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 Now is the time to take advantage of the time left before the end-of-life date and replace outdated versions with more recent PHP code.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

 

What is a .md file?

What is a .md file and how can I open one?

Looking at the extension of a file, quickly tells you what kind of file it is – a PDF, an image, etc. But sometimes you’ll come across an extension you haven’t encountered before. One example that not many users are familiar with is the MD file extension. That’s why we’ve put together this article. It explains what .md files are and presents a few free programs for Windows and macOS that you can...

Readme File

Readme: key details at a glance – including a template

A readme file is often the first port of call when starting a project, installing software or running an update. For developers, it’s hugely important for integrating public repositories (from GitHub, for example) into a project. In this article, we explain all about readme files and also offer you a readme.md template.

Web scraping with Python

Web scraping with Python: introduction and tutorial

Web scraping lets you extract information from websites automatically. The programming language Python is particularly popular to this end. Here, you will learn why Python is well-suited for web scraping, what the legal risks are, and what alternatives are available. Use our tutorial on web scraping with Python to get started with the BeautifulSoup tool.

CSS tricks everyone should know

CSS tricks: useful snippets for your web project

The style sheet language CSS is one of the most important tools of modern web development. It makes it possible to separate a website’s content and layout from one another and is continuously being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). CSS snippets facilitate the design of webpages significantly and can even take on functions of Photoshop and JavaScript. Here, we reveal some useful CSS...

Coding for kids

Coding for kids: how children learn to program and have fun doing it

Learning to program can be fun for children if they are taught in an age-appropriate manner. Using visual programming languages, intuitive procedures, and engaging projects, they can learn the basics on their own and slowly expand their knowledge as the level of difficulty increases. This allows them to develop computer skills at an early age and have fun doing so.

JSON Web Token (JWT)

JSON Web Token (JWT): an introduction

JSON Web Tokens (JWT) are an open standard for flexible user authentication. Data is securely transferred between two parties and can be verified. Digital signatures ensure the credibility of the data. Keep reading to find out what exactly a JWT is and how it works with JWT examples.

What are Dark Patterns?

Dark Patterns in UX design – deception and deceit!

Dark Patterns are all over the internet – on shopping sites, email platforms, download portals, search engines, social networks, and so on. But their goal is always the same: to coerce visitors into buying a particular product or click on a link. If you want to find out more about Dark Patterns and how they manipulate the user experience (UX), continue reading.

Git Tutorial

Git basics: first steps with the version control system

Born out of need, Git – developed by the Linux team – has quickly become the dominant version control system for many programmers. That’s because large developer platforms like GitHub or BitBucket are based on the open-source software. Read our complete Git tutorial for beginners and learn the key basics of Git.

Image file format types

Image file formats: An overview of 10 image file types

JPG, PNG, TIFF, and more: there are many image file formats out there. Most users don’t know the exact differences and fall back on a standard image file type. It’s worth looking into the differences, so that you can make sure you’re presenting your pictures in their best possible quality. We’ll explain which image file formats exist and dig into their advantages and disadvantages.

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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