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Term / AcronymDefinition
A/B TestingA method of comparing two versions of a webpage or app to determine which one performs better in terms of user engagement, conversion rates, or other metrics.
Add-onAn extension or plugin that enhances the functionality of a web browser or software application.
AjaxAsynchronous JavaScript and XML. A technique for creating interactive web applications by updating parts of a page without requiring a full page reload.
AngularA popular open-source framework for building dynamic web applications using TypeScript.
APIApplication Programming Interface. A set of rules and protocols that allows different software applications to communicate with each other.
Back-End DevelopmentThe part of web development that focuses on server-side logic, databases, and APIs.
BackupsCopies of website data and files stored for disaster recovery purposes.
BlogA regularly updated online journal or informational website.
BootstrapA front-end framework that simplifies web design and development by providing pre-built components and responsive layouts.
BreadcrumbsA navigation aid that shows the user’s location within a website’s hierarchy.
BrowserSoftware used to access and display web pages.
CacheTemporary storage of web data to improve page load times.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)A stylesheet language used to define the presentation and layout of web pages.
CookiesSmall pieces of data stored on a user’s device by a website for tracking and personalization purposes.
CMS (Content Management System)A software platform for creating, managing, and organizing digital content.
CustomizationTailoring a website’s design, features, or functionality to specific requirements.
DeprecatedRefers to features or code that are no longer recommended for use due to being outdated or replaced by newer alternatives.
DoctypeA declaration at the beginning of an HTML document that specifies the version of HTML being used.
DOM (Document Object Model)A programming interface that represents the structure of an HTML document as a tree of objects.
Drag and DropA user interface interaction where elements can be moved by clicking and dragging.
DrupalAn open-source content management system and framework.
eCommerceElectronic commerce. The buying and selling of goods or services online.
ESP (Email Service Provider)A company that provides email marketing services.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)A standard network protocol used for transferring files between a client and a server.
FooterThe bottom section of a webpage containing copyright information, links, and other details.
Front-End DevelopmentThe part of web development that focuses on the user interface and user experience.
GatsbyA static site generator based on React.
GeolocationDetermining a user’s physical location based on their IP address or GPS data.
GitA distributed version control system used for tracking changes in code.
GitHubA web-based platform for hosting and collaborating on Git repositories.
.htaccessA configuration file used for controlling web server behavior.
HTTP HeadersInformation sent by a web server to a client’s browser, providing details about the response.
Headless WebsiteA website where the front-end and back-end are decoupled, allowing for greater flexibility and scalability.
HomepageThe main landing page of a website.
HotlinkingDirectly linking to media files (images, videos) hosted on another website.
HTML (HyperText Markup Language)The standard markup language for creating web pages.
Information Architecture (IA)The organization and structure of content within a website.
JavaScript (JS)A programming language used for adding interactivity and dynamic behavior to web pages.
JoomlaAn open-source content management system.
jQueryA JavaScript library for simplifying DOM manipulation and event handling.
JSONJavaScript Object Notation. A lightweight data interchange format.
Landing PageA single web page designed for a specific purpose (e.g., lead generation, product promotion).
LaravelA PHP framework for building web applications.
MagentoAn open-source e-commerce platform.
MetadataData that provides information about other data (e.g., title, description, keywords).
Open-SourceSoftware that is freely available
MySQLAn open-source relational database management system (RDBMS) often used for web applications.
Navigation BarA menu or list of links that helps users navigate a website.
Node.jsA JavaScript runtime environment that allows server-side execution of JavaScript code.
Open GraphA protocol that enables web pages to become rich objects in social media sharing.
Page SpeedThe time it takes for a web page to load completely.
PHPHypertext Preprocessor. A server-side scripting language commonly used for web development.
PluginA piece of software that adds specific features or functionality to a larger application or system.
Responsive DesignDesigning web pages to adapt and display properly on various devices and screen sizes.
Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets)A CSS preprocessor that extends the capabilities of CSS.
Schema MarkupStructured data added to web pages to enhance search engine visibility.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)Techniques used to improve a website’s visibility in search engine results.
ServerA computer or software that provides services or resources to other computers (clients) over a network.
SessionA period of interaction between a user and a web application.
SidebarA narrow vertical column on a web page, often used for additional content or navigation.
Site MapA hierarchical representation of a website’s structure, listing all its pages.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)A security protocol that encrypts data transmitted between a user’s browser and a web server.
Static WebsiteA website with fixed content that doesn’t change dynamically.
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)A format for creating vector graphics that can be scaled without losing quality.
TemplateA pre-designed layout or framework for creating web pages.
UI (User Interface)The visual elements and interactions that allow users to interact with a website or application.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)The address used to access a web page or resource on the internet.
User Experience (UX)The overall experience a user has while interacting with a website or application.
User FlowThe path a user takes through a website, from entry to conversion or desired action.
Version ControlManaging changes to code or files using tools like Git.
ViewportThe visible area of a web page within a browser window.
Web HostingThe service of storing and serving web files on a server accessible via the internet.
WebmasterA person responsible for managing and maintaining a website.
WordPressAn open-source content management system (CMS) widely used for blogging and websites.
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)An editor that displays content as it will appear in the final output.