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 Now is the time to take advantage of the time left before the end-of-life date and replace outdated versions with more recent PHP code.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

 

XPath Tutorial

XPath Tutorial for Beginners

XPath provides you with a syntax that clearly addresses the elements of an XML document. As a path description language, XPath is the basis for query languages such as XQuery or the transformation of XML documents via XSLT. We’ll introduce to you the XPath data model and use examples to illustrate XPath syntax.

What is IPTC data?

IPTC: easily view and edit image metadata

The international IPTC-IIM standard for describing images allows information such as copyright notices, names, and headings to be saved and made available directly within the image data. The standardised file format makes it easier for editorial and press agencies to archive their images. Learn how to include and view IPTC image metadata.

What is an API?

APIs: What you need to know about programming interfaces

For us, the process seems simple: We instruct a program to send data to a different software application to be processed there. But the programs are often coded by various manufacturers, sometimes even in different languages, and yet the data transfer works. APIs make this possible! But how do these application programming interfaces work?

How to clear history in Chrome

How to clear your history in Chrome

It’s only logical: The more browsing history you save, the more space it will take up on your device. Is it time to delete your Chrome history? If you're trying to free up space, clearing the list of web pages you've visited is a good place to start. We also recommend clearing this cache on a regular basis for security reasons. In this tutorial, we'll explain how to clear your Chrome history....

Restore tabs in Chrome

How to restore the previous session in Chrome

Trying to restore your tabs in Chrome? Accidentally closed your Chrome browser or individual tabs and simply can’t find those pages again? As a Google Chrome user, you can prevent this from happening, thanks to a built-in feature that lets you restore your most recently closed tabs. How do you restore tabs in Chrome, and does it make a difference if you want to restore individual or multiple tabs?...

Screenshots on Mac and Windows

The best screenshot tools at a glance

What exactly is a screenshot? How do you create one? And how do the different screenshot shortcuts work when trying to create screenshots on Mac and Windows? Besides the built-in features on operating systems, what are the other, third-party options when it comes to screenshot tools? We’ll take you through our introductory guide to making screenshots and the best keyboard shortcuts and screenshot...

UML component diagram

UML component diagrams: efficient modelling systems with software modules

A component diagram is a UML-based development tool that portrays software modules as well as more complex system architectures, and also specifies interactions of ports and interfaces. UML component diagrams help to improve cost effectiveness since they focus on modules that are used multiple times and that are reused during the planning and design stage.

Creating a YouTube timestamp link

How to create a YouTube timestamp link with a start time marker

Creating a YouTube timestamp link with a start time marker is the easiest way to share a video that you want to start playing at a specific point. This ensures that the recipient only receives the information that is relevant to them, especially when it comes to long videos. So, how do you create a YouTube timestamp link?

What is EXIF data?

EXIF data: viewing and saving picture metadata

The EXIF standard contains additional information about pictures. All JPEG and TIFF formats contain EXIF data, including details about the camera lens, camera model, date, and even GPS data. You should become familiar with EXIF if you want to protect data or need information for archiving and working with pictures. We’ll explain how to find, view, and save EXIF data.

What is XML-RPC?

XML-RPC: remote procedure calls in XML format

In the late 1990s, the XML-RPC specification laid the foundation for the basic practical interfaces of our modern web services. The precursor to technologies such as SOAP describes the simplest way to execute functions via RPC remote access. Here, you will learn what roles this XML format and the HTTP(S) transfer protocol play.

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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