A style of typeface that means “without feet.” Common sans serif typefaces include Arial, Helvetica, AvantGarde and Verdana.
Generally, a schema is an XML document used in place of a DTD to describe other XML documents.
The width and height of a screen measured in pixels.
A search engines is a program that searches documents (i.e. web pages, which are HTML-documents) for specified keywords and returns the list of documents. A search engine has two parts, a spider and an indexer. The spider is the program that fetches the documents, and the indexer reads the documents and creates an index based on the words or ideas contained in each document.
In CSS, the selector is the item a style will be applied to.
In semantic markup, content is written within XHTML tags that offer context to what the content contains. Basic semantic markup refers to using items like header and paragraph tags, though semantic markup is also being used to provide much more useful context to web pages in an effort to make the web as a whole more semantic.
Stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO refers to the process of optimising a Web site so that it appears prominently in search engine results for specific keywords. Search Engine Optimization may involve modifying the markup of a site to make it more Search Engine Friendly, which is free, or it may involve paying search engines or directories for inclusion. Some Search Engine Optimization techniques are frowned upon because they involve trying to 'mislead' the search engines into believing your site is more relevant to a search term than it really is.
A style of typeface that has “little feet.” Common serif typefaces include Times Roman, Garamond, and Palatino. The following graphic image shows serif typefaces.
A computer that is used to offer information to other computers for download, for example, the computer that hosts a Website.
Server-side refers to scripts run on a web server, as opposed to in a user’s browser. Server-side scripts often take a bit longer to run than a client-side script, as each page must reload when an action is taken.
Stands for Standard Generalized Markup Language. It’s a markup language used for defining the structure of a document. SGML isn’t mentioned very often, but it’s the markup language that serves as the basis for both XML and HTML.
A summary of site traffic over time for a Website. It can show at a glance the number of unique visitors, when people accessed a Website, how long they stayed there, what country they were from and a wealth of other valuable information.
Abbreviation for Simple Mail Transport Protocol. SMTP is the main Internet protocol used to send email.
Stands for Simple Object Access Protocol. It’s an XML-based protocol exchanging information across the internet to allow an application on one site to access an application or database on another site.
An inappropriate attempt to use email, USENET, or another networked communications facility as if it was a broadcast medium (which it isn't) by sending the same message to numerous people who didn't ask for it. Many email services have "SPAM filters" to help reduce the amount of spam emails. For more information on fighting SPAM, click here.
A program that stops a user from receiving Spam. There are two types, each with benefits: one that resides on your computer and one that resides on a server.
A specification is a document that offers an explicit definition and requirements for a web service or technology and generally includes how the technology is meant to be used, along with the tags, elements, and any dependencies.
A software program that search engines use which visits every site on the web, follows all of the links, and catalogs all of the text of every web page that (a) contains text, and (b) it is able to visit or crawl.
Abbreviation for "Server-Side Includes". A server-side scripting language. SSI scripting commands are embedded within a web page and are parsed and executed on the web server to generate dynamic HTML pages. Common uses of SSI are to include files (e.g. a header or footer file) that are used on multiple pages, or to show the current date and time.
Abbreviation for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is a transaction security standard that provides data encryption, server authentication, and message integrity. SSL is usually used on sites that accept credit card numbers or other private information.
Sub-domains are domain names with the form, anything.yourdomain.com. By definition, a subdomain should not have the prefix of "www". In order to access this domain with the "www" prefix (i.e. www.anything.yourdomain.com), you would have to create a "sub-third-level domain" with the prefix "www.anything".