The ability for people with disabilities to view the website through different methods.
Analytics within the website sector typically means the collection of information about visitors to a website and tracking their movements whilst on the website. This data can then be analysed to improve the visitors experience and give clear performance information of the website.
The speed that your internet connection sends information. Usually measured in Kilobits per second or Megabit per second (Roughly 1000 Kilobits = 1 Megabit).
A program ran on a computer or other media device to access the internet to view websites. Examples of browsers include Firefox, internet explorer and safari.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
A method of controlling the presentation of a web page by providing style and adjusting the layout.
A image that is also a link.
Code is language processed by servers and browsers to process, provide and collect information.
A Database is where data is commonly stored for a website. These can be secured using usernames and passwords, each user can be given access rights to ensure data integrity. The most common form of database is a Relational Database, these have built in features optimized to read, write, and edit large amounts of data.
Content Management System (CMS)
A Content Management System (CMS) is a website that allows for control of its style and content through management pages. No coding is needed to do this.
Document Type Declaration (DTD)
A web page needs to contain a Document Type Declaration so that the code in the page is correctly processed by your website browser.
The name that is given to identify a website easily for humans. A domain name points to a server that has IP addresses that only exists once on the internet.
Transfer of one or multiple files from a remote source such as a website server to your computer.
Dynamic content is where a website produces the information there on the page in order to create an action. The data could come from a Database or another storage format and can possibly control website elements such as search options and results.
Electronic commerce is a virtual shop, that can allow a visitor to view and purchase products or services. There are different levels of E-Commerce systems, with additional features such as Stock control or linking to a certain Payment Service Provider.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
The method used to transfer files to and from a remote location (such as a Web Server). Typically only a website administrator will use these.
A program most commonly used for animations and games on websites, although can be used for whole websites. Requires the website visitor to have a Flash player installed onto the browser.
The term 'hit' means the number of times a page is visited. This can be tracked by Analytic programs to give a better understanding of how the visitors actually use the website.
The is the first page most visitors will see, typically this is the Index page. This is often the most important page of the website to tell people what the website is about and to lead them to the information they require.
HyperText Mark-up Language (HTML)
The language all websites are written in. Other code can produce HTML, this is useful for Dynamic Content.