Interactive and Web Phrase Definitions:

Actionscript:

Actionscript is a coding language that is used in Adobe Flash. The benefit of using actionscript is that you can control animations you have created in a number of different ways. For example, a website can be created using Flash and you may have a number of different buttons that are used to navigate the site. In Flash you can physically build the buttons. However, actionscript is needed to determine what those buttons do, for example, this certain button sends you to this certain page. Other uses for action script is in creating Flash games, slideshows and possibly galleries. The actionscript turns an animation into something completely different.

Source: Own Knowledge

Bandwidth:

Reserved for bandwidth

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Banner:

A banner in terms of websites is the first main focus when you go onto a website. A banner is where the logo, slogan, search bar and possibly contact details are shown. The reason for all this to be shown in the banner at the top of a website is so viewer know the what the site is called and what it is about as soon as they view it. Not only that, but a well planned banner will draw a lot of attention and even persuade people to look through the rest of the site.

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CSS:

CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheet. CSS is a coding used to style a website and can be done externally, internally or inline with original HTML code. The most common CSS is external and is imported to the site using classes and IDs. There have been a number of different CSS releases, the latest being CSS3, which adds to the amount of style choices you can code into the site. CSS is probably the most important element to creating a website.

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Source: Own previous coursework
Source: Many private website projects

Data Rate:

Reserved for date rate

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Browser:

A browser is a program that makes it possible for people to gain access to websites. Without browsers there would be no websites and no one will be able to view any websites. A browsers send a URL request or search request to an external server, the server then responds and brings up a website within the browser. Browsers are also used to download, listen to music, watch videos and so on. There are a large amount of different browsers to choose from, the fastest to date is Google Chrome, with Opera cutting in at close second. Browsers also offer a number of different browsing tools, such as tabs, pinned tabs, down-loadable extensions and so on. People look for these things when they want to change browsers. Website designers and developers often download and make use of all the browsers for testing website compatibility.

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Source: Own previous coursework
Source: Many private website projects

Flash:

Flash, explained previously. Flash can produce interactive animations. The animation itself is not interactive, but an animation that has been created in Flash along with actionscript makes it interactive. The example I used above for actionscript is a website with buttons, this is the interactive side of Flash.

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Source: Own previous coursework

FTP:

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP is a client-server which is used to transfer files to an online server. The FTP client is mostly used to upload website files such as CSS, HTML and PHP documents along with pictures to the online domain.

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Source: Own previous coursework
Source: Many private website projects

HTML:

HTML stands for hypertext markup language. HTML is the main language that is used to create websites. HTML is coding that is used to create the structure and content of a website. Different from CSS which just styles a website. Just like CSS there have been multiply releases of HTML with the latest being HTML5. All websites have to created in HTML (unless there its completely Flash) and all browsers support the key elements of HTML.

Source: Own Knowledge
Source: Own previous coursework
Source: Many private website projects

Javascript:

Javascript is another coding language that is very often used in website development. This coding language is very different from HTML. HTML is used to create static web-pages, whereas, javascript is used to make these static pages, dynamic pages. There are hundreds of thousands of scripts available that makes your website become more interactive. For example, most slideshows and galleries used in websites are created using javascript. There are a huge amount of possibilities surrounding javascript.

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Source: Own previous coursework
Source: Many private website projects

Platform:

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Interface:

The interface of a website is essential to get correct. If the website interface is not appealing then the website will never attract people. There are a number of elements that tie into the interface of a website such as, CSS, HTML, javascript, images and so on.

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Source: Own previous coursework
Source: Many private website projects

Interaction:

Interaction within a website is done through javascript and PHP coding. As I said above, javascript is used to make web pages more dynamic and interactive with galleries, user triggered events and slideshows. Interaction is key in a website, a normal static website is too boring and it doesnt attract many people. PHP also ties into interaction of a website. PHP is used so a web page or website can be interacted with in a special way. For example, PHP can be used to create login systems, which means that users can interact with the website to become part of the website.

Source: Own Knowledge
Source: Own previous coursework
Source: Many private website projects

Podcast:

A podcast is a video or audio file that is released upon the web. These files are normally consecutive episodes and can be downloaded as soon as they are released. The podcasts varies from games commentaries to interviews and this obviously depends on the person or persons that are doing the podcasts.

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RSS:

RSS is a kind of extention used in most browsers. RSS is a live feed of news, blog entries, music, video and so on. The user of the RSS can choose a number of websites to gain live feeds from, therefore, the latest headlines and points of interests are sent to the users monitor. The RSS feed normally has a general summary of the interesting information, if the user clicks the feed they will be presented with the source site and a full story from the feed.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS
Source: http://netforbeginners.about.com/od/rssandlivewebfeeds/f/rss.htm
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Streaming:

Reserved for streaming

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Template:

A template in regards to websites can be made in CSS, HTML and even PHP. You can create a template HTML structure that can be used as the basis of many website. Because it is only a template, it gives a developer a good start, instead of starting from scratch. Not only that but the template will not normally be styled and therefore, developers have a lot a freedom. You can have template CSS code also, although most CSS code will be changed from a template, it may still be handy to keep a record of how you have previously styled a website, therefore, the same sort of thing as a template. Having PHP code templates is also quite useful because PHP can be a bit fiddly. For example, the PHP code for a login system will be quite handy to be kept in a template, for use in future sites (possible definition).

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WordPress:

There are two wordpress sites. The first of which is wordpress.org. The .org site allows people to download the default files to create your own Internet blog. The second site is wordpress.com. This .com site allows users to create their own wordpress blog site using the free hosting service provided by wordpress. WordPress is a blogging system that allows users to create an interactive and live blog. You can base your blog around anything but the main purpose is to get feedback from people visiting the site using the comments section. The difference between the .org site and the .com site is that you have a hell of a lot more freedom using the .org site. This is because you can download the files yourself and edit them yourself. This is something you cannot do using the .com site because the .com site sets the site up for you and restricts your access to the files behind the scenes.

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XML:

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. The XML is a set of rules that HTML and XHTML documents need to pass in order for a website to function correctly while online on the Internet. XML is also referred to as the markup process. The website in the source below is used to validate and test HTML/XHTML documents, after the validation you are given a report that outlines any errors or warnings about your code. Errors will have to be fixed so the website will function properly and warnings are to let you know of anything that can prove to be a potential problem in a website.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML
Source: http://validator.w3.org/
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Source: Own person projects and coursework

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