Week 1

ISP – Stands for Internet Service Provider and it’s what you have to establish before you can actually connect to the Internet at home or work. The ISP includes a username, a password, and an access phone number.

HTTP – Abbreviation for HyperText Transfer Protocol, which is the standard protocol for sharing information across the world wide web. This is how web-pages and URL’s are normally viewed by the reader.

DNS – Abbreviation for Domain Name Server. The DNS is a key component for navigating online. It makes IP addresses easier to remember by utilizing a naming system instead of a complicated string of number similar to a telephone number.

URL – Stands for Uniform Source Locater. It’s how the users remember their favorite sites, so they can have access later whenever they type up the address in a web browser.

GUI – Abbreviation for Graphic User Interface. It’s what you are looking at on the screen when you use applications, softwares, and surfing the web. They are meant to attractive and easy to use.

FTP – Abbreviation for File Transfer Protocol. This method is how files are downloaded and uploaded on the Internet. FTP is a fundamental standard for website design.

CMS – Stands for Content Management System. It is a content based system that helps manage content and allows for large groups to view and share stored data online. It can be anything form pictures, movies phone numbers, and documents.

W3C – Abbreviation for World Wide Web Consortium. This organization helps develop protocols and standards that benefit the long-term expansion of the web.

HTML – Stands for HyperText Markup Language. It is the mark-up language that pretty much tells your web browser how to display text and image content on your screen. It is very fundamental for visual aesthetics and web layouts.

CSS – Stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It is a style sheet language used mostly to set the visual styles of web-pages and interfaces that can be used in HTML or XHTML.