When dealing with any industry that’s new to you, it can feel like they are speaking a completely different language. However, the web design field in particular has an unbelievable amount of industry jargon entwined into its daily dialogue.

Design Web Perth’s motto is keeping things simple for our clients, but it is inevitable that every now and then you’re going to hear a confusing phrase.

In case you want to prepare for your meeting with us, brush up on your web design terminology or just to learn something new, Design Web Perth has you covered.

A webpage is a page or collection of pages, on the World Wide Web that contains information targeted to a particular audience. These pages are typically written in scripting languages such as PHP, Perl, ASP, or JSP which your web browser then translates for you.

A website, different to a webpage is the site where content is built on – similar to the land a house is built on. Every website has a unique web address, which can be reached through an internet connection.

Web server
A web server is a program that uses HTTP to serve the files that form web pages, to their users in response to their requests.

Search Engine
Search engines are a type of website that helps users find targeted information online, examples of this are Yahoo, Google, etc. These search engines use the key words you type in and match them with websites that have the same key words.

Domain Name
This is what identifies your site, it is a unique name that serves as an address and allows users to find you.

Plug-ins are what your web designer uses to install new features onto your site, you can look at them like applications that you would find on the app store.

Frontend and backend
These are terms to characterize the different aspects of a site, frontend are the parts that the user sees and interacts with and backend is what does the work but is not seen, such as the database.

If any of this is still confusing or you have any questions at all for us, send an email to admin@designwebperth.com.au