Novice Webmaster Exercises
Ninja Webmaster Exercises
Common Task Reminders
So far we have concentrated on the practical side. But during the topic you should have become familiar with the following terms.
The piece of software used by people to look at your web site. Common browsers you are likely to have used in school are Chrome, Firefox and Camino. At home you may have used Internet Explorer. Everyone has their own favourite browser.
World Wide Web
Web sites are found on the World Wide Web (WWW) . This is why most websites start with these three letters in the browser's address bar.
A web search engine is a system that searches for information on the world wide web.
Popular search engines are Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask Jeeves and there are many more. Each search engine allows you to find web pages on a particular topic.
A hyperlink allows you to quickly move from one web page to another by clicking on a piece of text or a picture containing the link.
A server is a powerful computer that holds your web site so that lots of people can view your site at the same time from their own computer. You make your site on your computer and transfer it to the server when you are ready for people to see your pages.
A Network is where computers are joined together allowing them to share files, printers etc and communicate together e.g. by using Email. The computer you use to store your web site must be on a network or no one will be able to see your site.
Local Area Network (LAN)
A Local Area Network (LAN) is a network which covers a small geographical area, such as a single building (the network you use in school is a LAN).
Wide Area Network (WAN)
A Wide Area Network covers a large geographical area (such as across a city or a country). The Internet is an example of a WAN. The diagram shows a file being moved from A to B, making use of the telephone wires as many WANs do.
What you should now be able to do!