5 April 2016

Web Design

Web Design Terminology You Need To Know

Web design can be a very daunting venture for those who are oblivious or new to it. It contains strange language all on its own. Whether you are creating a website yourself, or working alongside a web developer, it is important that you can understand what’s involved when creating a website.

That’s why, we’ve created several blogs, to slowly get you to grips with all these buzzing words that make no sense to you whatsoever.

Domain Name:

A domain name is used to identify one or more IP addresses (web server and web page).
Example: Wikipedia.com, about.com

It is commonly referred to as an address on the web.


A hyperlink, or link, connects one web page to another on the same website known as internal linking, or web pages located on another site known as external linking.

This can be a link through text or even image. You know it is a hyperlink when the text is a different colour from the rest of the text. Also when you hover over the hyperlink, you will notice the cursor change from an arrow to a pointing finger. 99% of the time, hyperlinks appear as images or as underlined words/phrases.

For example: Read here to find more web design jargon.


It refers to the system that allows visitors to make a move around the site. This refers to the menus, links, icons and buttons presented on your website, along with where they are and where they take a use.

Its purpose is to help users find the content they want more quickly.


When it comes to images you will hear this term frequently. Screen resolution is especially important for optimising images for a quick display on the web.

It refers to the number of pixels (individual points of colour) contained on a display monitor, expressed in the terms of the number of pixels on the horizontal axis and vertical axis.

The is especially important when designing your website! So keep this in mind. A higher number of pixels displayed equals a higher resolution, however this also means it will take the page longer to load.


PDF stands for Portable Document Format which is a file format developed by Adobe Systems Inc. They have developed this to publish documents electronically, with good formatting for printing, and for document security (documents opened in PDF are usually read only, changes cannot be made).

Every PDF file has a complete description of a document, including the text, font, graphics and other information needed to display it.

Still feel uncertain about something you’ve seen above, or in another one of our technical blogs? Well worry not, our team here at FDC Leicester can understand what it feels like to venture out into something you have no idea about, and that’s why we are here to help! Get in contact with us today to find out what we can do for you!

Web Design Terminology You Need To Know


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