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When it comes to website styles, the internets knows CSS for ages (CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet). The good thing about CSS is that browsers can interpret them very quickly and most browser do the same thing with CSS. The downside is that for developers CSS is cumbersome. It is like old-style programming (i.e. “spaghetti code”) and maintenance is difficult – you often see negative side effects when something got changed. With SASS (or SCSS or LESS) all of that has heavily improved for developers only: we can now do the style sheet programming in modern object oriented ways and a compiler is then transforming that into CSS for the browsers. Development time, output quality and maintenance are getting so much better.

Short for Search Engine Optimisation. When building a website you also have to make sure that people in the world can find it. And as most people are using search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) to find stuff on the internet, we have to make sure that the search engines understand what our web site is all about so that they can propose our site when ever somebody is searching for something that we can offer to them.

This is one of many periods in an agile project that has a start and an end time and actually has the objective to develop and finish something that can be delivered.

This is a secure protocol being used on the internet to encrypt the traffic between the browser of the user or visitor and the web server. Web sites that use SSL are highlighted in the browser’s address bar with browser specific symbols that indicate that the communication on that web site is secured from prying eyes.