Access. Refers to the ability of the user to connect to a database, or Internet service.
Accessibility. Guidelines for designing web contents accessible to people with disabilities and more available to all users whatever software, hardware and platform they are using to access the Web and for making it easier to find information on the Web.
Anchor. Text and graphical elements embedded with hyperlinks and other objects users click on to jump to a web document pointed by the browser.
Applications software. A program that is designed to perform a specific task.
ASCII. The encoding system called American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Backup. Pertains to a procedure or device to make a duplicate of a system or data for future use in the event of loss from the server or hard disk due to various factors
Client - Computers that requests information on a web server.
Client / server - The computing architecture that designates computers as servers or clients dividing the workload.
Content. Textual, graphic elements, and other information in several media types that comprises a web page.
Design. Overall style, structure, and presentation of a web page.
Domain name. The familiar name of the computer hosting the web site of an individual or organization that correspond to a series of numbers (IP address) that serve as routing addresses on the Internet.
Domain Name System (DNS). An Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses.
DNS Servers. Servers on the Internet that acts as Internet Directory transforming domain names into IP addresses. Points to the location of a web host by providing their IP address transformed from their domain names.
Domain Name Registrars. Companies accredited by ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) that offers registration services for the domain names of organizations and individuals.
Electronic mail. A communications tool used to send messages to and from computers. Also called e-mail.
End user. Same as user. The individual providing input or using output from the computer.
FTP. File Transfer protocol. Refers to the protocol and the program used to transfer files from one computer to another.
Graphics. Images, Icons, and other graphical elements found on a web page.
Home page. The main page of a Web site that typically serve as an index or table of contents to other web pages.
Hyperlinks. The embedded hypertext links that points to other web pages and other related resources.
Hypertext. Presents and relates information in a non-linear and non-hierarchical organization allowing the user to view related information through a system of hypertext links (hyperlinks).
HyperText Markup Language (HTML). The standard language used to create web pages. Markup language that uses tags and attributes that web browsers interpret to display web pages on the screen.
HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The underlying protocol behind the World Wide Web.
ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities