Websites

Testing Socratic: an App for Homework

The Socratic app claims to be able to assist with homework from a wide range of subjects thanks to artificial intelligence and text recognition features. The homework app solves mathematical equations with just a photo from the phone’s camera, and the app is also helpful with physics, English grammar, and world history. It is also available for iOS and Android. Our test guide will show you what the app is really capable of. [...]  

Branding: how effective are the best-known logos

We are constantly surrounded by company logos: but just how closely do we actually look at these graphics? A study titled ‘Branded in Memory’ has gone ahead and tested this: how well can people draw a well-known logo from memory? Over 150 men and women, young and old, attempted this and in part managed to achieve very good results. The main take away was that basic structure and strong colors are the big winners. Find out here which companies you should strive to be like when it comes to designing an effective logo. [...]  

Hosting your website in the EU

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, which means that links without financial intent are allowed – unless copyright owners have explicitly pointed out that linking to their content is forbidden. [...]  

What is Parallax scrolling?

The internet community loves variety – not only regarding content but also regarding how websites are designed. Web designers and software developers are always striving to come up with creative ideas and surprise site visitors with new user experiences. One of these innovative design approaches is so-called parallax scrolling, which uses perceptional psychological effects to convey three-dimensional depth. You can find out how this looks in practice and which web techniques are behind it in our article on parallax scrolling websites. [...]  

Testing the best free photo editing software

If you want to edit images, you don’t always need to pay for a pricey tool like Photoshop. The market offers various image processing programs that are both free and highly functional. As well as classic desktop programs, online applications are playing an increasingly important role. But how do you find the software that best suits your needs? Our guide provides you with information and tips about some of the best free photo editing software available. [...]  

Copyright law in e-commerce

Legal disputes don’t necessarily have to be settled in court. In many cases, copyright law-related issues can be resolved outside of court using a cease-and-desist letter. In this guide, we provide an overview of what you should include in an official warning as well as a guide to responding to legal warnings. [...]  

CSS Tutorial: An introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

Without CSS, websites would just be a collection of text elements separated by headlines and paragraphs. Only the ability to format HTML using cascading style sheets make the internet what it is today: a colorful mix of customized online presences, from the ambitious home hobby page to the award-winning design website. Our CSS tutorial walks you through the secrets of the stylesheet language with the use of detailed examples. Create the foundation of your customized web design with us. [...]  

EU-US Privacy Shield: What the replacement for Safe Harbor means for us

What is the Privacy Shield? The Safe Harbor Agreement’s successor raises questions for many stakeholders in the EU. Even if clear rules for data storage have been assured, there are still countless exceptions. However, the provisions for data storage are particularly important for online companies. This text provides an overview of the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement, which aims to establish legal frameworks for data transfer between the EU and U.S. [...]  

CodeIgniter – The lightweight of the PHP frameworks

CodeIgniter is an open-source PHP framework developed by EllisLab that is currently under the patronage of the British Columbia Institute of Technology. The slim software is based on an MVC architectural structure, offers detailed documentation, and is praised for its performance. We present the makeup, structure, and application flow of the CodeIgniter framework with detailed code examples and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the software. [...]  

Breadcrumb navigation: What are the advantages?

Breadcrumb navigation helps visitors on your site to better navigate its structure, using selected filters or parent categories. It makes it easier for users to go back one or more steps. In this article, we explain what breadcrumb navigation is, why it is important for a good user experience, and how to implement breadcrumbs ideally in your website. [...]  

1&1 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 1&1 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 1&1 Website Guide?

The ‘Websites’ section is one of six main categories in the 1&1 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 1&1 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.