What is an RSS feed?
Incorporating RSS feeds on your website
  • Website creation

The standard RSS format is used on many websites to show news or updates in a compact format. Website visitors have the option of subscribing to RSS feeds in order to see new content without actually having to visit the subscribed website on a regular basis. For content providers, RSS feeds represent an interesting tool for forming connections with their readers. Since information in the RSS...

Incorporating RSS feeds on your website
Chrome set homepage
Set your homepage in Chrome – here’s how!
  • Web development

On the Google Chrome homepage, users usually see Google’s search bar. If you prefer to have current news, your recently used tabs, or just a blank page as your Chrome homepage, then you can easily set this. Find out how to change your Chrome homepage in just a few steps here.

Set your homepage in Chrome – here’s how!
NET Framework
.NET Framework: All information about the Microsoft framework
  • Web development

In 2002, Microsoft released the first version of .NET Framework. The cross-language developer platform has established itself as an integral part of Windows. What exactly is the framework and the various versions, such as .NET Framework 3.5 or 4.8? We’ll share the most important information and give you valuable tips on how to get started.

.NET Framework: All information about the Microsoft framework
Website optimization: tips and tricks for more speed
Website optimization – the biggest obstacles
  • Web development

When it comes to website development and maintenance one aspect is often missed: website speed. Despite mobile-first approaches and responsive designs, many websites still have loading times that are too long, which can prove off-putting for visitors. Yet, loading time is one of the key reasons why consumers abandon a website. Our guide reveals what you can do to make your website faster.

Website optimization – the biggest obstacles
Update PHP version and cancel PHP Extended Support
Update PHP version and cancel PHP Extended Support
  • Web development

PHP has long been a popular tool for web development. In order to meet the evolving needs of developers, the scripting language is regularly updated and new versions are published in the form of major and minor releases. We will show you how to update your PHP version and what PHP Extended Support from IONOS is all about.

Update PHP version and cancel PHP Extended Support
PHP 7.3
PHP 7.3 End-of-life (EOL) in December 2021
  • Web development

The popular web programming language PHP is developed by a community of volunteer programmers. Version updates are usually released by the end of each year. Every major release tends to be actively developed for two years, followed by 12 months of security updates before the PHP version reaches its end-of-life (EOL). For PHP 7.3, the EOL date is just around the corner.

PHP 7.3 End-of-life (EOL) in December 2021
XPath Tutorial
XPath Tutorial for Beginners
  • Web development

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.

XPath Tutorial for Beginners
Dark Web
What is the dark web?
  • Web development

The dark web is the dark side of the Internet – a digital sphere without rules or laws. But what’s behind this space where criminal activity runs rampant? How does access to the dark web work and what are the dangers?

What is the dark web?
Deep Web
What is the deep web?
  • Web development

The Internet is huge. When you search for content on Google only a fraction of what is really there can be found – the content in the so-called “deep web” is access-restricted. Read on to find out what lurks in the deep web and why and how content is hidden here.

What is the deep web?
About me page
“About me” page: Examples and tips
  • Website creation

An effective “About me” page is an important part of any website. But how do you write your text in a way that motivates potential customers to get in contact with you? We show you the most important factors in the conception and writing of your page. Keep reading to find out how to create an “About me” page and view three “About me” examples.

“About me” page: Examples and tips

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.