Keelen's Web Definitions

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Keelen Johnson’s Web Definitions


A programming technique for creating interactive Web applications. Small amounts of data are exchanged as needed instead of pulling entire Web pages to be reloaded each time the user makes a change.
The precursor to the Internet, it was a network developed in the late 1960's and early 1970's by the U.S. Department of Defense.


Binary Numbers
A numbering system with a base (radix) of 2, it is unlike the numbering systems most of us use, which have bases of 10 (decimal numbers), 12 (measurement in feet and inches), and 60 (time).
The basic unit of information in a binary numbering system, it takes 8 bits to make up a byte.
A program used to view, download, upload, surf, or otherwise access documents (for example, Web pages) on the Internet.


The action of storing Web files for later reuse so that they can be accessed more quickly by the end-user.
Cloud computing
A style of computing in which dynamic, scalable and virtual resources are provided over the Internet.


computer software setting or preference that states what will automatically happen in the event that the user has not stated another preference.
On a PC in Chrome or FireFox right click anywhere on the page (except the ads) and select "View page source", or even easier just click "Ctrl-U".
The Domain Name System (DNS) helps users to find their way around the Internet. Every computer on the Internet has a unique address -just like a telephone number- which is a rather complicated string of numbers.


A software program used to write and edit HTML code.
A virtual shopping mall on the Web where you can browse and buy products online.


A list of questions and answers related to a Web site, newsgroup, software, or any kind of product or service. Because these are "frequently asked" questions, most users can find the information they need on a FAQ So, before you send an e-mail to customer service, check the FAQ on the Web site.
Firefox is an open source browser organized by the folks at Mozilla that empowers users to browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than other browsers.
The tag specifies the font face, font size, and color of text.
The FTP functions are used to open, login and close connections, as well as upload, download, rename, delete, and get information on files from file servers. Not all of the FTP functions will work with every server or return the same results. The FTP functions became available with PHP 3.


A unit of measurement approximately equal to 1 billion bytes. A gigabyte is used to quantify memory or disk capacity. One gigabyte equals 1,000MB.
founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Stanford Ph.D. candidates who developed a technologically advanced method for finding information on the Internet, its most famous product is a hybrid search engine that ranks the popularity of results that match your keyword search.
eb graphics are visual representations used on a Web site to enhance or enable the representation of an idea or feeling, in order to reach the Web site user.


The lingua franca for publishing hypertext on the World Wide Web. HTML is a nonproprietary format based on SGML. It can be created and processed in a wide range of software programs, from simple plain text editors to WYSIWYG programs to sophisticated authoring tools.
The standard Internet protocol for the exchange of information on the World Wide Web. Basically, it defines URLs by telling the server what to send to the client.
The text or graphics on a Web site that can be clicked on with a mouse to take you to another Web page or a different area of the same Web page.


The most important technological innovation of our generation, the Internet is actually a network of networks.
The set of technology standards and technical specifications that enable information to be routed from one network to another over the Internet. It is the way networks exchange data with each other.
A company that provides users access to the Internet. Before you can connect to the Net, you must first establish an account with an ISP.


Slang for poorly written, kludgie software. The term refers to "Japan code," a slang nickname for the software written in Japanese companies, which has a reputation for being overly complex.


A unit of measurement equivalent to one thousand bytes of computer memory or disk capacity. For example, a device that has 256K of memory can store approximately 256,000 bytes (or characters) at one time.


A network that connects computers in a relatively small, predetermined area (such as a room, a building, or a set of buildings). LANs can be connected to each other over telephone lines and radio waves.
Local Computer
In a LAN or on the Internet, this is the computer you are using. As opposed to remote, which means off-site or "somewhere else," local means on-site or "what's in front of you."


A million bytes or one thousand kilobytes.
Meta Tag
An HTML tag that contains information about a Web page. Some search engines, such as AltaVista, use spiders that index Web pages based on meta tags.


Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, these types of abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.
The code of conduct and unofficial rules that govern online interaction and behavior, it comes from "net" plus "etiquette."
The term actually has many different meanings depending on the person, company, or context in which it is being used.


Open Source
In general, it is any program whose source code is made available for use or modification by users, developers, or hackers.
Operating System
The foundation software of a computer system, responsible for controlling and launching the installed applications and computer peripherals.


The name for a unit of data sent across a network. Information is sent over the Internet (and many other networks) in packets.
PNG is a way to store image files. As such, it's a tool.


his helps when you want different layout for different media types such as a screen or a printer, but also when you want different layout for different devices, which is very useful when making web pages with responsive design.
An acronym that refers to a standard keyboard (as identified by the first six letters in the upper row).


Hardware inside your computer that retains memory on a short-term basis and stores information while you work. RAM is one of the things that make your computer run faster.
The three colors that create all of the other colors on a computer screen.
Put simply, an "RSS feed" is a format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the Web, including newspapers, magazines, and blogs.


Serial Port
A connection point on a computer, it's used to connect a serial interface device (such as a mouse or modem) to the system. Serial ports are typically identified as COM ports, and most computers come with two (often with the capacity to add more).
A host computer on a network, it houses information and responds to requests for information (for example, it houses Web sites and executes their links to other Web sites). The term "server" also refers to the software that makes the act of "serving information" possible.
Synonymous with a crawler, this is a program that searches the Internet and attempts to locate new, publicly accessible resources, such as WWW documents, files available in public FTP archives, and Gopher documents.


In Web programming languages, it is the code that describes a command or instruction so that a Web browser will be able to interpret and display it.
The set of protocols that make Telnet, FTP, e-mail, and other services possible among computers that don't belong to the same network.


To copy a file from your local computer to a server or host system; the reverse process of download.
An acronym/term that describes the location and access method of a resource on the Internet; for example, the URL "" describes the type of access method being used (http-the protocol) and the server location that hosts the Web site ( address).
A term that defines the online audience, it also refers to anyone who "uses" a computer. The term "users" rubs some people the wrong way because, in the past, if you said you were a user, it meant you were habitually consuming an illicit drug. Nowadays, a user is a person who is online.


A simulation of the real thing, it means the same as "almost." You will see this term appear before various Internet terms to indicate a simulation technology that enables you to cross boundaries and experience something without needing it to be physically present, as in virtual sex, virtual theme parks, and virtual communities.
Virus (Computer Virus)
A software program that replicates on computer systems by incorporating itself into shared programs. Viruses range from harmless pranks that merely display an annoying message to programs that can destroy files or disable a computer altogether.


An organization that exists to realize the full potential of the Web, it is a special interest group comprised of programmers, Web developers, execs in the industry, and users who help define specifications for the development of Web technology.
A network that uses high-speed, long-distance communications cables or satellites to connect computers over distances greater than those traversed by LANs (which range about two miles).
a network of fine threads constructed by a spider from fluid secreted by its spinnerets, used to catch its prey.
Web Host
The business of providing the equipment and services required to host and maintain files for one or more Web sites and to provide fast Internet connections to those sites.
An acronym for a technology that allows you to view or print a document exactly as it looks. This term has also morphed into an expression used in online dating sites.


Extensible Hypertext Markup Language is a family of XML markup languages that mirror or extend versions of the widely used Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), the language in which Web pages are formulated.
A programming language/specification developed by the W3C. XML is a pared-down version of SGML, designed especially for Web documents.


It's been said that "Yahoo" stands for "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle," but then again, many things have been said about this company.


A zine can be loosely defined as an underground publication that is independently produced and self-published, typically photocopied.