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Important Terms In Web Development That You Must Know

Here is a list of 24 most important terms in web development...

Hello and welcome to Codipher. Today in this article we will learn about some important terms in web development that you must know as a web developer. So without wasting further time let’s begin.

You don’t have to learn the definition of each term that I have included in this article, just go through every term and at least read it once.

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Important Terms In Web Development

1. Call To Action (CTA)

A Call To Action (CTA) can be a text, image, banner, or button that prompts your visitors, leads, and customers to take action. It is quite literally a “Call” to take an “action”. An example of a CTA is “Buy Now”.

2. CDN

A content delivery network (CDN) refers to a geographically distributed group of servers that work together to provide fast delivery of internet connection.

3. API

API stands for “Application Programming Interface”. With the help of APIs computers and applications can communicate with one another.

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4. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

It’s the process of modifying your website content to increase your website’s visibility when people search for products or services related to your business on Google, Bing, and other search engines.

5. Wireframe

A wireframe is like a blueprint of the website showing the page layout, arrangement of the content, which interface elements and navigational systems should be included, and how all these components work together. So, the focus is on functionality rather than aesthetics.

6. User Interface Design (UI Design)

User interface (UI) Design is about building interfaces with a focus on styling and interactivity. The UI Designer’s goal is to create an interface that the user finds easy to use and aesthetically pleasing.

7. User Experience (UX)

It refers to any interaction a user has with a product or service, UX considers each and every element that shapes this experience, how it makes the user feel, and how easy it is for the user to accomplish their desired tasks.

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8. Accessibility

Accessibility is the practice of making your websites usable by as many people as possible.

9. Responsive Design

Responsive Design uses just one layout for a web page and “Responsively” adjusts to better fit the user’s screen, whether it’s a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, or a mobile phone.

10. Adaptive Design

Adapting different fixed layouts that adapt to specific screen sizes. In short, you have multiple versions of a web page to fit someone’s device as opposed to a single static page that looks the same (and reorders or resizes content) across all devices.

11. Landing Page

A landing page is a standalone web page that a person “lands” on after clicking through from an email, ad, or other digital location.

A landing page is a page on your site that is designed to convert visitors into leads.

12. Registrar

Your registrar is the company you used to register a domain. (Example: GoDaddy)

13. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

HTTP is the protocol for communicating with web servers and transferring web pages and also other data back to a browser.

14. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPs)

HTTPS is the same thing as HTTP, but it adds an extra layer of security on the data in transit through a secure socket layer (SSL) or transport layer security (TLS) protocol connection.

15. Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

SSL is a secure protocol developed for sending information securely over the internet. Many websites use SSL for secure areas of their sites, such as user account pages and online checkout.

16. Transport Layer Security (TLS)

TLS is a data encryption technology that provides secure data transfers. It encrypts (or scrambles) all data sent from one system to another, any third party that attempts to “Eavesdrop” on the transfer will be unable to recognize the data.

TLS is the succor of SSL

17. Hosting

Hosting refers to a web server where the files for your website are stored.

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18. Library

A library provides a set of helper functions/objects/modules which your application code calls for specific functionality.

19. Framework

You can think of a framework as a collection of solutions, tools, and components that you can access in one central location rather than seeking them all out separately each time.

20. Cache

The cache is temporary data storage that helps site speed by storing relevant information on your computer the first time you visit a website. Thanks to cache, when you visit the website again your computer does not have to reload all the website information as its already saved.

21. Cookies

These are small pieces of information that websites store on your computer.

They help inform websites about the user, enabling the websites to personalize the user experience.

22. Favicon

A small icon image, often a company logo that displays on the title bar or tab of a browser.

23. Server Side Scripting

Server-side scripting is a technique used in development that involves utilizing scripts on a web server that produce a custom response for each user’s request to the website.

24. Bounce Rate

It represents the percentage of visitors who enter the site and then leave (“Bounce”) rather than continuing to view other pages within the same site. The bounce rate is calculated by counting the number of single-page visits and dividing that by the total visits. It is then represented as a percentage of total visits.

And that’s it for this article. These were some important terms in web development that you will come across frequently. I hope you learned something new from this article today, have any doubts then the comment section is open below.

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Related Links:

MDN Web Docs Glossary: Definitions of Web-related terms

10 Things You Should Know As A Web Developer

Web Developer Skills: Definition and Examples

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