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The Alternative Dictionary of Web Design Terms


It’s a universal truth that there’s more than one meaning to just about every word. This is doubly true for industry lingo. If you’re just getting started in web design, you need to know what everything really means, if you want to get ahead.

So here it is: here’s what the Secret Web Design Illuminati doesn’t want you to know. Read this article, and you’ll be able to dab on the haters with your hip new slang. Isn’t that swell?

.htaccess

A file that sits on your web server which, if ever touched, is perhaps the quickest and easiest way to break your whole site.

AJAX

The practice of making all your content dependent on JavaScript to load in the first place; this never goes wrong.

API

A system whereby enterprising young developers make money from your users’ data.

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