Abbreviations to Know Looking Further into Languages
Hypertext Markup Language - First and still primary language for developing webpages/sites.
It uses codes, or tags, to instruct the browser how to display text and images, and it is platform
Making a Presentation
How Presentations have changed: Originally- The presenter controlled the order of the
presentation while the audience watched (i.e. Linear presentations)
Today- Users interact with presentations and control the order the information
What is Information Architecture?
Determine the mission/purpose of the website (Sell (e-Commerce), Inform, Entertain,
Social Networking, Hybrid). They define goals of the site, define target audience, and
examine competitive sites
HTML tags - An HTML tag begins with a < character and ends with a > character. Between
these characters is the actual tag name, such as body or head. <body> is an example of a correct
Tags should appear in pairs, with an opening tag <html>
Adding an attribute
What is adding an attribute?
Attributes provide additional information about tags and control how the tag will be
interpreted by the browser. Example:
The anchor tag, <a>, defines an anchor that converts text or an image into a hyperl
File Management and Web Design
File Management - A website should be saved in one folder (the Root Folder). Subfolders can be
used to organize content within the root folder.
The Root Folder - In this example, the root folder contains: The Index.html file
W3C and Standards
W3C- The W3C is a member organization. Some well known members include: IBM,
Microsoft, America Online, Apple, Adobe, Sun Microsystems
Web Standards- The W3C is working to make the web accessible to all users regardless of
What are graphics? When using graphics, the multimedia designer must: Determine the best
balance between the size and quality, Use appropriate graphics for the intended purpose and
audience, and Choose appropriate file formats
Standard for the in
What is sampling?
Sampling - Sampling is a means of reproducing a continuous event, such as sound or motion, by
recording many fragments of it. It involves taking snapshots of a sound wave in rapid
intervals. These samples, or bits of information, are sav
Webpage a document stored on a web server which can be accessed and viewed using
a web browser on a computer or mobile device.
It can contain: Graphics, audio and video, Hyperlinks to other documents on the World Wide