Coding jargon all web developers (and everyone else) should know
Coding can be a complex and intimidating field for those who are new or unfamiliar with it. To add to the complexity there are certain terms and phrases that developers commonly use when talking about all things web dev.
In this blog post, we will cover some of the most important coding jargon that all web developers use so that you can understand (????) what these terms mean.
HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language and is used to create the structure and layout of a website.
It is the backbone of any website and is used to define the different elements on a page, such as headings, paragraphs, and images.
CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and is used to control the visual appearance of a website. It can be used to change the font, colour, and layout of elements on a webpage.
It can be used to create things like pop-ups, animations, and form validation.
This allows for faster and more seamless user experiences.
An API, or Application Programming Interface, is a set of rules and protocols that allow different software programs to communicate with one another.
Web developers often use APIs to access external data and services, such as social media feeds or weather forecasts.
The DOM, or Document Object Model, is a way of representing a webpage in a tree-like structure, with each element on the page being a node.
Git is a version control system that is commonly used by web developers to manage and track changes to their code.
This allows developers to collaborate with others and easily revert to previous versions of their code if necessary.
Now you know the coding jargon, you can talk dev. By understanding these key terms and concepts, web developers can better navigate the coding world and everyone else can pretend to understand what they’re talking about!
To understand more website terms you can read our ‘Website jargon, understanding basic website terms’ article. Knowing the lingo will make it easier to talk to your web development agency with confidence and clarity for any future projects.