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- HTML code to display an ampersand & on a web page
- HTML code to display the greater-than sign > on a web page
- HTML code to display the less-than sign < on a web page
- HTML code to display a non-breaking space, which won't wrap to a
- HTML code to display quotes " on a web page
- <!-- -->
- HTML code for an internal comment. Text in the middle will not be
shown on the web page in a browser. Used for explanations about the
code, statements about copyright and usage, etc.
- <!doctype ...>
- HTML code that tells what HTML version the code is in. Useful for
programs that check HTML code. Does not display on the we page
- HTML code for an anchor tag, which
creates a hyperlink. Must include the HREF attribute which gives the
destination of the link.
<a href="http://www.myisp.com/~myname/mypage.htm"> My
page</a> will display as
My page. When
the link is clicked, the browser loads the page specified in the HREF
- HTML code makes text bold.
- Required HTML tag that contains the contents of the HTML page.
- HTML code for a line break. Use the attribute CLEAR to stop text
wrapping around images.
- HTML code that marks off the definition in a definitions list.
Preceded by a DT tag and contained inside a DL tag.
- HTML code that marks a definitions list, composed of terms and
definitions. Contains DT (term) and DD (definition) tags.
- HTML code that marks the term being defined in a definitions list.
A DD tag follows immediately. Contained in a DL tag.
- HTML code for emphasis. Most browsers will show EM text in
- HTML code that controls appearance of text using the attributes
FACE, SIZE, COLOR.
Times New Roman, serif"
will display as
- <h1>, <h2>, <h3>,
<h4>, <h5>, <h6>
- HTML code for headings. Top level is h1. Generally, size of text
and boldness vary, with H1 being largest.
- HTML code that contains instructions about the page, but none of
the content shown on the page. The HEAD comes after the HTML tag and
before the BODY tag.
- HTML code for a horizontal line across the page
- Required beginning tag for an HTML document.
- HTML code to make text italic.
- HTML tag for an image. Must contain at least the SRC attribute to
give the path to the image file. Other image attributes include
BORDER, WIDTH, HEIGHT, HSPACE, VSPACE, ALIGN, ALT.
<img border="0" src="../icon-floppy.gif" width="20"
height="20" hspace="10" vspace="10" align="middle">
displays the image
extra space around it and aligned vertically to the middle of the text
- HTML code for an item in a list, either an ordered or an unordered
- HTML code for an ordered list, which will number the items in the
list. choices for numbering are Arabic numbers like 1, 2, 3, or Roman
numbers like I, II, III... or i, ii, iii,... or letters like A, B,
C... or a, b, c.
- HTML code for a paragraph. Paragraphs have extra white space below
compared to wrapped text.
- HTML code for another form of emphasis. Most browsers display as
- HTML code for a table. Must contain at least one row <tr> </tr>
and one cell <td> </td>.
- HTML for a table cell
- HTML code for a table row
- HTML code that sets a title for the page, which is displayed in
the Title bar of the browser window by most browsers.
- HTML code that underlines characters
- HTML code for an unordered list, which will place a bullet in
front of each item in the list. Bullets may be a circle, disc, or
- the unique URL that tells where something is on the Internet
- browser bar which shows the address of the page displayed.
- image - attribute of the IMG tag. Common values are top, middle,
bottom, and texttop.
paragraph or table- attribute of the P or TABLE tag. Value can be
left, right, center, or justify.
- An object on an HTML page has its position calculated with respect
to the location of its anchor. You can select the anchor to move the
- The HTML tag <a> </a> is used to create a
hyperlink with the attribute HREF or to name a spot with the ID
- a GIF format images which contains several images. These are shown
in sequence, creating the illusion of motion.
- Active Server Page. A file type for web pages.
- An HTML tag may have one or more attributes which can have various
values. For example the IMG tag has the required attribute of SRC but
also can have WIDTH, HEIGHT, and ALT attributes.
- a browser button that returns the view to the last page shown. A
drop list attached to the button lists the last several pages visited.
- an image that forms the background of a web page. It may be
repeated across and vertically or it may be a single image.
- document tags which define a section of an HTML document, usually
starting a new line. Includes all headings, paragraphs, lists, tables.
- bitmap format for images. Specifies the color of each pixel in the
- a way to save the location of a web page you would like to return
to later. IE calls these Favorites and saves them as shortcuts. Other
browsers save the location as a link in a special HTML document.
- a program which displays HTML documents.
browser safe colors
- The 216 colors which don't dither on either
Windows or Mac computers.
- A symbol that precedes an item in a bulleted
list. Standard HTML shapes are circle, disc, and square.
- a device that connects your computer to the Internet using the
cable TV line
- the intersection of a row and a column in a table
- a button on the Toolbar which opens a list of channels, special
web pages that automatically update information to your desktop
- a software program that allows people to type messages to each
other in real time.
