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Dreamweaver Terms

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Website
A group of related web pages that are linked together and share common interface and design.
XHTML
The acronym for extensible hypertext markup language, the current standard language used to create web pages.
HTML
[Hypertext Markup Language] in dreamweaver, however it is no longer considered the standard language.
Web Browser
Is a program such as Microsoft Internet Explorer Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
Files Panel
To create folder to organize and store the various files for your website.
Dreamweaver Workspace
Is designed to provide you with easy access to all the tools you need to create web pages.
Document Window
Is the large white area in dreamweaver program window where you create and edit web pages.
Application Bar
Located above the document window includes menu names a workspace switcher.
Insert Panel
Includes eight categories of buttons displayed through a drop-down menu: Common, Layout, Forms, Data, Spry, In Context Editing, Text, and Favorites.
Document Toolbar
Contains buttons and drop-down menus you can use to change the current work mode, preview web pages.
Standard Toolbar
Contains buttons you can use to execute frequently used commands also available on the File and Edit menus.
Style Rendering Toolbar
Contains buttons used to render different media types, but is available only if your document uses media-dependent style sheets.
Related Files Toolbar
Is located below an open document's filename tab and displays the names of any related files.
Related Files
Are files that are linked to a document to display and function correctly.
Coding Toolbar
Contains buttons that are used when working directly in the code and is not visible unless you are in code view.
Property Inspector
Located at the bottom of the dreamweaver window lets you view and change the properties.
Status Bar
Located below the document window.
Tag Selector
Which shows the HTML tags used at the insertion point location.
Panel
Is a window that displays information on a particular topic or contains related commands.
Panel Groups
Sets of related panels that are grouped together.
Dock
A collection of panels groups.
View
Is a particular way of displaying page content.
Code View
Shows the underlying HTML code for the page.
Show Code and Design Views
A combination of code view and design view.
Debugging
Show code and design views is the best view.
Home Page
Sets the look and feel of the website and directs viewers to the rest of the pages in the website.
Text
Most information on a web page is presented in the form.
Hyperlinks
Also known as [links] are image or text elements on a web page that users click to display another location on the page.
Images
Add visual interest to a web page.
Banners
Which are images displayed across the top of the screen that can incorporate a company's logo.
Navigation Bars
Bars that contain multiple links that are usually organized in rows or columns.
Image Map
An image that has been divided into sections, each of which contains a link.
Navigation Structure
The way that navigation bars and other internal links are used on your pages.
Rich Media Content
A comprehensive term that refers to attractive and engaging images, interactive elements, video, or animations.
Search
The text box at the top of the window lets you enter a keyword to search for a specific topic.
Related Files
When an HTML file is opened that is linked to other files necessary to display the page content.
Storyboard
Is a small sketch that represents every page in a website.
Root Folder
Start by creating a folder for the site with a descriptive name.
Local Root Folder
Will store all the pages or HTML files for the site
Assets
In which you store all of the files that are not pages.
Define
The root folder and any folders and files it contains appear.
Publishing
Website means that you transfer all the files for the site.
Web Server
A computer that is connected to the Internet with an IP.
Internet Service Providers [ISP's]
Provide space on their servers for customers to publish websites, and some commercial websites.
FTP [File Transfer Protocol]
Is the process of uploading and downloading files to and from a remote site.
IP Address
An assigned series of numbers, separated by periods, that designates an address on the Internet.
Domain Name
A web address that is expressed in letters instead of numbers and usually reflects the name of the business represented by the website.
Local Site
Before publishing a website so that viewers of the web can access it, you should first create a local root folder.