Lexicon

CSS

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EN Let's make this as simple as possible. We all surf to websites a dozen times a day. Well the webpages on such a website are actually just text files somebody wants to present to you in a visually attractive way. They are written in a markup language like HTML, XML, ... secret codes that make your content visible on a website. And then you have CSS, which is short for Cascading Style Sheets. This is also a language, but we use CSS to define the style, layout or overall look of your document (webpage). So behind every web page is a secret code that decides exactly what it should look like. You can compare it to your style editor in Word or Pages. With the style editor, you can decide how you want every title, heading or quote to look. In other words, you predefine the style of those text parts. The only difference is CSS has a lot more possibilities. You can style text, but also buttons, images, overlays, banners, etc. With CSS, a front-end developer becomes a true artist!


NL We surfen allemaal meermaals per dag naar allerlei websites. De webpagina’s op die sites zijn eigenlijk gewoon tekstbestanden die iemand je op een zo visueel aantrekkelijk mogelijke manier wil presenteren. Ze worden geschreven in een opmaaktaal als HTML, XML, … geheime codes die de inhoud goed zichtbaar maken op een website. En dan is er CSS, kort voor Cascading Style Sheets. CSS is ook een taal maar we gebruiken CSS om de stijl, layout of algemene look van je document (webpagina) te definiëren. Achter elke webpagina zit dus een geheime code die beslist hoe ze eruit moet zien. Vergelijk het met een stijleditor in Word of Pages. Met die editor kun je beslissen hoe je elke titel, hoofding of quote wil vormgeven. Je kunt met andere woorden de stijl van die tekstblokken op voorhand vastleggen. Het enige verschil is dat CSS meer mogelijkheden heeft. Je kunt niet alleen tekst vormgeven maar ook knoppen, afbeeldingen, grafische overlays, banners, etc. Met CSS wordt een front-end developer een waar artiest!


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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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