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Digital Design 4.00

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Absolute Link
Includes the complete URL of the linked document, including the domain 4.00
Absolute Div Tag
Allows you to place any page element exactly where you want it 4.00
Alternative Text
Textual descriptions of graphics and other design components on a web page; aids in search engine optimization 4.00
Cascading Style Sheets
(CSS) Program language that separates layout and design features (color scheme, fonts, menu styles, etc.) from the actual content of the website; easiest way to make site-wide design changes; CSS files combine with HTML file to create a complete website; common format of downloadable templates found on the Web 4.00
Class Style
Allows you to set a style to multiple element or tags in a document 4.00
CSS Declaration
Includes a CSS property name and a value, separated by a colon 4.00
CSS Selector
Points to the element which is to be formatted 4.00
Div Tag
An HTML tag that defines logical divisions within the content of a web page 4.00
Editable Region
Content users can edit in a document based on that template, enable template authors to control which page elements template users can edit 4.00
External Style Sheets
The most commonly used way to apply a style sheet where all of the styles and rules are contained in one central, separate text file 4.00
Graphics Optimization
Designing and exporting graphics with the specific purpose of using it on a website; allows for quicker loading times 4.00
Hotspot
Any region on an image map that is clickable, and when clicked, will initiate an action 4.00
HTML Attribute
Additional values that configure the tag or adjust their behavior 4.00
HTML Tags
Denote structured elements like headings, paragraphs, lists: <p align="center"> ... </p> 4.00
Hyperlinks
Clickable connections that link text or images to other pages of the website, out to external websites, or to files posted on a website 4.00
Hypertext Markup Language
(HTML) Program language that creates basic framework for all web pages; written using "tags" that a web browser uses to interpret the code and generate the content on the webpage; tags denote structured elements like headings, paragraphs, lists, etc. 4.00
ID Style
Allows the user to specify their own selectors called "id" and "class" 4.00
Image Map
A single graphic that is divided into sections and linked to different locations 4.00
Internal Style Sheets
A CSS document embedded into the HTML file, when using internal CSS you must add a new tag, <style>, inside the <head> tag 4.00
Keywords
User-defined words or phrases that help a search engine's algorithms select a group of words that can be searched to find your website 4.00
Link Target
The target attribute specifies a window or a frame where the linked document is loaded 4.00
Mailto Link
Allows users clicking a link in a website to send an e-mail without first having to copy the destination e-mail address and open an e-mail client 4.00
Meta Tags
Contain elements that describe the information on the page, which is used by search browsers 4.00
Page Ranking
A determination of how easy it is to find a website through search engines; the higher the ranking, the more traffic the website will have 4.00
Plugin
A software component that adds a specific feature or function to a webpage, well-known browser plug-ins include the Adobe Flash Player, QuickTime Player, and Java plug-in 4.00
Relative Div Tag
Used with other positioning attributes will move from where it would NORMALLY be 4.00
Relative Link
Starts from the home page or root folder of the website and creates a path to the destination of the link 4.00
Rollover
Feature that indicates interactivity to the user; normally causes a component of a web page to visually change when the user's cursor hovers over it 4.00
Root Folder
A central location of storage for every file involved in designing a website; allows the website to be portable from computer to computer 4.00
Search Engine
Websites that organize and retrieve information located on the Internet 4.00
Search Engine Optimization
(SEO) Involves designing websites with the intention of helping search engines best 4.00
Skin
A preset package containing additional or changed graphical appearance details often used for video or audio controls 4.00
Tables
A powerful tool for presenting tabular data and for laying out text and graphics on an HTML page 4.00
Tags
Could be page titles, paragraph titles, image tags, or even meta tags that are hidden in the code of a website; help search engines find and organize the information on a website 4.00
Template
A special type of document that you use to design a "fixed" page layout; you can then create documents based on the template that inherit its page layout 4.00
Web Crawlers
Computer programs that "crawl" through the pages of a website to find tags, keywords, and other information 4.00
Web Form
An interactive feature that allows a user to submit information 4.00