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 Now is the time to take advantage of the time left before the end-of-life date and replace outdated versions with more recent PHP code.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,...

 

Deno

Deno: A runtime environment for JavaScript and TypeScript

Deno – a product name that seems to come from ‘a land before our time time’. Behind this name, however, is an extremely innovative runtime environment for JavaScript, which has declared war on the precursor Node.js. This runtime top dog is extremely popular in the JavaScript community, despite its errors and weaknesses. What are the characteristics of Deno as a runtime solution?

What is Flutter?

Flutter : an introduction to the cross-platform framework

As an open-source framework, Flutter is Google’s solution for developing native apps for all major operating systems, including Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, and macOS, from a single codebase. The framework provides the most important UI elements of these platforms so that you, as a developer, don’t have to rebuild them. What exactly is Flutter?

Video formats

Video formats: common video file formats explained and compared

Many types of video file formats are used online, each with their own pros and cons. That’s a good thing because different users have different requirements. We’re going to take a look at which platforms accept which video formats, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each one. That way you’ll be able to decide on the best video format for your project, and learn how to save bandwidth...

How to compress video files

How to compress a video file: reducing video file size with tools

Have you ever tried to send someone a video, only to find it exceeds the permitted attachment size? Fortunately there are lots of programs that can resolve this problem. Basically, you need to reduce the size of the video by compressing it. Once you’ve compressed a video file, it will upload more quickly and won’t take up as much storage space. Keep reading to find out how to reduce the size of...

Caps Lock

Caps Lock: how to turn the ‘all caps’ key on and off

The Caps Lock key switches all the letters on your keyboard from lowercase to uppercase until you turn it off. This is often useful, but it can also be annoying if you accidentally press the key. In this article, we’ll explain the function of the Caps Lock key in detail and show you where it’s located on your keyboard. We’ll also explain how to temporarily or permanently disable the Caps Lock key....

Screenreader

Screen readers: enabling the blind to work on computers

Many blind and visually impaired people use powerful tools and software to operate computers and use the internet. Screen readers are particularly important, since they can read text content and facilitate navigation. For this to happen, it is important for web content to be as accessible as possible – otherwise it cannot always be read correctly. We explain how screen readers work exactly and...

Web design: tips for planning a website

The basics of web design - part 1: planning

Those looking to create a website should always have both the purpose and range of function of the site in mind before getting started. Only by paying close attention to these two criteria can one guarantee clarity and uniformity throughout the entire design process. Planning should always remain in the foreground for any web design project. Important tips on what to look out for when designing...

Web design: online user-friendliness

The basics of web design - part 2: user-friendliness

The layout and use of a website is often quite intuitive, even upon your first visit there. Conventional design patterns ensure quick usability and are not employed without reason: these common practices and standards guarantee smooth functionality for a website. Every web designer should be familiar with what these practices exactly entail and how to optimally integrate them into their web...

App maker | app development software or DIY app?

Create your own app – part two: app makers

If you want to create your own native mobile app, you’ll need to think about the technical implementation of it. When it comes to classic programming, integrated development environments are useful tools to help make the process easier. But since this requires prior knowledge of software development, many beginners prefer to find an alternative option. The answer for inexperienced users usually...

What is Haskell?

What is Haskell? A portrait of the Haskell functional programming language

Hardly any other language presents the range of functional programming languages as clearly as Haskell. Since the 1990s, the lambda-calculus based language has been the de facto standard in terms of functional programming paradigms. We will explain what Haskell is, how it differs from other programming languages, and which projects it is suitable for.

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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