If you’re a professional in a web-related field, chances are, you’ll come across these acronyms pretty often. Whether you’re part of an eCommerce team, involved in redesigning your own site, or participating in a digital marketing effort, acronyms tend to rule the world of UX design.

With over 15 years of working in this industry, these shortcuts have become ingrained in my vocabulary. To help you on your daily quest to understanding this shorthand that’s exchanged between Design and eCommerce professionals, I’ve compiled a list of essential acronyms and what they stand for. Feel free to add your own in the comments!

Here’s a list of common digital industry acronyms you’ll come across often.

1- UX – User Experience

2 – UI – User Interface

3- UCD – User-Centered Design

4 – IA – Information Architecture

5 – UXD – User Experience Design

6 – IXD – Interaction Design

7 – UID – User Interface Design

8 – PO – Product Owner

9 – PM – Product Manager (or Project Manager)

10 – CSM – Client Success Manager (or Customer Service Manager)

11 – SME – Subject Matter Expert

12 – ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

13 – RFP – Request for Proposals

14 – CTA – Call to Action

15 – CTR – Click-through rate

16 – KPI – Key Performance Indicators

17 – SEM – Search Engine Marketing

18 – SEO – Search Engine Optimization

19 – HCI – Human-Computer Interaction

20 – CPC – Cost per click

21 – SOV – Share of Voice

22 -CPM – Cost per Thousand Impressions

23 – FPO – For Placement Only

24 – DPI – Dots per inch

25 – TTF – TrueType Font

26 – OTF – OpenType Font

27 – AI – Artificial Intelligence

28 – VR – Virtual Reality

29 – ML – Machine Learning

30 – AR – Augmented Reality

31 – SDL – Self-Directed Learning

32 – API – Application Programming Interface

33 – B2B – Business to Business

34 – CMS – Content Management System

35 – CSS – Cascading Style Sheets

36 – DNS – Domain Name System

37 – FTP – File Transfer Protocol

38 – GA – Google Analytics

39 – HTML – Hypertext Markup Language

40 – LTV – Lifetime Value

41 – MVT – Multivariate Testing

42 – AB Testing – A randomized experiment with two options

43 – NM – Niche Marketing

44 – OS – Open Source or Operating System

45 – PPC – Pay per click

46 – QR Code – Quick Response Code

47 – RSS – Really Simple Syndication

48 – TL;DR – Too long; didn’t read

49 – VM – Viral Marketing

50 – XML – Extensible Markup Language

51 – YOY – Year over year

52 – JPG – Joint Photographers Group

53 – HSB – Hue/Saturation/Brightness

54 – PPI – Pixels Per Inch

55 – URL – Uniform Resource Locator

56 – GIF – Graphics Interchange Format

57 – PDF – Portable document format

58 – PNG – Portable Network Graphics

59 – EPS – Encapsulated PostScript

60 – PX – Pixels

61 – PT – Points

62 – EM – A scalable unit that is used in web document media

Did I miss any? What are some terms you use daily? Share with us in the comments or sound off on social media at @gallardolabs.

Posted by:Nicole Gallardo

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