Some specific examples I can think of :

  • Should you say "carousel" or "slider"?
  • "main navigation" or "top navigation"?
  • "background image" or "background skin"?

"Header" and "Footer" are the only ones I can think of having any kind of standard due to semantic html. Most other page features seem to have multiple ways to refer to them.

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I don't know of any standards or "official" names, but what you can do is to use a UI glossary. Try for example:

Also consider this thread: https://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/3172/what-are-some-good-user-interface-words-phrases

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