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absolute URL -

An absolute URL is a complete URL specifying the exact location of a file on the web, including the protocol, the host name, and the exact path to the file location.

browser -

Software that reads and translates HTML-coded Web pages automatically, allowing you to view, download, upload or otherwise access documents on Internet sites and navigate from one site to another.

content -

The "content" is the information loaded onto webpages.

CSS -

Cascading Style Sheets refers to how browsers interpret your style sheet. It lets you separate the structure of your page from the presentation.

<div> tag -

The <div> element gives structure and context to any block-level content in a document. Unlike some other structural elements that have very specific connotations, the author is free to give meaning to each particular <div> element by virtue of the element's attribute settings and nested content.

domain name -

A network name associated with an organization (e.g., google.com or yahoo.com).

<font> tag

A font element is a container whose contents are rendered with the font characteristics defined by the element's attributes.

FTP -

File Transfer Protocol is a protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network.

homepage -

The homepage is the viewable landing page of a live website. From this page, the user can navigate to the different parts of the site.

HTML -

Hyper Text Markup Language is the code language that underlies all visible aspects of a website.

index.html -

Index.html is the "homepage" page, viewable only by the web designer in Dreamweaver.

Internet -

The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that interchange data by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP).

link -

A link is a connection between a information (usually a word or phrase) on one site to another.

meta tag -

Meta tag is information - such as keywords - inserted into the site by the web designer. This information is picked up by search engines when searches have been made.

network neutrality -

Network neutrality is the principle that Internet users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use on the Internet.

Tim Berners-Lee -

Tim Berners-Lee is the British computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web, the internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing, in 1989.

URL -

The Uniform Resource Locator is used to specify the address of Web sites and Web pages.

W3C -

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web (abbreviated WWW or W3).

WWW -

The World Wide Web is an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing.