Glossary

Definitions of terms.

 

Affiliate: Internet partners promoting products or services, earning rewards for sales generated from their efforts.

Blog: a web log or site that functions as a journal where entries are posted in chronological order.

Blogsite: a website created on a blog platform (i.e. WordPress) that contains static pages as well.

Button: a clickable image or text to navigate to another area or page of a website.

CMS: Content Management System, an easy to use online system to update your site with news or other information.

Domain: easy to remember name for a numerical Internet address, ending in .com, .net, etc. such as www.yourname.com. Compare to a street address.

Flash: a system that allows people to run animations and dynamic presentations on the web.

Html: Hyper Text Markup Language a computer language devised to allow website creation. These websites can then be viewed by anyone else connected to the Internet.

Interpretation: transferring spoken communication from one language into another, also referred to as “oral translation”.

Links: clickable text that will bring the visitor to another area of the web site or to an external site.

Navigation or menu bar: a list of options (buttons), on a bar that contains hypertext links to navigate between the pages of a website; the menu bar is usually placed horizontally on top or vertically on the side of a web page.

PayPal: an e-commerce business that facilitates payments and money transfers through the Internet. Payment can be made via a PayPal account or credit card.

Plugin: mini WordPress application to enhance your site. Requires regular updates to protect your site.

PDF: acronym for “Portable Document Format.” PDF was developed by Adobe as a cross-platform file format which can be easily viewed and printed on any type of computer with the free downloadable reader from Adobe.

Proofreading: review of (translated) text, usually done by a second expert,  necessary to ensure error-free content, including grammar and spelling. Editing is done by making the corrections (electronically).

RSS: really simple syndication, visitors can subscribe via RSS to your site’s updates or blog posts.

SEO: Search Engine Optimization, makes it easier for search engines to find you site, which helps to bring your site higher up in search results.

Side bar: a menu bar on the left or right side of a web page.

Site format: a web site may exist of 1 to 5 pages, or more. A blog is optional.

Site maintenance: regular updates to web site content to keep the site current with fresh information or images.

Social Media: online tools to connect to communities (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)

Static site: website with content that does not change (often).

Template/Theme: pre-designed web page that can be customized with images or text to fit client’s needs.

Translation: “To put into words of a different language” (Webster’s College Dictionary). To convey meaning of written text from the Source Language (original language) to equivalent written text in the Target Language (desired language).

Web hosting: space on a web server to host a web site and make it available on the internet. It is the ‘home’ of your domain name (website address).

Web mail: e-mail that can be accessed online with any Internet connection in the world (i.e. Gmail).

Web master: a person who manages a website and it’s content

WordPress:  most popular blogging platform; easy to learn and update your site  online.