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Matraex maintains this glossary of Web Design and Development Vocabulary words in order to help us communicate better internally within our design teams,  and externally with our clients.  if you want something on this list,   suggest a word

TermDefinition
Content Management System (CMS) A Content Management System (CMS) is an online application, user can login to to manage the content in a website. more
Domain Name System (DNS) A Domain Name System is “an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses” according to Webopedia. Domain Name System is often refered to by its acronym DNS and is sometimes called Domain Name Service. Computers need IP addresses to find websites, however, humans find remembering IP addresses... more
Domain Registrar Wikipedia provides the best explanation of what a Registrar does “A domain name registrar is an organization or commercial entity that manages the reservation of Internet domain names. A domain name registrar must be accredited by a generic top-level domain (gTLD) registry and/or a country... more
JavaScript object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. more
MX Record An MX Record is a Mail eXchanger DNS record which tells mail servers,  where the mail for a particular domain should be pointed. Each domain can have one or more MX records,  to see what your MX records are you can lookup your MX records... more
PHP ( Hypertext Preprocessor) PHP: recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. PHP is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. more
Responsive Design Responsive Design is a method of website design which ‘responds’ to the resolution of the users screen to re flow the elements on the website and ensure the site looks great for all sizes. Often the businesses logo and the website navigation menu are shrunk... more
Scripting Language a simple programming language used to write an executable list of commands, called a script. JavaScript, Perl, VBscript are scripting languages rather than general-purpose programming languages. more
SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle) SDLC is a 6 stage process followed for designing, developing, testing and launching a software project more
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) SEO stands for “search engine optimization.” It is the process of getting traffic from the “free,” “organic,” “editorial” or “natural” search results on search engines. more
Social Media Web sites that are driven by interactive, user generated content. Examples include: Facebook, LinkedIn, Wikipedia more
URL (Uniform Resource Locator) A unique address on the web which starting with http:// or https:// followed by its domain name more
Website Design Website design “is the art of designing the ‘public’ part of a website” it is “primarily a focus on what a site should look like and contain”. This definition is according to Ashley Gainer,  a Web Design professional who wrote an excellent article about the... more
Website Design vs Website Development "Web design is the art of designing the “public” part of a website" vs "Web development refers to writing the actual code and scripts that take a web design and bring it to digital life" more
Website Development Website development refers to writing the actual code and scripts that take a web design and bring it to digital life, developers focus on how a site works more
Website Hosting Website hosting is a service offered by a Web Hosting company which enable the files of a web site to be served to browsers when they are requested. The web hosting company typcially creates a space on high-powered computers (web servers) connected to a very fast network.... more
WordPress Free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL Wikipedia does a good job defining WordPress with the single description above but it goes on to explain what can be done with WordPress: WordPress is installed on a web server, which either... more

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