Terms within the subject area of Web Design and Development

Definitions of terms that specifically concern website design and development.

What does the term "Application Programming Interface (API)" mean?

An API provides a means for one computer to talk to another in a way they will understand. It allows a script or another program to interact with it by providing instructions and tools. I’ve mostly seen this used for websites where you can use plugins for a CMS, or output data into a JSON […]

What does the term "Content Management System (CMS)" mean?

A program that allows you to organise, publish, delete, edit and modify content from a central interface. WordPress is a CMS.

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