Web Design Glossary
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A table that is used to show data in a spreadsheet format such as you would see in Microsoft Excel.
Data stored in a computer in a way that the computer can easily access and retrieve the data to maniuplate.
A computer program used for manipulating data in a database. Microsoft Access, Oracke and MySQL are common database systems.
A declaration is part of a rule in CSS that defines what an HTML element will appear to be in a browser.
Links that go directly into an inner page of a website instead of the homepage. Most website's main navigations are this.
Del.icio.us, pronounced simply "delicious," is a community bookmarking website in which users can save Web pages they find and share them with other users. Because users' bookmarks are made public and viewable by other users, other people often bookmark Web pages that they find within other users' bookmarks. Del.icio.us keeps track of how many people bookmark each site and posts the most popular websites on its home page.
Acronym for Dynamic Host Comnfiguration Protocol (DHCP). An Internet standard protocol that assigns new IP adderesses as users need them
Acronym for Dynamic HyperText Markup Language (DHTML). A term used to describe HTML content that changes dynamically.
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The temporary connection of a computer to the Internet through a telephone line using a modem.
A community-based Web site where users submit content and rate that content by "Digging" what they see and like best. A submission that earns a larger number of Diggs, and therefore is more popular with users, is moved the Digg homepage for the category of content it belongs in.
An electronic document verifying the ownership of a public key. This is designed to help prevent people impersonating others.
A verification process that relies on cryptography. It allows the recipient to know the sender’s identity and that there have been no alterations to the message during transit.
A group of webpages that are broken up into subject categoeries sometimes including a short description of a site. Not to be confused with a search engine, a directory (such as Yahoo) depends on submitted links and does not use bots such as spiders or crawlers to find webpages.
A computer graphics term that describes a method of creating additional shades and colors from an already existing palette by interspersing pixels of a different color.
Acronym for Document Object Model. This is a programming interface specification being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It lets a programmer create and modify HTML pages and XML documents as full-fledged program objects.