Glossary Expert!

Welcome to my Glossary Expert!

If you struggle with creating a glossary for your website we can help you. A Glossary is an alphabetical list of words relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary. And it can be really useful for your site if you have a blog, or many product pages.

So taking your website titles, and your website snippets of information, you can easily create a quick glossary in very simple HTML or a simple table.

Using Excel or Google Sheets

One of the most simple ways of creating a glossary for your website is using Google Docs and creating a sheet, with similar structure shown here. If you freeze the top row, you can then change the order and list alphabetically. This is the most basic level of content you will require for your website. It is a very manual process, but will provide everything you need.

You will need to manually update the document when you update your website.

Table Structure in Google Docs

The simple table can be viewed Online as a PDF or downloaded as a Microsoft Excel file.

Direct from Google and Microsoft you can export the content into HTML. And both tools will provide a fairly decent job. However, if you have tried this before, and you view the HTML, you will notice all the extra formatting in the file. View the HTML file here.

If you view the source it looks like this:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="resources/sheet.css" >
<style type="text/css">.ritz .waffle a { color: inherit; }.ritz .waffle .s1{background-color:#ffffff;text-align:left;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;font-family:'Arial';font-size:10pt;vertical-align:bottom;white-space:normal;overflow:hidden;word-wrap:break-word;direction:ltr;padding:2px 3px 2px 3px;}.ritz .waffle .s0{background-color:#ffffff;text-align:left;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;font-family:'Arial';font-size:10pt;vertical-align:bottom;white-space:nowrap;direction:ltr;padding:2px 3px 2px 3px;}.ritz .waffle .s3{background-color:#ffffff;text-align:left;color:#000000;font-family:'Arial';font-size:10pt;vertical-align:bottom;white-space:normal;overflow:hidden;word-wrap:break-word;direction:ltr;padding:2px 3px 2px 3px;}.ritz .waffle .s4{background-color:#ffffff;text-align:left;text-decoration:underline;-webkit-text-decoration-skip:none;text-decoration-skip-ink:none;color:#1155cc;font-family:'Arial';font-size:10pt;vertical-align:bottom;white-space:nowrap;direction:ltr;padding:2px 3px 2px 3px;}.ritz .waffle .s2{background-color:#ffffff;text-align:left;color:#000000;font-family:'Arial';font-size:10pt;vertical-align:bottom;white-space:nowrap;direction:ltr;padding:2px 3px 2px 3px;}</style><div class="ritz grid-container" dir="ltr"><table class="waffle" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><thead><tr><th class="row-header freezebar-vertical-handle"></th><th id="0C0" style="width:116px" class="column-headers-background">A</th><th id="0C1" style="width:246px" class="column-headers-background">B</th><th id="0C2" style="width:224px" class="column-headers-background">C</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr style='height:20px;'>

That may not mean much to you, but there is a lot of content exported, that you will probably not need. Especially if you are just looking for the basic HMTL to be exported.

One of the best free resources, and most reliable I have found is an Online tool called tableizer.

From your Excel or Google doc file, copy the cells, and past into Tableizer. It will look something like this:

Example of table data copied over

One you click the Tableizer button it will spit our some very simple HTML with a simple set of style values.

Our HTML example will look like this:

<table class="tableizer-table">
<thead><tr class="tableizer-firstrow"><th>Title</th><th>Overview</th><th>Link</th></tr></thead><tbody>
<tr><td>This is my title 1</td><td>Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 1</td><td></td></tr>
<tr><td>This is my title 2</td><td>Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 2</td><td></td></tr>
<tr><td>This is my title 3</td><td>Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 3</td><td></td></tr>
<tr><td>This is my title 4</td><td>Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 4</td><td></td></tr>
<tr><td>This is my title 5</td><td>Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 5</td><td></td></tr>
<tr><td>This is my title 6</td><td>Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 6</td><td></td></tr>
<tr><td>This is my title 7</td><td>Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 7</td><td></td></tr>

In the HTML there is nothing that is not required. If you paste into your html code it will produce something like this:

This is my title 1Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 1
This is my title 2Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 2
This is my title 3Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 3
This is my title 4Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 4
This is my title 5Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 5
This is my title 6Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 6
This is my title 7Overview 1. Give an introduction into your content 7

What is an example of a glossary?

noun. The definition of glossary is a list of words and their meanings. The alphabetical listing of difficult words in the back of a book is an example of a glossary. YourDictionary definition and usage example.

What is the difference between glossary and index?

An index is a listing of the contents of a book or article by page number, or, sometimes, paragraph. A glossary is a listing of comments or definitions of a written work.

Should a glossary be in alphabetical order?

The glossary is often found at the end of a book or article and is usually in alphabetical order.

Why is the glossary important?

The first reason glossary creation is so important is accuracy. ... If you work with your language service provider to develop a glossary of industry and/or company specific terms, that may or may not have been translated previously, the translation team is fully equipped to choose the correct term in the target language.

What is the difference between a dictionary and a glossary?

A glossary is a specialized list of words and definitions. Usually, you'll find a glossary at the end of a non-fiction book. ... The words in a glossary can be standard words that you would find in a dictionary. A glossary can also contain non-standard, made up words that your organization uses.

What is Project glossary?

Scope of a project in project management is the sum total of all of its products and their requirements or features. Scope creep refers to uncontrolled changes in a project's scope. This phenomenon can occur when the scope of a project is not properly defined, documented, or controlled.

Does the index or glossary come first?

This is usually at the end of the document, perhaps last before the credits section, or before an index. A glossary will become a separate section in the book. Use this if the glossary is fairly short and simple. It can appear anywhere a normal list could appear.

What is Report Glossary?

A glossary is an alphabetized list of specialized terms with their definitions. In a report, proposal, or book, the glossary is generally located after the conclusion. Also known as a clavis (from the Latin word for "key").

Is a glossary and appendix?

An appendix is any reference section appended to the back section of the book. ... A glossary is a specific sort of appendix which contains the definitions of words and phrase found in the text that readers might not know the meanings of. You know, so you don't need to dig out your dictionary.