Web Terms ...oh, i never knew
The news on television, the Sunday paper, your kids... New terms, words you don't understand, crop up faster than a athlete on steroids. We've compiled a few of them to help further your web knowledge. Please note that some of these have been lightened-up for the average visitor, and wherever possible technical jargon has been avoided.
The Short List
Browser: Computer software, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator, which is used to view Websites, and other internet files and graphics.
Domain Name: The name associated with a particular Website. Usually in the format www.sitename.com
Down: Not working. As in, the host is down or downtime (the period during which something is down)
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Form: A method of interacting with the visitor and retrieving information. You usually fill these out to send a request to the site owner.
GIF: A file format used for images and graphics on the web. Files will have a .gif extension like picture.gif
Hit: Something on the Soprano's or the viewing of a web page by a visitor As in, How many hits did we get?
Home Page: Usually the first page a visitor sees after entering the domain name of a Website Also known as a Welcome Page.
Host: A computer that is connected to the Internet and has at least one Website on it.
HTML: HyperText Markup Language A programming language that a computer browser understands.
JPEG: A file format used for images and graphics on the web Files will have a .jpg or .jpeg extension like sunrise.jpg or ocean.jpeg
Link: Clicking a link takes you to another place, such as an area on a page, another page, or another domain It can appear as a button, graphic, underlined text, etc Sometimes links automatically start your e-mail program so that you can send a message.
Search Engine: Software that helps you find things on the web by entering words or phrases There are many popular search engines which are operated by Websites like HotBot, AltaVista, Google, Yahoo and Lycos Each Website we create gets listed in search engines We also have a search engine to quickly find information here at Sherwood.
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