Internet of Things

The internet of things: The era of networked things

The internet of things (IoT) is driving digital change. Smart household appliances and self-driving cars are already available. More and more everyday devices are being connected to form a comprehensive network that will eventually penetrate all areas of life. The 5G mobile communications standard will soon be implemented, which will help IoT achieve a breakthrough in the foreseeable future. Smart...

Parallax websites: scrolling with 3D effect

What is Parallax scrolling?

The internet community loves variety – not only regarding content but also regarding how websites are designed. Web designers and software developers are always striving to come up with creative ideas and surprise site visitors with new user experiences. One of these innovative design approaches is so-called parallax scrolling, which uses perceptional psychological effects to convey...

What is a browser?

What is a browser?

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and other browsers are the gateway to the web: But what exactly is a browser, and how does it work? Usually free, browser software assembles codes, images, and other resources for us in such a way that we are able to surf websites and make purchases in online shops. In addition to the standard elements that every browser brings with it, additional features and...

Creating a Joomla website

Creating a Joomla! website: Step by step to your own website

If you create your website with Joomla!, you benefit from a well-structured content management system, which already offers many features in the standard installation. However, you first have to master tasks such as hosting or installing the software, and to learn how to use the system. The following Joomla! tutorial supports you in this project.

Graphic file formats: which formats are important?

Graphic file formats: the most important storage formats for images online

Whether you own an online store, run a corporate website, or write a blog, none of your web projects won’t be successful without photos or graphics. Images create visual stimuli that can enhance the content of your text and appeal to your visitors. However, it is crucial not only to find suitable graphical elements - but also to choose the appropriate graphic file format. The format needs to meet...

Programming paradigms

Programming paradigms: What are the principles of programming?

The two elementary programming paradigms – imperative and declarative – can best be described as fundamental programming styles. Thus, they are not the “programming styles” of individual programmers, but fundamentally different technical approaches for programming software code. In this article, we examine the programming language paradigms including their subsidiary forms.

Web Services

Web Services: Services from Machine to Machine

Many applications that run on your home PC or smartphone rely on data from the Internet—more precisely, from servers. One way for devices to communicate with each other is through web services. The technology is based on standardized formats such as HTTP, SOAP and XML. But how does it work?

SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol

SOAP: The network protocol explained

Online banking, ecommerce, search engines: In order for a client to access a web service, all communication users must comply with a set of rules. With SOAP you are using a highly standardized solution recommended by the W3C. The network protocol stands for high security and solid performance. How does SOAP work with web services?

Web Service Description Language (WSDL)

WSDL Tutorial: Web Service Description Language Explained

The big advantage of web services lies in their platform independence. In principle, clients and servers do not have to speak the same language, but just rely on general standards. To find out how to work with a server, a client checks the WSDL file. This is a document based on XML, in which everything important can be found. Find out how the file is structured.

What Is Requirements Management?

Requirements Management: The Key to Successful IT Projects

How much time do you spend preparing projects? Many companies neglect the key to their projects’ success: requirements management. This backfires sooner or later when customers have various change requests and project progress keeps getting delayed. Learn what tasks effective (IT) requirements management involves and why it’s well worth the effort.

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 optimizing 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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