The digital industry is full of acronyms - quite frankly, some of the words are just plain difficult to pronounce. If you've ever wondered what some of these key acronyms stand for, here's a short list of the more popular ones for you to memorize for the next quiz night.
CMS - Content Management System. A way for people without coding knowledge to be able to edit and change a website. Some systems restrict certain alterations - like design changes while others let you move, edit and delete just about anything on a website.
CSS - Cascading Style Sheet. A style sheet (the term cascading is irrelevant these days) is a form that allows you to attribute and set character styles and formatting to objects and text. Fonts, colours, sizes etc.
HTML - Hyper Text Markup Language. The language of the web ! HTML is a series of tags in brackets <html> that attributes font size, colour and actions to objects, text etc but unlike a style sheet, this is the actual language used.
EPS - Encapsulated PostScript file. An EPS is a standard format for importing and exporting postscript language files in all environments. It is usually a single page postscript language program that describes an illustration. In the graphics industry, an EPS is usually a vector file and often created from Adobe Illustrator.
PHP - PHP Hypertext Preprocessor. Originally standing for Personal Home page, PHP is actually a recursive backronym. It's a scripting language used in web development.
SWF - Small Web Format. Created using Adobe Flash, a SWF file is a series of animations designed to add movement to static imagery.
It also can stand for Shockwave Flash Movie, Secure Web Form and Single White Female.
ASP.NET - Active Server Pages .net platform. ASP is an open source web application for servers that allow you to produce dynamic web pages.
MVC - Model View Controller. This enables you to have a better end product because it delivers structure to the user interface via a software architectural pattern.
SEM - Search Engine Marketing. SEM is how you gain visibility and traffic from search engines through paid and unpaid tools.
SEO - Search Engine Optimisation. Making sure those Google 'bots' crawl your website and search the pages for keyword information that can be brought up in a user search.
PPC - Pay Per Click. If you place an advert on a website or use AdWords as a SEM tool, when a user clicks on your advert to be redirected to your website or landing page, the owner of the ad pays a fee to the person supplying the space for the advert.
Finally, whilst not an actual acronym, the term Open Source relates to a piece of software that has the code readily available for anyone to look at or use/alter at no propriety charge.
We just thought you might like to know that one.
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