Rust programming language

Rust: an introduction to the cutting-edge programming language

Rust, the programming language from the world of Mozilla, has been a cause for a lot of excitement among programmers and software developers in recent years. With Rust, you can expect to achieve good results in your system programming and are able to program small, high-performing web applications. Fast, secure, and simple, all at the same time: Does Rust keep its promise?

Restore Firefox session

Restoring your previous Firefox session – A step-by-step guide

Want to restore your session in Firefox? If you accidentally close Firefox all the tabs you had open will disappear from the tab bar when you reopen the browser. Fortunately, the web browser has a built-in feature for restoring your previous Firefox session or individual tabs. How does this feature work and what settings are required to restore tabs in Firefox?

Icon fonts—vector-based character sets

Icon fonts - web design with vector-based pictograms

Use icon fonts for integrating vector-based pictograms into your website. In contrast to pixel images, vector graphics have the advantage that they can be scaled up or down without sacrificing quality. With the help of CSS (cascading style sheets) web designers can also integrate other code-based design features. There are many different open source projects available that boast large icon...

Bootstrap tutorial: the first steps

Bootstrap Tutorial: the first steps with the Twitter framework

Bootstrap is one of the best solutions when it comes to creating websites for all devices with little effort. But what exactly lies behind the framework that was originally planned to be used as an internal optimisation tool for Twitter? Can total beginners with no CSS, JavaScript, or HTML experience also achieve attractive results?

What is a wrapper?

What is a wrapper in programming?

Wrappers enclose individual program components like envelopes. The main program communicates only with the wrapper function, which accesses the interfaces of the wrapped parts of the program. This approach gives software developers a level of compatibility that was previously unavailable when using different libraries, databases, or programming languages.

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?

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.


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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