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Computers: Understanding Tech 6e 5.5

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web page A single document stored on the World Wide Web, created using HTML and containing text, graphics, links, and more.
website One or more web pages devoted to a particular topic, organization, person, or the like, and generally stored on a single domain.
home page The first page that appears when you navigate to a website. The home page often provides an overview of the information and features provided by the website.
Java A programming language that website designers frequently use to produce interactive web applications. Java was created for use on the Internet and is similar to the C and C++ programming languages.
cookie A very small file that a website places on a user’s hard drive when he or she visits the site. Cookies can store login and activity information, and can be blocked via browser security settings.
plug-in A mini-program that extends the capabilities of web browsers in a variety of ways, usually by improving graphic, sound, and video elements.
banner ad An ad that invites the viewer to click it to display a new page or site selling a product or service.
pop-up ad An online ad named for its tendency to appear unexpectedly in the middle or along the side of the screen. A pop-up ad typically hides a main part of the web page.
pop-up blocker A web browser security feature that you can activate to block pop-up windows.
blind link A link that misrepresents its true destination, taking you to an unexpected page when you click on it. This type of deceptive device appears only on websites that aren’t trustworthy, such as some free-host sites.
hijacker A malware extension or plug-in that’s installed with your web browser and functions by taking you to pages you didn’t select—generally, pages filled with advertisements.
web page trap A situation where a website changes your browser’s settings permanently or attempts to prevent viewers from leaving by continually popping up more windows and disabling the Back button.
WebRing A collection of websites devoted to a similar theme or topic, usually moderated by a like-minded person. Each site on a WebRing maintains a link to the next site, forming a ring (hence, the name).
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