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The best screenshot tools for Windows and Mac

What exactly is a screenshot? How do you create one? And how do the different screenshot shortcuts work when trying to create screenshots on Mac and Windows? Besides the built-in features on operating systems, what are the other, third-party options when it comes to screenshot tools? We’ll take you through our introductory guide to making screenshots and the best keyboard shortcuts and screenshot programs to help you. [...]  

Premiere Pro alternatives: free video editing software

Adobe Premiere Pro is seen as the professional standard bearer when it comes to digital video editing. That being said, there is a surprising amount of excellent alternatives to Premiere Pro out there, both for semi-professional and private use. Whether you need it for work, social networks, or simply to have a bit of fun, you can read about the best free video editors on offer here. [...]  

The essential meta tags at a glance

Meta tags are used by website owners to specify metadata in HTML documents. The coded information integrates with web browsers and search engine crawlers to enhance the searchability of a website. But which meta elements are actually required by user agents to improve processing? And how can you use metadata to boost your website’s ranking in the search results? [...]  

Typography in responsive web design - part 3: technical implementation with CSS

Responsive typography is a much-neglected aspect of responsive web design, but it’s actually surprisingly easy to create a responsive design for both headlines and main text. So what’s the secret? Find out in part three of our series, as we give you a run-down of the implementation of a responsive font and share tips on how to embed CSS commands into your web presence. [...]  

Responsive typography: finding the perfect font

Since the introduction of web fonts, designers have enjoyed a massive increase in options for responsive typography. Their scalability means these fonts are displayed perfectly on every device, making these a perfect solution for responsive design. With thousands of free web fonts available from multiple online platforms, it’s now easier than ever before to find the perfect font for your website. In part three of our series on responsive design and fonts, we’ll show you how to embed responsive typography with just a few simple CSS instructions. [...]  

Alternatives to Adobe Lightroom: editing images for free

Digital photography and image editing software allow both amateurs and professionals to create, edit, and archive stunning images with little effort. But you don’t always have to shell out for expensive packages in order to curate professional albums and optimize images. In this article, you’ll find a list of some of the best free alternatives to Adobe Lightroom that allow users to manage and optimize their images efficiently. [...]  

5 Dreamweaver alternatives that you should know

Dreamweaver is Adobe’s complete solution for the development of websites. As part of the Creative Cloud the web editor is characterized by a vast range of functions as well as practical integration possibilities of Adobe assets (like design templates), license-free images, and vector graphics from Adobe Stock. Frequently though, the software is either too complex or too expensive meaning that free Dreamweaver alternatives such as Brackets, KompoZer, and BlueGriffon are becoming increasingly popular. [...]  

Photoshop alternatives: Adobe’s competitors reviewed

Adobe Photoshop is the gold standard in the realm of photo editing and has dominated the market for years. However, due to its immense range of functions, the program is often too complicated and expensive for amateur photographers and designers. So it’s no wonder that there are so many appealing cheap or free Photoshop alternatives. [...]  

Adobe Illustrator alternatives: what free Illustrator alternatives are there?

Vector-based graphics programs can be used to create drawings and designs for web-based or print media. Of all of the applications on offer, Adobe Illustrator is by far the most popular with many professionals swearing by it. But the specialist software comes with a hefty price tag. However, there are several lesser-known vector graphic programmes available free of charge. So, what free alternatives to illustrator are there, and which functions do they provide? [...]  

Progressive web apps | what advantages do they offer?

The app market has already produced several new and progressive app formats; conventional native apps were followed by the development of web apps and hybrid apps. But then what is a progressive web app (PWA)? Fundamentally, they are based on the concept of a web app that then takes the form of an app. But PWAs manage to go one step further, promising users the optimized use of a mobile device’s native functions, as well as being fully operational offline. [...]  

The 1&1 Web Hosting Guide: advice for website administration

Hosting an internet presence (web hosting) is getting easier and easier thanks to the variety of tools and increasingly user-friendly content management systems. But it’s still good to familiarize yourself with the finer points of online service administration: and this is where our Web Hosting Guide comes in. In our Digital Guide to hosting, you’ll find in-depth information and recommendations on programs, tools, plugins as well as general hosting tips. These useful articles are designed for all levels, from beginners to professional users: with relevant content and comprehensive detail, the 1&1 Web Hosting Guide offers expert knowledge to a broad readership.

CMS, blogs, and technical matters

The ‘Hosting’ category is one of six sections of the 1&1 Digital Guide. This is then split into three further subcategories: ‘CMS’, ‘Blogs’, and ‘Technical matters’. The first of these is devoted to content management systems, looking at the considerable number of options available for website creation and administration. The ‘Blogs’ subcategory offers advice and guidance on the establishment and operation of a successful weblog. Here, we also introduce the many extensions and tweaks available for the most widely used blogging and CMS application of all – WordPress. Our final section focuses on information and tips on ‘Technical matters’. This subcategory explores the different sorts of web hosting, the various programs which lighten your web hosting workload, new hosting opportunities, and everything else you need to know about the administration of internet resources

From beginner to expert: hosting tips for every ability

Our Web Hosting Guide isn’t just for checking basic requirements and techniques of site administration – trained professionals can also expand upon their existing knowledge by reading our articles. Articles like ‘What is shared hosting?’ or our ‘Blog with success’ series are suitable for readers who are new to web hosting, whereas specific posts like ‘Indexing management with robots.txt’ or ‘The top ten .htaccess tricks’ require prior knowledge and experience. This variety makes our Web Hosting Guide attractive and accessible for anyone interested in website administration. Whether you’re a small to medium-sized enterprise, a blogger, a developer, or simply a technology enthusiast: 1&1 has got you covered.

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