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Basic Web Design Terminology – Part 3

In this blog post we are continuing to define the meanings of some basic web design terminology. This series of blogs has been one of the most popular, so we thought we would continue!

  • PHP – PHP stands for ‘Hypertext Pre-processor’. It is a widely used, open source, programming and scripting language used to create dynamic interactive websites. PHP scripts are executed on the server.
  • SEO – Search Engine Optimisation is the practice of increasing both the quality and quantity of traffic to a website through organic search results.
  • UI – In web design, User Interface Design focuses on the users experience and interaction with a website.
  • UX – In web design, User Experience Design is the process of enhancing a website to improve the usability, accessibility and pleasure from interaction, for the end user.
  • WYSIWYG – Acronym for ‘What You See Is What You Get’. It is an editor that allows a web developer to see what the end result will look like white it is still being created/remains unpublished.
  • 404 Page – A 404 page error is displayed when you try to access a page that doesn’t exist on a website.
  • Landing Page – A landing page is a page on a website that serves as an entry point for the website or a particular section of a website. These are often used on pay-per-click advertisements and social media posts.
  • Exit Page – The exit page is the last page accessed by a user during a visit to a website.
  • Address Bar – The text field in a web browser that displayed the address of the web page that is being viewed.
  • Sitemap – A sitemap is a list of pages, on your website, that tells users and search engines about the organisation about your site content.
  • Call To Action – A call to action is a button, image or line of text that prompts a user to ‘take action’. For example, a button on a website saying ‘Download Now’.
  • Flyout Navigation – Navigation panels that typically flyout or dropdown from a navigation bar.
  • Rollover – In web design, a rollover is an effect in which the appearance of a graphic, button, or text changed when the user puts the cursor over the element.
  • Ajax – Short for ‘Asynchronous JavaScript’. It can read data from a web server after a page has loaded. It can also update a web page without reloading the page.
  • Responsive Design – Makes a website look good across all devices. CSS and HTML is used to resize, hide, move content so that it looks good on any screen size.

Make sure you check out our blog next month for part 4 of our basic web design terminology blog series. If you are interested in our web design service then please call our team on 0793 9006 826 or email us at hello@ctrlaltcreate.co. Our web design services are ideal for businesses in Wirral, Liverpool, Chester & North Wales.