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Web Terms

  • Internet: Connection of computer networks that are publically accessible. wikipedia
  • World Wide Web: A collection of interconnected documents.wikipedia
  • Web Server: A computer that delivers Web pages to browsers and other files to applications via the HTTP protocol..PCMag
  • Host: A computer containing data or programs that another computer can access by means of a network or modem. .Free Encyclopedia
  • Web Site: A Web site is a related collection of World Wide Web (WWW) files that includes a beginning file called a home page..The Free Dictionary
  • Web Pages: A document on the World Wide Web. Every Web page is identified by a unique URLWeb-o-pedia
  • Web Browser: A browser is an application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide
  • Podcast: A podcast is a media file that is distributed by subscription
    (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds. Wikipedia.
  • Cache: A computer system in a network that keeps copies of the most-recently
    requested Web pages in memory or on disk in order to speed up retrieval.
  • HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language. Not “code” but tags that
    mark up the text.
  • XHTML: Extensible hyper text markup language. A markup language written
    in XML; therefore, it is an XML application. web-O-pedia
  • XML: Extensible markup language is a W3C initiative that allows information
    and services to be encoded with meaningful structure and semantics that computers
    and humans can understand. google
  • JavaScript: A
    scripting language developed by Netscape and used to create interactive Web
  • IP Address: Four unique numbers for every computer connected to the
  • URL’s: An Internet address, usually consisting of the access protocol
    (http), the domain name (, and optionally the path to a file or
    resource residing on that server (trade).
  • Domain Name: A name that is entered into a computer (e.g. as part of
    a Web site or other URL, or an e-mail address). These names are technically
    hostnames. wikipedia
  • HTTP: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol used to view
    internet material usually through a web browser.
  • FTP: File Transfer Protocol. A protocol used
    to upload and download files to a server.
  • ISP: Internet Service Provider. The company that
    gives you all of your internets.
  • IPP: Internet Print Protocol. A protocol for printing and managing
    print jobs over the Internet using HTTP.
  • Modem: A device that connects a computer(s) to the internet.
  • Cable Modem: A device that uses coaxial cable to connect one or more
    computers to the internet.
  • Ethernet: A type of cord that connects computers on a network usually
    through a network hub, switch or router.
  • Wireless: Uses 802.11 Technology to tranfer and internet connection
    to computers.
  • CSS: Cascading Style Sheets.
  • Blog: Online Journal/Column
  • MP3: Mpeg layer 3 audio file.
  • JPEG: (Joint Photographic Experts Group) An ISO/ITU standard for compressing
    still images. Pronounced “jay-peg,” the JPEG format is very popular
    due to its variable compression range.
  • GIF: Compuserv GIF. An image file format that Compuserv created to
    preserve transparencies in images.
  • GUI: Graphic User Interface
  • PHP: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor. allows web developers to create dynamic
    content that interacts with databases.

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