Common Web Terms
ad clicks: When a
visitor uses an advertisement link to go to another website.
ad copy: The text used for an advertising
ad inventory: The number of ads a website or
publication can sell in a given period.
ad views (or impressions): When a visitor pulls
an advertisement's image from the server, it is assumed they saw it
and have the opportunity to visit the advertiser's website by
clicking on the link. One person looking at one ad.
access service provider: A company providing
access to the internet through a variety of methods, possibly
including dial-up, cable modem, wireless, and
ActiveX: A programming language supported by
Microsoft Internet Explorer which works a lot like Java. ActiveX is
more invasive than Java, and can transmit computer viruses. If you
use Explorer, turn off ActiveX.
AIM: AOL Instant Messenger.
affiliate program: An advertising program
offering a monetary incentive for webmasters to drive traffic to the
advertiser's website. This eliminates the necessity for the
advertiser to find websites with related content to list their
banners. It also increases the response rate by giving the
"affiliate" websites a stake in the response rate. Affiliate
programs are a great plan for the websites offering them, but the
websites that participate often become underpaid sales
alt text: Text provided with an image as an
alternative to viewing the actual image. It will appear before the
image is fully loaded, if your visitor has their graphics turned
off, and if your visitor position their mouse on the image. Alt text
is also important because search engine spiders often read it. The
code for alt text is as follows: <img src="your.gif" alt="your
article bots: Computer programs that search for
articles on your favorite subject. They're the oldest bots.
authentication: Technique which allows access to
certain web pages only by offering a username and password. This
process shows that the person entering the pages is an authorized
autoresponder: A program which will respond to
your email immediately with a pre-designed response. They're great
for confirmation messages, but be careful not to rely on them too
bandwidth: How many bits are transferred between
the server and its visitors. The more (and bigger) graphics and
downloadable files you offer on your website, the more bandwidth
your site will take, increasing the time visitors must spend on your
website, and the amount of resources your host must spend on you.
Taking up too much bandwidth may drive visitors away or force your
host to charge you more to support your website.
beacon pages: A web page created to increase
search engine rankings by increasing the number of "related" pages
linking to your main website. They take advantage of search engines'
new emphasis on pages that have many links from related websites in
determining relevance to a search term. They are
Doorway Pages with a different address.
BCC: Blind carbon copy. This is a field in your
email program that will send a copy of your message to a person
without the primary recipient knowing. The email address of the BCC
recipient will not appear on the resulting email, and any replies to
the message will not be sent to them.
BRB: Chat or bulletin board abbreviation for "Be
browser: A program used to find and interpret
HTML documents on the internet. The most popular browsers are
Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape, in that order.
BTW: Email and newsgroup abbreviation of "by the
campaign: The advertising and promotion done
during a given period of time.
catch-all: A program that allows any email sent
to your domain to go to a particular email address. That allows any
email sent to a misspelled or unused username will still get to a
person who can deal with them.
CGI script: A program, often written in the PERL
programming language, written to run on any computer. They add value
to a website by doing any number of cute things. For example, a CGI
script can send a visitor to a "thank you" page when they submit a
form. They normally go in a separate folder from your HTML files.
click through rate: The percentage of users who
click on a viewed advertisement. It shows how effective the ad is,
when compared to the average rate of the media.
client: The browser used by a visitor to a
client errors: An error occurring due to a bad
request by the visitor's browser, such as typing in a page name that
doesn't exist. Client errors will show error numbers in the 400
range in your log analysis program.
.com: Suffix indicating a commercial domain.
comment tag: An HTML tag. <!-- Your Comment Here
--> It is invisible to your website visitors, but many search engine
spiders index them. Use them to mark parts of your page for future
revision, as another place to put your site description, and
possibly another place to list keywords.
cookies: These aren't the kind your Grandma used
to make! Web cookies are files containing information about visitors
to a website, like username, password, and what they want to buy. It
is stored on the visitor's computer, and sent back to the website
that created it when the visitor comes back or gets to the order
page. Cookies can also retrieve information like monitor resolution
and platform to webmasters who intend to use this information to
improve their website.
counter: A CGI script which counts the number of
times your page is requested by visitors. Remember that a visitor
which visits your page more than once will be counted every time.
CPA: Cost per action for banner ads. This is the
best type of rate to pay for banner advertisements, and the worst
type of rate to charge. Advertisers only pay for the visitors who
click on their banner and then sign up, fill out a form, or purchase
something on their website. This is most common for Affiliate
Programs. My opinion is this type of payment arrangement is already
an endangered species, and will soon become extinct.