- closing tag
- Most HTML tags require a closing tag with a slash / to stop the
action of the tag.
Example: <p> starts a paragraph and </p> ends the paragraph.
- to make a file smaller by changing the way the information is
- a way to connect your computer to the Internet. Home users usually
have a dial-up account with an ISP (Internet Service Provider). Word
users often have a direct connection to a T1 or T3 line.
- the legal right to control the use of intellectual property -
something written or created, like a book or other text document, a
drawing or other artistic creation, a song.
- Cascading StyleSheets - a way to create consistent styles for use
on a page or across a site
- a program to manage lists that are not entirely numbers, such as
addresses, phone lists, inventories... A database is made up of files
which contain records which are made up of fields.
- look for and remove errors in a program
- the original settings; what will happen if you don't change
- An HTML tag which is not in the most current HTML standard. The
tag has become obsolete.
scripting to create
- When a color cannot be shown directly, you can dither the color to
fool the eye into seeing that color by using dots of other colors. The
human eye blends the dots into a single color, when the dots are
- Code that tells the browser what HTML standard to use to interpret the code correctly.
- the unique name for a computer connected to the Internet. The name
is a number in the form nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn, but most domains also have an
alias, like www.microsoft.com or www.jegsworks.com
- transfer a file to your computer from elsewhere
- a button on the IE toolbar that opens the source code of the
current page in Notepad or another HTML editor; make changes in a
- electronic mail - sending messages over a network or internet
- a list of shortcuts to web pages kept by Internet Explorer
- a set of input fields for the viewer to fill out. Clicking the
Submit button sends the results by email or records the results in a
- a button on the IE Toolbar that opens the next page on the list of
pages you have recently seen. It only works if you backed up in the
- File Transfer Protocol. A protocol for moving files between
- lists the route to a file starting with the drive name and naming
all the folders/directories, like c:\documents\memos\123197.doc
- Extension for files in Graphics Image Format.
Good for drawings and clipart. Compresses the file's size
- Software that can change the file format of an image.
- Software for creating and editing images
- a small square at a corner or edge of an image. Dragging this
square will resize the image
- the list of web pages that you have visited recently; the button
that opens the History list in a pane on the left of IE.
- the button on the IE Toolbar that returns you to the page that the
browser opens by default
- A line across an HTML page, created with the tag <hr>
- Hypertext reference - the attribute of the A tag that sets the
destination of the link.
- HyperText Markup Language; what the source code for web pages is
- software which is especially good for editing HTML pages.
- Hyper Text Transfer Protocol; the protocol used to transmit web
- part of a web page that has a URL attached so that clicking it
opens another document. Also called a link.
- text which has a URL attached
- a picture, drawing, map, or photo.
- the file name that the browser looks for if the path ends with a
directory, as in
https://www.jegsworks.com instead of
- tag for HTML document which is not a block element. Includes
logical and character formatting tags.
- a GIF format image which displays in stages. Rather than
displaying all lines in sequence from top to bottom, at first selected
lines from the whole image are displayed and then the others are
- a network of connected computer systems which reaches around the
(Internet Service Provider)
- a company that provides a way for you to connect your computer to
(Internet Relay Chat)
- software that allows you to type conversations with other people
in real time
- Integrated Services Digital Network. A
digital device which connects a computer to a digital communications
line. Often called a modem, even though it works in a completely
- A scripting language often used to make web pages interactive.
- File extension for Joint Photo Expert Group
file format. Good for photos. Compresses file size but information is
lost with each compression.
- a word that is used in a search box to look for related documents;
a word hidden in the source code of an HTML page for search services
- short for hyperlink.
- Each item in the list is preceded by a symbol, called a
bullet. Also called an unordered list. In
HTML the standard shapes are a circle, a disc, and a square. A list
inside a list will have a different bullet. Starts with <ul> and ends
with </ul>. Each list item starts with <li>. The ending tag </li>
is not required for HTML 4.0.
- A list of terms alternating with their definitions. In HTML the
definition is normally indented from the term and on another line.
Starts with <dl> and ends with </dl>. Each term is coded with <dt> and
each definition with <dd>. Their end tags are optional.
- Each item in the list is preceded by a number. Also called an
ordered list. In HTML there are several choices for the kind of
number: 1,2,3... or I, II, III..., or i, ii, iii... or A, B,
C... or a, b, c... If a list item has a sublist, the numbering will
change. Starts with <ol> and ends with </ol>.
- a button on the IE Toolbar which will open your email program.
- a cascading bar of commands in IE
- a search service that sends your keywords to several search
services at the same time. Results are usually shown together, with a
note about what service provided the item.
- A device that allows a computer to communicate over a telephone or data line with another computer.
