Abbreviation for electronic mail.
A letter or memo sent to a person or group electronically on
A user's electronic mailbox name or
address, needed for linking the sender of e-mail and the recipient.
Software used by search services.
The term Ethernet refers to the family of local-area
network (LAN) products covered by the IEEE 802.3 standard that
defines what is commonly known as the CSMA/CD protocol. Three
data rates are currently defined for operation over optical
fiber and twisted-pair cables:
10 Mbps—10Base-T Ethernet
100 Mbps—Fast Ethernet
1000 Mbps—Gigabit Ethernet
following excerpt from webopedia.com
(Jupitermedia Corporation , 2004), explains the "Ethernet":
"A local-area network (LAN) architecture
developed by Xerox Corporation in cooperation with DEC and Intel
in 1976. Ethernet uses a bus or star topology and supports data
transfer rates of 10 Mbps. The Ethernet specification served
as the basis for the IEEE 802.3 standard, which specifies the
physical and lower software layers. Ethernet uses the CSMA/CD
access method to handle simultaneous demands. It is one of the
most widely implemented LAN standards.
A newer version of Ethernet, called 100Base-T
(or Fast Ethernet), supports data transfer rates of 100 Mbps.
And the newest version, Gigabit Ethernet supports data rates
of 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second. "
Extension or File Extension
In Windows, DOS and some other operating
systems, one or several letters at the end of a filename. Filename
extensions usually follow a period (dot) and indicate the type
of file. For example, this.txt denotes a plain text file, that.htm
or that.html denotes an HTML file. Some common image extensions
are picture.jpg or picture.jpeg or picture.bmp or picture.gif.
See File Extension.
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Abbreviation for Frequently Asked
Questions. A document (often a hypertext document) containing
common questions and answers for a particular website or topic.
Ability to limit a search by requiring
word or phrase to appear in a specific field of documents.
DOS, Windows, and to a lesser extent
UNIX and Linux use the last three characters of a filename,
after a period, to signify what type of file a file is - such
as text, movie, sound, etc. Examples are: .exe (executable file),
.bat (batch file), .wav (wave sound file), .txt (text file).
Searches for word(s) keyed in document
in screen only. Useful to locate a term in a long document.
Can be invoked by the keyboard command, Ctrl+F.
A set of characters in the same face.
For example, Times Roman is a typeface, italic Times Roman is
a font; bold Times Roman is a different font. While font selection
is typically considered very important to graphic design, browser
users can override the default font when displaying a web page.
Also, graphic designers for the web have no way of knowing what
fonts browser users have on their machines, though some fonts
(Times Roman, Courier and Helvetica) are fairly standard across
Web page elements used to gather information
from a user visiting a site. Forms can have a variety of different
input methods such as text input, check boxes, radio buttons,
and drop-down lists. A "Submit" button is found at
the end of a form to allow you to send the entered information
to a CGI program or translation application for processing.
A format for web documents that divides
the screen into segments, each with a scroll bar as if it were
as "window" within the window. Usually, selecting
a category of documents in one frame shows the contents of the
category in another frame. To go BACK in a frame, position the
cursor in the frame an press the right mouse button, and select
"Back in frame" (or Forward). You can adjust frame
dimensions by positioning the cursor over the border between
frames and dragging the border up/down or right/left holding
the mouse button down over the border.
Software that is available free of charge for personal use.
A software program developed by Microsoft for Web site creation
and management. It gives you everything you need to create and
manage a Web site. FrontPage extensions are server-side applications
that allow users to publish directly to their Web server from
a PC. Users can publish from anywhere in the world, via the
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
An Internet tool/software utility which allows you to transfer
files between two computers that are connected to the Internet.
Anonymous FTP allows you to connect to remote computers and
to transfer publicly available computer files or programs.
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