CPC: Cost per click through for banner ads. The
advertiser only pays when a visitor clicks on their banner (whether
or not the visitor waits for their page to load before leaving).
Look for this type of rate when you plan to place a banner on a
website with related content.
CPM: Cost per thousand (impressions or
subscribers). CPM is a marketing term you will see often when
researching banner and magazine ad rates. It helps you determine how
much you are spending per person viewing your ad, and the company by
allowing them to charge more as their subscriber base or hit count
increases without changing their POSTed ad rates. If you are
planning to offer advertising, this is the way to do it.
cracker: A person who breaks into copyrighted
software to illegally duplicate it or remote computers to destroy
CSS: Cascading Style Sheets. They let you assign
the look of different elements of each web page in your website.
They're an HTML 4.0 feature, so older browsers may not support them.
cyberspace: The Internet. The phrase was coined
in 1984 by William Gibson in his book, Neuromancer.
DBMS: DataBase Management System.
demographics: The types of people looking at a
given advertising medium. (For example: 25-30 year old males making
$50,000-$100,000 per year, with blond hair and green eyes.)
dial-up service provider: An Internet Service
Provider accessible through telephone lines by modem.
digest: An email message containing several
POSTings to a mailing list. Lists often inundate members with
POSTings, and digests help people with less time keep up.
directory: A list of websites, usually organized
by category. Many directories are searchable, but they are different
from search engines because they just list your home page. They
don't spider your site, so any hidden descriptions or keywords will
not count toward the relevancy of your page in any given search.
discussion list: A group of people discussing a
particular topic by email.
DNS: Domain Name Server. A program which
automatically translates domain names into their correct
domain: An area on the internet assigned to a
particular company. Each area is assigned its own numeric
IP address and a text name. If one server has more
than one, they are considered "virtual" domains.
domain name: The text name assigned to a
website. A domain name example would be www.inkwebdesign.com.
doorway pages: A web page designed to rank well
on a specific search engine for a specific keyword
phrase. These pages usually rely on frequent repetition of the
keyword phrase, and often try to "trick" search
engines into ranking them well.
download: The transfer of information from the
internet to your computer. The information could be a web page,
email, or a program. Downloading things can be dangerous, so be sure
to use Protection before engaging in intercourse with other
computers. (In other words, if you're going to be on the internet,
get a good virus protection program.)
DSL: Digital Subscriber Line. A method of
connecting to the internet permanently via a high-bandwidth phone
line. They're faster than dial-up service, and you can be on the
phone and the internet at the same time without purchasing an
additional phone line. They're also more expensive and temperamental
than phone lines.
DSVD: Digital Simultaneous Voice and Data.
E-Commerce: The ability to sell goods and
services over the internet. To enable your website to sell goods and
services, you need a merchant account (to process credit cards), a
secure server for your form, and (if you have more than one product)
a shopping cart program to "remember" what your customers want to
purchase. If you anticipate a large volume of purchases, you may
need a separate company to provide real-time processing of your
credit card transactions.
.edu: Suffix indicating an educational domain.
email: Electronic mail. A wonderful, free
marketing tool and a great way to keep in touch with friends,
family, business associates, and website visitors. If you don't have
an email address, what are you waiting for? Your internet service
provider should give you one, your web host should give you one if
you have your own domain, and you can get them for free on the world
wide web or by using Juno.
email address: The first part of an email
address is the username, which identifies the person you want to
contact. The @ symbol is after the username, and before the host
name. The host name identifies the computer or email service the
person uses. A three letter suffix is added (separated with a dot)
after the host name. The most common suffixes are: .com
(commercial), .net (network), .org (non-profit organization), .edu
(educational), .gov (government), and .mil (military). Any two
letter suffixes after the three letter suffix identify a country:
.us (United States), .uk (United Kingdom), .de (Germany), .ca
(Canada), .se (Sweden), etc. The host name and country suffix are
unnecessary if your information is the same. (If you use AT&T
Worldcom and so does your best friend, you can address email to just
her username, and if you live in the United States, you'll never see
a .us suffix.)
encryption: A program that scrambles and
unscrambles data on a network, so personal information located there
is unintelligible to unauthorized people. Even if a website's form
data is encrypted, if it is sent via email it becomes accessible to
anyone. If you are setting up E-Commerce on your website, be sure to
store your customers' data on a secure server.
