Glossary Terms

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404 page

When you visit a website that doesn’t exist or couldn't be found on the server because the webpage was moved or deleted, the broken link redirects to a 404 error page where a message indicating this error is shown. You can customize your site’s 404 page however you like.

A/B testing

A testing method that compares two different versions of a webpage (a control (A) and a variant (B)) to identify which version performs better.

Account notifications

You can access your email notifications by going to Profile settings > Email settings > Email notifications. Here, you can choose which email notifications you want to receive.

Adobe Fonts API token

The API token that Webflow uses to connect to your Adobe Fonts account.

Ancestor

Any element that is further up the element hierarchy of the document tree. For example, the Body element is the ancestor of all elements on the Designer canvas.

Authorized applications

Third-party applications that you've given access to your personal and/or website data.

Background

A section of the Style panel that contains CSS properties that affect an element's background, such as its background image, gradient, and fill color.

Backup

A saved version of your site that you can restore.

Base tag

A meta tag that sets a default URL that all relative URLs in a document will follow. If you set your base tag to "your-site.com/beta," a relative URL of "/landing-page" will become "your-site.com/beta/landing-page."

Basic section

A section of the Add panel that contains the elements that act as a website's fundamental building blocks (e.g., div block, list, button, etc.).

Borders

A section of the Style panel that holds CSS properties for styling an element's border, such as its border style, color, and radius.

Bottom bar

The bar at the bottom of the Webflow canvas that shows the hierarchy of the selected element on the canvas.

Bottom margin

The spacing between the bottom border of an element and the element(s) below it.

Bottom padding

The spacing between the bottom border of an element and the element(s) inside it.

Button

An element that links to pages, page sections, external links, emails, files, and telephone numbers. An element that can be clicked or interacted with to perform an action, like submitting forms or triggering an interaction or animation.

CMS Collection page

A dynamic page that Webflow automatically creates for each Collection item. When you design a Collection page, all the pages that are created for each Collection item will have the same template but different content.

CMS section

A section in the Add panel that contains elements associated with the CMS.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

The rules that define how a web page's elements are displayed in a browser.

CSS Filters

A CSS property that defines visual effects like blur and saturation.

Canvas

The space in the center of the Designer where your site's design and content display.

Cascading rules

The order in which a Webflow site's CSS styles flow from desktop to mobile breakpoints.

Checkbox

A form element that lets people select one or more options.

Child

An element directly below the current element in the hierarchy.

Class

A selector type that affects all elements with that class.

Cloneable site

Cloneable sites are open source (made available under the CC0 (“no rights reserved”) license). When you enable cloning, you allow any user to copy, modify, and use any part of your site for personal or commercial purposes.

Sites with cloning turned off do not give others access to copy your site or open it in the Designer.

Collection

A content type (blog posts, recipes, etc.) represented by a group of fields you define. Once created, you can add individual Collection items.

Collection URL

The slug that represents the parent folder for your individual Collection item URLs. For example, if you created a Collection called “Blog posts,” the URL would be website.com/blog-posts, while a Collection item URL for a blog post called “Hello world” would be website.com/blog-posts/hello-world.

Collection field

An individual field within a Collection. You'll select which fields to display in dynamic Collection lists and Collection pages.

Collection item

An individual item within a Collection. For example, in a “Blog Posts” Collection, the Collection items are individual blog posts.

Collection limits

By default, Collection lists display all items in a Collection, but you can add limits to control the number of Collection items that display.

Collection list

A Collection list is a Webflow element that lets you dynamically display content from a CMS Collection.

Collection list layout

Lets you control how Collection items display inside a Collection list. The default layout option has each item covering the full width of the parent element. You can change this to display Collection items in 2, 3, 4, or 6 columns.

Color field

The color field is available in CMS Collections. You can add the color field to a Collection, then use it to add color to dynamic elements in your site.

Columns

Columns let you create sections of content that sit side by side on your website, like the columns in newspapers. You can choose how many columns you want and their widths. You can also control how they display on smaller screens — such as stacking them.

Combo class

Combining two or more classes into a single selector to target an element.

Common targets

All elements on the page targeted by the same selector.

Component Module

A section in the Add Panel that houses pre-built Webflow elements such as sliders, tabs, and lightboxes.

