Esc key
The Esc key and its most important functions
  • Web development

The Esc key at the top left of a PC keyboard is basically a relic from the days of command line-based operating systems such as DOS and UNIX. But even today, the Escape key proves extremely handy for many situations. It terminates processes in Windows, shuts down windows and menus, and, in combination with other keys, can launch Windows system functions.

The Esc key and its most important functions
Android emulator
Free Android emulators: 3 programs compared
  • Web development

Android emulators are used to add smartphone and tablet applications to desktop PCs. Installing them is quick and operating them is not particularly complicated. Even games and apps from Google's Play Store can be used. We compare three Android emulators for Windows 10 that are freely available and discuss their security risks.

Free Android emulators: 3 programs compared
Install add-ons
Installing add-ons in Firefox, Chrome, and more
  • Web development

Whether you’ve chosen Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Safari as your standard browser – when you install an add-on, you’re extending your browser with useful features. For example, you could improve the search experience with suitable extensions, or you could optimize work processes. In our step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to install add-ons in some of the most popular browsers.

Installing add-ons in Firefox, Chrome, and more
What is an add-on?
What is an add-on and what does it do?
  • Web development

Add-ons can hardly be kept away from today’s browsers. They expand your browser with additional features and give you the chance to customize it to your own needs. In this article, you can find out exactly what add-ons are and what you can do with them. Do you know the difference between add-ons and plug-ins? You’ll learn more about that, too, in this post.

What is an add-on and what does it do?
What is metadata?
What is metadata?
  • Web development

Metadata is generated by many applications in the digital world. If this data is collected and analyzed en masse, it poses a serious risk to privacy. But metadata doesn’t have to be dangerous. The term is broad and encompasses a lot of useful techniques. In this article we’ll explore the meaning of metadata with some examples.

What is metadata?
What is a yottabyte?
What is a yottabyte?
  • Web development

We tend to work with megabytes and gigabytes on a daily basis. The yottabyte, however – while the largest unit for data volumes – is less well-known. But this unit of information gives an exciting insight into how much data is in circulation worldwide. We’ll explain the size of a yottabyte and how it is converted into other units for storage capacity.

What is a yottabyte?
Web fonts: the power of modern typography
The best web fonts: why web-safe fonts are important
  • Web design

Web-safe fonts refer to fonts that can be used on the web without safety concerns. The key factor here is whether the respective fonts can be displayed correctly by as many browsers as possible. Here, we reveal why the list of safe web fonts continues to expand and why web fonts play an important role in a successful online presence for a company.

The best web fonts: why web-safe fonts are important
What is a petabyte?
Petabyte – what is it?
  • Web development

The byte is a unit of information that makes it easy to specify the storage capacity of data carriers. Large units such as petabytes are now commonly used to express growing data volumes globally in simple figures. But what is their capacity? We compare petabytes with known quantities such as megabytes or gigabytes and explain how their conversion works.

Petabyte – what is it?
What is a byte?
What is a byte?
  • Web development

Whether you’re working with hard drives, computers, or smartphones - digital applications and storage devices indicate their capacities in bytes. But what is a byte and why do we need it? In short: The byte is the smallest quantity of data and consists of 8 bits. Since computers store a lot of data, bytes can be converted into larger units like megabytes and terabytes. Keep reading to find out how...

What is a byte?
What is an exabyte?
Exabyte – one trillion bytes
  • Web development

Simply explained: an exabyte is equal to one trillion bytes. But few people can actually make sense of a file size this huge. It’s simply not enough to know that a byte consists of eight bits and roughly corresponds to a letter. One thing is for sure, global, monthly data volumes now exceed 174 exabytes and this number is expected to double by 2022. That’s why it’s worth keeping an eye on the...

Exabyte – one trillion bytes

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.