Websites : Jargon Buster
I was delighted to be asked to lead some introductory web design learning for Access to Business delegates recently. One aspect was explaining some key terminology around website design. I thought I'd share some here - both as text and images.
“…a set of related web pages located under a single domain name, typically produced by a single person or organization…”
Universal/Uniform Resource Locator: the website address, identifies a certain location on the world wide web (www. …..)
Is concerned with how a website looks and feels: colours, images, logos, layout
Looks after the CORE, inputting code for optimum performance, technical aspects, making sure it works
This is registering or booking the name of your website for your use, you can’t have a site without this
‘Renting’ the space on the world wide web for your website. Normally for a set period of time. Hosts link website domains to the world wide web
All the items that make up your site: pictures, words, videos, links etc. See the list later
How accessible is your site for your users and for people with disabilities?
CSS Cascading Style Sheets.
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
In simple terms HTML is the language of the text and CSS is the language of page design
Search Engine Optimization is the process of improving the quality and quantity of website traffic to a website or a web page from search engines
Responsive layouts are adaptable and change depending on the user device. They optimise the page to fit as much content on as possible.
The term used for the number of pixels in the vertical and horizontal elements of a screen. Also relates to the size and quality of the images you use on your website
The tiny icon next to the site name on a web browser tab
It enables encrypted connection The tiny icon lock or hazard triangle to show if your site is ‘secure’. It shows that the web service host has demonstrated ownership of the domain
See examples of my website design HERE.
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Alex Vann is a true all round creative. As well as owning Alex Vann Design he is the founder of the community arts group: Real Arts Workshops, a portrait artist and a gigging musician.