Ethernet: The most common method of networking
computers in a local area network, since it can be used with any
kind of computer. It also provides fast connections and (if the
network has a direct connection to the internet), can provide fast
and constant connections to the internet. Most University of
California campuses now offer Ethernet connections to their students
in the dorms for free - all they need is an Ethernet card in their
ezine: An electronic magazine, often sent via
email and/or POSTed on a website. These "magazines" are usually
short, and are often free. I strongly suggest signing up for free
ezines in your field and starting one of your own as a marketing
tool. Signing up for your competitor's ezine helps you keep up to
date with what they're doing, and can give you ideas for your
FAQ: Internet abbreviation of "frequently asked
flame: To send an angry or malicious comment to
a newsgroup, chat room, bulletin board, or via email. Doing so is
considered bad, so if an online comment makes you angry, don't send
your response until you've cooled down a bit! Derived words include:
flaming, flamer, and flame war (which is basically a nasty online
forms: A set of HTML commands which allows the
author to control information sent to them by visitors. Forms can
make it easier for visitors to give feedback because the author does
all the work. All the visitor has to do is answer the author's
questions. (Other times, forms aren't any easier to fill out than an
email screen, and the tiny input areas make it more frustrating.)
FTP: "File Transfer Protocol." This computer
language allows you to get files from and send files to any type of
computer over the internet. Under most circumstances, your browser
works very well for transferring files between computers, but when
you have your own website, it's helpful to have a specialized
program to update it.
FYI: Internet abbreviation for "for your
G: Email and newsgroup abbreviation for a grin.
gif: A type of graphic understood by all graphic
browsers. They were introduced by Compuserve back when graphic
browsers were young. Now, they are the most flexible graphic format,
allowing transparent backgrounds and animation.
gopher: A menu-driven interface for the
internet. This system is now obsolete; it was almost entirely
replaced by the world wide web four years ago, when I first
.gov: A suffix indicating a government domain.
GUI: Graphical User Interface. A program that
uses icons rather than commands. Windows uses GUI; Unix and DOS use
hallway pages: Most search engines which scour
the internet for new web pages to add to their database give better
rankings to pages they "found" than pages that were submitted on the
"Add URL" page. Hallway pages are basically a list of links to all
the pages in a website that the designer wants indexed by search
engines. By submitting the Hallway page, rather than the index page,
the website is likely to be indexed faster, more completely, and get
hidden input tags: Form tags which visitors will
not see when visiting your site. Some search engines index them. For
example: <input type="hidden" name="Description" value="Your page
hits: Hits are simply requests for files from
visitors. Each HTML document and graphic file counts as a separate
hit, so they aren't an accurate representation of the number of
different visitors to your site, but sometimes they're all you've
home page: The main or entrance page to a
website. The page visitors are sent to when they type in your URL
without adding a specific page name. Home pages are usually named
index.html, home.html, or default.html. (I recommend index.html,
since all hosts support that name.)
host: Your internet service provider host is the
computer or server you connect to for internet access. Your website
host is the computer where your website files are located, which
allows visitors access from the internet.
HTML: "HyperText Markup Language." HTML is a
simple programming language everyone uses to author their web page.
(Programs which claim to avoid the necessity of learning it
translate your document into HTML.)
http: Hypertext transport protocol. The language
used to move web pages across the world wide web.
hyperlink: Invisible "string" that connect or link
web pages that formed the WWW . Hyperlink is usually contained
within a text, graphic or animation . When you point your cursor to
a text or image that contains hyperlink to a web page, your cursor
will normally change its appearance .
hypertext: Text on web pages that contains links
to other web pages or resources on WWW. A hypertext is usually
displayed as underlined colored text like this
you point the cursor on the underlined text and left click on it,
the browser will load the web page (resource) linked by the
IMHO: Email and newsgroup abbreviation of "in my
humble opinion." IMO & IMNSHO are variations that aren't humble.
Iming: Instant Messaging, or chatting on-line.
insertion order (IO): The contract between an ad
buyer and the ad seller.
.int: A suffix indicating an international
domain. (I've never seen it, but WebTrends assures me it exists.)
Interstitial: A web advertisement that appears
on its own page. They aren't clickable, so they've lost popularity
since introduced. When a visitor clicked on a link, the ad would
appear briefly before the page they wanted.
