PHP 7.2

PHP 7.2 – end-of-life (EOL) on November 30, 2020

 

PHP 7.2 will not be supported much longer. Now is the time to take advantage of the time left before the end-of-life date and replace outdated versions with more recent PHP code. This will make sure security gaps are closed, bugs are fixed, and the performance of web offers won’t...

 

What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

 

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete...

 

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

 

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked,...

 

Dart programming language

Dart programming language: an introduction

Dart is yet another new programming language. The Google-developed programming language Dart enables you to program apps for any device quickly, easily, and flexibly. Dart’s approach simplifies programming for many applications, makes the language easier to learn, and solves some of the fundamental shortcomings of JavaScript.

JPG vs. PNG

JPG vs. PNG – how they differ and when to use each image file format

JPG vs. PNG: In this article, we’ll compare the advantages and disadvantages of the two most popular formats for image files. Which format should you use for your application and what are the differences between JPG and PNG? How do different compression rates affect the image quality and file size? Which format is best for retaining specific properties of your image?

Haskell tutorial

Haskell tutorial: Haskell made easy

If you are interested in functional programming, Haskell is good choice. Learning this language can be a big step for beginners, but once the initial obstacles are overcome, progress can be quick. The following tutorial summarises the key steps, tips, and tricks for getting started with Haskell.

Shift key

The Shift key – functions and keyboard shortcuts

The most important function of the Shift key is to switch between uppercase and lowercase letters. These two keys on the bottom left and right side of the keyboard originate from the days of mechanical typewriters. The Shift keys on your keyboard have a range of other interesting functions on your Windows PC. In this article, we’ll walk you through them.

Debugger

Debuggers: Important tools for troubleshooting in software

Developing software can be exciting, but it is also usually very time-consuming. In particular, detecting and analysing faulty lines of code requires a lot of attention from the outset. Debuggers aim to simplify this task. In the following article, we explain what a debugger is and how debugging tools actually work when checking for errors.

What is Lua?

What is Lua? An introduction to the programming language

Lua is a powerful, efficient, lightweight, and embeddable programming language, which makes it particularly suitable for use in large video games and popular programs. However, Lua is not very well known when compared to other scripting languages. It is high time to change that. In this article, we’ll provide an introduction to the programming language Lua.

What is a runtime environment?

Runtime environments: explanation and examples

Runtime environments provide all the functions that a computer program needs to run. This enables programs to run with the same features and user interface regardless of the operating system being used. Keep reading to find out how runtime environments work and learn about relevant examples.

CSS Flexbox

CSS Flexbox: More options for designing a webpage

Mobile Internet presents a challenge for web designers: How should one sensibly design a layout if they don’t know the size of the screen? With CSS Flexbox, designers can create a flexible layout that dynamically and intelligently adjusts to the available space. Our Flexbox tutorial shows how this works.

SASS

SASS: next-level CSS?

If you design your own website, then you probably work with CSS. But have you ever thought about SASS? The practical preprocessor extends the popular stylesheet language with various helpful functions and makes it even easier for you to design. Variables, loops, case distinctions, and practical mixins make your life as a web designer easier. We explain to you what SASS can do better than CSS.

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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