Archives: Glossary

2FA

2FA Definition: Two-factor authentication – Use a one-time pass on your phone

A Records

A Records match a domain name to a server IP. These tell the DNS service when to send your request.

API

API Definition: An API is a set of programming code that enables data transmission between one software product and another. It also contains the terms of this data exchange.

Backend

Code stored on the server that controls how a website functions. This is often referring to an admin area or bespoke functionality.

Cache

Cache Definition: Saving a copy of a web page and other types of data when that is time-consuming or complicated to fetch or load afresh each time it’s needed. Caching can be used to speed up slow web pages but could mean that the page is not always totally up to date.

CMS

Content Management Systems (or CMS for short) enable non-developers to easily manage and maintain a website. Most modern websites are managed via a CMS. Next Level Web Design work with WordPress, Joomla!, Django, & Wagtail.

CSS

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet and it styles the HTML of a website’s pages such as font colours, sizes, spacing, layout etc..

CSS Attribute

CSS has a load of CSS attributes that can be used to control & style all elements of a web page. Padding, margin, font-size, background-color are all CSS Attributes.

Database

A database consists of big tables of data that are quick to read, save and update. Asking a question about a database is called “querying”. Most of a website’s content is stored in a database and can be edited via a CMS, frontend website functionality that often saves data to a database

DNS

DNS Definition: Like a phonebook, it will convert a name (domain) into a phone number (IP address).

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