Unit 2 & 6 Webmastering Vocabulary

By: Marlene Silva


When a pane is anchored to a specific location at the edge of the window.

Editing Window

 The primary workspace for creating and editing Web pages.


 When a pane is not anchored to a specific location in the window

Font face

 A set of characters (letters and numbers) that have defined style.

Formatting Toolbar

 The toolbar that allows the user to adjust the appearance of text on a Web page, including Alignment, Font Size, Style, and Bold


 A headline that displays larger and bolder than regular textd and has extra whie space above and below it.

Horizontal Space

 The space to the right and left of an image.


A form element; a drop-down box from which a user can choose only a single item

Page Tab

 Tabs at the top of the editing window that enable you to quickly move among the pages in a Web site.


A section of the window that can display options or information that isn't available in other areas of the window

Sans serif font

A font that has no caps on its ends and has an appearance of being plain

Serif font

A font that has caps on its ends and has an appearance of being fancy

Standard Toolbar

The toolbar that provides access to the mst common actions performed by users, including Copy, Paste, and Save.

Vertical Space

 The space to the top and bottom of an image.

Views Bar

The toolbar displayed in the left side of the FrontPage window where icons can be chosen toobtain information contained in the main area of the window, including the Page, Folders and Hyperlinks icon.

Visual Interface

A set of menus and tools used to build a Web page in place of writing code.

Web-safe colors

Colors that are consistend on all computer monitors-across all browsers.


An enclosed space in a table. Cells are formed by the intersection of rows and columns in an HTML table. They hold the data/content that makes up the table.

Cell padding

The amount of space between the border and the content of a cell.

Cell spacing

The amount of space between two cells


A vertical section of a table

Hierarchical Structure

A Web site structure used when there are clear categories and subcategories. Typically, all pages stem from a central welcome or home page.

Linear Structure

A Web site structure used when you want users to view the pages in a specific order, much like reading a book.



A pointer to a document somewhere on the Web. A link facilitates a way to get from one page (or document) to another.

Local Site

A web site that is kept on the hard drive of a computer or on a local network for development and maintenance purposes.

Mission Statement

A short and concise statement describing a purpose.

Mixed Structure

A Web site structure that mixes characteristics of other structures to best suit a user's needs.

Page properties

A dialog box that allows the properties of an entire page to be set.

Page title

The name given to a page that appears in the title bar of a browser window.

Random Access Structure

A Web site structure used where pages are not arranged in any specfic order and users can quickly access any information with a single click.

Remote Site

A Web site that is kept on a server and is accessible from the Internet.


A horizontal sectin of a table.

Target Audience

A specific group of viewers that are targeted to be influenced.


A Web page that is used to base other pages on in order to make building and maintaining a Web site easier.


A collection of graphic elements, design, and colors that present a consistent image throughout a Web site.

Web Presence Provider

The vehicle through which a Web site is released to the public.


A lower-level page on a Web site that links to its parent and may link to another child.


A Web page or computer application that responds to a user's activity.


Descriptive text that identifies a characteristic of a sound clip or the topic of a sound clip.

Link Bar

A set of several hyperlinks that enable users to navigate a Web site.


A sound file that contains instructional data. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface.

Mp3 file

A sound file format that offers a highly compressed sound, saving valuable download time.


The combined use of several types of media into one package.


The upper-level page of a Web site that has links to one or more children.


An image that is switched with another image when a cursor is moved over it.


A menu that appears only on the section of a Web site to which it pertains.


The main menu for a Web site that contains links to all of the major sections (pages) and appears on all pages of a Web site.

Wave File

The original sound file standard for Windows users. Outputs a great quality of sound but can be a large file.

Check box

A form element that allows users to check more than one option from a group of items for a given question.

Drop-down box

A scrollable box that represents a list of options to the user where one or more items may be selected.


An element used on a Web page to collect information from users.


A form element; a drop-down box from which a user can choose only a single item

Option Button

A group of options from which a user can select that limits users to one choice within the groups. Also known as radio buttons.


Picture Field

An image used as a button instead of the standard gray button.


The information that a user enters into a form.

Text Area

A form element that allows a user to type in large quantities of information.

Text box

A form element that allows the user to enter a single word or a few words.


To check the contents entered into the text fields by the user to make sure all of the information has been entered properly.

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP):

A statement detailing the intended use of the network, what kinds of computer-related activities are appropriate and what kinds are not, and the consequences for violations.


Legal protection that grants exclusive ownership to the creator of any original work—whether literary, musical, or artistic.

Deep link:

A hyperlink to another Web site that bypasses the home page and jumps directly to an internal page.

Disk arrays:

A group of hard disks that work together to store data in such a way that any one hard drive can fail without losing any data.


A Web site that allows an organization to communicate and share resources with a select group outside the organization.

Fair use:

A policy that entitles the public to use portions of copyrighted material without permission for reporting, research, and educational purposes.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP):

The primary Internet protocol for transferring files.


Design structure that divides a Web page into separate parts.


An obsolete protocol used to browse text files before the World Wide Web was established


The process of placing a graphic image on your site by linking to a file that is actually hosted on another site.


A Web site accessible only by people within an organization.

Mail client:

An application program that allows e-mail to be read and sent.

Port number:

 A label on a TCP packet that assists in routing the packet to the correct service on a device.

Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3):

The protocol used to transfer e-mail from a server mailbox to a client.

Public domain:

The legal status of material whose copyright has expired or never existed, such as work created hundreds of years ago.

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID):

A specific implementation of a disk array that allows for data redundancy.

Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP):

The Internet protocol that allows e-mail to the routed among host servers.

Tape backup system:

A system that backs up server data onto tapes for safe keeping.


A protocol that allows remote access to computers over the Internet.


Any distinguishing symbol, figure, letter, word, or name that has been registered with a government patent office.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS):

A device that provides a battery backup to a computer and other devices in the case of a power failure.

Wide Area Information Server (WAIS):

A network of databases that allows natural language searches to find text documents.