Backend frontend

Backend and frontend explained simply

For any software or website, there is frontend and backend. While the frontend is close to the user, the backend is the level which is closer to the system. In this article, we explain what the two terms mean, which functions backend and frontend perform, how they differ from one another, and how they work together. Read on for more.

What is a static site generator?

What is a static site generator?

Nowadays, you can use a wide variety of tools to create a website. Website builders and content management systems are particularly popular, but in some cases these applications are far too complex and resource-intensive. Static site generators are a core component of so-called Jamstacks and play an increasingly important role in the development of smaller websites.

The best static site generators

10 best static site generators

If you want to create a static website, modern static site generators (SSG) are the first choice to create performant websites without much effort. Highly optimized frontends can be generated from by using technologies like Vue, React and GraphQL. Read on to explore the best static site generator of 2021 in our static site generator comparison.

Firefox: taking screenshots

Firefox screenshots made easy

For a long time, you could only take Firefox screenshots with add-ons, Windows tools, or third-party software. However, Mozilla now has its own built-in Firefox screenshot extension, which can be used to easily take a Firefox screenshot. This article will tell you what functions the tool has and how to use the Firefox screenshot shortcut.

Clean code: principles, advantages and examples

Clean code: what makes programming code clean

Clean code is a key pillar of modern software development. It is adaptable, easy to understand, and easy to maintain. But how is clean code actually written? In our guide, we will cover the most important clean code principles, such as KISS and DRY, and provide concrete examples demonstrating how to implement clean code.

How to create a search engine for your website

Search bars: how to set up a website search engine

Usability is a crucial factor when it comes to the success of your online presence. It’s therefore of the utmost importance that users can find their required information easily and without delay. As a website operator, you can make this possible by enabling your visitors to browse your site for specific keywords. Find out more on how to create a custom search engine for your website.

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.

Export Edge Bookmarks

Export Edge Bookmarks: How to Save Your Favourites

Although this feature was previously unavailable, you can now also export your favourites using Edge, the successor to Internet Explorer. This way, you can easily save your bookmarks as a file and integrate them into another browser or Edge installation. But where exactly can you find the export bookmarks option in Edge? And how does it work?

GitHub

What is GitHub? Version control at a glance

GitHub is a well-known platform used for version control. In particular, the ability to log development progress and work in global teams make the use of GitHub almost indispensable in complex programming projects. In this article, you will learn what GitHub is exactly and how you can use GitHub in your projects.

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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