Graphic-web-print designing glossary/dictionary of terms
These terms are commonly used in the graphic design
and website design world.
Image Map An image map is a single graphic image containing
multiple, clickable hyperlinks.
Information Page A static web page that is designed, coded, and
written primarily for a target audience but formatted for optimal
search engine and directory positioning.
Internet The "information superhighway" that
is made possible by standard Transmission Control Protocols/Internet
Protocols (TCP/IP). Originally developed for the U.S. military in
1969, it grew to include educational and research institutions.
With the advent of Netscape Navigator, the arcane commands formerly
used to access the Internet became unnecessary. The Internet includes
the World Wide Web, Usenet user groups and newsgroups.
Interlace Storing partial data from a single graphic image
in multiple sequences. The purpose of interlacing is to have a partial
image initially appear on screen rather than having to wait for
the image to appear in its entirety. With interlacing, equally spaced
sets of lines from the original image are stored together, and these
sets appear one on top of the other in sequence.
Interstitial An interstitial is a web advertisement that
appears in a separate browser window, other than the target web
Intranet A computer network that functions like the Internet
using web browser software to access and process the information
that employees need, but the information and web pages are located
on computers within a company.
IP (Internet Protocol) Address An IP address is a number that identifies a
particular server or user on the Internet. These numbers consist
of four set of numbers between 0 and 255 such as 22.214.171.124 and
are the basis for any transfer of information over the Internet.
ISP (Internet Service Provider) A company or organization that lets users connect
to the Internet by dialing into its computers using a modem. ISPs
typically charge a fee for providing a dial-up telephone number,
an email address, and some technical assistance (usually via email).
Also called an IPP. See also online service.