- The word Blog is actually short for Weblog and is a
Web page that is similar to a journal or diary. These
are typically updated frequently and can be used by
businesses to keep their clients informed of any recent
- Content is the substance of a web page. It
consists of the text and graphics that makes up the
page. This list of terms is considered to be part of the
content. Content lies within the layout or design of the
Domain (URL) - (the address) Domain names are used
to refer to specific computers (hosts) on the internet.
They consist of a address and a suffix such as .com,
.net, .org, etc. These are sometimes referred to as
URLs, which stands for Uniform Resource Locator.
E-Commerce - e-Commerce is the term used for a site
application that allows visitors to browse and purchase
products online. In simple terms, an e-Commerce site
consists of the Shopping Cart system, which serves as
the online product catalog, and the Merchant Account to
process the financial processing.
- The first page, and arguably the most important
page on a web site. This page typically introduces and
conveys the purpose of your site.
Hosting - (the lot) For internet users to access a
web site, it must first be placed on a host or server
computer. When surfing the web, the visitor's computer
downloads the site from the host computer through the
internet connection. Learn more
about hosting here.
Hyperlink - Text or an image that is connected to
another document on the site or web. A link can be
connected to an area of the existing page, another page,
a separate site or even a file.
- This is one of the most common languages used to write
web pages. HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language.
- Words and code embedded in the HTML code, or source
code, of a webpage. This information is not outwardly
displayed on your site, but it provides information
about the site's content. The metatag information can
also be used by search engines to categorize your site.
- The number of dots per inch on a computer monitor.
Typically set at 800x600, but can be set higher with
Search Engine - Search Engines are basically huge
databases containing website information. Some examples
include Google and Yahoo. These tools are regularly used
by internet users to find sites relating to their search
(Search Engine Optimization) - Also sometimes
referred to as search engine placement or search engine
marketing, SEO is a process of making a site and its
content as highly relevant to search engines and
internet users. A high ranking on the search engines is
extremely important in establishing a successful web
site and requires regular attention.
Learn more about
search engine placement here.
Splash page - This is a page that consists of a
large graphic or Flash animation which serves as a
site's home page. The site visitor is then prompted to
click to enter the page. Although they are frequently
utilized, splash pages are not effective as a permanent
part of a site.
Template Site - Pre-designed site that is sold in
mass quantities. Template sites allow for very little
customization and all content must be formatted properly
to fit into the area provided.
Find out why template
sites don't make sense on our custom design page.