Say what? A basic glossary of web terms (V1.0)
- Browser - aka web Browser - the application
used to browse the web. Once dominated by Netscape and Internet
Explorer, there are other (many would say better..) alternatives
available like Mozilla
Firefox, Opera or
- CMS - Content Management System - allows you to login from
any web browser and update your own website content.
- Database driven website - a website powered
by dynamic content from a database, allowing effective upkeep,
organisation and searching of data.
- Domain name - the unique name for each internet
website address, so much easier than remembering its numerical
equivalent, known as the- ip (internet protocol) address.
- Email client / application - program for
downloading your email, Outlook or Outlook express are common,
Thunderbird is an increasingly popular alternative.
- Facebook - hugely sucessful social media
networking site, started in 2004 in the US by student Mark Zuckerburg,
now a global phenomenon with approax 300 million active users.
- Firefox - popular open source web Browser
- Google - The daddy of all search engines,
one of the great success stories of the internet age. Powerful
and ever expanding range of tools for search, advertising and
web traffic analysis.
- Hyperlink - the fundamental principle of
the web, allowing users to easily view pages hosted on any
web server (a PC setup to share files via
- Internet - the global network of networks
that forms the backbone of other services like the world wide
web. See the excellent
history of the internet on the excellent Guardian
- Intranet - an internal, private network,
mainly used by an organisation to communicate with its staff,
share data, etc.
- Meta tags - hidden html tags which help to inform search
engines about the nature of your website.
More to come soon!