Professional slang for webmasters

Профессиональный сленг веб-мастеров

In the field of information technology, there is a universal language, the components of which are various words, abbreviations, phrases of English origin. This set of words completely replaces the existing terms and designations in professional circles.

Today we will talk about the slang of webmasters. When communicating with each other, web specialists understand each other well, using slang words in their speech. To ordinary computer and Internet users, this language may seem incomprehensible and perhaps a little strange. The meaning of this or that term used in the world of building and promoting sites can be found by looking at the dictionary of web-slang. Such dictionaries are now not uncommon. There are many resources where you can find them.

I would like to list some slang words that can be heard in our web studio during the workflow.

Bug (from the English bug - beetle) - an error in a program or system.


A crutch is a means by which you can quickly add missing functionality, as well as fix bugs, instead of properly approaching the problem.

Rubber - a site stretching across the width of the monitor.

Ears - the background of the site that fills the monitor at a fixed content width.

Crop is a verb derived from the English word crop, which means “cut” in translation.

SDL is a simple abbreviation for "Site for People". The name itself speaks for itself. The site is user-oriented, filled with interesting content, has high attendance.

Sickle (from the English. Search Engine Result Page - SERP) - the page of the search results of the search engine.

Feedback (from English feedback - feedback) - feedback, response to any action, for example, feedback from site visitors.

An engine is a content management system for a website, such as WordPress.

PS - search engine (Yandex, Google).

GS - (an abbreviation of the word "shit site") - a low-quality site that was created with the aim of making money on all kinds of exchanges, affiliate programs and contextual advertising. GS is the exact opposite of SDL.

Footer (from the English footer - footer) - the "footer" of the site. The lower part of the site, which usually contains technical information.

Header (from the English header - header) - the "header" of the site. The top part of the site, which usually contains the logo and main navigation buttons.

Sidebar (from the English sidebar - sidebar) is a panel that is separated from other elements. Most often, it contains links, a navigation menu, category lists, various ratings, attendance counters, contextual and other types of advertising.

In the workplace, with the help of slang words, you can quickly explain your thoughts. Colleagues will understand everything without any problems. Slang is an essential part of every webmaster's professional life. When using slang expressions, do not forget your native speech. If you gradually begin to use all sorts of interesting words from professional activities in everyday life, you can forget about the Russian language, but it is very beautiful.

Веселая беседа веб-мастеров

Webmaster slang is rich and consists of many terms that have not been mentioned in this article. The web slang dictionary will certainly be updated with new content, because. time does not stand still. Fresh ideas appear, new technologies are created, and terminology grows along with it.

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