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Computer Terminology

Use computer terms properly and consistently. Examples of commonly used terms follow. For definitions and more terms, see Webster's New World Dictionary of Computer Terms, Eighth Edition.

ASCII
browser
CD-ROM
cyberspace
database
dot-com
download
email
FTP
home page
HTML
HTTP (use lowercase when part of a web address)
hypertext
hyperlink
HyperText Markup Language
Internet
LAN
LISTSERV
login
modem
network
offline
on-board
online
search engine
upload
URL
web (when referring to the World Wide Web)
webmaster
website
World Wide Web

When citing web addresses, do not use www before the address.

uta.edu not www.uta.edu

Use the phrase "log on to" (as opposed to "log onto") to direct readers to a website.

Log on to uta.edu to learn more about the University.

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