Internet Language

The words below will help you talk about the Internet. This is NOT a comprehensive list. If you would like to learn more vocabulary used to talk about the Internet, I would reccomend picking up a copy of The Story of the Internet a Penguin Readers (2nd Edition). To learn more, or to hear how any of the words in this list are pronounced, use this link.

Internet Language

absolute URL --noun: The complete address of an internet webpage.

attributes --noun: that part of an HTML code that gives special instructions to the web browser.For example: The height attribute in the IMG SRC tag tells the browser the height of animage on a web page.

authoring --verb: to author--to write and publish a web page on the Internet

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) --noun:CSS is style sheet language that is used to develop design and layout of webpages. Most often used to control the visual appearance of a web page; but can also be used for other types of web documents.

download --verb: to copy and save something from a server or web page to your own computer.

exhaustive resource --noun: complete resource, all the information available on a particularsubject.

external link--noun: a link to a web page outside your web site.

ftp--noun: File Transfer protocol: a protocal for the transfer of files from one computer to another computer. Thesoftware used to accomplish transfers from one computer to another computer. verb the act of transfering files from one computer to another computer.

generate --verb: to make or create; to produce or cause to be produced through some action.

gif --noun: Graphic Image Format, a type of graphic that is used on web pages. Created by Compuserve Industries, a GIF uses a blend of a maximum of 256 colors.

hexdecimal code --noun: a code that consists of letters, numbers, or a combination of letters and numbers. Each code consists of 6 digits and creates the color effects for web page background colors.

html--noun: Hyper Text Mark-up Language: a simple programming language used to create web pages

http--noun: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol: the protocol used to transfer web pages across the internet

hyperlink--noun: that part of a web page that when clicked on will open a new web page. Hyper Links can be either textual or graphical.

internal link--noun: a link to a web page within your site.

jpeg--noun: Abbriviation for Joint Photographic Experts Group, the group which created the standard for compression of digital images. It is one of most common graphic formats used on webpages. Uses a blend of 16.7 million colors to create images and have the file extension of either jpg or jpeg.

meta information--noun:information that is used by search engines to indexyour site

relative URL--noun: a short web address that is used to connect web pages within the same site.

stream--verb: the process of constantly delivering media to the end user. Used most often to refer to watching videos and playing games directly from a providers website rather than downloading the content and watching or playing off-line.

tag--noun: that part of the code that designates the structural element of the web page.

pixels--noun: the smallest discrete element of an image or picture. he greater the number of pixels per inch the better the picture.

up-load--verb: to transfer or move files from your computer to another computer connected to the internet. Most commonly this refers to the act of moving files from your computer to the server whereyour web site is located.

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