Glossar

A short description of terms that are not used everyday
(it will be extended all the time)

Admin
(Administrator) The custidian of a web, a system or a homepage. Trys with caffeine and nicotine all night long to keep the page alive. I knows everything and is able to do everything.

ADSL
(Asymetric Digital Subscriber Line) It is up to ten times faster then ISDN but still no that far spreat because it is expensive and would not work in villages because uncels telecommunications service is not that fast. It can take ages until you applied for the connection. But when you finally have it, it is pretty cool.

Browser
A programm with that you can see pages on the internet (Netscape, Internet Explorer, Opera, Lynx, Konqueror, ...). Every browser shows an internet page a bit different. That is why some pages look better or worse sometimes.

Button
Provide a link or a function by clicking on it.

Chat
A place within the internet where you can talk to others. The you do not need orthography or any language you can use smilies and neuroses.

Monoscaped front
This means that all letters and blanks have exactly the same wideness. This is pretty good to show a programm code because you need to see exactly if the blank between two chars is a blank or not.

Developer, The
Limonous figures who created Stud.IP to make life a bit better.

Flat rate
Call someone or be online untill one could call the doctor and you still have to pay the same price. But that price does not nessecary has to be low.

Flat view
It is, same as the treeview, a possible view of the front. With the Flatview the postings will be shown together but consecutively one by one. The lates entry will be shown first.

Horizontal linie
A short description on the Stud.IP text format: The horizontal line is for the whole page. If you add a number after the two minus signs (you can use values between 1 and 9) the horizontal line gets broader due to the number of pixels. If you do not enter a number the line is as big as usual.

Hyperlink
No one sais this anymore, look for link.

ISDN
(Integrated Services Digital Network) It is the only digital network that can theoretical transfer language, text, pictures and datia within a conduity of 64 000 Bit/S but in the end it is still too slow. It is faster then a modem but in the end : uncool.

Link
Äh, with all respect... how did you get here without knowing what a link is? It doesnt matter: a link is a specialy shown element (grafics or text) on a webpage that leads you to another document or another part of the document. It can be underlined but it does not need to be.

LogIn
or enrol into the system describes a workflow for entering the user name and the correspondig password and then you are in. In Stud.IP.

LogOut
this means the properly log out from Stud.IP. It is done by one click on the "door" icon on the right top of the screen. You should do it. It's better.

Modem
(Modulator/Demodulator) The small box that immitates the funny noise of a running over cat and flashes like a christmas tree. It is always too slow but without you will not have internet.

Post
Its a do word for the process of typing and sendig a comment for an online forum.

Posting
A self written entry that you can see on an online forum.

Provider
It lets you calculate on pennys.

Sassafras
A north amercian tree. This does not nessecary belongs here but maybe you will attend on a quizshow. And that could be the answer of the million dollar question. Do not reproach on us.

Server
A nasty big computer where all pages of the internet are saved. Really expensive and sometimes high likely to crash down.

Stud.IP
Short cut for "co-op program for internetsupport of classroom teaching".

System, the
Another name for Stud.IP. At least within the help pages of Stud.IP itself. In a real world the term has another meaning and sometimes a bad taste. Not here. Stud.IP tastes like peppermint.

Treeview
Single entrys within the view mode of the forum are connected by linies. That symbolizes that there is an answer directly to a posting. The single answers are "bound". Because of that all entrys that belong to one discussion are bound in some way. Due to the possible branching of this structure one calls this view "Treeview". The oldest entry is on thei oben, the newest at the end of the tree structure. That may seem unusual but the forum does not work with a chronological system when the treeview is on. It follows the principle of the so called threaded discussion by which the consecutive entrys are linked together. That enables the comfortable "work through" a discussion from the top to the button. That is different with the flatview.

URL
(Unique Request Line ) that means : An adress with that you can reach the page you want. Mostly in forms like "www.blafasel.com".

Web
Or World Wide Web (WWW), means a service of the internet. It is good, colorful and it costs a lot money due to astronomical telephon bils.

WYSIWYG
(Spoken: Wüsüwück) Theoretical: What You See Is What You Get. Practical: A lie. You think that what you see on your screen comes out of the printer as well. Hahaha! For Stud.IP that has no meaning. Still a cool short cut and is often used by lecturers. Then you should know what it means.

Yahoo
Search engine of the internet. Nowadays it is not that often used anymore but it has a good design. Some parts of Stud.IP are oriented on the functionality by the surfcase of yahoo.

Letzte Änderung am August 29, 2018, at 02:07 PM von cfliegn.