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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.