Web Speak

Understanding the lingo of web speak

If you are working on the Web Transformation Project wrapping your head around lingo like UX and widgets is all part of the job. We share seven top acronyms that pop up in web conversations to make speaking the language of the web easier.

  1. IA = Information architecture. IA focuses on organising, structuring, and labelling content in an effective and sustainable way.  The goal is to help people find information and complete tasks.
  1. UX = User Experience and Design. UX is the process of designing (digital or physical) products that are useful, easy to use, and hopefully delightful to interact with.
  1. CMS = A content management system. CMS is a software application or set of related programs that are used to create and manage digital content.
  1. Portals = gateways to a broad array of resources, services and useful information.
  1. Wireframes = are the website wireframe which is a simple visual guide to show what a web page would look like. It suggests the structure of a page, without using any graphics or text.
  1. Templates = are a predesigned resource that shows the structure for the comprehensive layout and display features of any website.
  1. Widgets = are a stand-alone tools that can be embedded into web pages. Think of Calendars, Facebook feeds, Search fields to name a few.

Writing for the Web training is available to people working on the project.  To find out more email web.project@mq.edu.au.