Concise definitions on frequent terms

Subnet Mask

  12/06/13 19:00, by admin, Categories: Networks

The subnet mask is used in conjunction with the network address to determine which part of the address is the network address and which part is the host address.

A subnet mask may look like 255.255.255.0 which means the first 3 bytes are part of the network and the last byte is the address of the host on the subnet.

Another way to write the same network mask as above is /24 which means the 24 first bits (8 bits * 3 bytes) are part of the network.

HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

  02/20/11 00:36, by admin, Categories: Networks

HTML is the language used to create web pages such as the one you are currently looking at.

HTML is a standard normalized by the W3C.

Comma Separated Values (CSV)

  08/26/08 01:56, by admin, Categories: Uncategorized

File format used to exchange data between disparate applications. The file format, originally
introduced by Microsoft Excel, has become a de facto standard throughout the industry, even among non-Microsoft platforms.

Domain Name

  02/20/11 00:25, by admin, Categories: Networks

A domain name looks like some-name.com, another-name.org or even yet_another.ca for example.

Those names are registered centrally for each "Top Level Domain" (TLD) such as .com , .org or .de ( "ca" being teh country code for Canada for example ).

Once a domain name is registered it can be used to locate servers on the internet by using the Domain Name System in order to route e-mail or access web sites.

Lightweight Directory Acess Protocol (LDAP)

  10/03/09 21:16, by sandeepbk, Categories: Networks

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is an networking protocol for querying and modifying directory services running over TCP/IP.

Is is often use to verify a login/username against a central directory to allow/reject login and then maybe obtain more detailed information on the user (firstname, lastname, etc.)

Photoshop

  02/20/11 00:39, by admin, Categories: Imaging

Adobe Photoshop is the most widely used photo editing software in the world.

It is also heavily used by graphic designers to create logos, buttons and other graphics for web sites.

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)

  09/24/13 22:31, by admin, Categories: Marketing

CRO is the method of improving the performance of a website, not by directing more traffic to it, but instead by getting a higher proportion of the existing traffic to convert.

The underlying assumption is that each website has a purpose and is trying to get its visitors to take some action. Therefore it should have a Call To Action (CTA). CRO uses different methods to get people to follow the CTA.

Sometimes it means making the CTA more prominent, or more explicit. Sometimes, it means removing distractions or friction in the process.

BIT Depth

  08/26/08 01:47, by admin, Categories: Imaging

The Bit depth describes the number of bits used to represent the color of a single pixel in a bitmapped image. Higher color depth gives a broader range of distinct colors. As the number of bits increases, the number of possible colors becomes impractically large for a color map.

1-bit color is commonly called as monochrome or black & white.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  08/26/08 07:49, by admin, Categories: Uncategorized

International non-profit, professional organization for the advancement of technology related to electricity.

HDD

  10/03/09 20:11, by sandeepbk, Categories: Imaging

A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) a.k.a. hard drive or hard disk, is a non-volatile storage device. It stores digitally-encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces.

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