Website Anatomy 101
The clients I’ve met over the years have had a wide variety of knowledge regarding a website’s anatomy. Some are super savvy side-line coders and others are more like the analog type and know nothing of the internet aside from email. Most are somewhere in between the two with a working knowledge of some of the basics and maybe a few intermediate terms. One trend I’ve noticed when discussing web design with a new client is that they often don’t know how to explain their chosen alterations because they’re not sure how to describe the area of interest. I’ll talk here about the anatomy of a website’s exterior and explain the most common sections, elements, their names, and their functionalities.