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Term Definition
HTML5 Markup language use for structuring and presenting Web page layout.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Style sheet language that provides the formatting and "look" of a Web page or document written in a markup language
JavaScript Scripting language that provides dynamic, interactive capabilities to Web pages
SGML A metalanguage used to create other languages, including HTML and XHTML.
Metalanguage A language used for defining other languages.
DTD A set of rules contained in a simple text file that defines the structure, syntax and vocabulary as it relates to tags and attributes for a corresponding document.
Hyperlinks Embedded instructions within a text file that link it to another point in the file or to a separate file.
XML A markup language that describes document content instead of adding structure or formatting to document content. A simplified version of SGML.
Clients An individual computer connected to a network. Also, a system or application (such as a Web browser or user agent) that requests a service from another computer (the server) and is used to access files or documents.
Offline Storage The ability for Web browsers and online services to download and access content and services without being connected to the Internet.
Geolocation An HTML5 Application Programming Interface that allows developers to retrieve the geographical location information for a client-side device.
cloud computing Software, infrastructure and platform services that are hosted by a remote data center and provided to organizations or individuals over the Internet.
graphical user interface (GUI) A program that provides visual navigation with menus and screen icons, and performs automated functions when users click command buttons.
markup language A series of commands used to format, organize and describe information on a Web page.
metalanguage A language used for defining other languages.
on the fly Dynamically created Web page content, as opposed to pre-defined, static content.
Software as a Service (SaaS) Software that is hosted centrally on the Internet and accessed by users with a Web browser.
troll A Web user who publishes negative comments or submits feedback simply to annoy or anger.
trouble ticket A record of a problem related to a service provided by an ISP or cloud service provider. Used to record receipt of a complaint and track resolution of the problem.
user agent Any application, such as a Web browser, mobile phone, smartphone or help engine, that renders HTML for display to users.
wireframing The process of developing an outline for a Web presence.