Web Design Glossary

Important terms related to Web Design & Development

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Keywords starting with letter "F"


It also stands for favourite icon or shortcut icon. A favicon.ico file is a 16×16 pixel image, displayed to the left of the webpage address (URL) in the browser address field. It may also be displayed alongside the meta title in a user’s favorites or bookmarks list.

Fixed width layout

Fixed layouts are layouts that start with a specific size, determined by the Web designer. They remain that width, regardless of the size of the browser window viewing the page. Fixed width layouts allow a designer more direct control over how the page will look in most situations. Designers prefer it with a print background, as they allow the designer to make minute adjustments to the layout and have them remain consistent across browsers and computers.


A font is the complete collection of characters and glyphs, including numbers, symbols, accented characters, punctuation marks, etc. in a given face design. A font also includes the design in various weights, such as bold or italic; it is more comprehensive and complicated to design than a typeface.

Font category

It is also referred as master font families. A font category is a generalized grouping of fonts within Cascading Style Sheets. When these are used in CSS font categories are considered generic families because no specific font is referred to.

Font family

A group designation that applies to a set of typefaces that looks generally similar. For e.g. Times New Roman, Verdana, Geneva

Font style

Variations of a font in style, such as italics, underline, bold, and so on. In CSS, it refers exclusively to the italic state of the font.

Font weight

The weight of a font refers to how light or heavy it is. The heavier a font is the bolder it will look on the page.

Frame, frameset

Framesets are used to display two or more web pages as a single webpage. A frameset specifies the web pages to display in each section of the parent webpage.

Frameset are commonly used to centralize navigation. A menu is displayed in one of the frame with content pages displayed in another. As a user moves through the website, content web pages are updated but the navigation remains unchanged.

Front end/back end

A "back-end" is an information structure or application, e.g. database.

The companion term "front-end" is the interface that allows a user to access the information or application.