What is a CGI?

What is CGI?

Filling out an online form, selecting items to put into a shopping basket, or commenting on a blog – internet users encounter Common Gateway Interfaces on a daily basis. The technology converts dynamic functions to preserve server resources. But how does CGI work, what are its advantages and disadvantages, and what alternatives do developers have?

Scratch coding tutorial

Scratch coding: a short Scratch programming tutorial

Creating animated videos or being able to program computers remains a pipe dream for many people. The expertise required scares away most non-specialists. The platform Scratch, which enables programming without syntax and complicated codes, provides the appropriate answer. In this Scratch tutorial, you will learn what the education-oriented MIT project is about.

Blockly basics explained

What is Blockly?

With its intuitive user interface, Blockly enables you to design websites, develop apps or adjust your smart home to your needs. Instead of having to use a complex programming language, with Blockly, you can simply put together puzzle pieces. We show you the basics and possibilities of the library.

What is Visual Programming?

Visual programming – the easy path to the digital world

Visual programming is based on the use of visual as well as acoustic elements for writing programs and applications. These elements are intuitive and, therefore, much easier to understand than the complicated strings of letters and numbers of conventional programming languages. This approach makes it possible for novices to easily get started in the world of programming.

What are scripting languages?

What are scripting languages?

It’s possible to write computer programs particularly quickly with scripting languages. No compiling is necessary when executing a program written in a scripting language. An interpreter is used instead. Read this article to find out what advantages scripting languages offer.

How to create a photo gallery for your website

Web design basics: creating a photo gallery for your website

Multimedia content is an integral part of the internet. From images to GIFs to videos – without engaging visual elements, websites become dull, grey blocks of text, and web stores would be nothing but an endless list of product descriptions. Image galleries are a popular way of presenting graphics and images clearly on to a web project. With some simple HTML, it’s easy to create a basic Lightbox...

Image copyright online

The most important facts on image copyright online

Just because a photograph or artwork is available to view on the internet, doesn’t mean that you can use it for your own purposes. The creator’s consent and payment for royalties are often required. The rules don’t solely apply to sharing images that don’t belong to you; even if you use your own, you have to stick to certain guidelines.

Live chat: the best software solutions

Live chat support software – the best solutions

Live chats are being used more frequently as additional communication channels in an array of different web projects. The real-time solution of contacting customers is especially useful in e-commerce. Unlike traditional support possibilities, website operators and service workers seize the opportunity, using live chats to help potential customers overcome any doubts or problems. Before this, you...

Live chat: the modern support solution

Live chat software – who should use this modern support model?

Live chat support is becoming an increasingly popular way of offering customer service for online businesses, and all you need is software and a code to get started. However, maintenance of a live chat service is expensive and time-consuming, so before you dive straight in, it’s important to consider whether live chat software is right for you.

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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