30 web design buzzwords you should know in 2020

by | Jun 9, 2020 | Web Hosting | 2 comments

Web Design and development industry has their way of naming things which are often uncommon to new guys entering into this field. In this list, you will find some of the commonly used jargons or buzzwords used in day-to-day work which you cannot avoid to learn in 2020. Among these some of them I have personally used in my articles which you might come across.

So, below is the complete list of jargons which I thought of sharing with you all.

Accessibility

The term accessibility also known as web accessibility refers to making your application or tools accessible for disabled people. Learn more about web accessibility

Adaptive Design

Its a process of designing web pages according to specific width of the browser. The contents or layout of the page only adapts when the browser comes to a particular size or point. In short, adaptive design requires different fixed layouts to adapt to various screen sizes. Learn more about adaptive design

Anchor Tag

The anchor <a> tag used in HTML knows as hyperlinks, which helps to link from one page to another. Typical anchor tag looks as below –

<a>Click me</a>

Breakpoints

Its the point where you break your current layout into new value points of your device. In simple terms, breakpoints are standard screen sizes which is used in CSS to properly structure your web page layout in various screen sizes. Learn more about breakpoints

Breadcrum

Breadcrum is a type of horizontal navigation used in websites to identify the users location. It is mostly used in content heavy sites like blogs, news related sites and e-commerce.

Content Management System (CMS)

CMS is a software application used to manage content of your website. With simple and user friendly graphical interface you can modify your content on the fly. WordPress is one of the best CMS which you can always try for free.

Cache

Cache is a mechanism of storing assets or resources by making a copy of the same from the web server, so that when requests are being made from browser, it can be delivered faster. Learn more about caching

Cookie

Cookie is a small piece of code stored in user’s browser. Learn more about cookie

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

A content delivery network, or content distribution network, is a geographically distributed network of proxy servers and their data centers. The goal is to provide high availability and performance by distributing the service spatially relative to end users. Some of the organization providing CDNs are – Google, Microsoft. Learn more about CDN

Domain

The name of every website are known as domain name. Each domain name is unique. To have your website, the first resource you will need is a domain.

DOM

Document Object Model is W3C standard for accessing documents. It is also a standard for manipulating elements HTML elements. Learn more about DOM

Framework

A framework in UI is a combination of HTML, CSS and JS ready to use code components which is used by developers for consistency in coding. Frameworks are mostly used to save development effeort, responsive design requirements etc. Learn more about frameworks

Favicon

Small icon displayed on the top-left side in your web browser tab when you open any website. Its visual representation of the brand’s icon.

Hosting

Hosting is the second most essential tool to have an online presence. Hosting is a service offered by hosting providers like Hostinger, Bluehost and many more. Its a space in server which is purchased to host the assets (images, fonts, code etc) of your website.

Libraries

A library is a set of code written by someone  to solve some specific purpose. Learn more about various types of css librarires

Landing Page

A landing page is a normal web page of your website which is designed specifically with some goals. Such goals can be generating leads for your website, or clickthrough pages. Learn more about landing pages

Media Queries

It is a process or technique introduced in CSS 2 to make responsive websites. It uses special syntax to write css which starts with @media. Typical media query is written as below –

@media not|only mediatype and (mediafeature and|or|not mediafeature) {
CSS-Code;
}

Learn more about media queries

Plugin

A plugin is a software application that acts as an addon to provide additional functionality or features for your application. Common use of plugins are in wordpress websites. Learn more about plugin.

Responsive Design

RWD or responsive web design is an approach of making websites look good for any screen sizes. It is called responsive web design when you use CSS and HTML to resize, hide, shrink, enlarge, or move the content to make it look good on any screen. Learn more about reponsive web design

Static website

Static websites are the most simple type websites coded in HTML and CSS. Content of the websites are also coded in HTML and CSS and displayed to the browser.

Server

A server is a computer which makes data available for other computers called client.

Session

Sessions are used for storing information in the servers as well as in client machine. It also comes under web storage which is introduced in HTML 5

SEO

Search Engine Optimization is the process of growing the quality and quantity of website traffic by increasing the visibility of a website or a web page to users of a web search engine.

Sitemap

A sitemap is a collective list of all available pages in a website.

User Experience

UX also known as user experience is the overall experience of a user with the product which he/she is interacting with. Learn more about user experience

User Interface

User Interface also known as UI is synonymous to another term known as Front End Development. UI mostly takes care about the look and feel (layout, spacing, typography, colors) of any web or mobile apps in terms of coding.

Webpage

Each individual page on a website is termed as a web page displayed on web browser.

Website

A website is a collection of web pages about a particular or multiple topic. It consists of various items like images, media files, links, etc.

Wireframe

A wireframe, also known as a blueprint, is a visual (with no more than two colors) guide that represents the skeletal framework of any application. Wireframes are created for the purpose of arranging elements to best accomplish a particular purpose.

WYSIWYG

What You See Is What You Get is a visual content editor mostly used for content management system to manage your content easily with easy drag and drop and with little to zero coding knowledge.

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