If you own a business or even if you just have a hobby, chances are that you have some kind of website. Whether or not you are a tech guru or just someone who needs to have a web presence, there are some terms relating to web development that just about everyone should know. This will allow you to communicate your needs to the team who is going to be working with you and will make you feel comfortable doing so.
- CMS (Content Management System)
A CMS or content management system is also sometimes called the “back end” of a site. This is where you can input blog posts, products, and updates to your site yourself. Most backends aim to be user-friendly so that even the most Luddite among us can use them to update the site. There are “out of the box” CMS’, but it’s always much better and more convenient to have us build you a custom one that can be exactly what you want.
You know that little square icon that shows up in your browser tab that lets you know which website you are on? That is called a favicon. It’s an aspect of a site that is pretty important even though it is so tiny! Make sure your favicon represents your brand, and that resembles your logo but isn’t so detailed that people can’t figure out what it is.
- Responsive Website
A responsive website design is one that will automatically detect what device or screen size a person is using and adjust itself accordingly. This is the best type of design because these days there are so many different devices like tablets and smartphones that people can be used to access the internet – and they all have different screens! It used to be that you would have to make a full mobile site version, but with responsive design, you can get an all in one package.
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Most people will probably find your company through a search engine, and that is why SEO is so important. It used to be that only the content mattered on your site for SEO, but now there are many factors involved including how simply your site is to use and how secure it is too. Make sure you take these factors into consideration!