GraphQL

GraphQL: flexible query language and runtime environment for your web API

Applications on the web need interfaces in order to exchange data. If you run a web project yourself and want to grant other programs access to certain data sets, an API (application programming interface) like this is essential. Established concepts such as REST or SOAP are often used in development – but there are alternatives, as GraphQL proves.

UTF-8: encoding global digital communication

UTF-8: the network standard

UTF-8 is method of Unicode character encoding, which claims to cover all modern languages for data processing. The format has significantly influenced international digital communication. But what exactly does “UTF-8” mean? And what is special about UTF-8 in the Unicode character set? Here you can find out which structure the coding is based on, and which bytes are permitted in the standard...

Web design: online user-friendliness

The basics of web design - part 2: user-friendliness

The layout and use of a website is often quite intuitive, even upon your first visit there. Conventional design patterns ensure quick usability and are not employed without reason: these common practices and standards guarantee smooth functionality for a website. Every web designer should be familiar with what exactly these practices entail and how to optimally integrate them into their web...

JHipster

JHipster: the framework suite for modern websites

Framework use has become an integral part of modern web development. Designing back and front ends based on ready-made basic structures saves a lot of time. The website generator JHipster is an interesting solution that uses several tools to create server-and-client-side components. Which components distinguish the suite and how to install and use the software for your own project will be...

Sequence diagrams

Sequence diagrams: depicting UML message exchanges

Sequence diagrams help you depict the message flow within a system in clear detail. A UML sequence diagram is a good choice for anyone who wants to understand a specific application case well. In object-oriented programming, sequence diagrams are suitable for checking the logic of a system. We’ll present these diagram types in detail and explain how to create a sequence diagram.

WebP-Format

WebP: the efficient format for images on the Web

Most websites display a variety of photos, graphics and animations, which often have a negative effect on performance. This problem can easily be kept in check thanks to measures such as compressing image files, which is why this technology is often used. With the WebP format Google has developed a format that aims to outperform JPEG, PNG, GIF etc. in terms of file size – even if it has only...

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...

Live chat: the best software solutions

Live chat support software – the best solutions

Live chats are being used more frequently as additional communication channels in an array of different web projects. The real-time solution of contacting customers is especially useful in e-commerce. Unlike traditional support possibilities, website operators and service workers seize the opportunity, using live chats to help potential customers overcome any doubts or problems. Before this, you...

Gain users’ confidence with a privacy policy

Getting a privacy policy for your website

An important part of a website that many operators underestimate is the privacy policy. This notifies site visitors which information they are disclosing about themselves and what this data will be used for. But what kind of information should this declaration contain, what has changed since the new EU General Data Protection Regulation law, and how does this affect companies in the US?

Continuous integration tools

The best continuous integration tools at a glance

Continuous integration tools make everyday work easier for developers. If you want to use agile methods for software development (continuous integration), it requires either a lot of discipline and effort, or you can make use of helpful CI tools. These tools assist you with automation and other useful features. In this article, we provide an overview of some of the most popular and best continuous...

Websites

1&1 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 1&1 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 1&1 IONOS Website Guide?

The ‘Websites’ section is one of six main categories in the 1&1 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 1&1 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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