The web industry has a high barrier of entry due to the enormous amount of special terms and abbreviations everyone uses. It gets difficult to follow—I therefore created this collection of web buzzword terms with a short opinionated description. I just started the list and will extend it over time so that I can quickly look things up.
- Call to Action
- An eye catching button that tries to grab the attention of website visitors. Call to Actions are often used to convert website visitors.
- Data Management Platform
- A tool that collects all kind of data a company has on a customer or prospect to create shareable user profiles. Companies then use these profiles to optimise online advertisements.
- Hypertext Markup Language
- A markup system to make documents readable for humans and machines. It allows to link related documents to create a world wide web of information.
- An initiative to make the web more independent by reducing the dependency on major corporations to participate on the web. It encourages everyone to build private websites instead of only posting content on and therefor for Facebook and other major community platforms.
- Responsive Web Design
- Responsive Web Design is a collection of techniques to adapt websites for different screen sizes and devices.
- Uniform Resource Locator
- A URL is a unique human-readable string of text that is used to access a resource like a document or image on the internet. Example: www.example.com/my/image.jpg
- A website is a collection of multiple web pages. All web pages of a website are usually listed under the same domain name.
- Web page
- A web page is a unique document of a website. It is usually accessible with one URL.