Byte Order Mark

BOM: What is a Byte Order Mark?

How information actually read? For some people the answer seems obvious – from left to right. For people from many cultures, however, the opposite direction is considered normal. These are all conventions – something that computers do not understand. So, in which order should bytes be read? The byte order mark (BOM) solves this problem.

JSONP

JSONP: Scripts for Cross-Domain Data Queries

The same-origin policy (SOP) prevents client-side scripting languages, such as JavaScript, from accessing objects located on another URL that are not part of the running internet application. A convenient way to perform this cross-domain query regardless is through the JSON application JSONP. We explain what exactly this involves and how this method works.

The basics for modern web development

Modern web development: the basics

The trends driving web development are moving away from static web presences and heading increasingly in the direction of interactive content. Even though languages like HTML and CSS still rule the roost, a growing number of developers prefer the server-side programming language, PHP, for dynamic websites. Client-side script languages like JavaScript make it possible for a site to react to user...

Why you should switch from Flash to HTML5

Web development: HTML5 puts Flash on the sidelines

Flash is an unpopular tool for good reason — security gaps, programming errors, and stability problems are rampant. Has any software been the focus of such heated security debates more often than Adobe’s multimedia solution? For years, Flash was the quasi-standard for all online animations but the Flash-era is almost at an end. Since version 5, HTML has offered native multimedia functions,...

WebM

WebM: What you need to know about the Google media format!

MP4 is already a few years old. Could this be the time for a new video standard? With WebM, Google has already provided an open-source, free market competitor. Since its introduction in 2010, there has been much discussion about the WebM format. While Google is attempting to advance the project with the aid of YouTube and Android, Microsoft and Apple are opposed to it. Why is this the case? What...

Bootstrap alternatives

Bootstrap alternatives: the best front end frameworks at a glance

Bootstrap is the most popular frame-work solution for designing and creating high-performance web interfaces. It consists of a collection of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript components that Twitter released under the MIT free license in 2011, as well as a variety of extensions, interfaces for content management systems, and pre-built themes. There are also worthwhile alternatives to Bootstrap, which are...

Regular expression tutorial

Regular expressions (regex): The easy way to describe strings

Searching text and code for specific strings on your own can be extremely tedious, especially if your document is large. Since the beginning of the computer age, there have been useful tools or functions that feature regular expression capabilities, also known as regex, to automate this search process to the greatest extent possible.

Getting your website Christmas-ready

4 steps to getting your website Christmas-ready

With Christmas just weeks away and shoppers dashing to their devices to try and beat the Christmas rush, it is important to ensure that your web presence is ready to take on the challenge. Whether it is a blog or an online shop, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that your website is ready to hit the road running as the festive season kicks in!

Cross-Origin Resource Sharing

CORS: Cross-Origin Resource Sharing Explained

You access a website and, in the background without your knowledge, content is loaded from a third-party server. This is a security risk and is rightly prevented by the same-origin policy (SOP). But what do you do if you need the connection to both servers? Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) provides secure technology for creating exceptions.

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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