How to create the perfect style guide for your website

Web style guides – a detailed design concept for your website

 

Fixed guidelines about design and branding are essential for a professional and serious web presence. Companies usually outline these in what’s known as a style guide. These serve as outlines for web designers and editors, and have the aim of presenting companies or institutions...

 

What is a factory method pattern

Factory pattern: the key information on the factory method pattern

If you want to separate the generation of classes or objects from the main class, the so-called factory method pattern or factory pattern is the way to go. This design pattern aims to delegate the creation process to subclasses to make the parent class as flexible as possible for extensions. But how does the factory design pattern work, and what are its advantages?

What is Swagger?

Swagger: a practical solution for developing APIs

Swagger is an OpenAPI specification in metadata format, specially designed for REST-based web services. It is based on JSON but can be used for many generators and clients, for example, C# and TypeScript. It is this flexibility that makes the tool suite so popular. This article will take you step by step through the Swagger lingo and explain how Swagger is used and what benefits it offers.

What is a GUI

What is a graphical user interface (GUI)?

When designing new software, applications, and programs, the user interface plays an important role. After all, it ensures that a game or app is easy to use for end users. The GUI, therefore, provides an interface between technology and people. We explain how exactly this works and what advantages and disadvantages GUIs have.

Jira alternatives

Jira: 7 alternatives competing with the Atlassian tool

To optimise teamwork in a company, project management tools such as Jira are being used more and more frequently. The program, developed by the Australian software company Atlassian, is one of the most sought-after solutions in its field with over 65,000 customers worldwide. This software can prove costly if more than ten employees are using it. But it’s not just in terms of price that some Jira...

Webdesign trends

11 web design trends for 2021

In 2021, web designers will, for the most part, continue focusing on what they’ve emphasised in 2020: user-friendliness. The main challenge here is to incorporate interactive components and 3D or VR/AR effects as naturally as possible into your own project. We reveal 11 trends that show how much web design will evolve in 2021.

The most important meta tags and their functions

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?

Create infographics with online tools

Six tools for creating infographics

Do you want to create high-quality infographics to enhance your content and display information that is easily understood by your readers? With the help of online tools, you can create impressive infographics by yourself – whether for your presentations, websites, blogs, or posts on social networks. With the many free tools on offer, you can even visualise data and enrich your web presence with...

Gulp vs. Grunt: differentiating between the task runners

Gulp vs. Grunt: the differences between the task runners

Writing new code is an essential aspect of web development. For frontend developers, in particular, this task makes up a significant portion of day-to-day work, with the bulk of it focused on expressing the unique appearance and functions of an internet presence to optimally represent the project. While the development process produces creative tasks, it also generates a great deal of recurring...

Rust tutorial

Rust tutorial: learn more about the Rust programming language

Are you looking to learn more about Rust? The system programming language is among the most popular languages out there. But what makes Rust so unique? For one, it stands out due to its sophisticated type system. Another major highlight is its storage security. Besides the constructs available in almost all languages, Rust also knows higher concepts for meta-programming.

Rendering

Rendering – the final step in image and video processing

Rendering is the last and also most time-consuming step in digital image and video editing. During this process, the pre-programmed image descriptions or the individual layers or tracks edited in a program are combined into a file. We explain how this works and what it’s used for.

Websites

IONOS Website Guide: website advice for all

A website isn’t just a website – these days, there are countless ways to create an online presence in a way that matches your expectations. The ‘Websites’ section of the IONOS Digital Guide offers detailed information about creating, managing, and optimising websites as well as facts and general background information on the World Wide Web. For a closer look, you can also explore one of several subcategories about different topics. Here, we present website advice for everyone, from mere enthusiasts to qualified professionals.

What’s in the IONOS Website Guide?

The ‘Websites’ section is one of six main categories in the IONOS Digital Guide. ‘Websites’ is then broken down into four further subcategories: ‘Website creation, ‘Web design’, ‘Web development’, and ‘Digital law’. While ‘Website creation’ focuses primarily on the technical aspects of internet sites, ‘Web design’ articles look at the optical makeup of content, in particular the use of text, images, and responsive displays through HTML or CSS. ‘Web development’ covers the use of scripting languages, like PHP or JavaScript, as well as specific tools for the development of internet services. But basic information about the standards and trends of website development can also be found here. The subcategory ‘Digital law’ presents online laws and practices, like image usage rights and privacy policies.

Website advice for beginners, advanced users, and professionals

The Website Guide serves as an information portal for small and medium-sized companies, along with developers, web designers, technology lovers, and general internet enthusiasts. Many articles on the IONOS Digital Guide require little background knowledge, though some are also aimed at more experienced users. Beginners can enjoy posts on topics like ‘What exactly is a website?’, ‘The basics for modern web development’, or ‘How are websites accessed?’, while more advanced readers can broaden their knowledge of specific topics with comprehensive articles and tutorials. So whether you are a novice, an advanced user, or a professional: our handy Website Guide has plenty of useful tips and tricks to help you become an expert on the World Wide Web.


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