Glossary of Terms

A

Affiliate website
An affiliate website is a website which brings the customer to another website or business by its own effort.
App
a self-contained program or piece of software designed to fulfil a particular purpose; an application, especially as downloaded by a user to a mobile device.

B

B2B
Exchange of products, services, or information between businesses rather than between businesses and consumers (B2C).
Banner
Depending on how it's used, a banner is either a graphic image that announces the name or identity of a site (and often is spread across the width of the Web page) or is an advertising image.
Blog
A blog (short for weblog) is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption. Blogs are defined by their format: a series of entries posted to a single page in reverse-chronological order. Blogs generally represent the personality of the author or reflect the purpose of the Web site that hosts the blog. The author of a blog is often referred to as a blogger. Many blogs syndicate their content to subscribers using RSS, a popular content distribution tool.
Bookmark
When you are looking at a particular Web site or home page and want to be able to quickly get back to it later, you can create a bookmark for it. A bookmark is a saved link to a Web page that has been added to a list of saved links within a browser (Internet Explorer etc).

C

Cache
A cache server is a dedicated network server or service acting as a server that saves Web pages or other Internet content locally.
cloud
Cloud drive storage is the mounting of storage capacity provided by a cloud storage service so that it appears to the server as a normal drive letter. In this manner, the server can treat the cloud storage as if it were a drive on direct-attached storage or a shared storage filer so files can be easily saved to and restored from the cloud.
CMS (Content Management System
A content management system is quite simply - a system that manages content. A CMS enables staff to create, edit, manage and finally publish content (such as text, graphics, video, documents etc) within their website.
com
"com" is one of the top-level domain names that can be used when choosing a domain name. It generally describes the entity owning the domain name as a commercial organisation. Along with the second-level domain name (for example: "stormwebsitedesign" in stormwebsitedesign.com), the top-level domain name is required in Web and e-mail addresses.
Cookie
A cookie is information that a Web site puts on your hard disk so that it can remember something about you at a later time. (More technically, it is information for future use that is stored by the server on the client side of a client/server communication.) Typically, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site. Using the Web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), each request for a Web page is independent of all other requests.
Cookie
A cookie is information that a Web site puts on your hard disk so that it can remember something about you at a later time. (More technically, it is information for future use that is stored by the server on the client side of a client/server communication.) Typically, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site. Using the Web's Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), each request for a Web page is independent of all other requests.
Creation
The act of creating a design or concept.
CSS
Cascading Style Sheets - A method of styling HTML elements with the ability to group objects together for ease of coding and re-use.

D

DMOZ Listing
DMOZ stands for the Open directory project, Which called Dmoz, It also known as largest directory list for create link building in the SEO field.
Domain Name
A domain name locates an organisation or other entity on the Internet.

E

E-Business
Derived from such terms as "e-mail" and "e-commerce," is the conduct of business on the Internet, not only buying and selling but also servicing customers and collaborating with business partners.

F

Firefox
A popular Web-browser with features including tabbed-browsing, extensive ad-blocking and many other tools and extensions. Well maintained and recommended by many.

G

GIF
One of the two most common file formats for graphic images on the World Wide Web. The other is the JPEG.
Google Adsense
A channel for webmasters to generate revenue through placing related adverts on their web-site.
Google Adwords
The Pay Per Click / Impression advertising program offered by Google.
Google Places
A google service for businesses wanting to establish a business page with company details and information in order to help achieve prominence on the web.

H

Hosting
Also known as Web site hosting and Web hosting is the business of housing, serving, and maintaining files for one or more Web sites. More important than the computer space that is provided for Web site files is the fast connection to the Internet.
HTML
HyperText Markup Language : the old standard for creating web-pages and web-sites.
Hyperlink
On the Web or other hypertext systems, hyperlink is a synonym for both link and hypertext link. Possibly, the term originated because "link" was not felt to be specific enough. And it's shorter than "hypertext link."

I

Illustration
A drawing concept created with an instrument either pencil,pen, or by digital means.
IMAP
Provides the user more capabilities for retaining e-mail on the server and for organising it in folders on the server. IMAP can be thought of as a remote file server. POP and IMAP deal with the receiving of e-mail and are not to be confused with the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), a protocol for transferring e-mail across the Internet.
IP Address
A 32-bit number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet. An IP address has two parts: the identifier of a particular network on the Internet and an identifier of the particular device (which can be a server or a workstation) within that network.
Ipod
The iPod is a combination portable digital media player and hard drive from Apple Computer. The original version was about the size of a deck of playing cards, with a monochrome screen and a 5 gigabyte capacity. iPods can be now be purchased with up to 60 GB of hard drive capacity and color screens capable of playing television shows, videos or movies uploaded from a PC.
Ipod
The iPod is a combination portable digital media player and hard drive from Apple Computer. The original version was about the size of a deck of playing cards, with a monochrome screen and a 5 gigabyte capacity. iPods can be now be purchased with up to 60 GB of hard drive capacity and color screens capable of playing television shows, videos or movies uploaded from a PC.
ISP
A company that provides individuals and other companies access to the Internet and other related services such as Web site building and virtual hosting. An ISP has the equipment and the telecommunication line access required to have a point-of-presence on the Internet for the geographic area served.

