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Appendix A

Glossary :


Glossary is a tool that is useful to everyone involved with -----, regardless of their role or level of experience. It serves to define and explain the use of many terms associated with ----- and with related technological concepts. The Glossary is always a work in progress, and we welcome suggestions for words to be added to it or for definition changes.

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Administrator :


Commonly referred as Admin is person responsible for the performance or management of operations and thus the making or implementing of major decisions.

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Banner :


It is a long, rectangular image that can be placed just about anywhere on a Web page. They may contain text, images, or sometimes animations, videos also.

Browse :


Look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular; "browse a computer directory"; "surf the internet or the world wide web"

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Captcha :


A captcha is a challenge-response test that determines whether a user is human or an automated bot. A typical captcha includes an image of distorted text and a form field for the user to enter the text. Captchas are commonly found at the end of website forms, and must be filled out in order for the form to be submitted. By requiring users to decipher and enter the captcha text, webmasters can prevent automated programs from sending spam or other unwanted data through online forms.

Character :


A character is any letter, number, space, punctuation mark, or symbol that can be typed on a computer.

Configuration :


In the computing world, when people talk about their computer configuration, they are referring to the technical specifications, or the "tech specs" of their computer.

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Dashboard :


Dashboard is a user-interface feature which allows access to all useful functions from single interface.

Default :


This term is used to describe a preset value for some option in a computer program. It is the value used when a setting has not been specified by the user.

Domain Name :


This is the name that identifies a Web site. For example, "brolley.co.uk" is the domain name of Brolley"s Web site.

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Emotion :


These are the little text-based faces and objects that you often see in e-mail and online chat. They help give the reader a sense of the writer"s feelings behind the text.

End User :


An end user is the person that a software program or hardware device is designed for. The end user is the person who uses the software or hardware after it has been fully developed, marketed, and installed. Generally, the terms "user" and "end user" mean the same thing.

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FAQ :


Stands for "Frequently Asked Questions," and can be pronounced "fak" or simply "F-A-Q." An FAQ is a text file that is created to answer common questions a user may have about a certain software program or that a newcomer to a Web site might have regarding the site.

FCK editor :


FCK Editor is a text editor to be used inside web pages. It"s a WYSIWYG (“What You See is What You Get”) editor, which means that the text being edited on it looks as similar as possible to the results users have when publishing it.

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Google Analytics :


Google Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness.

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HTML :


Stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for web pages. It is the building blocks of all basic websites.

Home Page :


This is the starting point or front page of a Web site. This page usually has some sort of table of contents on it and often describes the purpose of the site.

Hyperlink :


A hyperlink is a word, phrase, or image that you can click on to jump to a new document or a new section within the current document. Hyperlinks are found in nearly all Web pages, allowing users to click their way from page to page. Basically, hyperlinks allow people to browse information at hyper speed.

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Icon :


Icons are a visual representation of something on your computer. For example, a blue "e" on your screen is most likely represents the Internet Explorer program. An icon that looks like a sheet of paper is probably a text document.

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Keyboard Shortcut :


A keyboard shortcut is a key combination that performs a certain command, such as closing a window or saving a file.

Keywords :


Keywords are words or phrases that describe content. They can be used as metadata to describe images, text documents, database records, and Web pages. Keywords are used on the Web in two different ways: 1) as search terms for search engines, and 2) words that identify the content of the website.

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Link :


When you are browsing the Web and you see a highlighted and underlined word or phrase on a page, there is a good chance you are looking at a link. By clicking on a link, you can "jump" to a new Web page or a completely different Web site. While text links are typically blue and underlined, they can be any color and don"t have to be underlined. Images can also serve as links to other Web pages. When you move the cursor over a link in a Web page, the arrow will turn into a little hand, letting you know that it is a link.

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Media :


In general, "media" refers to various means of communication. Computer media can be hard drives, removable drives (such as Zip disks), CD-ROM or CD-R discs, DVDs, flash memory, USB drives, and yes, floppy disks.

Menu :


A computer using a graphical user interface presents menus with a combination of text and symbols to represent choices. By clicking on one of the symbols, the operator is selecting the instruction that the symbol represents.

Menu Bar :


A menu bar is a horizontal strip that contains lists of available menus for a certain program. Nearly all programs have a menu bar as part of their user interface. It includes menu items and options specific to the particular program. Most menu bars have the standard File, Edit, and View menus listed first.

Meta Tag :


This is a special HTML tag that is used to store information about a Web page but is not displayed in a Web browser. For example, Meta tags provide information such as what program was used to create the page, a description of the page, and keywords that are relevant to the page. Many search engines use the information stored in Meta tags when they index Web pages.

Metadata :


Metadata describes other data. It provides information about a certain item"s content. Web pages often include metadata in the form of Meta tags. Description and keywords Meta tags are commonly used to describe the Web page"s content. Most search engines use this data when adding pages to their search index.

Module :


A module is a separate unit of software or hardware. The concept is that similar functions should be contained within the same unit of programming code and that separate functions should be developed as separate units of code so that the code can easily be maintained and reused by different programs.

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Password :


A password is a string of characters used for authenticating a user on a computer system. Most passwords are comprised of several characters, which can typically include letters, numbers, and most symbols, but not spaces.

Permissions :


This is a method of administering access rights to specific users or groups of users. These systems control the ability of the users affected, to view or make changes to the content.

Plain Text :


Plain text is another name for unformatted text. Unlike rich text, plain text does not support italics, underlining, bold characters, fonts, or font sizes. Since plain text documents do not contain any text formatting information, they take up less disk space than rich text documents.

Portal :


An Internet portal is a Web site that acts as a starting point for browsing the Web.

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SEO :


SEO stands for "Search Engine Optimization." Just about every Webmaster wants his or her site to appear in the top listings of all the major search engines. SEO involves a number of adjustments to the HTML of individual Web pages to achieve a high search engine ranking.

Source Code :


Every computer program is written in a programming language, such as Java, C/C++, or Perl. These programs include anywhere from a few lines to millions of lines of text, called source code.

Sub-menus :


Menus are sometimes hierarchically organized, allowing navigation through different levels of the menu structure. Selecting a menu entry with an arrow will expand it, showing a second menu (the sub-menu) with options related to the selected entry.

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Template :


A template is a file that serves as a starting point for a new document. When you open a template, it is pre-formatted in some way. Templates can either come with a program or be created by the user.

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URL :


Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that specifies where an identified resource is available and the mechanism for retrieving it. The best-known example of a URL is the "address" of a web page on the World Wide Web, e.g. http://www.example.com

User Interface :


A user interface is the means in which a user controls a software program or hardware device.

Username :


A username is a name that uniquely identifies someone on a computer system. A username is almost always paired with a password. This username/password combination is referred to as a login, and is often required for users to log in to websites.

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Webmaster :


The webmaster is the person in charge of maintaining a Web site. The jobs of a webmaster include writing HTML for Web pages, organizing the Web site"s structure, responding to e-mails about the Web site, and keeping the site up-to-date.

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