There are certain terms used in the web design and development niche on a daily basis. But not everyone understands those terms. To make the web design and development jargons simple and easy to understand for your liking, given below are some of the most commonly used terms briefly explained in easy words for the understanding of laymen, by Medialinkers web design agency in Atlanta.
- What is Responsive Web Design?
As web designers or project managers, we are so much caught in the technical details that we do not explain what a responsive web design is to non-technical clients and what makes it so crucial for sites today. Well, a website design which is responsive in nature is a design which responds to different device screens to provide an easy readability and navigation to users. It it’s the same site that is rendered on desktop and mobile devices instead of separate versions.
- What is a Hamburger Icon?
Another important concept that we mostly hear is the responsive navigation or the hamburger icon. The hamburger icon is the icon that presents menu and navigation when a site renders on small devices such as tablets and mobiles. It is called a hamburger icon because someone at some point said that the three horizontal lines resembled a hamburger thus giving it a popular name hamburger icon.
- What is a Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Site speed is crucial to the optimal performance of a site; we often recommend use of a content delivery network to customers especially for the heavy image based and eCommerce sites. But, what really is a Content Delivery Network?
A CDN is a network that duplicates site’s content on multiple servers based at particular locations across internet. The basic purpose of using a CDN is to minimize the time it consumes for web pages to load or for the sites to download digital content. The network works on the principle of physical data distance to travel over a network compared to the few number of intermediate servers and nodes between the end user and data source.
By hosting content on local servers, the information is presented to the user through a few steps to offer reliable and quickly loading web pages. A CDN is also ensures continuity of services, through backup servers when a neighborhood server goes down.
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