Web Design Lingo
HTML â this stands for hyper-text markup language. It is the language of the World Wide Web. It is how web pages are written.
FTP â stands for file transfer protocol. An ftp is a way of transferring files from one user to another, or from a user to a server.
CSS â stands for Cascading Style Sheets. This is used in web design. It is used in conjunction with html to affect the styles of web pages such as colors and font sizes.
PHP â stands for hypertext preprocessor. This is another coding language used for websites for creating dynamic content
PERL â Perl is popular among programmers because it is a versatile programming language used for text processing and graphics programming as well as system administration in regards to web applications.
MYSQL â MYSQL is an open source database management system for retrieving and storing user information.
ASP â (were not talking about the snake) Stands for Active Server Pages. Developed by Microsoft, is what they call a server side script engine.
IP â Stands for Internet Protocol. Each computer or server is given what they call and IP address. A way of recognizing different uses on networks.
DNS â Stands for Domain Name System â A system that translates IP addresses into domain names such as www.halfpoodle.com . Every domain name out there is really just a bunch of numbers but we use domain names because it is easier for humans to remember www.halfpoodle.com than it is 255.67.201.09. A DNS translates all of those names into numbers and numbers into names.
Well hopefully this will give you some fodder for your next nerd encounter. Good Luck!