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Servage Web Development Course Part 3: Layout and page structure

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 by Servage
blogimageEvery website looks a little different, but somehow they all still contain similar elements. Like a menu, a content area, a top banner (called header) and a bottom (called footer). These can be arranged and displayed in varuous ways, but mostly they are all there - somehow. In HTML there is the <div> tag which is suited to define and seperate such areas from each other. Combined with CSS styling, these <div> containers, as they are often called, can even be positioned to match the layout you want on your website. So let's have a look at a sample <div> container structure (part3a.html of the project files): <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" ...

Some info about the Servage control panel – directory listing

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 by Helge
In case you want a web-directory to behave just like any other folder on your local PC, you'll need to enable directory listing in our Servage account. Please check further information regarding to this subject in our Wiki:directorylisting https://www.servage.net/wiki/Directory_listing In case of questions, remarks, or webhosting  related questions, please get in touch with our support team via our support ticket system. If you  shouldn't have an Servage account  yet, please contact us via our 24/7 live chat on  servage.net.

Servage Web Development Course Part 2: Content formatting

Friday, February 16th, 2018 by Servage
In this part you will learn how to format (style) web pages' main content, such as text, paragraphs, lists, images and links. The formatting will be done with CSS, which was introduced in the first part of the Servage Web Development Course. Just to recap: HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the language used for the content of your website. CSS (Cascaded Style Sheet) is the language used to describe the design of your content. It is important to remember that we strictly separate those two elements from each other. One of the main advantages of this, is that you can not only have different people working on content and design separately from each other, you can also ...

Introduction to the Servage Web Development Course

Saturday, February 10th, 2018 by Servage
Hello and welcome to the Servage Web Development Course. Over the next weeks we will take you through a series of tutorials that will show you how to develop your own web site and application from scratch. The course if designed for anyone that has no or little prior knowledge about website development. After this course you will have a good overview over the main technologies used - namely HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL. The course itself will take you through these areas by building a little Blog-application step by step, that will feature creation, modification, display and design of content. So, if you are not yet an expert on creating webpages, please continue reading :-) The beginning Every ...

Information about a domain owner and why you would need to know

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 by Helge
Choosing a domain name is one of the first steps toward establishing your digital presence. You’ve considered all of the factors for picking your perfect domain, and you’ve thought one up. You sit down to register your domain and - somebody already own it! What now? Please be prepared and chewhoisck whether the domain is available before you choose it. So, how do you tell who is the owner of a domain name? A WHOIS search can help to discover who is the owner of a domain name. What is a WHOIS search, though? WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) isn't an acronym, though it may look like one. In fact, it ...

Start blogging in 10 minutes

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 by Servage
WordpressSo, you want to have your own blog? There are many ways to accomplish that, and lots of tools out there to help you. I would like to present Wordpress to you, which is one of the most popular, and probably one of the best, blog applications available today. Wordpress can be installed on your Servage account with just a few clicks in the Autoinstaller, whereafter it is easy to further customize your blog with your own theme, plugins/addons etc. So if you want an own blog today, read on. Installing Wordpress Login to the Servage control panel and go to "Tools > Autoinstaller". Choose Wordpress blog, and follow the instructions of the Autoinstaller. Please remember to ...

You are what you read

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 by Servage
The time we spend online What is is that we spend so much time with in the online world (besides work)? Reading an interesting article about this the other day (offline, can you believe it?), I learned that West Europeans spend about 1 hour every day online, reading blogs and news (not work, or other productive stuff, just the daily private catching up with personal interests). On top of that, they spend 15 min every day, checking if new blog entries or news have been posted... I couldn't help but wonder, if we are all really getting to that point where we - on top of consuming a lot of information via the Internet - also spend another ...

A Global Village

Monday, January 29th, 2018 by Helge
The Internet World Stats (IWS) organisation reported that we have reached a point, where over 1 in 2 people in the world havinternetusere some kind of access to the internet. - reaching 51.7% Internet user penetration in the world is a historical occasion! The IWS database shows there are now 3,885,567,618 Internet users in the world (source: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm). Why is this information useful? All these users are potential customers for businesses looking to expand online! Be part of that global marked and start your online business. Servage offers you all the services you require for that purpose. If you decide to create and host your website with Servage.net, you can get a ...

Remember secure passwords easily

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by Servage
keypadIt'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, ...

Is your website standard compliant?

Monday, January 15th, 2018 by Servage
vcss-bluevalid-xhtml11-bluevalid-html401-blueEveryone who ever tried creating a website probably knows that annoying experience of HTML pages not being displayed the same way in every browser. Especially Internet Explorer, but also older versions of other browsers, are having a hard time showing your site the way you intended it to look. The reason for this is browsers interpreting HTML code and CSS styles differently. In many cases this has lead developers to create workarounds, including the use of invalid HTML or CSS, to trick the browsers into displaying the content in a similar way. These issues ...

Recent articles

Emails for your business: free vs. domain email address

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 your 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. ...

Chip security flaws

Specter and Meltdown!  These are the names of the two potentially serious security holes in processors that were revealed during the past week. We will start by stating that, with certainty, we can't say exactly how serious the bugs are (or rather how easy they are to exploit). In any case, this is what we know so far: The security holes have been traced back to 2011. Initially, only Intel's processors were ...

Security feature GeoIP Security

Unfortunately it is a fact that security threats are a reality on the Internet! To address these and to make your hosting package even more secure we have  GeoIP Security added to each Servage account. This feature enables you to prohibit possible intruders to gain access to your account based on their geographic location or IP address. You can enable GeoIP Security in the control panel, where you also have the ...

Dear Servage customers – Happy 2018

With 2017 coming to a close, Servage wanted to reach out and send our best wishes to you and yours! I hope that 2018 holds success and good fortune in any endeavour you pursue. It has been a pleasure working for you and we are looking forward to a successful and healthy 2018! This post is nothing but a nice greeting, and encouragement to provide ideas and suggestions for future topics. My ...

Using Responsive Images in HTML5

The <picture> element has been part of HTML5 for a relatively long time. Surprisingly, the element is still quite rarely used, although it clearly has some benefits to it. Most importantly, you can choose which version of an image to load based on the screen size of a visitor’s device. Responsive Images: The Old Way Images are usually placed inside containers such as divs. If there is no CSS applied to the image, ...