Web and Social Media Design George

Terms and Definitions

August 26th, 2020 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Internet– “The internet is the world’s most popular computer network. It began as an academic research project in 1969, and became a global commercial network in the 1990s. Today it is used by more than 2 billion people around the world.” Vox – The internet, explained https://www.vox.com/2014/6/16/18076282/the-internet (August 25, 2020).

World Wide Web– “commonly referred to as WWW, W3, or the Web—is an interconnected system of public webpages accessible through the Internet. The Web is not the same as the Internet: the Web is one of many applications built on top of the Internet.” World Wide Web – MDN Web Docs Glossary https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Glossary/World_Wide_Web (August 25, 2020).

Web Browser– “Today’s browsers are fully functional software suites that can interpret and display HTML Web pages, applications, JavaScript, AJAX and other content hosted on web servers.” Webopedia – Web Browser Definition and Meaning https://www.webopedia.com/TERM/B/browser.html (August 25, 2020).

UI – User interface– “the means in which a person controls a software application or hardware device.” TechTerms – User Interface Definition https://techterms.com/definition/user_interface (August 25, 2020)

UX – User experience– “encompasses all aspects of the end-user’s interaction with the company, its services, and its products.” Nielsen Norman Group – The Definition of User Experience https://www.nngroup.com/articles/definition-user-experience/ (August 25, 2020).

Open Source Software– “If a program is open-source, its source code is freely available to its users. Its users – and anyone else – have the ability to take this source code, modify it, and distribute their own versions of the program.” How-To Geek – What is an Open Source Software, and Why Does it Matter https://www.howtogeek.com/129967/htg-explains-what-is-open-source-software-and-why-you-should-care/ (August 25, 2020).


MySQL-“an open source relational database management system. It is based on the structure query language (SQL), which is used for adding, removing, and modifying information in the database. Standard SQL commands, such as ADD, DROP, INSERT, and UPDATE can be used with MySQL.” TechTerms – MySQL Definition https://techterms.com/definition/mysql (August 25, 2020).

PHP– “Stands for “Hypertext Preprocessor.” (It is a recursive acronym, if you can understand what that means.) PHP is an HTML-embedded Web scripting language. This means PHP code can be inserted into the HTML of a Web page. TechTerms – PHP Definition https://techterms.com/definition/php (August 25, 2020).

WordPress– “is a free content management system used to build and maintain websites. Its ease of use and unique blogging features have helped it become the most popular blogging tool on the web.” TechTerms – WordPress Definition https://techterms.com/definition/wordpress (August 25, 2020).

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