8 web development buzzwords you’re not going to want to go into an interview without!

Breaking into any industry is hard but one as fast paced and ever evolving as web development can prove really tricky. In the IT and tech industry you’ll be expected to know certain buzzwords when you’re in the interviewing process; if you don’t know these words you’re going to find it difficult to portray that you’re keeping up with the industry.

Below (in no particular order) are 8 buzzwords that you’re not going to want to go into an interview without! As part of your interview preparation you should learn these 8 buzzwords and decide how / when you can bring them up (strategically) – yes, even when you’re not specifically asked!

💻 Responsive

Responsive web design makes your web page look good and function well on all devices (desktops, tablets, and phones). It’s important to also know that Google loves Responsive design and since Google stated that Responsive design is Google’s recommended design pattern it has had a positive impact on the industry.

💻 Microsite

Contently have defined what a Microsite is quite nicely, their definition is: “A microsite is a branded content site that lives outside of the company homepage and/or brand URL”.

The point of a Microsite is basically to eliminate the clutter and distractions that come with a full website.

💻 Open Graph

The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. For instance, this is used on Facebook to allow any web page to have the same functionality as any other object on Facebook.

💻 Agile

This is all about your working style; Agile is a process or methodology which involves working through iterative, incremental cycles. This is opposed to the traditional Waterfall method.

💻 DevOps

DevOps is a fast growing concept that has caused much controversy in the industry. It is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.

💻 Sass

Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) is an extension of CSS. Sass allows you to use things like variables, nested rules, inline imports and more. It also helps to keep things organised and allows you to create stylesheets faster.

💻 (CDN) Content Delivery Network

CDN is short for content delivery network. It is a network of computers placed in various areas of the world that communicate between themselves and the server of origin. It is ideal for faster loading times, less spam and reducing costs.

💻 Minify

Minification refers to the process of removing unnecessary or redundant data without affecting how the resource is processed by the browser – e.g. code comments and formatting, removing unused code, using shorter variable and function names, and so on.


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