February 27, 2019 Last updated February 24th, 2019 2,256 Reads share

20 Most-Used Web Design Terms for the Inexperienced Client

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20 Most-Used Web Design Terms for The Inexperienced Client

Equipping yourself with the basic knowledge about Web Design is easier than actually learning how to do it. There are a lot of reasons why you should be well informed about this topic. But the most vital reason is that most of the deals nowadays are done over the internet.

If you wish to avoid confusion simply learn the Basic Terms of Web Design. This will help you get a better understanding of the design process which in turn can help your brand gain reputation and revenue. Making a difference between a business talk and jargon can be difficult, but we’re here so that is made simple.


The Terms that which you will see most of the time are


  • 404 – Some of the main reasons why you will see this notification are: 

                       1. when there’s no internet connection.

                       2. the page you are searching for does not exist anymore.

  • 301 redirect –  When you see this, you will be redirected from one page to the other. The most common use for 301-redirect is to shift the URL from the old website to a new one.
  • Cookies –  They provide information on when you are visiting that website, how often do you visit, and what parts do you visit. This gives very useful feedback to the website owners, as they can narrow down the needs and preferences of their visitors.
  • CSS –  This is a code that web developers use when they designate the manner in which the web page will be presented to you. It determines the colors, menus, styles of fonts, etc.
  • Domain –  The domain is the name of the page you are visiting. Simply said, what you type in the browser is the domain.
  • Hosting – The web servers that serve, maintain, and house your files are called the Host Sites, and their purpose is called the hosting. The web server is usually a PC that is running the software with internet access that allows the visitors access to the website by a web browser.
  • A coding language – The term language is actually a code that web designers use to actually design the web pages or do other web design jobs.
  • HTML –  This is a markup language, often used in the construction of web pages or display content. Most web designers combine it with other forms of coding languages (such as CSS, JavaScript, or PHP).
  • Information Architecture (IA) – The design of information, the organization of your content and the navigation of the website is defined by the Information Architecture.
  • Page Template – It represents a layout of a website. Usually, most websites have a range of 5 and 10 templates.


The Terms that which you will see less frequently but are still important


  • Responsive Design – When a website is adjusted to your screen on which it’s being viewed on, web designers used “the responsive design”.
  • Comment – Even though it sounds like a comment in regular language, it’s quite on the contrary. The comment in web design language refers to the bits of information which are contained in the HTML of the site that is ignored by your browser.
  • EM – This is a unit that measures the fonts size and similar elements of the web page that are related to the parent element of the item in question.
  • GUI – Otherwise known as the Graphical User Interface. It uses an input device to interact with the web application without coding.
  • HTTP – a combination of various rules for the transfer of the hypertext requests which happens between the browser and the server.
  • IFRAME – Otherwise known as the Inline Frame. It displays one or more pages within another web page.
  • Inheritance – In CSS coding, elements don’t possess a style are going to mirror the style of their parent element.
  • Permalink – They are commonly used on blogs, but they can be found on web addresses of various sources. They are permanently attached to the web address.
  • Pseudo-elementThis is the element that adds special kinds of effects on certain selectors.
  • Script – It refers to the specific portion of the code, found on the HTML page which makes it more interactive. They are written in different languages (JavaScript, CSS).


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