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Absolute linking--Linking to files that other people have created

Anchor--The tag used to create a link.

Anchor text--The highlighted part of the tag that the reader clicks on to activate the hypertext link.

Animated gif--A type of graphic involving images that play over and over, making them appear to be moving.

Body documents--The Web pages that are formatted using the <BODY>..</BODY> tags.

Browser--A program that allows you to view Web documents.

Container tags--Tags that need to be turned on and off.

Definition lists--Used for glossaries or other situations where terms are followed by longer blocks of text.

Downloading--The process of saving a file from the Internet to your computer.

Elastic frames--A frame that enlarges or gets smaller depending on how much room is left in the window.

Empty tags--Tags that are used by themselves and that do not need to be turned off.

Frameset documents--Contain information necessary for the browser to determine what kind of frame structure to use when dividing the window.

Framing--Dividing a single browser window into multiple windows for separate document viewing.

GIF file--Short for Graphics Interchange Format a type of graphics file use for clip art and other images.

Graphics--Photos, clip art, and other images that can make your Web page more interesting.

Hexadecimal format--Method of combining letters and numbers to create colors on web pages

Home page--The first screen you see when your browser starts; the first page (index.htm or default.htm) of a web site.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language)--Language and syntax for designing and creating documents for the WWW

Hyperlink--Allows the reader to change from one document to another

Internet--A worldwide collection of networks

JPEG file--Short for Joint Photographic Expert Group, a graphics file used mainly for photos.

Line break--Equal to pressing the ENTER key

Network--Group of computers that can share and exchange information

Ordered list--Numbered list for giving instructions that need to be performed in a certain order.

Relative linking--Linking to other files.  The files are usually located in the same directory or on the same server.

Source Code--Text used to create Web pages

Structural tags--Allow the browser to display the document information in the form of a Web page.

Style tags--Used to change the way your text looks.

Tags--Codes used in creating HTML documents

Text file--Document that contains only letters, numbers and symbols

Toggle--To switch back and forth or turn a feature on and off

Unordered list--Bulleted lists used when items do not need to be in any particular order

Uploading--Process of saving a file from your computer to the Internet

URL--Short for Uniform Resource Locator.  The address of a Web page.

Webmaster--The person in charge of creating and maintaining Web pages.

Web pages--HTML documents.

Web server--A computer that stores Web pages and makes them available on the Internet.

World Wide Web--A huge collection of text, image, audio, and video data that is scattered across computers and networks around the world.  

This page was updated on:  04/10/02