back ups External MySQL access search for files and ...