Bootstrap alternatives
Bootstrap alternatives: the best front end frameworks at a glance
  • Web development

Bootstrap is the most popular framework solution for designing and creating high-performance web interfaces. It consists of a collection of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript components that Twitter released under the MIT free license in 2011, as well as a variety of extensions, interfaces for content management systems, and pre-built themes. There are also worthwhile alternatives to Bootstrap, which are...

Bootstrap alternatives: the best front end frameworks at a glance
Regular expression tutorial
Regular expressions (regex): The easy way to describe strings
  • Website creation

Searching text and code for specific strings on your own can be extremely tedious, especially if your document is large. Since the beginning of the computer age, there have been useful tools or functions that feature regular expression capabilities, also known as regex, to automate this search process to the greatest extent possible.

Regular expressions (regex): The easy way to describe strings
Cross-Origin Resource Sharing
CORS: Cross-Origin Resource Sharing Explained
  • Web development

You access a website and, in the background without your knowledge, content is loaded from a third-party server. This is a security risk and is rightly prevented by the same-origin policy (SOP). But what do you do if you need the connection to both servers? Cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) provides secure technology for creating exceptions.

CORS: Cross-Origin Resource Sharing Explained
User-centered design
User-centered design: Develop successful products in dialog with users
  • Web development

Developing new digital products can easily become an expensive investment. What can help you to make a decision in advance about whether the effort will pay off? Include users in the product development process. This approach, which benefits the company and customers equally, is called user-centered design.

User-centered design: Develop successful products in dialog with users
JSONP
JSONP: Scripts for Cross-Domain Data Queries
  • Web development

The same-origin policy (SOP) prevents client-side scripting languages, such as JavaScript, from accessing objects located on another URL that are not part of the running internet application. A convenient way to perform this cross-domain query regardless is through the JSON application JSONP. We explain what exactly this involves and how this method works.

JSONP: Scripts for Cross-Domain Data Queries
Learning HTML: a beginner’s tutorial
Learn HTML: the first steps with the standard web language
  • Web development

In times of content management systems and website construction kits, you might think it’s a waste of time learning HTML. But if a page doesn’t work for some reason or if you plan to install dynamic elements, you won’t be able to continue without having knowledge of this web language. In our detailed HTML tutorial, we introduce you to the basic features of the markup language, including numerous...

Learn HTML: the first steps with the standard web language
Rich Cards: the new Google results format
Rich Cards: the new Google results format
  • Website creation

In May 2016, Google launched the next big change to the appearance of its search engine results pages with Rich Cards. Given that more than half of searches on the world’s most popular search engine come from mobile devices today, it’s hardly surprising that the latest results format update is designed specifically for smartphones and tablets. So what do Rich Cards entail? And how can web...

Rich Cards: the new Google results format
How PHP7 speeds up the internet
PHP7 – shorter loading and access time online
  • Web development

Running dynamic websites that use complex content management systems benefit from quick loading times. This is because they ensure good performance and therefore increase user-friendliness. With the release of PHP7, a new scripting language is now available with which the loading times of your own website can be significantly shortened compared to the older script version.

PHP7 – shorter loading and access time online
PHP 7.1
PHP 7.1 EOL - support is expiring
  • Web development

PHP 7.1 has many fans in the web developer community. But now it's time to say goodbye and switch to a newer version. The development team has set the end-of-life date for PHP 7.1 for December 1, 2019. From that date on, the version will receive no further updates. Even security gaps will no longer be closed by the official developers. What should you do now?

PHP 7.1 EOL - support is expiring
Byte Order Mark
BOM: What is a Byte Order Mark?
  • Web development

How information actually read? For some people the answer seems obvious – from left to right. For people from many cultures, however, the opposite direction is considered normal. These are all conventions – something that computers do not understand. So, in which order should bytes be read? The byte order mark (BOM) solves this problem.

BOM: What is a Byte Order Mark?

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.