Server-side and client-side scripting: the differences
Server side rendering, client side rendering, and static site generation at a glance
  • Web development

Should a website be rendered by the server or only in the browser? This fundamental question about integrating scripts on the web depends on the project. Static site generation even offers a third approach to rendering. We have summarized the features, advantages, and disadvantages of server side rendering, client side rendering, and static site projects.

Server side rendering, client side rendering, and static site generation at a glance
Single Page Application
Single Page Application
  • Website creation

We all use a plethora of dynamic websites every day. In many cases, these are down to so-called single page applications, in which only a single HTML document is used. This article shows you exactly how single page applications work, when it makes sense to use them, and which frameworks can be used to program them. Read on for more.

Single Page Application
Continuous Integration vs. Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment
Continuous Integration vs. Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment – Software development models at a glance
  • Web development

Choosing the right development model is essential for successful software programming. This makes it possible to minimize development costs in the long term by using an approach that fits your requirements. The continuous integration vs. continuous delivery vs. continuous deployment comparison shows you which model is best suited for you and your project.

Continuous Integration vs. Continuous Delivery vs. Continuous Deployment – Software development models at a glance
ePrivacy Regulation: About the EU’s privacy policy
ePrivacy Regulation and its shadow! What to expect
  • Digital law

The EU plans to significantly tighten data security online: With the ePrivacy Regulation, the collection of personal data will only be allowed following explicit allowance. At this point, it’s not certain what exactly will be included in the ePrivacy Regulation: Here, we’ve consolidated what we already know. In this way, you can develop strategies now for complying with the regulation’s...

ePrivacy Regulation and its shadow! What to expect
Gain users’ confidence with a privacy policy
Getting a privacy policy for your website
  • Digital law

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

Getting a privacy policy for your website
The most important meta tags and their functions
The essential meta tags at a glance
  • Web development

Meta tags are used by website owners to specify metadata in HTML documents. The coded information integrates with web browsers and search engine crawlers to enhance the searchability of a website. But which meta elements are actually required by user agents to improve processing? And how can you use metadata to boost your website’s ranking in the search results?

The essential meta tags at a glance
Data protection in e-commerce
Data protection in e-commerce
  • Digital law

Data protection and security in the area of e-commerce can be particularly tricky. Users are constantly leaving behind traces online - regardless of whether they are making online orders or simply surfing the web. Consumer data can be of great interest to businesses. It gives them the opportunity to advertise and make offers to potential customers. But which data are you actually allowed to...

Data protection in e-commerce
Website value
Website value: How much is my website worth?
  • Website creation

How much is my website worth? If you’re considering selling your website, blog, or store it’s important to assess how much your website is actually worth. Profits and visitor numbers are among some of the criteria that designate a website’s value. But there are other important criteria to look out for. Find out how much your website is worth using online tools.

Website value: How much is my website worth?
How to change default browser
How to change default browser: Set default browser in Windows 10
  • Web development

With the right default browser, users enjoy not only fast operating speed, but also the greatest possible security, data protection, and ease of use. Which browser is the most suitable default browser is a matter of taste and individual requirements. Changing the default browser and setting it to the desired browser is no problem in Windows 10. We’ll explain how to do it.

How to change default browser: Set default browser in Windows 10
Tools for a responsive website check
Responsive Test: 7 free tools for responsive web design
  • Web design

A website should always be extensively checked before going live. Testing a website is already a demanding task, and adding a responsive design test to the mix helps you ensure that your site’s flawlessly displayed for different screen resolutions. Free responsive design tools can help with this. We’ll show you 7 free tools here.

Responsive Test: 7 free tools for responsive web design

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.