Web components

Web components explained

No web developer can manage without HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. As a result, the same elements tend to be repeated over and over again when programming, which can be both tedious and time-consuming. Web components help with this by providing encapsulated HTML tags and allowing them to be reused as often as needed.

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.

SSL certificate

SSL certificates: What they are and what they’re for

Security on the internet is always paramount: regardless of whether you run a website yourself or just surf the web, you should always understand the basics of internet security. Here we explain exactly what SSL certificates are, what you need them for, and the different types of certificates that are out there.

Compilers vs. interpreters

Compilers vs. interpreters: explanation and differences

Over the years, programming languages have become increasingly simplified to make learning and using them as easy as possible. One of the key concerns is to ensure optimal readability of the code written in the given language. Compilers and interpreters are needed to convert the source code into machine code so that it can later be read by computer processors.

How do I convert my site to SSL and HTTPS?

Internet security: secure websites with SSL and HTTPS

The topic of data security is becoming increasingly important for both private users as well as in the business world. As a website owner, you should take all the necessary precautions to ensure that a visit to your site is as secure as possible. Converting your site from HTTP to HTTPS or SSL is an important first step to securing your website and gaining your customers’ trust.

Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)

URI: The Uniform Resource Identifier Explained

What is a URI? With the Uniform Resource Identifier, one can identify various items on the internet ranging from websites to email. The identifier has a clear syntax so that it functions smoothly and so that every device, every application and every user can understand it. The information contained in a URI provides information about what the resource is, how one can identify it and where it is...

Imperative programming

Imperative programming: Overview of the oldest programming paradigm

There are many programming languages. But when should which language be used? Familiarity with the two fundamental programming paradigms in software development makes that decision easier. Imperative programming is the oldest paradigm and is still being used today. Our overview outlines what an imperative programming language can do and what its limits are.

Continuous integration tools

The best continuous integration tools at a glance

Continuous integration tools make everyday work easier for developers. If you want to use agile methods for software development (continuous integration), it requires either a lot of discipline and effort, or you can make use of helpful CI tools. These tools assist you with automation and other useful features. In this article, we provide an overview of some of the most popular and best continuous...

Continuous delivery

Continuous delivery – software development in the pipeline

With continuous delivery, software developers automate the process of development, quality assurance, testing, production, and delivery. This gives them the opportunity to deliver software to the customer at a much earlier stage of development while the program continues to be developed. The continuous delivery pipeline required for this is divided into different test phases. What are these, what...

Uniform Resource Name

URN: The Uniform Resource Name Explained

How can we be sure that we are all talking about the same object? The Uniform Resource Name (URN) makes it possible to clearly identify a resource – regardless of when and where. This has proven especially useful for libraries. Books and magazines, as well as movies and videos, can be assigned a name with URN, regardless of where the media is presently located.

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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