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Web design and web development

The development of websites and web applications is our main area. The spectrum ranges from simple internet pages in pure HTML to CMS systems such as Wordpress or Typo3 to complex program systems in which local computer software interacts with server software and websites.

We develop professional websites in HTML, with Wordpress, Typo3 or webpy. We create web shops with Shopware, Gambio or Prestashop.

We also develop special applications. Our portfolio includes individually adapted interfaces to eBay, Amazon and Rakuten market places and other web services that offer an API (programming interface).

Our services include the maintenance of servers (Debian or Ubuntu), databases (MySQL / MariaDB) and Apache web servers. Ask for a maintenance contract.

Our Services

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Internet sites with Wordpress, development of plugins, shops with Woocommerce

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Shops with Shopware, Prestashop or Gambio

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Web sites with Typo3

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Web applications with Javascript, PHP or Python with the appropriate frameworks.

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We install and maintain your Apache web server and your MySQL database.

Interfaces to Ebay, Amazon, Rakuten and other web services.

Map Software with OpenStreetMap

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We develop interactive map software for your website with the map material of the open source project OpenStreetMap (OSM). Whether route planner for cycling or hiking tours, travel routes, interactive maps or just a map with your branches. with extras such as height profiles or importing your GPX files.

Basics: What kind of website do I need?

The simplest type of website is a pure HTML page. Such a page is "static", which means that the page is in principle as you see it on the server. HTML is basically just a series of formatting instructions that tell your Internet browser how to format and display content. It does not require any Javascript or a database.

This has advantages. A page like this is practically maintenance-free, makes no demands on the web server and is still fast. It also makes no demands on the visitor's browser and does not offer a malicious "hacker" a target.

But that also has disadvantages. You can't even quickly add a page or a post to your website. And nobody can interact with a static website. Nobody can register, nobody can place an order.

The content management system

This is where the CMS comes into play, the "Content Management System", ie software that "manages" your content, with which you can easily create new articles or pages. Such a CMS is no longer written in HTML, but mostly in the programming language PHP or in Python. It usually also needs a database, mostly MySQL. The CMS usually composes the HTML page that your browser displays dynamically while you visit the page.

The best known and most widely used CMS is currently Wordpress. Approx. 60% of all websites are operated with Wordpress. This has the advantage that there are many extensions for Wordpress - so-called plugins - that upgrade the CMS with additional functions. Many of them are even available for free. You can turn Wordpress into a shop and sell articles, or you can turn Wordpress into a forum in which you can discuss with your forum members.

There are alternatives to Wordpress, and for good reason. Depending on the purpose and number of posts or the expected users, another CMS may be more suitable for professional use. You can run a small shop with Woocommerce and Wordpress. For a large shop, you might prefer Shopware, Gambio or Prestashop. That has to be clarified on a case-by-case basis. Let us advise you.

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