WEB DESIGN TERMINOLOGY EXPLAINED

Thursday, October 17, 2019

WEB DESIGN TERMINOLOGY

This glossary will help to further your understanding of web design jargon & related wording that you will encounter in this site and elsewhere. We don't talk in these terms to you unless you want us to and if one slips out accidentally then here is some you may want to know about.

CMS – A Content Management System allows someone to easily add or edit the contents of a web page often without them needing any technical knowledge.

Cookies – A small text file stored on a visitors computer usually used to identify that user to a particular website.

Domain – The address of an internet site. All our packages include one free .co.uk domain name. If your preferred name is not available we can advise on suitable alternatives. For additional fee we can register .com, .biz, .info and other domain names.

E-Commerce Website - Shopping Cart Integration and Paypal or advanced payment gateway solutions. A powerful tool which allows you to sell your products online to a global audience, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, at a fraction of the cost it would take to employ a salesman to do the same job.

Flash – A technology developed by Macromedia which allows web pages to have moving animations and video.

Page Rank – One of Google’s methods to measure the importance of a web page according to its popularity and links to other websites.

PPC – Pay Per Click is a marketing program where you can list a series of search phrases and determine your bid price for each phrase in competition with other web sites. The more you bid the higher your placement on the search engine results for that phrase in the list of sponsored listings either at the top or to the right or under the free listings.

SEO – Search Engine Optimization is the process of optimising a site to improve the chances of it being ranked higher by a search engine, therefore increasing the amount of visitors to your site.

Web Development - Refers to the non-design aspects, e.g. writing markup and coding. It can range from developing the simplest static single page of plain text to the most complex web-based internet applications, electronic businesses, or social network services.

Web Hosting – The files for a website have to be stored on a web server, this is referred to as hosting. Your host is the server on which the website is stored..

Website Statistics - See who visits your site, where they came from, the pages they looked at and how long they stayed. Free Google Analytics setup.

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