How to Disable Cookies
Disabling cookies: how to turn off cookies in your browser
  • Website creation

Cookies serve various purposes on the internet: primarily, they store user data in order to facilitate easy operation of web pages and to make certain web applications available. But they can also be used to track user activity and intrude on user privacy. There are therefore good reasons to either partially disable, i.e. allow them only on certain pages, or completely disable cookies. You can do...

Disabling cookies: how to turn off cookies in your browser
Create terms and conditions
Common mistakes when creating terms and conditions
  • Digital law

General terms and conditions are now an integral component of the contract between buyers and sellers. They are important for online store owners to apply the same rules for all their customers and goods. Furthermore, they not only simplify the purchase process for dealers and customers, but also provide legal protection for both parties. But what do you have to pay attention to when creating...

Common mistakes when creating terms and conditions
Sitemap
Sitemaps – Here’s what you need to know
  • Website creation

Sitemaps belong to the standard features of a website, but they seem to be gradually disappearing from the World Wide Web. Some online presences hide the navigation file or even forgo it completely. We explain why search engines like Google still give sitemaps a lot of attention, how important sitemaps are for SEO as a result, and how you can create sitemaps yourself – manually or with a sitemap...

Sitemaps – Here’s what you need to know
Arpanet | Definition & history of the internet predecessor
ARPANET: The internet in its infancy
  • Web development

Before the internet, there was Arpanet. In the beginning, the network was only four computers, yet, it was extremely important for the development of the digital world. During the Cold War, several American scientists and technicians created the cornerstones of a global network. Learn more about the interesting history of Arpanet and the network’s technical achievements.

ARPANET: The internet in its infancy
HATEOAS: information on the REST constraint
HATEOAS: what does the acronym mean?
  • Web development

REST (Representational State Transfer) plays an important role in the development of modern web applications. Part of the concept, which distinguishes itself from comparable solutions due to its demand for a universal interface, is an internal application structure that follows the HATEOAS approach. This article reveals what’s behind this acronym and why exactly HATEOAS is so important for REST.

HATEOAS: what does the acronym mean?
Information architecture of a Website: Basics
Information architecture – the backbone of every website
  • Website creation

The successful information architecture of a website ensures that users and search engines can quickly and easily orient themselves within a website. Anyone who categorizes page content in a sensible way and structures it efficiently facilitates both daily work on the page and later expansion of the website. As a basic framework of the website, information architecture is an important factor in...

Information architecture – the backbone of every website
Linking restrictions due to ECJ judgement
Linking restrictions due to ECJ judgement
  • Digital law

There are boundaries when it comes to linking. These boundaries have now been officially confirmed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in its judgement on the September 8th, 2016. Website operators that place hyperlinks with commercial intent are obliged to check the legality of the online content that is being linked to. According to the ECJ, private internet users aren’t expected to check,...

Linking restrictions due to ECJ judgement
What does WYSIWYG mean?
WYSIWYG: I spy with my little eye
  • Website creation

WYSIWYG: This strange sequence of letters has become the standard for most editor programs. This is why many users can’t imagine how these programs work without the 'what you see is what you get' principle. In the field of HTML editors, there are different approaches and opinions. We explain exactly what is behind the acronym, show you the advantages and disadvantages of the principle, and...

WYSIWYG: I spy with my little eye
Interim injunctions in e-commerce
Interim injunctions in e-commerce and how to react
  • Digital law

Internet law is an extensive and complex concept. Anyone who fails to pay attention in e-commerce can easily run the risk of violating copyright, trademark, or competition rights, and promptly find themselves on the receiving end of an interim injunction. Our review article will explain what this legal proceeding means, how to go about procuring one, and what options you have when reacting to one....

Interim injunctions in e-commerce and how to react
Risks and rewards of a rebrand
Risks and rewards of a rebrand - 5 tips to choosing the right domain and migrating successfully
  • Website creation

Rebranding or redesigning your company’s online presence can be a nerve-wracking venture, representing a big change for your company. Whether relaunching under a new name or changing your corporate image, the challenges are not to be ignored. From selecting the best domain name to following the most important SEO aspects, this article guides you through five easy steps towards a successful...

Risks and rewards of a rebrand - 5 tips to choosing the right domain and migrating successfully

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.