WEB PAGES 1
Computer Terms: Web Pages
1. Search Engine
(n.) A web-based system for searching the information available on the Web.
(Adj.) A state occurring in part of a network when the message traffic is so heavy that it
slows down network response time.
(v.) The act of connecting to a computer system by giving your Password
(n.) Any time you connect 2 or more computers together so that they can share resources,
you have a computer network.
5. Hit (n.)
a) The retrieval of any item, like a page or a graphic, from a Web server. Also called a
(b) Any time a piece of data matches criteria you set. For example, each of the matches
from a Yahoo or any other search engine search is called a hit.
(n.) It is a message given to a Web browser by a Web server. The browser stores the
message in a text file. The message is then sent back to the server each time the browser
requests a page from the server.
(n.) This is an individual who manages a Web site. He is responsible for any of the
Making sure that the Web server hardware and software is running
Designing the Web site;
Creating and updating Web pages;
Replying to user feedback;
Creating CGI scripts;
Monitoring traffic through the site.
(n.) It refers order in which results are ranked within search engine results. A Web page
rank within a search engine is also commonly called a position.
(n.) Shortened for "World Wide Web."
WEB PAGES 2
10. Web page
(n.) A document written in HTML.
(n.) The entire collection of web pages which are linked together and share the same web
address. A web site is made of one or more web pages.
(n.) Information in a program.
(n.) It is a computer or device on a network that manages network resources.
14. Bit -- (Binary Digit)
(n.) A single digit number in base-2, in other words, either a 1 or a zero. The smallest unit
of computerized data.
(n.) A set of Bits that represent a single character. Usually there are 8 Bits in a Byte,
sometimes more, depending on how the measurement is being made.
16. bps -- (Bits-Per-Second)
(n.) A measurement of how fast data is moved from one place to another. A 56K modem
can move about 57,000 bits per second.
17. JPEG -- (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
JPEG is most commonly mentioned as a format for dynamic image files.
18. GIF -- (Graphic Interchange Format)
A common format for image files, especially suitable for images containing large areas of
the same color.
19. Modem -- (MOdulator, DEModulator)
(n.) This device that connects a computer to a phone line. This is a telephone for a
computer. A modem allows a computer to talk to other computers through the phone
(n.) A piece of software that adds features to a larger piece of software.
This is a chunk of alien computer programming code that attacks your computer’s
software and cripples your computer’s productivity.
(n.) Any words in a document that contains links to other documents or the Internet.
WEB PAGES 3
23. Internet (Upper case I)
(n.) The collection of ALL the inter-connected networks in cyberspace.
24. Blog -- (weB LOG)
(n.) This web log is a journal that is available on the web. They are typically updated
daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update
and maintain the blog.
(v.) The act of updating the blog.
(v.) Transferring data (usually a file) from one computer to another computer. The
opposite of upload.
(v.) Transferring data from the computer you are using to another computer. The
opposite of download.
27. Site map
(n.) A hierarchical visual model of the pages of a Web site. It is also know as the navigation menu.