Below is a list of definitions of common acronyms, abbreviations and terms that you may encounter while working with us:

Disclaimer: Wikipedia is the source of most of the definitions listed below.

A

AJAX
An acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML which is a group of interrelated web development methods used on the client-side to create interactive web applications.

B

Bandwidth
Bandwidth is the amount of data downloaded from the server that hosting companies charge for by Giga Bytes (GB).

C

CMS
An acronym for Content Management System.

Content Management System
A collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. A CMS designed for websites is also commonly known as a Web Content Management (WCM) System which is designed to simplify the publication of web content to web sites and mobile devices — in particular, allowing content creators to create, submit and manage contents without requiring technical knowledge of any Web Programming Languages or Markup Languages such as HTML or the uploading of files.  CMS is also the concept of separating website layout and design from content. This provides a means for the web developer to do his/her job and not get bogged down with endless requests for content changes/additions, more importantly though, this empowers the non-developer, (content creators) to update/create their own web pages.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a mechanism for changing the appearance of HTML or XML elements, by assigning styles to element types, self-defined classes of elements or individual instances. CSS can be used to consistently define the appearance of an entire site.

D

DNS

Domain Name

Domain Registration

J

JQuery
jQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.

H

HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
HyperText Markup Language (HTML) is widely used on the Web for adding structure to text documents. With the help of CSS the author may define how structural elements are to be represented, overriding the browser defaults.

I

IEEE
An abbreviation for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Information Design

Interface Design

Intranet

P

Portal

X

XHTML
XHTML will display in a browser identically to the equivalent HTML. XHTML might need to be used if there is any chances of reprocessing the website content, for example to send it to a PDA; XML's stricter syntax rules make automatic processing of XHTML much easier and cheaper than ordinary HTML.

XML (Extensible Markup Language)
Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language like HTML, but instead of having a single, fixed set of elements, it allows you to define your own - or use a set made by someone else. XML is more flexible than HTML, primarily because of the ability to add your own elements and make your own structural systems. This makes it an ideal format for the organization of large quantities of data - it is already in use in many databases and search engines.