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Glossary

Meanings for some terms used on this site.

Glossaries provide a list of words, phrases, acronyms or abbreviations and their meaning or expansions.

The explanation is only one paragraph, as it is not meant to be an in-depth explanation, but simply a means of providing a quick reference.

You can have multiple glossaries, one for the site, and one per category, so that your readers only have to search through terms that are relevent to their preferred topic.

You can link to an individual term, so that you can use the glossary to link to from pages where many readers may know the meaning, but for those that don't, or at least don't know your take on it, it is a small excursion from which they can back-button back to the article they were reading.

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Aside ^
A block that sits to the side of the main text. It is meant as an adjunct, but not essential, to the main text.
Blog ^
Website devoted to providing topical information and opinions on a frequest basis.
Category ^
Named group of related articles. They also provide for specifiying presentation elements, such the banner and theme, to be used by all its articles. Sample list.
Context-sensitive ^
Provides relevent information or help, depending upon from where called.
Draft ^
Version of an article for private review. If suitable, it can be published.
Feed ^
Specially formatted list of articles for a category, that allows a browser or other program to poll your site for the latest articles. They are a privacy-safe alternative to email lists. Sample.
Glossary ^
List of terms, phrases, acronyms or abbreviations, and their meaning or expansion.
Online help ^
Web-based help, providing context-sensitive information for an app, program or site.
Published ^
Version of an article that has officially been made available to the public.
Review ^
Text written by a reviewer on a third-party review site. See Testimonials vs reviews for the advantages and disadvantages of reviews versus testimonials.
Semantic ^
Page element providing high-level structure to an article, rather than just presentation. Examples are sections, headers and asides.
Service ^
Activity, which may be by labour or automated process, as opposed to physical goods.
Solo service provider ^
Person who provides one or more services, but manages most, if not all, aspects of the business themselves.
Testimonial ^
Text written by a client and placed directly on a website. See Testimonials vs reviews for the advantages and disadvantages of testimonials versus reviews.
Work-in-progress (WIP) ^
Version of article created for each change during editing. Only visible to the author. They are deleted when a draft is made.

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