Container

An element that contains content.

Content-first design

A design approach that prioritizes content planning and production in the design process.

Custom domain hosting

A Webflow service that lets you point a custom domain to your Webflow-hosted site.

Custom font

Fonts that you upload and use on your Webflow site (rather than our stock fonts, Google Fonts, or Adobe fonts). Note that you must have rights to use these fonts.

DNS records

DNS (Domain Name System) records tell the DNS server where each domain should point to. There are a number of different DNS record types. To connect your domain to Webflow, check out the Connecting a custom domain article.

Dashboard

From your Dashboard, you can access, create, and manage all your sites.

Date/Time field

A field available in CMS Collections. This field lets you display a date and time in a Collection and/or Collection item.

Delete element

To remove an element and its content from your website.

Descendant

Any element lower in the hierarchy.

Design mode

The mode that enables a designer to build in Webflow.

Designer

The main interface where you can build sites.

Desktop breakpoint

A Webflow canvas setting for creating styles that affect viewports with a minimum width of 991px. This is the default breakpoint in the Designer. Also known as the desktop media query.

Display property

A CSS property that specifies an element's box type. It determines how an element displays in a design. Options include: block, inline-block, inline, flex, grid, and none.

Display: block

Block elements start on a new line and take up the full available width.

Display: flex

A CSS display property that specifies a flexbox layout. Flex containers arrange their children (items inside them) horizontally or vertically. You can customize how the direct children stack, when they wrap, and how they are aligned and justified within the flex container. The flex child settings allow you to override the flex container settings for alignment and justification. They also allow you to change the sizing and order of the selected flex child.

Display: grid

A CSS display property that defines a grid-based layout. Grid containers arrange their children (items inside them) across multiple columns and rows.

You can customize how the direct children are positioned, aligned, and distributed within the grid components: the container, the individual cells, group of cells, or tracks.

The grid child settings allow you to override the grid container settings for alignment and justification. They also allow you to change the order of the selected grid children.

Display: inline

Inline elements stack horizontally where vertical spacing is based on line-height, not margin or padding. They only take up the space their contents require. Width and height can't be applied.

Display: inline-block

Inline-block elements stack horizontally on a line and do accept width, height, padding, and margin settings.

Display: none

A CSS display property that treats an element as if it doesn't exist while still keeping it (hidden) in the HTML document. Since elements with a display: none property do not display in the design, this can be handy for altering how content displays on mobile devices. Note that setting elements to display: none also makes them unavailable to assistive technology like screen readers. Learn more about conditional visibility.

Div block

A generic element that is typically used to group content, or when no other element is specifically or semantically suitable. Div blocks have no effect on the content or layout until styled with CSS.

Document object model (DOM)

The document object model is a platform- and language-neutral interface that lets programs and scripts dynamically access and update the content, structure, and style of documents.

Domain name forwarding

A process that automatically redirects visitors from your domain name to a different web address. You’ll need to set up a Site plan and connect your domain to Webflow before you can forward your domain to a Webflow site.

Drafted pages

You can exclude pages from being published to your site by setting them as drafts. These can be unfinished pages, internal pages such as style guides, archived pages saved for backup, etc. Learn more about drafted pages.

Dropdown

A Webflow element which lets you display an expanding menu that shows a list of items when clicked.

Duplicate element

To copy an element and its content, styles, and settings.

Dynamic content

Content you create once, then publish in many different places across your website. As you update this content in the CMS, it automatically updates wherever it exists on your site, making it convenient to create and manage larger websites.

Dynamic element

Elements inside a Collection list or Collection page that can use dynamic content. You will know when an element can use dynamic content when the Dynamic style settings are visible in the Element settings panel.

Editor toolbar

The toolbar that appears at the bottom of the Editor. From here, you can access the various Editor panels to manage page settings, dynamic content, forms, and your Editor account. You can also see and publish the changes you make through the Editor.

Effects

A section in the Style panel that houses CSS properties for changing how an element appears, such as its opacity, outline, and box shadows.

Element breadcrumbs

A navigational aid that displays in the bottom of the Webflow Designer to help you keep track of the element you're interacting with in relation to its hierarchy.

Element edges

The color-coded borders of elements you'll see in the Webflow Designer.

