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Website Lingo


Want to feel like you’re in the know about Websites? Need to get some terms and acronyms down before you get into the conversation? Let’s get you started…

  • When you see “www” at the start of a website address its looking for a site on the World Wide Web. 
  • HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is the language used to construct web pages. HTML is often used in conjunction with languages that allow the web developer to add functionality.
  • HTML code refers to the markup language that is used to build web pages. “Code” refers to the programming language. XML (Extensive Markup Language) defines rules for writing other markup languages.
  • Web server refers to the specialized computer system or dedicated server specifically designed to host or deliver Web sites.
  • Host: In order for your website to be on the world wide web, it must be “hosted” on a server. The host is the company that provides the webserver.
  • Hyperlink or link is text, an image or an area on a website that can be clicked to open a new page.
  • A search engine is a web site that attempts to index or store all or most of the web in a database. A search engine acts like a directory for the World Wide Web.
  • SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and this is the act of creating or changing web pages so that their ranking in search engine results pages improve.
  • RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a variation of XML that allows website owners to syndicate their content for publication on other websites.
  • Meta Tag is an html tag that contains meta data specific to the web page. Most common meta tags are the description and keywords you would see on a web page. This helps the world wide web search for you by using or entering these meta keywords.
  • Blog is actually short for Web log. A Blog is simply like a diary or journal with frequent updates. If you are reading this you are reading our blog! (and we thank you for visiting).

Author: The Cheeps

"The Cheeps" are the chick designers that run Cheep Cheep Postcards and Cheep Cheep Websites, two divisions of Hunter-McMain, Inc. We're here to provide fun information on advertising design, business tips, and holidays--sometimes random--we would like to celebrate with you.

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