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Ensuring that websites and digital content are usable by people with disabilities.
API (Application Programming Interface)
A set of rules and protocols that allows different software applications to communicate with each other.
The server-side of a website that handles data storage, processing, and server interactions.
Software used to access and view websites, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
Content Management System (CMS)
Software that allows users to create, manage, and modify website content without advanced technical knowledge.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
A stylesheet language used to describe the presentation and formatting of a document written in HTML.
DNS (Domain Name System)
A system that translates human-readable domain names into IP addresses used by computers to locate websites.
A unique web address used to identify a website, like www.example.com
The buying and selling of goods and services online.
The process of converting data into a code to prevent unauthorized access.
A network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic.
The user interface and presentation layer of a website that users interact with directly.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)
The standard markup language for creating web pages.
HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure)
A secure version of HTTP that encrypts data exchanged between a browser and a website.
IP Address (Internet Protocol Address)
A numerical label assigned to each device participating in a computer network.
A programming language used to create interactive and dynamic web content.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
A common image file format used for web graphics.
LAN (Local Area Network)
A network that connects devices within a limited geographic area.
A clickable element on a web page that navigates to another page or resource.
Data that provides information about other data, such as keywords, descriptions, and tags.
The ability of a website to adapt and display properly on various mobile devices.
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor)
A server-side scripting language commonly used for web development.
Software component that adds specific features or functionality to a larger application.
Design approach that ensures a website adapts to different screen sizes and devices.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Techniques used to improve a website's visibility in search engine results.
A computer or system that stores and manages website data and serves it to users upon request.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer)
A security protocol that establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a browser.
A pre-designed layout or structure that can be used as a starting point for web page creation.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
The web address used to access a specific resource on the internet.
User Experience (UX)
The overall experience and satisfaction of users when interacting with a website or application.
A service that provides server space and resources to make websites accessible on the internet.
A visual representation of a web page's layout, showing the placement of elements.