Terms and Definitions

Internet and World Wide Web

  1. The Internet- A global computer network that provides access to information and communication facilities.
    1. Internet Basics: What is the Internet?. GCF Global. https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/internetbasics/what-is-the-internet/1/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  2. ISP – Internet service provider- A company that provides customers with Internet access.
    1.  What does Internet Service Provider mean?. Techopedia. https://www.techopedia.com/definition/2510/internet-service-provider-isp (accessed September 6, 2021).
  3. World Wide Web-A collection of different websites you can access through the Internet.
    1. Internet Basics: What is the Internet?. GCF Global. https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/internetbasics/what-is-the-internet/1/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  4. Website Host- An organization that sells or leases memory space on its servers.
    1.  What does a Web host mean?. Techopedia. https://www.techopedia.com/definition/2542/web-host (accessed September 6, 2021).
  5. Web Browser- A software program that allows a user to locate, access, and display web pages.
    1. What does a Web host mean?. Techopedia. https://www.techopedia.com/definition/288/web-browser (accessed September 6, 2021).
  6. Browser cache- A temporary storage area in memory or on disk that holds the most recently downloaded Web pages.
    1.  Browser Cache. PC. https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/browser-cache (accessed September 6, 2021).
  7. URL- Stands for “Uniform Resource Locator.” A URL is the address of a specific webpage or file on the Internet.
    1. URL. Techterms. https://techterms.com/definition/url (accessed September 6, 2021).
  8. Blog- An online journal or informational website displaying information in reverse chronological order, with the latest posts appearing first, at the top.
    1.  What is a blog? -Definition of of Terms Blog, Blogging, and Blogger.First Site Guide. https://firstsiteguide.com/what-is-blog/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  9. Website- A website is made up of related text, images, and other resources.
    1.  Internet Basics: What is the Internet?. GCF Global. https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/internetbasics/what-is-the-internet/1/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  10. Open Source Software- Software with source code that anyone can inspect, modify, and enhance.
    1. What is an open source? Open Source. https://opensource.com/resources/what-open-source (accessed September 6, 2021).
  11. CMS (Content Management System)- Stands for content management system. It is a computer software or an application that uses a database to manage all content, and it can be used when developing a website.
    1.  CMS. At Internet. https://www.atinternet.com/en/glossary/cms/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  12. WordPress- A free, beginner-friendly content management system (CMS) that relies on the MySQL database service and PHP programming language to serve blog and page content to site visitors.
    1.  What is WordPress?. In Motion Hosting. https://www.inmotionhosting.com/blog/what-is-wordpress/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  13. WordPress Themes- A group of files (graphics, style sheets, and code) that dictates the overall appearance of your blog or website.
    1.  What are WordPress Themes (And where to find theme). DreamHost. https://www.dreamhost.com/wordpress/how-to-find-wp-themes/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  14. UX (user experience)- Focuses on having a deep understanding of users, what they need, what they value, their abilities, and also their limitations.
    1.  User Experience Basics. usability.gov. https://www.usability.gov/what-and-why/user-experience.html (accessed September 6, 2021).
  15. UI (user interface)- Comprises screen menus and icons, keyboard shortcuts, mouse and gesture movements, command language and online help.
    1.  User Interface. PC. https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia/term/user-interface (accessed September 6, 2021).

Web and Social Media Design

  1. SEO – search engine optimization- The art and science of getting pages to rank higher in search engines such as Google.
    1. Search Engine Optimization. Optimizely. https://www.optimizely.com/optimization-glossary/search-engine-optimization/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  2. Responsive design- A web development approach that creates dynamic changes to the appearance of a website, depending on the screen size and orientation of the device being used to view it.
    1.  Responsive Web Design and User Experience. Nielsen Norman Group. https://www.nngroup.com/articles/responsive-web-design-definition/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  3. Adaptive design- A user interface that’s adapted to different screen sizes.
    1.  Adaptive Design. Invision. https://www.invisionapp.com/design-defined/adaptive-design/ (accessed September 6, 2021).
  4. Copyrighted photographs, illustrations, graphics, music and animations- A copyright is a collection of rights that automatically vest to someone who creates an original work of authorship like a literary work, song, movie or software.
    1.  What is Copyright. copyrightalliance.org. (Accessed September 6, 2021).
  5. Copyright free photographs, illustrations, graphics, music and animations-when taken literally, simply means that the work is “free of copyright”.
    1.  The Difference Between ‘Copyright Free’ and ‘Royalty Free.’ Plagarismtoday.com. (Accessed September 6, 2021).
  6. Public domain photographs, illustrations, graphics, music and animations-Public domain photographs, illustrations, graphics, music and animations.
    1.  What is Copyright. copyrightalliance.org. (Accessed September 6, 2021).
  7. Royalty free stock images-“Royalty free” simply means that a piece of content is free from royalties, meaning that it is free from ongoing payments.
    1.  The Difference Between ‘Copyright Free’ and ‘Royalty Free.’ Plagarismtoday.com. (Accessed September 6, 2021).