Glossary

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blog: an online informational article

synonyms: weblog

 

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CMS: see below content management system

content: the words and images on a web page

content management system:  a software program that allows users to easily publish, update and manage the content of their web pages

acronym: CMS

CSS: cascading style sheets, programming language used to format web pages

 

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domain name: your website address, starting with www. and usually ending with .com

acronym: URL

 

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hosting: a service that provides a place where your website resides so that it can be viewed on the web

HTML: hypertext markup language, programming language to build web pages

 

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integration: bringing a component into another

example of use: adding Google maps to your website

interactive: flow of information between user and computer

 

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keyword: the words embedded in a web page that one would use in a search engine

 

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mock-up: in reference to websites, it is usually the first rendering of a web page

example of use: a sample of a home page

 

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page rank: the position on the results page of an internet search that shows your website

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, programming language to build web pages

plugin: a software program that adds functionality to the original software

example of use: adding SEO functionality to a WordPress website

 

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responsive: when a web page reformats based on the size of the users screen

example of use: viewing on a laptop vs tablet vs phone

 

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search engine: websites used to search the internet

examples: Google, Bing, Ask

SEO: search engine optimization, techniques used to increase your page rank on search engines

site map: a site map is like a table of contents for your website; search engines use it to find your website

static: in reference to websites, this means that the website is not responsive and is not regularly changed by the user

 

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template: pre-designed format for a web page, usually limited to the features programmed into the format

 

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 URL: uniform resource locator, your website address, starting with http://www. and usually ending with .com

synonyms: domain name, website address

 

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wordpress: a content management system originally used to build blogs, now also used to build websites

 

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 XML: extensible markup language, a programming language that is readable by humans and machines.

 

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