GLOSSARY OF TERMS



A general understading of the meaning of the following terms can be helpful in developing your skills with Web Sites.

ISP (Internet Service Provider)
An organization which allows you to access the Internet through your telephone lines, your cable lines, or by wireless means.

HTML (HyperText Mark-up Language)
A software language used for developing pages for use on the Internet. A group of these pages, which have a common interest,
are known as a Web Site.

URL (Universal Resource Locator)
This is the address you access on the internet to view a particular Web page. There are several addressing schemes. An example
of the one we are working with in this tutorial is: http://thbytes.com/thcctut.htm

FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
A software program which allows you to transfer a Web Site you develop, using the HTML language, to an organization
which makes your Web Site available on the Internet.

BROWSER
A program you install on your computer which allows your computer to access Web Sites on the internet (which are in
HTML language) -- and interpret them as "real life" presentations onto your computer screen.

SEARCH ENGINE
Programs which are resident on the internet which you can use to find Web Sites. In order for the Web Sites you develop
to be on Search Engine programs you must program special instructions at the beginning of your software code which give
"keywords" which will help people identify your Web Site. Also, you usually have to subscribe to services which help get
your sites on the search engines. There are many Search Engines -- and many services.

DOMAIN
For most simple, home page type Web Sites, you attach to a domain provided by your Internet Service Provider. If you are
serious about contacting the world with your site, you need your own domain. A domain gives you your own exclusive address
on the internet (yourname.com). Obtaining a Domain is fairly complex; but there are service organzations which establish
a domain for you and act as your Web Host.