Communications and Information Systems
Website Design
Vocabulary 
Bandwidth: The amount of data you can send through a network connection. Bandwidth is usually measured in
bits-per-second (bps).
Byte: a byte is 8 bits. Bytes are usually used to measure storage space.
Contrast: To show differences when compared.
Coordinates: Any of a set of two or more numbers used to determine the position of a point, line, curve, or
plane
Cross platform: When a program or device is compatible between different types of computers. Generally this
means between Windows, Macintosh.
Domain Name: This is the name of a website, as in Your-Name-Dot-Com. 
Hierarchy: a relationship between people or things that is organized.
Home page: The first page on a Web site that acts as the starting point for navigation. Usually the home page
offers hyperlinks that you can click to go to other pages on the web site.
Hyperlink: An address to another webpage either internally within a website (relative link), or a web address
to a webpage outside on the WWW (hardlink).
Pixels: The basic unit of the composition of an image on a television screen, computer monitor, or similar
display.
Resolution: the amount of pixels per inch on a screen or dots per inch in print.
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