- a set of characters which all have the same width. So a
w is takes just as much space on the
line as an i.
Typewriters use monospaced fonts like this.
- to move from one web to another, or to move between parts of the
page, or between frames.
- a set of computers which are linked together on a permanent basis
- a discussion group on the Internet where messages and responses
are posted for all to read
- online service
- a company which provides a connection to the Internet plus
content, like America OnLine
- opening tag
- HTML code that marks the start of your instruction. The form is <nnn>
where nnn stands for the actual tag. Examples: <p> starts a
paragraph, <ol> starts an ordered list. Most HTML tags require and
closing tag also.
- ordered list
- See list: numbered
- 1. a list of locations where the computer will look for commands
if the full path is not given. Example: C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND;D:\PERL\BIN;
2. the hierarchy of drive and folders that is the location of a file.
Example: "c:\My Documents\complit101\web\Start\index.html" tells you
that the file index.html is on Drive C in folder My
Documents in its subfolder complit101 in its subfolder web
in its subfolder Start. This is the full
path to the file.
- a single dot on a computer screen
- The extension of the graphics file format Portable Network
Graphic. This format compresses the file with a different algorithm
than with GIF format.
- a web site which intends for you to use it at your Home page and
so provides links to features you might want to see regularly, like
weather, news, sports scores, stock market quotes.
- a JPEG format image which displays gradually, getting more detail
and sharper with each rendering.
- a set of characters which have varying widths. For example a w is
wider than an i.
- the rules for how a communication is conducted between electronic
- a section of the Windows Taskbar which comes with Internet
Explorer 4 and 5. It contains shortcuts to programs that you use
- to make the browser redraw the page.
- Tells how to get to a file from the current location.
Example: the relative path "../../html/images.htm" tells you that the
file images.htm is up two folder levels in the folder html.
Example: the relative path "example/australia/beaches.htm" tells you
that the file beaches.htm is in a subfolder of the folder that the
current page is in.
- see spider.
- the set of cells that runs across the width of a table
- small subprogram
- look for specific word(s) or character(s) in a document or on the
- software that finds documents across the Internet, indexes the
text, and can be searched itself to provide lists of documents that
- a clickable link to a web page or other document
- the HTML code that defines an HTML document
- an automatic software program that crawls through the Internet for
a search engine.
- the recommendations of the W3C for coding web
pages and other technical matters
- the bottom of a browser window that has a message about what the
browser is doing.
- a button on the Internet Explorer Toolbar that makes the browser
stop trying to load a web page. Very useful when the connection is
slow and the page is taking a long time.
- a way to label document parts like normal paragraphs, headings,
and lists. This word is inherited from word processing.
- 1. one of the standard HTML paragraph styles, like H1, H2,
and bulleted list
- 2. an author-defined style using Cascading StyleSheets
- Scalable Vector Graphics - a new format for web graphics that uses
equations to describe the shapes.
- to download a page for viewing offline and to be notified of
changes in the page.
- a way to display information in orderly rows and columns.
- HTML code that labels the start and send of the logical parts of
the document, such as a heading or paragraph, or of the effect you are
applying, such as italics or bold.
- Software with which you can edit the HTML code directly. An HTML
text editor will have additional features to help you code correctly.
- an image of text, usually in an unusual font that might not be on
the viewer's computer. Often used for navigation buttons and logos.
- 1. A background image that creates an overall effect on a
web page, like water, sand, or marble.
2. Any small background image that is repeated across the page.
- A small image representing a much larger one.
- Repeating an image across the background of a web page and then
dropping down a row to repeat again until the whole page is covered.
- a portion of the window devoted to special tasks or commands.
Usually has buttons to click on to execute commands
- a GIF format image which has one color set as "transparent" so
that the background shows instead of the color.
- unordered list
- See list: bulleted
- Universal Resource Locator - also known as the address of an item
- One of several choices for an HTML tag attribute.
Example: the paragraph tag can have the attribute ALIGN which can have
the value "left", "right", "center', or "justify" as in <p
- a way to describe an image with equations. Such an image can be
resized without getting fuzzy or jagged.
- a computer program that performs tasks without your permission or
consent. May be harmless but annoying or may be highly damaging.
- A page background that remains in place as the page is scrolled.
Often used for company logos.
- see WWW
- a search service that arranges the web pages it knows about into
categories and subcategories. Often picked by human beings for
inclusion in the categories.
- web page
- an HTML document, viewable with a browser
- a computer that manages the delivery of web pages over the
- disk space on a web server for storing web pages
- The blank area around your text and images and in between lines of
- World Wide Web Consortium
- a group that defines standards for web technology.
- A web page editor that displays the web page as you create it and
lets you edit what you see directly.
- WWW (World
- that part of the Internet that contains HTML pages
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