Web Site Design Encyclopedia
If you are new to web site design, here are some commonly used web site design and development terms and meanings:
Article Spinning - Article Spinning is the process in which a copywriter or a website owner creates a new article out of an existing article by rewriting it. Typically words and phrases are substituted to put a new spin on the article. >> Read more about article spinning
Cache - A web browser's cache is where it keeps files (images, cookies, etc.) that it has downloaded from the web while you were viewing a web page and might need to use again. >> Read more about cache
Ecommerce - Electronic commerce, e-commerce or ecommerce consists primarily of the distributing, buying, selling, marketing, and servicing of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet. >> Read more about ecommerce
Exchange Links - You place another site's link on your site, usually on a links or resources page, and in return, the other site places a link on their site back to your website. >> Read more about exchanging links
Firewall - In computing, a firewall is a piece of hardware and/or software which functions in a networked environment to prevent some communications forbidden by the security policy. >> Read more about firewalls.
Graphics Editor - A graphics editor is a computer program that allows users to compose and edit pictures interactively on the computer screen and save them in one of many popular "bitmap" or "raster" formats such as TIFF, JPEG, PNG and GIF. >> Read more about graphics editors.
HTML Editor - A HTML editor assists the user in writing HTML code for web pages. Although HTML code can be written and edited with any text editor, a special HTML editor is designed to be more convenient. Additionally HTML editors generally provide some assistance for creating Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). There are two flavors of HTML editors: text and WYSIWYG. >> Read more about html editors
Macromedia Dreamweaver - Macromedia Dreamweaver is software from a company called Macromedia used to build and manage websites and Internet applications. Macromedia Dreamweaver is a web design software application developed by Macromedia. It uses a WYSIWYG interface, but it also has HTML editing as well. >> Read more about Macromedia Dreamweaver
Microsoft Front Page - Microsoft FrontPage is a WYSIWYG HTML editor and web site administration tool from Microsoft for the Windows operating system. It is part of Microsoft Office and included in some versions of the popular bundle. >> Read more aboaut Microsoft Front Page
Macromedia Flash - a graphics animation program by Macromedia. The resulting files, sometimes called "flash files", may be included in a web page to view in a web browser, or they may be played on a standalone player. >> Read more about Macromedia Flash
Spidering - The process of a search engine indexing your website and including it in it's search results.
PLR - PLR is an abbreviation for Private Label Rights. PLR are the rights assigned to a set of articles or website where you have the legal right to modify the content of the articles and claim the content as your own. >> Read more about PLR
SERP - SERP is an acronym for Search Engine Result Page. This is where your site is ranked for certain key phrases. For example one of Hoover Web Design's key phrases is "professional web design" for which it is ranked #1. >> Read more about SERP
Spyware - is a broad category of malicious software designed to intercept or take partial control of a computer's operation without the informed consent of that machine's owner or legitimate user. >> Read more about spyware.
Web Designer Business Kit - Web Site Design is an exciting field to be in. The technology rapidly changes so there is always something new and exciting to learn, it's a great outlet to release your creativity, you can work from any location (including at home in your PJs) and finally you can make a lot of money. Given all of these reasons, many people wonder how to get started designing web sites for profit. >> Read more about the Business Kit
Web Hosting - Web hosting is a service that provides individuals, organizations and users with online systems for storing information, images, video, or any content accessible via the Web. >> Read more about web hosting
Website - A website, Web site or WWW site (often shortened to just site) is a collection of Web pages, that is, HTML/XHTML documents accessible generally via HTTP on the Internet; all publicly accessible websites in existence comprise the World Wide Web. >> Read more about websites
Website Promotion - Website promotion is the continuing process to promote a website to bring more visitors to the website. Many techniques such as content development, search engine optimization (also known as SEO), and search engine submission, are used increase the traffic to a site. >> Read more about website promotion
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