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...
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 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.
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.
GitLab and GitHub are two popular version control platforms designed to simplify team software development. Both tools offer a very similar range of functions, but there are also clear differences between GitHub and GitLab. In this comparison, we’ll explain the instances in which GitLab or GitHub is the better choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.