21 terms

Digital Media - 7.01 Vocabulary

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HTML
The first markup language that allowed users to create documents for the web.
XML
A markup language used to create new Internet languages; used for communicating data between applications.
XHTML
The current standard markup language for designing web pages.
JavaScript
A more simplistic programming language to be used for enhanced user interfaces and dynamic websites; usually used as a client-side script that runs on the viewer's browser.
PHP
A server-side web development scripting language which allows for requests to be processed on the web server to generate interactive web sites.
CSS
Separates the presentation (look & formatting) of a page from its content; allows a web designer to define a common look and layout for a website that can be used by any number of the site's pages.
FLASH
Capable of combining vector or bitmap images and including video or animation for the web; creates advanced interactivity; used to create websites, games, and advertisements.
Flowchart
A chart that gives a visual representation of the pages in a website and what other pages they are linked to; a more detailed version is known as a skeleton or site map.
Graphic optimization
Compressing graphic files to allow a website to load faster; takes up less bandwidth and puts less work on the server.
Navigation System
Consistently places links that allow the site users to easily access documents and web pages (external & internal) as well as target links within the same webpage.
GUI
Allows computer interaction without the use of code.
WYSIWYG
Often referred to as a visual editor; allows the user to design and manipulate a website without using programming code.
Hyperlink
Commonly referred to as links; connects a webpage to documents, webpages, or locations.
Page Layout
Usually consists of either tables or layers to arrange website components.
Layer
Allows content to be placed anywhere on a webpage; more common layout.
Table
Tags that create a gridded structure in which content can be placed.
Rollover
Refers to a web design feature that allows the end user to see or hear a change when their cursor is located on a link.
Image Map
Allows multiple hyperlinks to a single graphic.
Webform
Allows the user to interact with a site by sending data to a server site and returning the processed information; can also be used to query data on a website.
Web design
The creation of a Web page using hypertext or hypermedia to be viewed on the World Wide Web.
Wireframe
A visual guide that represents the skeletal framework of a website; also known as a page schematic or screen blueprint.
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