IOW: Email and newsgroup abbreviation of "in
IP address: The internet protocol address
identifying a computer connected to the internet. Every computer
(including yours) is assigned one when they log onto the internet.
Servers always use the same IP address, but if you get internet
access through a large dial-up internet service provider, you may be
assigned a new IP address every time you log on to the internet.
IRC: Internet Relay Chat. A system which lets
you join real-time text conversations over the internet.
ISDN: Integrated Services Digital Network. A
digital alternative to phone lines for connecting to the internet.
Like DSL, it's faster than analog modems, more expensive, and allows
you to talk on the phone and be on the internet at the same time
without additional phone lines. I think DSL made ISDN obsolete by
being faster and cheaper.
IRL: Chat and newsgroup abbreviation of "in real
ISP: Internet Service Provider. These are the
companies who supply internet access to people who don't have their
own servers. It is best to find one which is fast, reliable, and
inexpensive. If you travel often, choose a national provider whom
you can access from anywhere you're likely to go. If you are
overwhelmed by choices, ask your friends if they like their service
or visit a website which compares the services in your area.
Java: An object-oriented programming language
developed by Sun Microsystems. It's smaller and more versatile than
C++, the popular programming language it's based on. It's useful for
programming web applications, because it will run on any computer
platform - Macintosh, UNIX, Windows, or DOS.
Netscape and Sun Microsystems that is loosely related to Java.
easier to write than Java. It is not a true programming language,
though, and has limited functionality. In order for visitors to see
it, such as Netscape.
JK: Email and newsgroup abbreviation of "just
JPEG: Joint Photographic Experts Group (also
JPG). A graphic file format which stores images in a compressed
form. They aren't as small or versatile as GIFs, but they offer
better resolution, and are especially useful for photographs you
want to display on the web or send via email.
kbps: Kilobits per second - the standard
measurement of modem speed.
key phrases: Phrases you want associated with
your website in search engines. Most people search for combinations
of words rather than single words, and writing your list of keywords
grouped into phrases can give you a search advantage.
keywords: The words which best characterize your
business and website. If you include them in the text of your
website, search engines will associate them with your site, and
return your site in searches for them.
keyword weight: The number of a particular
keyword in your document divided by the total number of words.
Calculate it by copying the text of your website into your favorite
word processor. Count the words, and count the keywords by using the
Find/Replace option. Replace all your keywords with themselves, and
the program will tell you how many there were.
knowbie: A person who understands the finer
details of computer networking.
knowbot: An artificially intelligent computer
program that automates the search for information on the internet.
KWIM: Chat room abbreviation for "Know what I
listserv: The email server managing a discussion
LOL: Email and newsgroup abbreviation of "laugh
log: The record your website server keeps of who
visits you, when, and which pages they visited. Make sure your
website host makes these available, and then check them. A log
record can show you how many pages each visitor is looking at, and
differentiates requests for pages from requests for graphics.
lurk: To read messages in a newsgroup or chat
area without participating in the discussion.
mail bomb: An email message sent with the intent
to crash the recipient's mail server or mail reader. On many
systems, this can result in the cancellation of the bomber's
account. A person can unintentionally crash their message
recipient's mail server or mail reader by attaching files that are
too large or that are not supported by the recipient's mail server.
So, don't send files that require browser attachments, and if you
have to send a large file, you may want to zip it first!
mail filter: A program that allows you to sort
email before viewing it using the subject, the sender's email
address, or even information in the body of the message. Eudora and
Pegasus both have mail filtering options.
mailing list: A list of email addresses compiled
under an alias in an email program like Eudora. It allows you to
send messages (like newsletters or announcements) to the entire
group of people without using blind carbon copies (BCC:) or having
every email address appear on the recipients' copies.
marquee: A horizontally scrolling text message.
meta tag: An HTML tag which is not visible when
the document is viewed. It is placed within the head tag to tell
search engines the description you would like them to use in their
database, and the keywords you want your page associated with.
MIME: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. The
standard format for sending non-text email attachments, like photos,
sound, video, or software.
mirror sites: An exact copy of a website.
They're often used for overloaded web and FTP sites, when the server
can't take it anymore.
.mil: A suffix indicating a military domain.
MLM: Multi-Level Marketing. These are the
pyramid schemes your teachers warned you about in school. They
promise you'll make money with almost no effort. Don't believe them,
and don't advertise where they do.
modem: MOdulator, DEModulator. A device either
inside or connected to your computer which allows you to connect to
MPEG: Motion Picture Experts Group. The standard
format for digital video and audio compression. (AKA MP3)
.net: A suffix indicating a network domain.
