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Zoomforth: Glossary of terms
Zoomforth: Glossary of terms

Learn the key terms we use in our software

Written by Wendie Michie
Updated over a week ago

This is what you create with Zoomforth. Some people might call them "websites" or "microsites" or "landing pages" or "content hubs". In the Zoomforth platform, we call it a "Site". Learn more in this article.

Starter Site
When working with the Zoomforth Design team during your account's onboarding, we will help you build a Starter Site. This is the first site you'll create in Zoomforth, and it will help inform how you build additional Sites.

A template is used to create numerous Sites. Learn more in this article.

Subpage (or Page)
We use "Subpage" and "Page" interchangeably. A Site can have multiple Subpages within it. Subpages are additional pages within your Zoomforth site where you can house additional content, beyond the homepage. Learn more in this article.

Once a Site is published, you can create Links to it. As part of creating a Link you choose a URL. When you share that URL, it will link to the page. A Site is not limited to having just one link. A single Zoomforth Site can have multiple links, which means that going to two different URLs in the browser might display the same page. For instance, /welcome-to-acme and /23ri98ks could both display to the same Site.

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In Zoomforth, a Theme contains rules that affect the way your Sites look - for example, a Theme determines the fonts and colors your sites can display, and the way certain elements are spaced. It also determines the specific visual options (called Style Presets) that non-designers can choose from when building a Site in Zoomforth. Learn more in this article.

Style Presets
Style preset allows you to change select aesthetics for tiles and text sections, such as font style, line height, list designs (ordered, unordered lists), border, background color, etc. Setting a style preset for a tile or text section makes it easier to isolate or dedicate specific design changes as well, through custom CSS. Learn more in this article and this article.

Style Guide
When working with the Zoomforth Design team, in order for you to see and provide feedback on the Theme, we also create a special Zoomforth site called a Style Guide. The Style Guide is a visual representation of all of the CSS rules that have been defined in your Theme. It shows how various elements look when created in Zoomforth. It also introduces a set of helpful layouts and components.

Each subpage within your Zoomforth site is made up of what we call Sections. Sections are extremely flexible content layouts where you can add copy, images, videos, and more. Learn more in this article

Grid and Tiles
The "Grid" is the most powerful type of section you can use in Zoomforth. It primarily consists of "Tiles", which can represent a variety of different media. Learn more in this article

Anchor links
An anchor link is a navigation tool. It’s a link in the menu bar of your page that will take a viewer to a specific tile, or content, on your grid page. This link allows viewers to zoom to specific points on a longer page or even in different grid sections. The purpose of an anchor link is to highlight an important piece of content within your page and help viewers navigate to it quickly.. Learn more in this article.

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