A web content management system (Web CMS) is a bundled or stand-alone application to create, deploy, manage and store content on Web pages. Web content includes text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, and code (e.g., for applications) that displays content or interacts with the user. Web CMS’s usually allow client control over HTML-based content, files, documents, and Web hosting plans based on the system depth and the niche it serves. CMS’s typically aim to avoid the need for hand coding.
Refers to directly writing HTML documents for the web
HyperText Markup Language is the standard markup language used to create web pages.
A shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort. Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line. Shortcode = shortcut.
In general terms, a plugin is a set of software components that adds specific ability to a larger software program. A feature of most plugins is that no technical ability is required – simply download, click “install” and begin using. Plugins are usually provided by both the publisher of the original software and by other designers and developers. Plugins are often free but can be also be sold.
Generally, open source refers to a computer program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design. Open-source code is typically a collaborative effort where programmers improve upon the source code and share the changes within the community so that other members can help improve it further.
Web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors)