Part 2 to our cheat sheet of commonly used terms in web design / web development! Here are ten more terms to get to know as you create your website.
(Do you already know the ten terms in Part 1 of Let’s Talk Web Development?)
The software that enables two applications to communicate.
The breadcrumb shows users their location on a website, displaying the navigation (or trail) of web pages that lead to the current page. The term is in reference to the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.
CSS specify how HTML elements (such as fonts and colors) are shown. By defining how certain specific elements are displayed, the styles can be carried throughout.
The “hex code” consists of six characters (a combination of numbers and letters), preceded by the pound (#) symbol. Used in HTML and CSS the unique code is assigned to a specific colour.
Short for inline frame, an iFrame is an HTML element within an HTML element (a frame within a frame). For example, an iFrame may be used to embed a video from another website onto your web page.
How a button or link will behave when a user has the mouse pointer it. For example, the button or link may change colour if the pointer is over top to indicate that it can be clicked.
How you organize and structure your website content. The goal is to make it easy for users to find what they are looking for.
Approaching the design of a website with mobile users first in mind, i.e. initiating the design concept starting with the smallest screen first and working your way up in size.
An additional (“add-on”) piece of software code that gets installed on an existing application to add new function to it.
The list of web pages on a website that is essentially a map of the site that shows how to get to each page.
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