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CSCI 1210

Essentials of Web Development

Terminology

Any technology comes equipped with its own set of specialized terms. Web development is no different. Listed here are terms you should know. This is a living document, so new terms may be added as time goes on

We'll be completing a worksheet of these terms over the course of the semester as part of your homework.

Download the worksheet, save it to your external drive, and await further instructions

  • API
  • attribute
  • Boolean attribute
  • Brackets project
  • browser
  • bug/debug
  • class
  • client/server architecture
  • client-side processing
  • closing tag
  • code hint
  • comment
  • contextual selectors
  • contrast
  • cross-browser compatibility
  • CSS
  • CSS colors
  • CSS declaration
  • CSS - embedded
  • CSS - external
  • CSS - inline
  • CSS validation
  • deploy
  • directory
  • DOCTYPE declaration
  • document root directory
  • domain name
  • DNS
  • element
  • external style sheet
  • file system
  • FileZilla
  • font
  • font family
  • FTP
  • FTP client
  • Gestalt Web Design
  • GIMP
  • hierarchical
  • HTML
  • HTML document
  • HTML validation
  • HTTP
  • HTTP request
  • HTTP response
  • hypertext
  • id
  • IDE
  • Internet client
  • Internet protocol
  • image optimization
  • intranet
  • IP address
  • ISP
  • JavaScript
  • JavaScript engine
  • LAN
  • mission statement
  • nested elements
  • network
  • opening tag
  • parent/child
  • path
  • persona
  • profile
  • property
  • protocol
  • pseudo-class
  • publish
  • render (a web page)
  • rule
  • sans-serif
  • selector
  • serif
  • SEO
  • server-side processing
  • static web page
  • style
  • style sheet
  • syntax
  • tag
  • targeted user groups
  • template
  • testing
  • text editor
  • TLD
  • tree
  • typography
  • URL
  • usable
  • usability
  • user accessibility
  • user-centric design
  • utility
  • UX
  • value
  • W3C
  • WDLC
  • web application
  • web browser
  • web hosting
  • web server
  • whitespace
  • WAN
  • WWW
  • XHTML