API – Application program interface
APIs allow developers to leverage the abilities of an application.
CMS – Content management system
CMSs allow people to quickly update and build websites. Some of the top CMSs are WordPress, Sitecore, and Adobe Experience Manager.
CSS – Cascading style sheets
A coding language that allows people to design and change how websites look.
FBML – Facebook Markup Language
A codling language specific to Facebook.
DNS – Domain name system
This is a naming system for computers.
FTP – File transfer protocol
This is a system that allows people to transfer files on to servers.
HTML – HyperText Markup Language
Is a basic programming language for building websites.
HTTP – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
Is a protocols for distributing media like web pages.
HTTPS – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
This is the secure version of HTTP. HTTPS is now an SEO ranking factor so make sure you secure your site. Is an SSL certificate to change your website from HTTP to HTTPS.
OS – Operating system (sometimes this is used for ‘open source’)
PHP – PHP Hypertext Preprocessor
This is a type of programming language.
QR Code – Quick response code
ROR – Ruby on Rails
This is a type of coding language.
RSS – Really Simple Syndication
This allows websites to push our or pull in content from their websites or other sites.
S2S – Server to server
The process of two servers communicating
SSL – Secure Sockets Layer
This is a certificate that adds a layer of protection to websites.
TLD – Top level domain
Top-level domain (TLD) refers to the last part of a domain name after the (.) dot. TLDs separated into two categories: generic and country-specific. Generic TLDs are things
like .com, .org, .net, .gov, .edu, etc
Country specific includes .co.uk, .AU, .it etc
UGC – User-generated content
Content created by the user of a website
URL – Uniform resource locator
Helps browsers, servers and people find and store information for a specific web page
WYSIWYG – What you see is what you get
These are content editors built into Content management systems (CMS) that allow you to edit webpages with out needing to know how to code.
XML – Extensible Markup Language
Extensible Markup Language is a markup language that creates a rules for encoding documents in a format that both humans and machines can read.