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Web Development Terms That All New Programmers Should Learn

28 May, 2020

API

API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API allows two different programs to communicate with each other.

BUG

A software bug is an error that prevents a website or app from functioning.

CACHE

A cache is a temporary storage of certain elements that help load web pages faster for repeat website users.

CMS

CMS stands for content management system. A CMS is a software application that you use to create and maintain your websites content.

FAVICON

Favicon is short for ‘favourite icon’ and it is also known as the shortcut icon. A favicon is the small logo icon that appears on your website browser tab.

FRAMEWORK

A framework or software framework is a platform for developing software applications.

GIT

Git is a version control system where developers can store and manage their code from small to large projects with speed and efficiency.

GITHUB

GitHub is a cloud interface for Git. GitHub offers all the version control functionality of Git, but also offers its own features, such as bug tracking, task management and project wikis.

HTML

HTML stands for ‘Hypertext Markup Language’. It is the computer language that is used to create websites.

META TAG

Meta tags are snippets of text that describe a pages content. Meta tags do not appear on the page itself; they only appear in the pages source code.

PLUG-IN

A plug-in is an element of a software program that can be added to provide support for specific features or functionality.

SITEMAP

A sitemap is an outline of all the pages on a website.

UI DESIGN

UI is short for 'user interface'. User interface design is the visual elements that go into a website. For example, swiping motions, scrollbars, and clickable buttons.

UX DESIGN

UX design stands for user experience design. UX design is all about providing a smooth, user-friendly experience for the end user as they navigate around a website or an app.

WIREFRAME

A wireframe is the bare-bones blueprint structure of a website. A wireframe focuses on the functionality of a website rather than aesthetics.

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