What is the EU-US Privacy-Shield?

Privacy Shield – controversial data transfer agreement between the EU and the US

 

For some years, the Privacy Shield has regulated the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US. But in July 2020, the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield. For many companies, the end of the privacy agreement came as a complete...

 

PHP 8

PHP 8: What you need to know about the latest update

 

PHP is one of the most important languages on the Internet. Many content management systems like WordPress, TYPO3 or Joomla are based on PHP. The release of PHP 8 is imminent, but we’ve already had some information about its new features. Also some old features will be reworked,...

 

What is XML-RPC?

XML-RPC: remote procedure calls in XML format

In the late 1990s, the XML-RPC specification laid the foundation for the basic practical interfaces of our modern web services. The precursor to technologies such as SOAP describes the simplest way to execute functions via RPC remote access. Here, you will learn what roles this XML format and the HTTP(S) transfer protocol play.

Clean code: principles, advantages and examples

Clean code: what makes programming code clean

Clean code is a key pillar of modern software development. It is adaptable, easy to understand, and easy to maintain. But how is clean code actually written? In our guide, we will cover the most important clean code principles, such as KISS and DRY, and provide concrete examples demonstrating how to implement clean code.

What is legacy code

How to best handle legacy code

What are the disadvantages of legacy code? Very old code is usually incomprehensible to programmers and is difficult to maintain and use since it is based on outdated software versions or was written by other companies. Legacy code cannot be checked using regression testing, but there are still good ways to deal with it.

Rust programming language

Rust: an introduction to the cutting-edge programming language

Rust, the programming language from the world of Mozilla, has been a cause for a lot of excitement among programmers and software developers in recent years. With Rust, you can expect to achieve good results in your system programming and are able to program small, high-performing web applications. Fast, secure, and simple, all at the same time: Does Rust keep its promise?

Restore Firefox session

Restoring your previous Firefox session – A step-by-step guide

Want to restore your session in Firefox? If you accidentally close Firefox all the tabs you had open will disappear from the tab bar when you reopen the browser. Fortunately, the web browser has a built-in feature for restoring your previous Firefox session or individual tabs. How does this feature work and what settings are required to restore tabs in Firefox?

Icon fonts—vector-based character sets

Icon fonts - web design with vector-based pictograms

Use icon fonts for integrating vector-based pictograms into your website. In contrast to pixel images, vector graphics have the advantage that they can be scaled up or down without sacrificing quality. With the help of CSS (cascading style sheets) web designers can also integrate other code-based design features. There are many different open source projects available that boast large icon...

Bootstrap tutorial: the first steps

Bootstrap Tutorial: the first steps with the Twitter framework

Bootstrap is one of the best solutions when it comes to creating websites for all devices with little effort. But what exactly lies behind the framework that was originally planned to be used as an internal optimization tool for Twitter? Can total beginners with no CSS, JavaScript, or HTML experience also achieve attractive results?

What is an API?

APIs: What you need to know about programming interfaces

For us, the process seems simple: We instruct a program to send data to a different software application to be processed there. But the programs are often coded by various manufacturers, sometimes even in different languages, and yet the data transfer works. APIs make this possible! But how do these application programming interfaces work?

What is a GUI?

What is a graphical user interface (GUI)?

When designing new software, applications, and programs, the user interface plays an important role. After all, it ensures that a game or app is easy to use for end users. The GUI, therefore, provides an interface between technology and people. We explain how exactly this works and what advantages and disadvantages GUIs have.

What is a wrapper?

What is a wrapper in programming?

Wrappers enclose individual program components like envelopes. The main program communicates only with the wrapper function, which accesses the interfaces of the wrapped parts of the program. This approach gives software developers a level of compatibility that was previously unavailable when using different libraries, databases, or programming languages.

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.


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