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Website Development | Terms And Concepts.
Professional website development, of course, has its own characteristics. Often site customers have to deal with unfamiliar terms in this area, professional jargon of developers. How to find a common language for the customer and site developer? This will help a small dictionary of common terms.
(browser, from the English browser) is a special application that allows you to browse websites. The most famous and popular modern browsers are Windows Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.
Website development must take into account which browsers target site visitors use. Otherwise, the site may not display correctly in one of the browsers, which will reduce the popularity of the site. The ability of sites to display correctly in various browsers is called cross-browser compatibility.
The weight of the site.
It is a slang term for the page size in KB. The greater the weight of the pages of the site, the longer the site takes to load – this may cause dissatisfaction of visitors. Therefore, the development of sites is carried out taking into account the optimal weight of the site.
Such a slang name is given to a special system for site management (CMS). Using the engines, the development of dynamic type sites is performed. The engines implement the separation of the design (external design) of site pages from their content. So, in the site engine, there is a special visual editor (WYSIWYG) to facilitate the task of filling the site and an administrative panel (the so-called back-office) – part of the system responsible for storing data, creating the site structure, etc.
a description of the entire site or individual pages of the site. This is a slang name, tracing paper from the English. “Description”. Website development, taking into account the requirements of website promotion and promotion, requires the presence of description: in search engines, the description is displayed along with a link to the site and serves to attract visitors.
DNS (DNS) – from the English. Domain Name System – domain name service. This service organizes groups of computers on the Internet by their domains (domain names).
domain name (domain) – a special unique name for the site, its “address” on the network. Thanks to the domains, it is not necessary to memorize and enter complex digital IP addresses of the servers on which the sites are located: just enter a simple alphabetic name. Website development usually includes a domain registration service for a customer. The customer can choose the domain, and the choice of domain name can be entrusted to the developers.
a slang name for a site that duplicates information from the main site. The need to create a site mirror arises in several cases. For example, it’s convenient to design mirror sites in case the main site is down. In addition, large companies can create site mirrors in different domain zones to provide quick access to the site in different countries.
slang name, tracing paper from the English. “Keywords”, which means “keywords”. This term in the development of sites is used to refer to words that are important for the site. Keywords can describe the activities of the company, its services. Keywords are used to attract website visitors.
is the content of the site. The content of the site can be text materials (articles, reviews, reviews), graphic images, audio and video files, online applications, games. Website development necessarily includes filling sites with interesting, unique thematic content.
a slang term used to indicate information that is written to a computer when visiting sites. Cookies – from the English. cookies From cookies you can determine how often the user visits the site, from which IP address, etc. Such information can be very useful. For example, you can offer products to a visitor to an online store site based on previously viewed positions – this increases the likelihood of a visitor being interested in these products.
are special HTML tags that allow browsers to “see” specific information about a site. Meta tags are not visible when viewing a page, but when indexing and ranking sites, they are usually taken into account. The most common meta tags are meta tags for specifying keywords and site descriptions: “keywords” and “description”.
from the English. flash – flash. This is a fairly broad concept. Website development understands flash as a special technology for creating web pages using the Adobe Flash application and other similar technologies. Flash is distinguished by an abundance of animated elements, it is able to respond to user actions, looks attractive. Using flash on sites increases the weight of sites and, consequently, their loading time. When developing sites, it is recommended to use flash moderately.
A template is a term denoting a certain combination of graphic and service files as well as HTML-pages, which can serve as a basis for website development. Website development using templates is faster due to the separation of content and website design. The templates are universal and can be used for typical sites of any orientation.
the so-called usability of the site, from the English. usability. Website development necessarily provides usability testing – a special procedure for checking the usability of a site.
The glossary of terms is only a small part of the many concepts and definitions in the field of website development. Web design company GCC MARKETING recommends not to be shy if you don’t know any terms – we always try to give our customers answers to all questions that arise, to clarify incomprehensible terms.