Technology Terms


Back End Development
This is the web development that takes user input like ordering a product and automates the processes that handle that order from submission to delivery.

Binary

Computers communicate in binary, using a series of 1's and 0's. Think of binary as a series of on or off switches. Try your hand at decoding binary.

Bugs
Any problem you find while testing or using your site, like broken links, misspelled words, bad formatting, etc.

Content

The text, images, movies, sounds, animations or anything else that appear on a website.

CSS

Cascading Style Sheets provide the code needed for web browsers to determine how a web page should be laid out.

DNS

Domain Name System keeps track of web addresses on the Internet, converting numerical IP addresses to alphanumeric web addresses. For instance, one IP address for google.com is 173.194.73.147.

Features
Enhancements that you want to make to your website, like adding new pages or new functionality.


Front End Development
This is the web development that creates what the end-user sees on the screen.

Hacker

Someone who takes things apart and tries things out to figures out how something works.

Hack Jam
While there are some negative connotations associated with hacking, there is also a positive side. A Hack Jam aims to take on an interesting challenge, providing participants the opportunity to take things apart, try things out and remix to make something new. It is a collaborative and creative process that also moves participants from consuming to creating digital media.

HTML

HyperText Markup Language provides the tags needed for web browsers to display the content of web pages. Check out this HTML tag cheatsheet.

HTTP
Hypertext Transfer (or Transport) Protocol, the data transfer protocol used on the World Wide Web.

IP address

Every computer on the internet is assigned an Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is a bunch of numbers. For instance, one IP address for google.com is 173.194.73.147.

Maker

Someone who creates something and shares it with others.

Web Server

A computer that can share content via websites on the internet.

Wireframing
Drawing a basic layout of your website on paper or using a wireframe app.

WYSIWYG

A WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor lets you enter content while it takes care of the underlying code (HTML).

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