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Basic Web Definitions

Articles
Documents created for the GHS website. Articles can contain hyperlinks, pictures and formatted text. All articles are saved into categories that belong to a specific section.

Section
Sections contain categories for storing articles. The Section describes primarily the purpose of the article. For example, an article that contains a list of homework assignments would belong to a teacher’s homepage or site.

Category

A category is a sub set of a section and is the “logical” container for storing articles. 

Hyperlink
The text you find on a Web site, which can be "clicked on" with a mouse, which in turn will take you to another Web page or a different area of the same Web page.

Upload
To upload is to send a file “up” to a server. An example of an upload is when you send a file from the desktop of your computer to the server.

Download
To download is to receive or pull “down” a file from a server. An example of a download is when you click on a PDF or Word document link and you are prompted to save it to your computer. The act of saving it is considered downloading.

Publish
To make an article live for the world to see. On the website, all articles that are visible and searchable are considered “published” articles.

Database
A structure for storing data that is organized and searchable. Content on the website is stored in a database and displayed when the information is requested by the user via a webpage.

Web Browser
In simple terms, it is a program used to view web pages. It interprets code (e.g.: HTML) and displays it. Examples of some common web browsers are Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
Last Updated: 7/20/11
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