(Often used as an alternative to .com.)
netiquette: Internet etiquette. The rules of
behavior for interacting with others over email, newsgroups,
discussion lists, discussion boards, and chats. This includes
restraining yourself when you feel like writing angry comments
("flaming") and sending unsolicited email or POSTing blatant
netizens: People who frequent the world wide
web, newsgroups, and discussion lists. They understand how
everything works and what all these words and abbreviations mean.
newbie: A person who is new and just learning
the ropes of the internet.
news bots: Computer programs that customize
portal sites with the information you're most interested in and
sends you customized email with the latest updates depending on the
way you answer a few questions. They're the simplest bots.
opt-in: The people subscribed to a mailing list
have asked to receive the information or advertising. (Double Op-In
means the person requesting information must confirm their desire to
receive it by responding to an email message after subscribing.)
opt-out: The people subscribed to a mailing list
have not asked to receive the email (it's SPAM), but they have the
option of removing their name from the list if they wish. Removing
your name from an Opt-Out list often has the undesirable effect of
getting your name and email address on even more lists!
.org: A suffix indicating a non-profit
page views: A measure of the number of times an
HTML file was requested from the server. Unlike hits, image files
aren't counted. Unlike unique visitors or users, one person visiting
the same page multiple times may be counted.
PERL: Practical Extraction and Report Language.
The most common (and simple) language used on the internet to add
interactivity to a website, such as the processing of form data.
permission marketing: Using Opt-In lists to send
pixels: A unit of picture measurement. One pixel
is about the size of a period (.) in 12 point font. Web banners and
other graphics are measured in pixels. A standard banner size would
be 468 pixels long and 60 pixels high (468 X 60). Monitor resolution
is also measured in pixels. Right now, the most popular monitors
display 800 pixels wide and 600 pixels high (800 X 600).
platform: The operating system used to access
the internet. Windows 98 and 95 are the most popular, but when
you're designing your website, that doesn't mean you can ignore
Macintosh, Sun, or Linux computers, which are used by significant
portions of the internet community (unless your site's content is
just for users of one particular platform, like "Windows 98
protocol: A set of rules for exchanging data
over the internet. These rules allow computers with different
operating systems to communicate with each other.
query: The words or phrase visitors use to
search a database, such as a search engine.
ranking: The placing your website gets when
visitors conduct a search for your keywords or keyword phrases using
a search engine. (The most "relevant" response would be the top
ranking: The placing your website gets when
visitors conduct a search for your keywords or keyword phrases using
a search engine. (The most "relevant" response would be the top
reach: The amount of different types of people
who see an ad or message, including a website popularity.
reciprocal link: A link you place on your web
page with the understanding that the linked web page will create a
link to your site.
referral page: A web page which links to your
website and sends traffic. The URL will appear in your website's
server logs, or in The Counter's analysis of your traffic. A good
referral page can be worth more than a good search engine ranking,
since it is likely to last longer.
ROI: Return on investment. A marketing term
pointing out that paying money to market yourself is worth it as
long as you earn more money from the advertisement than you spent on
it. Make an effort to measure your results from marketing efforts,
so you can evaluate and improve them.
ROS: Run Of Site. An advertising package
involving many ads on one website, where the website selling the
space chooses where the ads appear.
ROTFL: Chat and newsgroup abbreviation of
"rolling on the floor laughing."
search bots: Computer programs which will search
a dozen search engines simultaneously. Used by meta search engines
search engine: A cgi program which allows a
visitor to search for words or phrases in a database of web pages.
The creator adds to the database by sending a program called a
"spider" to follow links in web pages.
search engine algorithm: The criteria a search
engine uses to determine which websites match the words or phrases a
visitor is searching for.
shopping bots: Computer programs that search
commerce sites for the best deal. Also called roboshoppers, they'll
find you the best deal on anything from cars to Palm Pilots.
side door pages: Doorway Pages
created to rank well on several search engines for one or more
keyword phrases. They provide valuable content
to the visitor, often in the form of an article.
signature file: A small file you can create to
add to the bottom of your email and newsgroup messages. Most email
programs will allow you to create one fairly easily. For Netscape,
create a file named .sig.txt in the default folder on your hard
drive. Add your address, phone numbers, email address, URL, your
company name, and/or a cute message. But keep it to four lines or
source code: The HTML and Java programming of a
web document. Look in your browser under View Source Code to look at
a page's code. If their page does something nifty you want to copy,
cut and paste their source code into a word processing program and
SOV: Share Of Voice. How large a percent of a
given niche or population a web or email property reaches.