Element settings panel

The second panel on the right side of the Designer. Here, you can change element-specific settings such as the element ID, Custom attributes, Search index settings, Editor settings, etc. You can learn more about the element settings for a specific element by searching for the element’s name on Webflow University.

Email template

An area of the Forms tab in your Site settings that lets you customize the format and content of your Webflow form submission notifications.

Embed component

A Webflow component you can use to embed HTML to display external content, plugins, or applications.

Empty elements

Elements that don't contain any other elements. They're outlined by a dashed gray border.

Empty state

The state displayed when a Collection contains no Collection items, which gives you the opportunity to design for a situation where there's no content to display. Check out the Empty States blog for inspiration.

Export

A downloadable ZIP file that contains your Webflow site's HTML, CSS, JS, and image files.

Facebook button

A Webflow element that embeds a Facebook Like button in your site.

Favicon

A 16x16 px image that displays in browser tabs, bookmarks, and other browser areas. It's typically a simplified version of the site's logo.

Field label

A form element that looks and behaves like normal text but generates form-specific code on export. It tells website visitors what content to enter into the associated field.

Flex child

An element contained within a parent element that has display: flex set.

Flex-align

A flexbox property that lets you customize the alignment behavior of flex children, based on the cross-axis of the flex container. The cross axis is the opposite of the flex-direction property, so if you set the direction to vertical, the cross axis is horizontal. Options include start, center, end, baseline, and stretch.

Flex-basis

A flexbox property that lets you define the base size from which the flex child can grow or shrink.

Flex-direction

A flexbox property that determines the flow of flex children: horizontal or vertical.

Flex-grow

A flexbox property that allows a flex child to grow if space allows.

Flex-justify

A flexbox property that lets you customize the alignment behavior of flex children, based on the main axis of the flex container — that is, whatever you defined as the flex-direction. Options include start, center, end, baseline, and stretch.

Flex-order

A flexbox property that lets you customize the display order of a flex child. The order can be first, last, or custom.



Flex-shrink

A flexbox property that allows a flex child to shrink if space becomes scarce.

Flex-sizing

A flexbox property that determines the resizing behavior of flex children across viewport sizes. They can shrink, grow, or remain static.

Flexbox

A CSS layout module in which you control the layout of a parent container's children using alignment and distribution tools similar to those in most graphic design programs. Children can flow either horizontally or vertically and can wrap to new lines, as well as be reversed. See also display: flex.

Folder

A subdirectory of your site's root folder used for organizing web pages.

Folder settings

Allows you to manage your folders.

Footer code

Custom code you can add just before the closing </body> tag in your site's HTML file. Learn more about custom code in head and body tags.

Form block

A set of elements that make up a basic form.

Form button

A form element that lets website visitors submit data to your form handler.

Form submission

When someone sends data through one of your site's forms.

Forms section

A section of the Add panel that houses form elements like inputs, checkboxes, and radio buttons.

Free plan

The perfect Webflow subscription for getting started, giving you access to all Designer features, so you can start building a site right away.

Google Universal Analytics Tracking ID

A unique ID you can use to link your Google Analytics account to your Webflow site.

Google site verification meta tag

A unique string of numbers and characters that helps you verify the ownership of your Webflow site with Google.

Grid overlay

A visual representation of Webflow’s 960px 12-column grid system, which helps you position and align elements on your site page.

Head code

Custom code that's added just before the closing </head> tag in your site's HTML file. Learn more about custom code in head and body tags.

Heading

A typographic element that describes the topic of a section it introduces.

Google Universal Analytics Tracking ID

A unique ID you can use to link your Google Analytics account to your Webflow site.

Google site verification meta tag

A unique string of numbers and characters that helps you verify the ownership of your Webflow site with Google.

Grid overlay

A visual representation of Webflow’s 960px 12-column grid system, which helps you position and align elements on your site page.

Head code

Custom code that's added just before the closing </head> tag in your site's HTML file. Learn more about custom code in head and body tags.

Heading

A typographic element that describes the topic of a section it introduces.

Height

Defines how tall an element can be. This can be defined in absolute terms (pixels) or relative terms (ems, rems, percentages, viewport-height, or viewport-width).

