Units of storage in computers
Units of storage in computers: What are digital units of measurement?
  • Web development

Units of storage in computers, such as megabytes and terabytes, refer to quantities of data and storage capacities. Users will be familiar with units like gigabytes as they relate to hard drives and USB sticks. But units like exabytes and zettabytes rarely come up in daily life. Keep reading to find out which storage units exist and what they really mean.

Units of storage in computers: What are digital units of measurement?
Unicode
What is Unicode? Definition and uses
  • Website creation

The digital representation of text was originally oriented around the English language. As the internet has grown into a place for international exchange, a more uniform system for representing characters from different alphabets was required. Unicode became the standard for character representation across different languages and alphabets.

What is Unicode? Definition and uses
Website ratings: why are they so important?
Website ratings: how important are ratings and comment boxes?
  • Website creation

As the saying goes: 'The customer is king'. This principle is emphasized online: By providing ratings, reviews, and commenting possibilities on your website, customers and visitors are given the opportunity to be heard. This also increases trust in your website. Read our article about why ratings on websites are getting more and more important, what types of ratings there are, and how they can be...

Website ratings: how important are ratings and comment boxes?
App store ranking for iOS
App Store ranking: create your own app part 6.2
  • Web development

Influencing Apple’s App Store ranking is different to the indexing for Google’s Play Store ranking: app store marketing for iOS applications is governed by different rules regarding keywords. Understanding the different factors that have an influence on Apple’s app ranking can help you in choosing how to present your iOS App and optimize it for the App Store. We’ll guide you through the different...

App Store ranking: create your own app part 6.2
ZURB Foundation: The compact UI framework
ZURB Foundation: The CSS framework for responsive frontends
  • Web development

If you don’t have a ready-made template or a homepage kit for the development of a front-end, but also don’t want to completely start from square one, then you should think about using a CSS framework such as ZURB Foundation. The open source solution offers a flexible grid system, numerous other pre-made code snippets, and everything you need to implement a responsive web presence.

ZURB Foundation: The CSS framework for responsive frontends
AVIF format
AVIF – license-free image format of the future
  • Web design

AVIF is a new image format that is supposed to replace the JPEG format in the long run. It offers very high image quality, compresses files extremely efficiently and reduces the loading times of websites due to smaller file sizes. The license-free format also provides numerous functions. Major digital players are driving its development and popular browsers can already handle AVIF.

AVIF – license-free image format of the future
AV1 codec
AV1: the next generation of video codecs
  • Web development

An alliance of all well-known Internet companies has come together to replace the MPEG format with AV1 codec. AV1 is license-free, open source and boasts impressive efficiency dealing with high-resolution video files. In this article, we discuss AV1 codec, compare it with its predecessors and examine possible areas of application. Could this be the future of 8K streaming?

AV1: the next generation of video codecs
What is CSS?
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  • Web design

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language. Together with HTML, CSS gives you the option to process a website visually. CSS was developed to separate presentation specifications such as fonts and the shape and color of elements from other website content. Learn how to use CSS here.

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Set Firefox homepage
Set Firefox homepage – on PC & Android
  • Web development

The Mozilla Firefox browser lets you personalize the homepage on desktop PCs and Android mobile devices. If you use one or more websites every day, it’s usually a good idea to set them as the homepage in Firefox. This means that the page opens automatically when the browser is launched. We’ll show you how to change the Firefox homepage step by step.

Set Firefox homepage – on PC & Android
CMYK colors
CMYK – the secret to four colors
  • Web design

What is special about CMYK colors and what distinguishes them from RGB colors? CMYK uses four colors: C for cyan, M for magenta, Y for yellow and K for black, the first letters of which make up the abbreviation. The physical principle of subtractive color mixing in CMYK is fundamentally different from RGB and enables high color fidelity on printed media. Read on to find out more.

CMYK – the secret to four colors

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.