The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which coordinates the assignment of Internet domain names, IP address numbers and protocol parameters and port numbers. ICANN also coordinates the stable operation of the Internet's root server system.
Short for Inline Frame. An iframe is used to display one or more web pages within another normal web page (one that isn’t a frameset page).
An image map is used in XHTML to allow different parts of an image to become different clickable elements (and can also allow some portions of the image to have no clickable element).
The act of preparing an image, whether scanned or imported from a digital camera, for the Web, using resizing, cropping and compression.
A measurement of responses from a Web server to a page request from the user browser, which is filtered from robotic activity and error codes, and is recorded at a point as close as possible to opportunity to see the page by the user.
Information Architecture - The study of the organisation and structure of effective web systems. In particular, the relationships between internal page elements, as well as the relationship between individual pages.
In CSS, elements that don’t have a pre-defined style will take on the style of their parent element within the document tree.
Elements with CSS written directly around the element it affects, instead of in a separate style sheet or header style.
Intellectual Property, or IP, is the group of legal rights to things people create or invent. Intellectual property rights typically include patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret rights.
A Web page is interactive when it prompts a response from the user or in some way can interact with the user dynamically (eg; filling out a form or a poll etc).
A global network connecting millions of computers. Each Internet computer, called a host, is independent. The Internet is not synonymous with World Wide Web. The Internet and the Web are two related but separate things.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 debuted in the browser market back in 1999 and is still widely used despite it's poor standards support. Reluctance by a large segment of the IE6 market to upgrade to newer, more secure versions of the browser has created headaches for security experts, system admins and web developers alike.
Internet Explorer 7 was released my Microsoft as a public beta in August 2007. Although the browser still lacks support for some important CSS attributes and selectors (for instance, generated content and > selectors) the browser is a big improvement on it's predecessor, IE6.
Ads that appear between two content pages. Also known as transition ads, intermercial ads and splash pages.
Stands for Internet Protocol. The method or protocol by which data is sent from one computer to another on the Internet. Each computer (known as a host) on the Internet has at least one IP address that uniquely identifies it from all other computers on the Internet.
Abbreviation for "Internet Service Provider". An ISP is an institution that provides access to the Internet. For example, Time Warner offers Roadrunner, or you may have Earthlink, AOL, ExecPC, CoreComm, etc. There are thousands of ISP's in the US who provide local and nationwide service.