Mobile first: a new approach to web design

Mobile First: the new approach in webdesign

Are smartphones and tablets the beginning of the end for stationary computers? Many developments confirm this, not just the increasing number of mobile search queries on Google. The mobile first approach follows this trend and places primary importance on creating mobile websites. A slimmer scope and more dynamic layout yield satisfy more than just smartphone users — they boost search result...

Responsive design and font: the basics

Responsive typography - part 1: the basics

The evolution of responsive web design has had a huge effect on typography, and the appearance of text now needs to be adjustable to suit any device. Responsive typography therefore needs flexible, adaptable fonts to ensure maximum readability. Learn more in our overview of font in responsive web design.

Mock-up and wireframe: a direct comparison

Mock-ups and wireframes: visualising your web concept

There is a lot of work between the original idea and the finished result when you’re developing a new website or app. One of the most crucial and demanding stages of realising a concept is the visualisation of your ideas for the layout, design, and functionality. This is when mock-ups and wireframes are the most useful.

Cloud Act

CLOUD Act vs. Data Privacy and Control

In its fight against terrorism and crime, the USA continues to add measures of protection, including the Patriot Act, Safe Harbor, Privacy Shield; and for over 16 months the US CLOUD Act. All these measures keep the debate on data protection and digital sovereignty alive, particularly for trade nations such as the UK.

MongoDB: an introduction and comparison to MySQL

MongoDB — the flexible and scalable NoSQL database

NoSQL databases have long since been serious competitors to classic relational database systems, like MySQL. They replace the strictly-defined storage structures of traditional models through flexible saving procedures. This allows data pools to be easily distributed onto multiple servers in order to guarantee high availability of web applications. But are these new systems really all that they’re...

What do EU cookie laws mean for you?

EU cookie laws and how they affect your business

Cookies can be helpful business tools, but they often toe the data protection line dangerously. As a result of this tendency towards uncertainty, the EU has introduced a new cookie policy to protect its users. The new policy makes opt-in procedures compulsory, because the user must provide their consent every time. What do website operators need to pay attention to in order to be compliant?

Extreme Programming

Extreme Programming: Software development to the extreme

Programming has been dominated by agile software development in recent decades, and with good reason. Agile software development owes much of this success to the extreme programming (XP) methodology. It doesn’t get any more agile than XP! This methodology emphasises the people involved and requires thinking in very small steps. How does extreme programming work?

Pair Programming

Pair Programming: The pros and cons

Agile software development is supposed to make the programming process more dynamic and efficient. At first, pair programming might seem counterproductive because two programmers have the same task: They work together on the same piece of code and take turns checking each others’ work. This peer review process is designed to ensure fewer mistakes and better results. How does it work?

What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

EU-US Privacy Shield: What the replacement for Safe Harbour means for us

In the end, it is evident that personal data transfer to the U.S. will continue to be an uncertain field for companies. The transfer of data to the U.S. remains within the framework of the currently applicable regulations rather than a legal grey zone. The companies concerned are advised to closely monitor any developments in data protection law. At the beginning of 2017, the EU Justice Commission...

Software Development Kit

SDK: What Exactly is a Software Development Kit?

Anyone who develops software must keep a lot in mind. Good usability is just as important as the functionality of an application. At the same time, optimal performance is crucial – not so program errors. Finally, the product also needs to run well on the intended target platforms or devices. But how do software development kits (SDKs) help to meet these goals?

Websites

1&1 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 1&1 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 1&1 IONOS Website Guide?

The ‘Websites’ section is one of six main categories in the 1&1 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 1&1 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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