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Web Design Terms You Need to Know

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Professional web designers on a global designing platform quite essentially need to be aware of acronyms and buzz words of technicality. This aids in the development and implementation of new technologies and ideas. The frameworks, libraries and languages along with tools are more complex than ever. Thus, it’s quintessential to understand the buzz words.

Let’s take a quick look at it!

  1. HTML, CSS & JavaScript


HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) popularized with HTML5 now and is considered the web language. A piece of content is treated by a web browser with the help of HTML. It allows usage of several tags for the designer to mark the content for semantics as paragraphs can be considered as text copy, also images can be imported.


CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a visual rule set to formulate as to how elements should be rendered in a web page by the browser. It modifies text, background, size, position and shape of various parts of the page.


JavaScript a scripting language by its name. It supports designers in creating interactions in a web page. Earlier it was principally used for validation of forms and the pop-ups alert boxes that appeared when a mandatory field is empty (as a telephone number). While now it helps in providing visual effects and loads new contents with no need to reload the page.

  1. Responsive design

Responsive web design is captivating the world with a standard approach of adapting to user’s device in all designs. Irrespective of the web-connected device the content is displayed most appropriately for the view. For example, a page re-paginates with changes in screen size (into multiple columns on desktop or single on a Smartphone)

  1. Semantic markup

Semantic markup a method to coding HTML to describe content and access relevant metadata on the content using markup tags. Like, part of data not directly relevant to the primary content of the page can be marked by <aside>.

  1. SaaS

SaaS (Software as a Service) provides a software platform for delivery of services from or through the cloud. A few examples are Photoshop Express, latest versions of Microsoft Office online and Google Docs. The services provide desktop-like experience to the users without the need of installation of any software, as they are directly accessed from the web.

  1. A/B Testing

A/B testing is a procedure for accomplishing the same result through experimentation and achieves the most effective solution. It tracks the number of users converting to paying customers through alternate layouts using various trail layouts for web pages.

On a continuous repetitive process of assessing, prototyping and conforming, it increases the rate of conversion of individual pages considerably.

The above buzz words and acronyms are to be learnt for better implementation and innovation of a web page or website design. These form the basis for understanding the creation of web pages without which it’s technically impossible to make any. With web- designing ruling the markets, those who seek to utilize the opportunity, try harder to understand.

Stay tuned for our Part 2 of web design terms you need to know!