J

Java
Java is an Object Orientated Language similar to C++ with similar portability standards. Java can be contained within APPLETS inside web-pages and is a popular language for mobile phones.
Javascript
Javascript is a web-based language created by Netscape. Not to be confused with Java.
JPEG
Term for any graphic image file produced by using a JPEG standard. A JPEG file is created by choosing from a range of compression qualities.. When you create a JPEG or convert an image from another format to a JPEG, you are asked to specify the quality of image you want. Since the highest quality results in the largest file, you can make a trade-off between image quality and file size. JPEG is one of the image file formats supported on the World Wide Web, usually with the file suffix of ".jpg". You can create a progressive JPEG (displays pixelated view which improves) that is similar to an interlaced GIF.

K

Keyword
A word which acts as the key to a cipher or code. used in websites to help customers search for your website.
Keyword Stemming
Keyword stemming is making a keyword more viable by bringing some variation in the popular keyword like adding a suffix or prefix or simply pluralizing it making a new word altogether.This particular process allows a website to expand upon the number of variable options, which can help a website get more traffic. Words that are a product of keyword stemming can expand in either direction, or even add words to the phrase, making the possibilities limitless.

M

Meta Tag
A meta tag is a tag in the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) that describes some aspect of the contents of a Web page. Well-written meta tags can help make the page rank higher in search results.
Microformats
Microformats are small patterns of HTML to represent commonly published things like people, events, blog posts, reviews and tags in web pages. Microformats are the quickest & simplest way to provide an API to the information on your website. See what else you can do with microformats.
MP3
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) is a standard technology and format for a sound sequence into a very small file
MP3
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3) is a standard technology and format for a sound sequence into a very small file
MySQL
MySQL is a widely used database system. This particular system integrates well with PHP and is suited well for the World Wide Web

N

Notepad
Notepad is a simple HTML editor that many people use. It comes free with Windows, and these links show how easy it is to do. And you can even use it to write XML.

O

Opera
A popular Web-browser used often by Mac computers. Well maintained and recommended by many.

P

PDF Files
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to represent documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating system.[1] Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.
PHP
PHP is a server-side HTML embedded scripting language. It allows us to communicate database results, alter images on-the-fly and many more things through the language.
POP3
Most recent version of a standard protocol for receiving e-mail. POP3 is a client /server protocol in which e-mail is received and held for you by your Internet server. Periodically, you (or your client e-mail receiver) check your mail-box on the server and download any mail, probably using POP3. This standard protocol is built into most popular e-mail products, such as Eudora and Outlook Express. It's also built into the Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. POP3 is designed to delete mail on the server as soon as the user has downloaded it. However, some implementations allow users or an administrator to specify that mail be saved for some period of time. POP can be thought of as a "store-and-forward" service. An alternative protocol is Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP). IMAP provides the user more capabilities for retaining e-mail on the server and for organizing it in folders on the server. IMAP can be thought of as a remote file server. POP and IMAP deal with the receiving of e-mail and are not to be confused with the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), a protocol for transferring e-mail across the Internet. You send e-mail with SMTP and a mail handler receives it on your recipient's behalf. Then the mail is read using POP or IMAP. The conventional port number for POP3 is 110.

Q

QR Codes
Known as 'Quick Response' these are graphical printed squares that are applied to printed surfaces and literature which when scanned by a smart phone can access and open a website for information.

R

Reciprocal Links
Links between 2 web-sites or pages based on a linking or advertising agreement between the two publishers.

S

Safari
A popular Web-browser with features including tabbed-browsing, extensive ad-blocking and many other tools and extensions. Well maintained and recommended by many.
SEO/Search Engine Optimisation
The technique of enhancing a web-site to increase the chances of it being ranked higher in the top results of a search engine once a relevant search is undertaken.
Site Map
A site map (or sitemap) is a representation of the architecture of a web site, primarily to help visitors and search engine bots find pages on the site. Google Sitemaps enable web developers to publish lists of links from across their sites. Therefore sites with a large number of dynamic pages can then indicate to a web crawler how such pages can be found.
Smart Phone
A mobile phone that is able to perform many of the functions of a computer, typically having a relatively large screen and an operating system capable of running general-purpose applications.

T

Terabyte
A terabyte is a measure of computer storage capacity or approximately a thousand billion bytes (that is, a thousand gigabytes).
TEXT File
A text file (sometimes spelled "textfile": an old alternative name is "flatfile") is a kind of computer file that is structured as a sequence of lines of electronic text. A text file exists within a computer file system. The end of a text file is often denoted by placing one or more special characters, known as an end-of-file marker, after the last line in a text file.

W

W3C
Acronym for the World Wide Web Consortium. They are the governing body for internet standards.
WAI
A section of the W3C dedicated to ensuring that web-content is accessible to everyone regardless of their abilities.
WCAG
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines : A set of methods to allow for easier web-browsing for people with disabilities.

X

XHTML
Extensible HyperText Markup Language : the current standard langauge for creating web-pages and web-sites. We currently create all of our websites using the XHTML 1.0 Transitional Specification.
XML Sitemap
The Sitemaps protocol allows a webmaster to inform search engines about URLs on a website that are available for crawling. A Sitemap is an XML file that lists the URLs for a site, and is embedded into the main header of the page.