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Statistics – Analyze your website traffic (WordPress)

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 by Helge
Wordpress_analyticsIn the previous blog (click HERE to read), we gave you information about what Google Analytics is and how to implement it on your webpage.  Many of our user are using Wordpress to host their content. Therfore, we like to give this extra blog about how to use Analytics with Wordpress. Please read the following to get an overview about how to implement Google Analytics with your Wordpress. There are basically two common ways in which you can integrate Google Analytics in Wordpress: Direct integration via the source code Integration via a plugin - probably the best option for beginners   1) Integrate Google Analytics: The way via the source code Fortunately, you do not need any ...

Statistics – Analyze your website traffic

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 by Helge
There are quite a few statistics tools around which help you to  analyze how many visitors your pages have, how long and where exactly were on your site on the go. In this blog, we like to give some info about what Google Analytics google-analytics-seo-9976a545 is, what the benefits are and how you can implement with your webpage. However, of course, you can also use another statistic tool but Google Analytics , if you want to. If you are unsure how to implement the tool of your choice, please contact our 24/7 customer support. What is Google Analytics? If I had to briefly describe Google Analytics, I would simply say: This allows you to ...

Automate repetitive tasks? – Cron Job!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 by Helge
Screenshot_2020-08-05 Servage - Cron jobs 1000850(1)You want to automate repetitive tasks via your Servage hosting account? No problem – we are offering Cron Jobs for our customers! Cron is a Linux utility which schedules a command or script on your server to run automatically at a specified time and date. A cron job is the scheduled task itself. Cron jobs can be very useful to automate repetitive tasks and allow users to run commands or scripts at a given date and time. You can schedule scripts to be executed periodically. Crontab files can be used e.g. to automate backups, system maintenance and other repetitive tasks. The ...

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 ...

Create nicer looking forms with CSS

Friday, February 21st, 2020 by Helge
Forms are one of the commonly used elements in HTML. It’s a basic functionality for most websites to capture specific information via user input through HTML forms. So why do so many forms look really boring? Why are businesses still missing out on new customers because of unappealing order forms? It’s amazing what you can accomplish with form design. It looks good, gives a serious impression, and attracts users. Examples The images illustrating this article are two examples of beautiful order forms I’ve found online. They are integrated with the rest of the website design, they have a simple layout, there isn’t too much data to be added. Users are ...

Writing your own WordPress plugin

Friday, January 17th, 2020 by Helge
Plenty of our customers running Wordpress. It is easy to install and handle via the Servage application installer. It is a very popular tool since it has tons of features, and can even be extended with plugins – adding custom functionality. There are very many plugins available already, by individual developers and other web services, to integrate with and extend WordPress. You can find a directory of most existing plugins here: WordPress Plugin Directory Creating your own plugin Sometimes it’s hard to find a plugin that exactly fits your needs. Maybe because you want to integrate with a very specific service, or because existing plugins just don’t ...

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 ...

Creating cool animated typing effects

Sunday, November 17th, 2019 by Helge
typerjs-300x117Typer.js is a JavaScript library that allows you to create animated typing effects for any kind of text. Animated typing is often found on product landing pages to impress visitors with features of a product. In addition to a nice visual experience, libraries like Typer.js allow you to have many sentences that erase the previous one, resulting in less screen space required for text. Getting started Setting up Typer.js on your website is simple: Just download the JavaScript file from www.steven.codes/typejs and include it on your website using a <script> tag and you are ready to go! Unlike many other JavaScript libraries, Typer.js does not depend on jQuery or any other libraries. It ...