Height: auto

The way browsers calculate an element's height automatically, so that block-level elements fill the available space of their parent containers and inline elements shrink to the size of its children/content.

Help text

Help text lets you explain what content should go in a given Collection field. This only appears internally in the CMS, not the public site.

Homepage

The page people see when they visit your site's root domain. Read more about the homepage.

HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

A standard markup language that web browsers use to display websites.

Hyperlink

The <a> tag defines a hyperlink, which is used to link from one page to another.

ID selectors

You can assign element IDs from the Element settings panel in the Designer. ID selectors are useful for HTML anchors, linking to page sections, or for custom code.

Image

A Webflow element that displays graphical files on your website.

Image field

Available in CMS Collections. With this field, you can upload images from your computer and use them as dynamic items in your individual Collection item.

Inheritance dropdown

A dropdown menu that displays all the selectors that affect a given element.

Input field

A form element that lets website visitors enter single-line data.

Item state

The default UI state for Collection lists, which displays the items in the Collection. It is the opposite of the empty state.

Keyboard shortcuts

A set of keyboard commands you can use to quickly navigate and make changes in the Designer. Learn more about Webflow keyboard shortcuts.

Language code

A unique code you can add to your Webflow site to let browsers, translation apps, and other tools perform language-sensitive tasks.

Last published

The last time your site was published.

Last updated

The last time someone made a change to your site.

Layout section

A tab in the Add panel that houses prebuilt layouts for your Webflow site.

Left margin

Defines the external spacing between the left border of an element and surrounding elements.

Left padding

Defines the spacing between the left border of an element and any elements it contains.

Left toolbar

The vertical bar of tools on the left side of the Webflow Designer. It holds the Add panel, Symbols panel, Navigator panel, Pages panel, CMS panel, Ecommerce panel, Assets panel, Settings panel, Site Activity log, Audits, Search, Video tutorials, and Help.

Lightbox

A Webflow element that opens a full-screen view of images or videos when clicked.

Link block

An element you can use to link images or text to a URL, page, page section, email, telephone number, or file.

Link field

A CMS field used in Collections to link to another page (or, for anchor links, a specific area of a page).

List

An element that contains ordered (numbered) or unordered (bulleted) lists.

List item

An element that houses content displayed in a list format. It can only be added to a list element.

Locked site

When you have more unhosted sites in your Dashboard than your Workspace plan allows, those additional sites past your limit will be “locked” until you upgrade your plan. When you upgrade, you’ll be allowed more unhosted sites (up to the limit for your Workspace plan) and will be able to access your previously locked sites.

Made in Webflow

Made in Webflow showcases Webflow sites made by individuals and teams.

Map

A Webflow element that embeds an interactive Google Map in your site.

Margin

Defines the external spacing between an element's border and the elements around it.

Maximum height (max height)

Defines the maximum height of an element. This can be defined in absolute terms (pixels) or relative terms (ems, rems, percentages, viewport-height, or viewport-width).

Maximum width (max width)

Max width defines the maximum width of an element. This can be defined in absolute terms (pixels) or relative terms (ems, rems, percentages, viewport-height, or viewport-width).

Media query

A CSS feature that allows you to adapt your site's styles to different screen/device widths (the basis of responsive web design). Also known as a breakpoint.

Media section

A section of the Add panel that holds multimedia elements like images, video, and Lottie animation.

Meta description

An HTML attribute you can use to give a short description of the contents of a webpage. Search engines often display this in results pages (SERPs).

Meta keywords

Words or phrases you can include in your web page's metadata. Once used to indicate a page's topic(s), these are now ignored by most search engines.

Meta title

An HTML element that defines a page's title. Search engines usually display this in search results pages (SERPs).

Minified code

Minifying your site's code can help your live website load faster, but makes your code a little harder to read. It can also fix spacing issues with inline-block elements. You can minify CSS, HTML, and/or JS separately in Site settings > Publishing tab > Advanced publishing options.

Minimized CSS

A method of lowering the file size of your stylesheet(s) by removing all white space from your CSS files.

Minimum height (max height)

Defines the minimum height of an element. This can be defined in absolute terms (pixels) or relative terms (ems, rems, percentages, viewport-height, or viewport-width).

Minimum width (min width)

Min width defines the minimum width of an element. This can be defined in absolute terms (pixels) or relative terms (ems, rems, percentages, viewport-height, or viewport-width).

