Clean code: principles, advantages and examples
Clean code: what makes programming code clean
  • Web development

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.

Clean code: what makes programming code clean
HTML editors
HTML editors: 14 HTML editors in the test
  • Web development

Creating and editing code, as well as programming websites and software, is much easier with an HTML editor. But how can you recognize a good HTML editor and what advantages and disadvantages should you look for when choosing one? Our practical overview presents recommended HTML editors along with their strengths and weaknesses.

HTML editors: 14 HTML editors in the test
The most important meta tags and their functions
The essential meta tags at a glance
  • Web development

Meta tags are used by website owners to specify metadata in HTML documents. The coded information integrates with web browsers and search engine crawlers to enhance the searchability of a website. But which meta elements are actually required by user agents to improve processing? And how can you use metadata to boost your website’s ranking in the search results?

The essential meta tags at a glance
HTML tags
The most important HTML tags in an overview
  • Web development

Without HTML tags, your website cannot be displayed properly by different browsers. They structure your document, pass on important information and are thus particularly important for your website. We will show you the most important HTML commands in table form and explain what the different HTML tags are used for and how.

The most important HTML tags in an overview
What is a .md file?
What is a .md file and how can I open one?
  • Web development

Looking at the extension of a file, quickly tells you what kind of file it is – a PDF, an image, etc. But sometimes you’ll come across an extension you haven’t encountered before. One example that not many users are familiar with is the MD file extension. That’s why we’ve put together this article. It explains what .md files are and presents a few free programs for Windows and macOS that you can...

What is a .md file and how can I open one?
Web scraping with Python
Web scraping with Python: introduction and tutorial
  • Web development

Web scraping lets you extract information from websites automatically. The programming language Python is particularly popular to this end. Here, you will learn why Python is well-suited for web scraping, what the legal risks are, and what alternatives are available. Use our tutorial on web scraping with Python to get started with the BeautifulSoup tool.

Web scraping with Python: introduction and tutorial
Solve MySQL/MariaDB "Too many connections" error
Fix a MySQL/MariaDB “Too many connections” error
  • Web development

Learn how to solve the MySQL/MariaDB “Too many connections” error, which occurs when all available MySQL/MariaDB connections are in use. This error may occur in a script which connects to MySQL/MariaDB, or on a webpage which is generated (in whole or in part) from elements provided by a MySQL/MariaDB database. Read on for more.

Fix a MySQL/MariaDB “Too many connections” error
ISO 8601
ISO 8601 – Effectively Communicate Dates and Times Internationally
  • Web development

Different countries sometimes have different regional date and time formats. This can often result in preventable errors, especially when sharing data. For instance, the format 7/9/2019 means “July 9, 2019” in some countries, and “September 7, 2019” in others. To solve this problem, the ISO 8601 standard was agreed internationally. But what exactly does this standard specify?

ISO 8601 – Effectively Communicate Dates and Times Internationally
Markdown editors
Markdown editors for Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Web development

How can you easily format texts for use online and offline? This becomes a piece of cake when you use the markup language Markdown and an editor. With these editors for Linux, Windows and Mac as well as the online editors, you can create Markdown documents and convert them into HTML pages. But what are the best Markdown editors?

Markdown editors for Windows, Mac and Linux
What does the '404 Not Found' error mean?
What 'Error 404' means and how to fix it
  • Website creation

How often have you stumbled upon a dead end while surfing the net? HTTP 404 error pages are commonplace online to inform users that the requested page isn’t available. As well as being annoying for visitors, they spell bad news for website owners since a dead link may have a bad influence on a website’s search engine ranking. In this article, we’ll demonstrate the importance of 404 pages and...

What 'Error 404' means and how to fix it

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.