A horizontal strip of buttons near the top of a window. It provides shortcuts for commonly used commands. Some programs let you choose to hide or display this and to mix and match buttons to customize it. Also known as a toolbar.
The part of an Internet address that identifies where a person's account is located. For example, in the address firstname.lastname@example.org, this is everything after the @.
Sending and receiving messages through a computer network. This process requires a computer, modem or network connection, and an e-mail address. It is convenient because all messages are sent and received immediately over short or long distances.
An introductory screen on a web page on the World Wide Web, used to welcome visitors. This can include special text or graphics on which you click to jump to related information on other pages on the Web.
The name given to a computer directly connected to the Internet. This kind of computer is associated with computer networks, online services, or bulletin board systems.
Special text when clicked jumps the user from one related topic to another.
Term given to the network of computers that provide information world-wide.
A word or reference point used to describe content on a web page that search engines use to properly index the page.
Connections that bridge one image, page, or word to another by clicking on a highlighted word or phrase.
A system of connected computers that allows the sharing of files and equipment. There are two types of these: local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).
Not moving in a straight line or path; a multimedia presentation that transitions from one image to another in an order that is preset, but not necessarily in a straight path - Example: such a presentation can transition from image 1 to image 3 and back to image 1. using menus/branching.
Internet information available to a computer user.
To look for specific information on the internet or the computer.
Software that searches, gathers and identifies information from a database based on keywords, indices, titles and text.
There are 3 basic types of these: 1. Try to guess at the URL. 2. Use Subject directories provided by some search engines. The selected resources are grouped by subject, categories, and subcategories that can be used for keyword search or to browse the categories. 3. Use a search engine for large searches using unique keywords or combinations of keywords to narrow the search.
The act of sending and receiving information, such as data, text, pictures, voice, and video. The exchange of information can be within a building or around the globe.
URL(Uniform Resource Locator)
Website address. Example: http://www.carteretcountyschools.org
First part of an e-mail address. Example: jmwinton is this part of the following e-mail address. email@example.com
Universal Resource Locator (URL). Example: http://www.carteretcountyschools.org
WWW (World Wide Web)
The section of the Internet that allows access to text, graphics, sound, and even video. A lot of free information can be found on the on this part of the Internet.
WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)
This term simply means that the text and graphics shown on your screen exactly match your printouts.