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Auto Responder: An automatically e-mail response that acknowledges receipt of a message.

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B

Bandwidth: The speed at which data is transfered. May be classified as Low bandwidth (28.8/33.6/56.6K modem) or High bandwidth (T1 or T3 line).

Banner ad: A graphic image that is linked to an another website. The most common size is 468 pixels wide by 60 pixels tall (A pixel is one screen dot).

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Cache: The space on your hard disk that stores web-related page information. It shortens the load time of frequently visited sites by searching your stored cache information before retrieving it across the internet.

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D

Domain name: Strings of letters used to name organizations and computers and addresses on the internet. For example: this domain name is "www.AboutSchool.com"

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E

Extranet Site: An extranet web site is seen and used by a company for intrnal employees and a selected group of external customers. External customers usually need a password in order to gain access to the Web Site.

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Frames: Dividing your browser window into several parts. It is a way to conserve load times and to aid navigation. You are currently in a framed web site.

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Hostname: (Or "sitename") The unique name by which a computer is known on a network, used to identify it in electronic mail, Usenet news, or other forms of electronic information interchange.

HTML: Hypertext mark-up language is the language used to write Webpages.

Hyperlink: Synonym for link.

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Internet: A worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange

Internet Site: An Internet Web Site is seen and used by consumers (for anybody to use). Our Web Site (www.aboutschool.com) can be seen by anybody with an internet connection. It is located on the Internet.

Intranet Site: An intranet web site is seen and used by a company or organization internally (for employee use only). Customers are usually blocked from accessing these intranet pages by a "firewall".

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K

Keywords: These are words or phrases that are used during a search request and usually trigger a results page containing the information you're looking for.

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Link: A banner, button, or text that transports visitors to another location.

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M

Meta tags: Within the HTML document, the Meta tags stores keywords which describe the site. Some search engines use this to categorize the site.

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R

Reciprocal links: When two sites exchange links to each other's site.

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Search engines: Web sites whose purpose is to help you find what you're looking for. The most popular are Excite, Lycos, Alta Vista, and Infoseek.

Sitename: (Or "hostname") The unique name by which a computer is known on a network, used to identify it in electronic mail, Usenet news, or other forms of electronic information interchange.

Spam: Unsolicited e-mail that tries to sell you a product or service.

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U

URL: Uniform Resource Locator (a website address).

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W

Web: See World Wide Web.

Web Site: Any computer on the Internet running a World-Wide Web server process. A particular web site is identified by the hostname part of a URL. Multiple hostnames may actually map to the same computer in which case they are known as "virtual servers".

World Wide Web (WWW): A collection of internet sites that offer text, graphics, sound and animation resources through the hypertext transfer protocol.

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