a URL? (Uniform
Resource Locator) This is the address to a site. i.e., http://www.smarterbydesign.com
owns the server where your files are uploaded to the World Wide
you mean by site relocation?
have a site on a free server and then wish to move it to a server
that allows www.yoursite.com, or may wish to move from one server
to another for other reasons. When this occurs, your DNS (domain
name server) information must be updated through your domain
a search engine do?
If you are registered with search engines, they will direct
users to your site when they search for a particular name or
topic. Sites should frequently be re-registered with search
Meta tags are invisible elements within the title that are "picked
out" by search engines. Although meta tags are not seen
by users as they browse your site, they are encoded in each
pages's source code and should include keywords that direct
users to your site. Without relevant and meaningful meta tags,
search engines will not find your site easily.
a jpg (jpeg)? An
image file type that works with most Web browsers, especially
suitable for photographs.
a gif? Also
an image file type that's particularly suitable for drawings
dynamic information? Information
or data on a Web page that changes frequently, such as weather
forecasts and dates.
an RGB number? The
number, often hexadecimal, that indicates the relative amounts
of red, blue, and green that are used to make a specific color.
navigation tools? Buttons,
links, imagemaps, or anything else that allows users to go from
one page to another on your site more easily.
an imagemap? Images
or parts of images that you click to link to other information.
Also called a clickable image map.
What is a
image used to represent a large image, particularly if the smaller
image links to a larger image.
streaming video? Streaming
video is a sequence of "moving images" that are sent
in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer
as they arrive. Streaming media is streaming video with sound.
With streaming video or streaming media, a Web user does not
have to wait to download a large file before seeing the video
or hearing the sound. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous
stream and is played as it arrives. The user needs a player,
which is a special program that uncompresses and sends video
data to the display and audio data to speakers. A player can
be either an integral part of a browser or downloaded from the
software maker's Web site.
scripting language developed by Netscape to enable Web authors
to design interactive sites. Although it shares many of the
features and structures of the full Java language, it was developed
enabling Web authors to spice up their sites with dynamic content.
Flash® ? A
bandwidth friendly and browser independent vector-graphic animation
technology. As long as different browsers are equipped with
the necessary plug-ins, Flash animations will look the same.
A hardware or software module that adds a specific feature or
service to a larger system. For example, there are number of
plug-ins for the Netscape Navigator browser that enable it to
display different types of audio or video messages.
a PDF? Short
for Portable Document Format, a file format developed by Adobe
Systems. PDF captures formatting information from a variety
of desktop publishing applications, making it possible to send
formatted documents and have them appear on the recipient's
monitor or printer as they were intended. To view a file in
PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free application
distributed by Adobe Systems.
a pop-up window? A
window that suddenly appears (pops up) when you select an option
with a mouse or press a special function key. Usually, the pop-up
window contains a menu of commands and stays on the screen only
until you select one of the commands. It then disappears.