Mobile (landscape) breakpoint

A Webflow canvas setting that lets you create styles for viewports with a minimum width of 480px and a maximum width of 767px. Also known as the mobile landscape media query.

Mobile (portrait) breakpoint

A Webflow canvas setting that lets you create styles for viewports with a minimum width of 240px and a maximum width of 479px. Also known as the mobile portrait media query.

Modal window

A pop-up window that displays additional settings, info, or a call-to-action. Users typically must interact with a modal window in some way (e.g., typing in an email address and hitting a “Submit” button for a modal window subscription box) in order to go back to the page’s main content.

Multi-reference field

A CMS field used in Collections. Just like a reference field, the multi-reference field lets you reference other Collections in your site. But it’s even more powerful, as it lets you reference multiple items within a Collection instead of just 1 item.

Navbar

A Webflow element that automatically creates a responsive navigation menu.

Navigator

A panel on the left side of the Webflow Designer that lets you view and manage your site's hierarchy tree.

Node title

The type of element you're working with, i.e., H1, link, button, etc.

Number field

Available in CMS Collections. It lets you insert an integer with or without decimals.

Optimizely

A web app that helps you measure how different site designs impact user behavior.

Padding

Defines the inside spacing between an element's border and the elements inside it.

Page name

The title of a page in your site. This is visible in the Pages panel.

Page settings

You can manage your site pages within Page settings. Here, you can rename, duplicate, delete, or save pages as drafts. You can also set SEO, Open Graph, and site search settings, as well as insert custom code. Additionally, you can set RSS settings for Collection pages.

Pages panel

A panel in the left toolbar where you can add static pages and folders to your Webflow site. You can also manage and access Utility pages and Collection pages.

Paginate items

This checkbox allows you to enable or disable pagination on the selected Collection list.

Pagination settings

Through the pagination settings, you can preview Collection list pages by choosing the page number from the page dropdown list, or you can switch to the previous or next page using the arrow keys.

Paragraph

A typography element used for displaying multi-sentence text content.

Parent

The element directly above in the hierarchy tree.

Parent folder

The folder or subdirectory where a page or another folder lives.

Password protection

You can keep a page private by setting a custom password that will be required to view the page. You can also keep all pages within a folder private by setting a password in the folder settings. Additionally, you can set a site-level password.

Percent

A measurement unit relative to an element's parent.

Pixel

The smallest controllable element of a picture represented on a screen.

Plain text field

A CMS field used in Collections. Best used for basic text content that doesn't need special formatting like headings, inline styles, or inline media like images or video.

Position section

A section in the Style panel that houses CSS properties related to the positioning of an element.

Preview mode

A feature that allows you to see how your site would be displayed in a browser without needing to publish your site or leave the Designer.

Profile settings

The area where you can manage your profile, email settings, and security settings.

Public site

A Webflow site that is publicly visible in your public profile and in Made in Webflow search results.

Publish destination

The specific domain or subdomain where your Webflow site is displayed.

Publish site

The act of updating your live site to reflect new design changes.

Radio button

A form element that allows site visitors to select 1 of a limited number of choices.

Read-only link

A way for others to test/debug your Webflow site in the Designer without being able to save or make permanent changes.

Receipt emails

Email confirmations you receive upon making Webflow payments.

Redo

To move forward one step while making changes to a Webflow site.

Reference field

A CMS field used in Collections. This powerful field allows you to link to other Collections within your website to populate fields in Collection lists and Collection pages.

Required field

You can set any Collection field as "Required," which means that a value must be added to that field in the Collection item before it can be published. The only Collection field that cannot be made required is the Switch field.

Rich text element

Allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually.

Rich text field

Available in CMS Collections. You can use rich text for long-form content or areas of your site where you might need multiple paragraphs, headings, or inline media such as videos, images or links. You can also add further rich text formatting in the Editor such as bold, italics, superscript, subscript, etc.

Right margin

The outside spacing between the right border of an element and the elements next to it.

Right padding

The inside spacing between the right border of an element and the elements inside it.

Right-side panel

The far right vertical panel in the Designer that houses the Style panel, Element settings panel, Style manager panel, and Interactions panel.

