Web Design Terminology

Blog – A web page that someone makes, and it’s like a diary or journal. Normally, it’s about a specific topic.

HTML – Language used in creating web pages, like this one. It’s used with other languages, so that it can actually do stuff.

CSS – (Cascading Style Sheet) This is a language used to determine the look of elements on a webpage. However, websites can be built without CSS. It just gives the designer more power to decide how their stuff is displayed.

Content Management System – This offers users a way to edit a web page from a browser-based interface.

JavaScript – This is another language used to create dynamic behavior on a webpage, such as something moving.

PHP – Like JavaScript, but it’s server-based instead of browser-based.

WYSIWYG – (What You See is What You Get) This is for editors who don’t want to directly edit the code of the webpage. It allows the edito to place things or change the appearance of something without actually changing the code.

URL – The address of a certain website, such as http://www.merriam-webster.com.

Domain Name – A sequence of alphanumeric characters, it specifies a group of online resources.

IP Address – The numeric address of a website.

Host – A network host may offer information resources, services, and applications to users or other node on the network.

User Interface – A program designed for users, making it easier for them to navigate the page through the use of images and/or groups of icons.

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