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January 18, 2007

Web Terms

  • Internet: Connection of computer networks that are publically accessible. wikipedia
  • World Wide Web: A collection of interconnected documents.wikipedia
  • Web Server: A computer that delivers Web pages to browsers and other files to applications via the HTTP protocol..Free Encyclopedia
  • Web Site: A Web site is a related collection of World Wide Web (WWW) files that includes a beginning file called a home page..The Free Dictionary
  • Web Pages: A document on the World Wide Web. Every Web page is identified by a unique URLWeb-o-pedia
  • Web Browser: A browser is an application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide
  • Podcast: A podcast is a media file that is distributed by subscription (paid or unpaid) over the Internet using syndication feeds. Wikipedia.
  • Cache: A computer system in a network that keeps copies of the most-recently requested Web pages in memory or on disk in order to speed up retrieval.
  • HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language. Not "code" but tags that mark up the text.
  • XHTML: Extensible hyper text markup language. A markup language written in XML; therefore, it is an XML application. web-O-pedia
  • XML: Extensible markup language is a W3C initiative that allows information and services to be encoded with meaningful structure and semantics that computers and humans can understand. google
  • JavaScript: A scripting language developed by Netscape and used to create interactive Web
  • IP Address: Four unique numbers for every computer connected to the internet.
  • URL's: An Internet address, usually consisting of the access protocol (http), the domain name (, and optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that server (trade).
  • Domain Name: A name that is entered into a computer (e.g. as part of a Web site or other URL, or an e-mail address). These names are technically hostnames. wikipedia
  • HTTP: Hyper Text Transfer Protocol used to view internet material usually through a web browser.
  • FTP: File Transfer Protocol. A protocol used to upload and download files to a server.
  • ISP: Internet Service Provider. The company that gives you all of your internets.
  • IPP: Internet Print Protocol. A protocol for printing and managing print jobs over the Internet using HTTP.
  • Modem: A device that connects a computer(s) to the internet.
  • Cable Modem: A device that uses coaxial cable to connect one or more computers to the internet.
  • Ethernet: A type of cord that connects computers on a network usually through a network hub, switch or router.
  • Wireless: Uses 802.11 Technology to tranfer and internet connection to computers.
  • CSS: Cascading Style Sheets.
  • Blog: Online Journal/Column
  • MP3: Mpeg layer 3 audio file.
  • JPEG: (Joint Photographic Experts Group) An ISO/ITU standard for compressing still images. Pronounced "jay-peg," the JPEG format is very popular due to its variable compression range.
  • GIF: Compuserv GIF. An image file format that Compuserv created to preserve transparencies in images.
  • GUI: Graphic User Interface
  • PHP: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor. allows web developers to create dynamic content that interacts with databases.

January 16, 2007

class structure 2.o

I am very interested in interactive design, however, I believe that I know way too little. Every time I make my web site, I try something new, but it all goes to hell. for example, open my new web page in anything but Safari.

There are things I like, and things I don't. This is why I am taking this course. I want to learn. A lot of people couldn't tell you what web 2.0 is, what a podcast is, what and RSS reader is. These are things that the world is doing on the internet. THIS is what I want to learn. Anthony seems to know what's up with this. A podcast as an assignment? That's freakin' awsome!!! PHP, CSS. I've only been in this class for 33 minutes and I'm already excited.

Things I know...

  • dreamweaver
  • html
  • Things I KINDA know...

  • css
  • rss
  • xhtml
  • podcast (or netcasting?)
  • web 2.0
  • What I know exists, but know nothing about

  • java
  • javaScript
  • xml
  • Movable Type...not so much

    This interface is bad. I know I'm not very good with interface, but I do know that I can't use this very well. I've used googles Blogger before, and that was easiar and I was editing the html and CSS, through trial and error.

    What also doesn't help is that my buddy is IMing me right now telling me what the iPhone can and can't do. Hmmm...interactivity on the iPhone. How hard will it be make a widget on it (if Apple allows it)? What will websites interact like with "pinching?"