Robots.txt

A file that gives web crawlers instructions on which pages you want them to crawl/ignore on your site. This can be useful for preventing duplicate content from being indexed in search engines, but isn’t a good way to hide information.

SCA and PSD2 Regulations

Mid-September 2019, new European requirements for authenticating online payments were introduced in Europe as part of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2). The Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements apply to businesses in the European Economic Area (EEA) that accept online card payments from cardholders whose banks are also located in the EEA.

Webflow Ecommerce payments are PSD2 and SCA compliant (i.e., support 3D Secure payments) for European customers.

If you’re a merchant in the European Economic Area (EEA), all you need to do to ensure that your Webflow Ecommerce store is PSD2 and SCA compliant for your European customers is to republish your store if it wasn’t published on or after September 11, 2019.

Read more about how to make your ecommerce store compliant in our Payment gateway article.

SSL

SSL (secure socket layer) is the standard method for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. It ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral, so you and your site’s visitors can be sure your information is safe. Sites that don't use SSL may be labeled “not secure” by some browsers, strongly discouraging people from visiting your site. Learn more about SSL hosting.

SSL CDN

An option that allows you to serve your images over your own CDN service while using SSL.

Save

The Designer automatically saves your progress every 10 seconds.

Save as Backup

The ability to manually save a version of your site that you can restore at a later date using the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + S (on Mac) or Control + Shift + S (on Windows).

Section

An element that is used to house large separate "sections" of content in a Webflow site.

Select field

A form element that allows you to make a selection in a dropdown list.

Selector

A name you assign an element in order to style it.

Selector state

A pseudo-class that allows you to change the styles of an element when it is hovered, pressed, or focused.

Shared Workspace template

Shared Workspace templates are templates made from your own sites. They can help you create sites with similar layouts and increase your efficiency when designing. Your Workspace members will also have access to your shared Workspace template(s).

Sibling

An element that shares the same parent of another element.

Site

What you create in Webflow! You can publish sites to a webflow.io staging subdomain for free, export the code on a paid plan, add hosting on any paid plan, or add a Site plan to any site to connect your custom domain and unlock hosting features.

Site plan

A Webflow plan that you can add/apply to individual sites. You’ll receive access to different site and hosting features based on your Site plan.

Sitemap URL

The location your sitemap is stored in relation to your site, and what’s used when submitting your sitemap to search engines.

Sitemap.xml

A file that gives web robots information on how a website is organized and allows search engines to find your site data faster and more efficiently. This can be useful for helping a search engine organize your site links when displayed in search results.

Slider

A Webflow element that houses slides of content that are displayed when interacting with a slider navigation or timer.

Slug

The end part of a URL that uses human-readable words that generally match the web page's title. For example, in the URL: yoursite.com/hello-world, “hello-world” is the URL slug. Changing the slug of a page will change the final URL of the page once it is published. We recommend that you redirect the old URL to the new location using a 301 redirect.

Sorting Collection lists

You can sort your Collection items in multiple ways — select the field from the Collection you wish to filter from, then select the ordering option.

Span text

The <span> tag is used to style inline-text.

States dropdown menu

The dropdown menu to the right of the Selector field that allows you to access and change the styles of an element when it is hovered, pressed, or focused.

Static content

Static content is content that’s not bound to any Collections or dynamic elements.

Static page

A document that makes up an individual web page on your site. These are visually designed in Webflow and rendered in HTML to be displayed in a web browser. Static pages are manually created pages, as opposed to Collection pages and Utility pages.

Strong text

The <strong> element defines important text with added semantic importance.

Style Manager

The third tab in the right-side panel where you can rename element classes, preview your class and tag styles, search for classes and tags, and delete any classes that aren’t in use.

Style panel

The first tab in the right-side panel that allows you to assign classes to elements and style them.

Subdomain

The part of a domain that comes before the root domain (e.g., blog.yourwebsite.com is a subdomain whereas yourwebsite.com is the root domain).

Different parts of a domain.
Subdomain indexing

When a search engine crawls your site's Webflow subdomain (e.g., your-site.webflow.io).

Switch field

Available in CMS Collections. This field offers you a powerful filtering tool for Collection items. For example, you could create a switch labeled "Featured?" for Blog Posts, and then switch on the toggle to showcase particular posts.

