For anyone learning how to create a website, you definitely have to learn some of the terminology. I’ve put together 24 common web design terms to help you on you way.
24 Common Web Design Terms
HTML – Hypertext Markup Language
PHP – Hypertext Preprocessor. This is a server-side scripting language.
CSS – This is short for Cascading Style Sheets. This type of markup is used in how the elements within a page will look like.
Content Management System – This is software that you can install and manage an entire site. You can also add dynamic functions with plugins or modules and more.
Division Layer – Also commonly called a div for short.
Embed – This could meaning inserting a special document type like a presentation, an audio, or a video that outputs a display that is user-friendly on the user-end side.
Markup – Code
Anchor – This is another term for link.
DOCTYPE – When a web page is labeled with a DOCTYPE, this tells the browser the markup compatibility in order to best display the website.
HTML tags – These are elements in a web page’s code that make up the basic infrastructure.
class – This is an attribute for an area that may be repeated in other parts of the same page.
id – This is an attribute for an area in a web page that will not be repeated within the same page.
Head – This is the area between the <head>and </head> that normally contain meta tags, your website’s title, stylesheet, and dynamic scripts.
Body – This is where the content markup of the site goes <body> and </body<
PNG – type of image format
GIF – type of image format
JPEG – type of image format
Margin – Margin moves the image top, bottom, left, or right within another HTML element. This is used in CSS.
Padding – This gives the element an extra area or buffer from another HTML element either top, bottom, left or right.. This is used in CSS.
Font – refers to text
Img Src – This is short for the term image source. Markup in its simplest is as followed: <img src=”" />
Form – this is for forms that allow you to submit or generate information.
I hope this list has helped you become more familiar with HTML.
What other terms do you believe people should know that are common web design terms?