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  • attributes

    Define additional characteristics such as font weight or style for the HTML tag.

    broad Web site

    A Web site in which the home page is the main index page, and all other Web pages are linked individually to the home page.

    browser

    A program that interprets and displays Web pages and enables you to view and interact with a Web page.

    Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

    Allows you to specify styles for various Web page elements.

    compatibility testing

    Done to verify that the Web site works with a variety of browsers and browser versions.

    deep Web site

    A Web site that has many levels of pages, requiring the user to click many times to reach a particular Web page.

    deprecated

    Tags and attributes that are being phased out and therefore no longer recommended in the latest W3C standard.

    Document Object Model (DOM)

    Describes a combination of HTML tags, CSS, and a scripting language such as JavaScript.

    electronic commerce (e-commerce)

    The buying and selling of goods and services on the Internet.

    Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML)

    A reformulation of HTML, formatting so it conforms to XML structure and content rules.

    Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    Designed to transport and store data; it provides a set of rules that are used to encode documents in machine-readable form.

    extranet

    A private network that uses Internet technologies to share business information with select corporate partners or key customers.

    hierarchical Web site

    A Web site layout that connects Web pages in a tree-like structure

    home page

    The first document users see when they access the Web site.

    host

    A computer that stores and sends (serves) requested Web pages and other files (Web server)

    HTML text editor

    A program that provides basic text-editing functions, as well as more advanced features such as color-coding for various HTML tags, menus to insert HTML tags, and spell checkers.

    HTML object editor

    A program that provides the additional functionality of an outline editor that allows you to expand the collapse HTML objects and properties, edit parameters, and view graphics attached to the expanded objects.

    hyperlink (link)

    An element used to connect one Web page to another Web page on the same, or a different, Web server located anywhere in the world.

    Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

    The authoring language used to create documents on the World Wide Web.

    Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

    A set of rules for exchanging text, graphic, sound, video, and other multimedia files.

    Internet

    A worldwide collection of computers and computer networks that links billions of computers used by businesses, government, educational institutions, organizations, and individuals using modems, phone lines, television cables, satellite links, fiber-optic connections, and other communications devices and media.

    Internet backbone

    A collection of high-speed data lines that connect major computer systems located around the world.

    Internet service provider (ISP)

    A company that has a permanent connection to the Internet backbone.

    Internet site

    A Web site that generally is available to the public.

    intranet

    A private network that uses Internet technologies to share company information among employees.

    linear Web site

    A Web site layout that connects Web pages in a straight line.

    log

    The file that lists all of the Web pages that have been requested from the Web site.

    markup

    Defines the structure and layout of a Web document and specify how the page is displayed in a browser (tags).

    network

    A collection of two or more computers that are connected to share resources and information.

    platform independent

    You can create, or code, an HTML file on one type of computer and then use a browser on another type of computer to view that file as a Web page.

    publishing

    Copying the Web pages and associated files such as graphics and audio to a Web server.

    stress testing

    Determines what happens on your Web site when greater numbers of users access the site.

    style

    A rule that defines the appearance of a Web page element.

    style sheet

    A series of rules that defines the style for a Web page or pages by changing characteristics such as font family, font size, margins, and link specifications, as well as visual elements such as colors and borders.

    tags

    A set of special instructions to define the structure and layout of a Web document and specify how the page is displayed in a browser (markup).

    text editor

    A program that allows a user to enter, change, save, and print text, such as HTML.

    Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

    The address of a document or other file accessible on the Internet.

    usability

    The measure of how well a product, such as a Web site, allows a user to accomplish his or her goals.

    usability testing

    A method by which users of a Web site or other product are asked to perform certain tasks in an effort to measure the product's ease-of-use and the user's perception of the experience.

    Web

    The part of the Internet that supports multimedia and consists of a collection of linked documents (World Wide Web).

    Web browser (browser)

    A program that interprets and displays Web pages and enables you to view and interact with a Web page.

    Web Development Life Cycle

    A process that can be used for developing Web pages at any level of complexity and includes the following phases: planning, analysis, design and development, testing, and implementation and maintenance.

    Web pages

    The linked documents, or pages of information, on the Web

    Web server

    A computer that stores and sends (serves) requested Web pages and other files (host).

    Web site

    An Internet site that has a related collection of Web pages that is created and maintained by an individual, company, educational institution, or other organization.

    webbed Web site

    A Web site layout that has no set structure.

    World Wide Web

    The part of the Internet that supports multimedia and consists of a collection of linked documents (Web).

    World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

    An industry consortium that seeks to promote standards for the evolution of the Web and Web technologies.

    WYSIWYG

    An acronym for What You See Is What You Get.

    WYSIWYG editor

    A program that provides a graphical user interface that allows a developer to see what the Web page will look like while the document is being created.

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