Technical Terms used in Web design
When getting a web page prepared or when you decide to create your own page, there are some terms that you will come across.
Hyper Text Markup Language is the raw material of web pages. Graphics like text, pictures or videos can be made on the page and can be linked together.
Enlarged Hyper Text Markup Language is another text code language. Browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera combine XML and HTML and are now the standard.
Abbreviation of Extensible Markup Language. This makes documents easy to read both for computers and users.
Cascading Style Sheets is a style language. It uses recognition tools for visual effects and elements in HTML and XHML and gives them form; color, size and text etc.
This is the standard brought to the Web by Macromedia. After the acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe, this was continued as Adobe Flash, and is the name given to the animation technology used on most pages.
This is the name given to the photo compressing technology used commonly in the virtual world. This technology, seen in picture files as .JPG, allows us to compress pictures and allows for space saving.
Graphics Interchange Format is another picture compressing format. This has widespread usage especially Online and is used more popularly than other compressing formats.
Bitmap is used commonly on Microsoft Windows and IBM OS/2 operating systems. These take up more space when compared to GOF and JPG.
Portable Network Graphics is used in the bitmap compressing technology to get in the way of data loss. This is a standard that took the places of PNG and GIF. This is pretty much the standard on all browsers.
This is the Adobe company’s Photoshop document format and we can say that it is used to create the graphics that have been mentioned above. PSD is a format that pretty much all graphic artists use.