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Mediascape - Web design info
Category: Technical and IT > Web design
Date & country: 30/12/2010, UK
Words: 11


Assistive technology
Assistive technology refers to any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, off-the shelf, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

Database
A collection of information organized and presented to serve a specific purpose. A computerized database is an updated, organized file of machine readable information that is rapidly searched and retrieved by computer.

Domain name
The unique name that identifies an Internet site. Domain Names always have 2 or more parts, separated by dots. Example: www.mediascape.org.uk.

Fluid, flexible and fixed layouts
A fluid web page layout is when a page contracts and expands horizontally inside a persons web browser despite the size of the browser window or the resolution of the monitor. A fixed layout will remain the same width no matter what size of the browser window.

Hosting
Once your website is completed the site must be placed on a web "Server" (a computer which is permanently connected to the Internet). This means that your site can be accessed anywhere around the world at any time.

Hyper Link
A hyper link connects one document or place on a document to another document, another place on the same document, or to another file. Hyper links in text are easy to spot because they are usually underlined and a different color from the rest of the text.

Micro-site
Also called a minisite, a microsite is a separate page of a Web site that has a separate URL than its home page and is used to provide information about and/or promote something that is related to the home page.

Page or Web-page
Scrollable hypertext documents with HTML formatting codes that you see on the Web.

Website
A collection of webpages linked together on a single topic or for a single business accessible from the world wide web.

Web Browser
Software that gives a user access to the World Wide Web. Web browsers often provide a graphical interface that lets users click buttons, icons, and menu options to view and navigate Web pages. Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer are popular Web browsers.

E-commerce
Electronic commerce, also e-business, a term for all kinds of business that are established electronically especially over the Internet.