Breadcrumb navigation: Explanations and Examples
Breadcrumb navigation: What are the advantages?
  • Web design

Breadcrumb navigation helps visitors on your site to better navigate its structure, using selected filters or parent categories. It makes it easier for users to go back one or more steps. In this article, we explain what breadcrumb navigation is, why it is important for a good user experience, and how to implement breadcrumbs ideally in your website.

Breadcrumb navigation: What are the advantages?
Creative web design: inspiration for your web project
Web design inspiration: how to revamp your website
  • Web design

Want to create a cool website design, but suffering from a lack of inspiration? We’ve got you covered. The internet plays host to a number of online platforms, communities, and blogs dedicated to sharing web design ideas and generating inspiration for digital artists. We’ve picked some of the best sources of inspiration for creative web design. Whether you’re into flat design, one page websites,...

Web design inspiration: how to revamp your website
Mobile web: recognizing and avoiding common errors
Mobile web: the common errors
  • Web design

The mobile web can conjure up a whole host of challenges for web designers but at the same time also offers many opportunities for creating a positive user experience. If a mobile site isn’t configured correctly, then this can quickly lead to a bad user experience. To ensure your mobile-optimized website keeps up with the requirements of an ever-increasing mobile web, you should make yourself...

Mobile web: the common errors
Mobile first: a new approach to web design
Mobile First: the new approach in webdesign
  • Web design

Are smartphones and tablets the beginning of the end for stationary computers? Many developments confirm this, not just the increasing number of mobile search queries on Google. The mobile first approach follows this trend and places primary importance on creating mobile websites. A slimmer scope and more dynamic layout yield more than just satisfied smartphone users — they boost search result...

Mobile First: the new approach in webdesign
Responsive design and font: the basics
Responsive typography - part 1: the basics
  • Web design

The evolution of responsive web design has had a huge effect on typography, and the appearance of a text now needs to be adjustable to any device. Responsive typography therefore needs flexible, adaptable fonts to ensure maximum readability. Learn more in our overview of font in responsive web design.

Responsive typography - part 1: the basics
Mock-up and wireframe: a direct comparison
Mock-ups and wireframes: visualizing your web concept
  • Website creation

There is a lot of work between the original idea and the finished result when you’re developing a new website or app. One of the most crucial and demanding stages of realizing a concept is the visualization of your ideas for the layout, design, and functionality. This is when mock-ups and wireframes are the most useful.

Mock-ups and wireframes: visualizing your web concept
MongoDB: an introduction and comparison to MySQL
MongoDB — the flexible and scalable NoSQL database
  • Web development

NoSQL databases have long since been serious competitors to classic relational database systems, like MySQL. They replace the strictly-defined storage structures of traditional models through flexible saving procedures. This allows data pools to be easily distributed onto multiple servers in order to guarantee high availability of web applications. But are these new systems really all that they’re...

MongoDB — the flexible and scalable NoSQL database
Extreme Programming
Extreme Programming: Software development to the extreme
  • Web development

Programming has been dominated by agile software development in recent decades, and with good reason. Agile software development owes much of this success to the extreme programming (XP) methodology. It doesn’t get any more agile than XP! This methodology emphasizes the people involved and requires thinking in very small steps. How does extreme programming work?

Extreme Programming: Software development to the extreme
Software Development Kit
SDK: What Exactly is a Software Development Kit?
  • Web development

Anyone who develops software must keep a lot in mind. Good usability is just as important as the functionality of an application. At the same time, optimal performance is crucial – not so program errors. Finally, the product also needs to run well on the intended target platforms or devices. But how do software development kits (SDKs) help to meet these goals?

SDK: What Exactly is a Software Development Kit?
How to integrate a Facebook like/share button
The Facebook like button: how to embed social plugins
  • Website creation

If you believe Facebook’s statistics, then users who regularly use the like button have more than twice the amount of friends as typical Facebook users. They also click on around 5 times as many external links. In order to reach such active users, it’s recommendable that companies implement what’s known as social plugins, designed to bring the famous interactive like and share buttons directly...

The Facebook like button: how to embed social plugins

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.