Website Terminology Definitions

Website terminology definitions

Stepping into the digital world can be a daunting task especially if you have no technical experience.  There are lots of special terms and jargon that are associated with web design and this article will help you understand them in their simplest form.


HTML and CSS are abbreviations for two of the main technologies in building web pages. These are the building blocks of a website.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) provides the skeleton and structure of a web page. Such as separating content in sections, creating paragraphs and other core items.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is used in creating the look and presentation of web pages. Web designers can use CSS to create a custom and unique website.

Responsive Design

The creation of smartphones and other digital technologies has meant that websites have had to adapt to new screen sizes and resolutions. Therefore, it is important that a website is fluid and can be viewed on any device.

A responsive design means that the website responds to screen width or redirects to a separate mobile site.


A CMS (Content Management System) is an application that allows users to create and manage digital content. CMS’s require little technical knowledge and can be as easy as a mouse click to edit and add content onto a website. Most of them have hidden admin area where users can log into to edit the website depending on their permissions.

For example, the most popular CMS is WordPress now powers an estimated 25 percent of all sites. Drupal and Joomla are two other popular CMS’s.

Domain Name

A domain name is the address of the website, such as Therefore, domain names are address that are used to find you online.


Search Engine Optimisation is the method to improve your websites performance on search engine queries. This can be done on-site by adding keywords and content that is relating to your website or business. For instance, if you were to Google “Web Design Rotherham” our site will appear on the first page.

Finally, thank you for reading this article. If you have any further questions please contact the SlickBears team. 

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