Tablet breakpoint

A Webflow canvas setting for creating styles that affect viewports with a minimum width of 768px and a maximum width of 990px. Also known as the tablet media query.

Tabs

A Webflow component that displays a pane of content associated with a tab menu button.

Target

The currently selected element.

Text area

A form element that allows site visitors to enter multi-line data.

Text block

A typography element that is used when no other element is specifically suitable.

Text link

A typography element that is used to link to other pages or sections of a webpage.

Top margin

The outside spacing between the top border of an element and the elements above it.

Top padding

The inside spacing between the top border of an element and the elements inside it.

Total asset size

The total weight of your site's HTML, CSS, JS, and images.

Transfer site

You can transfer sites from one Workspace to another Workspace.

Tutorials

The fastest way to learn how to use Webflow.

Twitter button

A Webflow element that embeds a Twitter Follow or Tweet button into your site.

Typography

A section in the Add panel that houses typography elements such as headings and paragraphs.

Typography section

A section in the Style panel that houses CSS properties related to how typography is displayed such as font, font size and height, and align.

UI state

The UI state changes how Collection lists display when you’re designing. The Items state is the default option, and shows the items that you have within the Collection. The Empty state doesn’t show these items and gives the designer the opportunity to design for a circumstance if/when there is no data to be displayed in the Collection list.

URL redirect

A way to route site traffic from an old URL to a new URL without losing SEO placement. Also known as a 301 redirect.

Unbranded form submission notification

Form submission notifications that have no reference to Webflow (e.g., notifications sent from “no-reply@webforms.io” instead of “no-reply@webflow.com”).

Undo

To move backward one step while making changes to a Webflow site.

Unpublished change

A change that has been made in the Webflow Editor but will not appear on the live website until it’s published. You can track any unpublished changes on the bottom right of the Editor toolbar.

Username

The ID used to log into your Webflow account.

Utility pages

Utility pages are default, customizable templates for your site’s 404 page, Password page, and Search results page.

Video

A Webflow element that displays externally hosted videos such as YouTube and Vimeo.

Video field

Available in CMS Collections. You can add videos via a link — not an embed code — from an online video host like Vimeo or YouTube. Just paste in the video link and it’ll appear in the native video format from the 3rd-party video player.

Webclip

A 256 x 256 px image associated with your website that shows up when your website link is saved to an iPhone home screen.

Webflow CMS

Webflow's content management system (CMS) is where dynamic content (Collections and their Collection items) is stored and maintained so you can reference it throughout your site. A CMS lets you input data in one location, then use Collection template pages or Collection lists to display that content without having to update the content displays one at a time.

Webflow Editor

Webflow's visual content editor. You can access it through the Webflow Dashboard by clicking the “3 disclosure dots” on a site thumbnail, then clicking “Editor.” Guest editors can access it anywhere on their live site by adding ?edit after the page URL (e.g., yoursite.com/page/?edit).

Webflow Support

The place to go when you need help using Webflow.

Webflow badge

A visible "Made in Webflow" badge displayed in the bottom right corner of Webflow sites on Starter plans.

Webflow branding

A visible “Made in Webflow” badge displayed in the bottom right corner of Webflow sites. Webflow branding also appears in the site’s HTML. Learn more about Webflow branding.

Webflow forum

The place to go when you need help with your site's design, custom code, etc. Visit the forum.

Website name

The title used to describe your website throughout Webflow.

Width

Width defines how wide an element can be. This can be defined in absolute terms (pixels) or relative terms (ems, rems, percentages, viewport-height, or viewport-width).

Width: auto

The way browsers calculate an element's width automatically where Block level elements fill the available space of its parent and Inline elements shrink to the size of its children/content.

Workspace

A space to hold and access sites, members, settings, and integrations. All users start with a Workspace that can become collaborative when and as needed.

Workspace plan

A Webflow plan that applies to your entire Workspace.

X-Ray mode

A grayscale view of your site’s canvas that visually displays each element’s border, margin, and padding when hovered over.

Zapier

A web app that helps you connect multiple third-party services together based on triggers and actions.

Total Form Submissions

The amount of times a site visitor submits data using your site's form(s).

Total Site Pages

The amount of pages your site currently has.