SPAM: Unsolicited email. This term encompasses
everything from those annoying jokes your friends send you to the
multi-level marketing schemes appearing in your email box every day.
spamdexing: Gathering email addresses from the
internet to create a database. The database of email addresses is
then either used to send unsolicited marketing messages or sold to
somebody else for that purpose.
spider: A program which follows links through
websites to add or update a database (usually for a search engine,
but spamdexers have spiders too). They look at HTML code and add
information their search engines will use to determine the page's
relevance to keywords and phrases. They are text-based, and often
can't follow frames.
stemming: The ability of search engines to
associate words with prefixes and suffixes to their word stem. If
you have "water" on your website, the search engines with this
ability will also associate "watering" and "watered" with your page.
stock bots: Computer programs that will find
stocks meeting your investment criteria. Consider them your
completely impartial stock broker. You can program them to find
companies you want to invest in, and alert you when a company's
profile begins to drift away from your criteria.
TAFN: Chat and newsgroup abbreviation of "That's
all for now." TTFN is the Tigger variation, "Ta-ta for now."
target audience: The people most likely to buy
your product or service, or most interested in the information you
provide. The more you know about them, and have designed your
product or service with them in mind, the easier it will be to sell
it to them.
TCP/IP: Transmission Control Protocol/Internet
Protocol. A language allowing different types of computers to
communicate over a network. It's how computers talk over the
internet, and sometimes even Local Area Networks.
telnet: A command-driven access to information
on the internet. I recommend ignoring it unless your job requires
you to use it or you already understand it. Like gopher, it was
around before the world wide web, and is being replaced by simpler
methods of accessing information.
TIA: Abbreviation for "Thanks in advance." I
don't recommend you use it with your business email responses!
TPTB: Abbreviation for "The Powers That Be."
TTYL: Chat abbreviation for "Talk to you later."
TLK2UL8R is a longer variation. They both mean exactly the same
unique URL tagging: The practice of embedding
uniquely identifying code into URLs in HTML content. This allows the
website to identify visitors and how often they visit.
URL: "Uniform Resource Locator." Your website's
usenet: The newsgroup portion of the internet.
visitor: One person coming to your website. They
may access one or many pages on your site, creating multiple hits.
They may even come back with a different address. Visitors are what
everyone wants, not hits. Count them carefully.
watermark: A background image that doesn't
scroll along with the rest of the page.
web host: A company which keeps websites on
their computers for public access. If you are paying for a company
to host your website, make sure they provide redundant backups, fast
and friendly support, access to your logs, and cgi script access and
support. There are also companies providing free hosting which in
exchange they will put up advertisement on your page.
webmaster: A person who has been very familiar with the
internet and frequently make use of the internet to perform some
task and search for information .
web page: One HTML document accessible from the
world wide web. Any single page on a website is called a web page .
Each web page is a computer file . You can have one or multiple web
pages on a website .
website: A collection of web pages linked
together on a single topic or for a single business accessible from
the world wide web. In short, website is the place on the internet
where you keep your web pages . Each website carries a unique name
or address which we call URL . When we type a
specific URL like
www.inkwebdesign.com in the web browser,
we can then access the website named inkwebdesign.com.
web tools: Internet tools or programs designed to
assist you in doing many things on the web so that the job will
become faster and easier. Example of these tools are web page
designer, website analyzer, search engines submitter, language
translator, bulk emailer, keywords creator, image compressor and
lots more .
WFM: Internet abbreviation of "works for me."
WTG: Internet abbreviation of "way to go!"
WTGP?: Chat abbreviation of "Want to go
WTHYTA: Chat abbreviation for "What the heck you
WWW: World Wide Web, often called simply "the
web." The most popular method of finding information on the
internet. The World Wide Web is a collection of documents linked by
WYSIWYG: Abbreviation of "What you see is what
you get," often used in regards to HTML editors. With a WYSIWYG
editor, you don't have to learn HTML code in order to design your
zip: Zipping a file compresses the information
to make the program smaller by actually deleting some common
information. To use a file that has been zipped, you must "unzip"
it. Windows 98 can automatically unzip files, but for other
operating systems you may need to acquire a separate program in
order to do so. (Check your computer for Microsoft Unzip.)