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Common Website Design Terms

For anyone learning how to create or manage a website, you definitely have to learn some of the terminology. I’ve put together 24 common web design terms to help you on your way.

24 Common Website Design Terms

  1. HTML – Hypertext Mark-up Language
  2. PHP – This is a server-side scripting language.
  3. CSS – This is short for Cascading Style Sheets. This type of mark-up is used in how the elements within a page will look like.
  4. JavaScript – This is a programming language that can be found in all sorts of computer software.
  5. jQuery – JQuery is not to be confused with being the same thing as JavaScript. Its a part of the JavaScript library in making it easier for client side coding of HTML
  6. Content Management System (CMS) – This is software that you can install and manage an entire site. You can also add dynamic functions with plugins or modules and more.
  7. Division Layer – Also commonly called a div for short.
  8. Embed – This could mean inserting a special document type like a presentation, an audio, or a video that outputs a display that is user-friendly on the user-end side.
  9. Mark-up – Code
  10. Anchor – This is another term for link.
  11. DOCTYPE – When a web page is labelled with a DOCTYPE, this tells the browser the mark-up compatibility in order to best display the website.
  12. HTML tags – These are elements in a web page’s code that make up the basic infrastructure.
  13. Class – This is an attribute for an area that may be repeated in other parts of the same page.
  14. Id – This is an attribute for an area in a web page that will not be repeated within the same page.
  15. Head – This is the area between the <head>and </head> that normally contain Meta tags, your website’s title, style sheet, and dynamic scripts.
  16. Body – This is where the content mark-up of the site goes <body> and </body>
  17. PNG – type of image format
  18. GIF – type of image format
  19. JPEG – type of image format
  20. Margin – Margin moves an elements top, bottom, left, or right within another HTML element. This is used in CSS.
  21. Padding – This gives the element an extra area or buffer from another HTML element either top, bottom, left or right.. This is used in CSS.
  22. Font – refers to text
  23. Img Src – This is short for the term image source. Mark-up in its simplest is as followed: [html]<img src=”” />[/html]
  24. Form – this is for forms that allow you to submit or generate information.

I hope this list has helped you become more familiar with HTML.

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