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10 Web Design Terms You Need To Know

10 Web Design Terms You Need To Know

10 Web Design Terms You Need To Know

Web Design can be a very intimidating venture for those who are new to it. It contains language all on its own. Whether you are creating a website on your own, or working with a Web Developer, this list of 10 Web Design terms will help you better understand the process and create a clearer line of communication among those working on the project.

Banner

A graphic placed around a website, usually at the top, for advertising. They can be static images, text, or animated. Banners are great to draw attention to special offers and promotions on your website.

Domain name

A domain name is a name that identifies a computer or computers on the Internet. These names appear as a part of a Website’s URL. For example, in www.itvibes.com – itvibes is the domain name.

HTML

HTML stands for “HyperText Markup Language,” it is the language used to create and format web pages.

Hyperlink

A hyperlink, or link, connects one web page to other web pages either on the same website (internal linking), or web pages located on another website (external linking).

JPEG

JPEG stands for “Joint Photographic Experts Group,” JPEGs are flexible types of photo files that can be made smaller for websites.

Navigation

Navigation refers to the menus, links, icons and buttons on your site, along with where they are and where they take a use

Outbound link

Outbound links are links that take you to an external website.

PDF

PDF stands for “Portable Document Format,” they were first developed by Adobe. PDF’s include a document with text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.

PNG

PNG stands for “Portable Network Graphics.” It is an image format ideal for compression and displaying images on the web. They can be edited for millions of colors, as well as transparent backgrounds.

Resolution

The number of pixels in an image.

The further in depth you go into web design, the more complex it becomes. However, with an understanding of these important web design terms, you are placing yourself in a position to be able to understand basic web design aspects.

Source: Huffington Post

4 Comments

  • Official Gates

    19th May 2016 9:54 am
    Reply

    Website loading time also important.

    • thewebcentre

      24th May 2016 10:56 am
      Reply

      Hi Official Gates,
      You are completely true, we should have included it. Thanks for your comment.

  • Philip Walker

    29th August 2016 7:21 am
    Reply

    I do agree with Official Gates. Pages with a slow load time tend to have higher bounce rates…

  • pixelangry.it

    4th September 2016 9:19 am
    Reply

    Internal linking :
    When you start a web design project , you have to organize well the structure, so that the pages are linking to each other

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