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Anti-Aliasing - The process of removing jagged or distorted edges in curves so that they appear smoother.

Application Dither - The colors and patterns used by an image-editing application to dither an image. If an image is created in an application that dithers differently than the web browser, the image may include undesired colors when viewed in the browser.

ASP (Active Server Pages) - A specification for dynamically creating web pages when they are requested from the server. It is similar to CGI in that it creates an HTML file and sends it to the client. However, ASP uses Microsoft's VBScript and ActiveX language specifications rather than C and Perl used by CGI.

Bandwidth - The amount of data that can be transmitted by a medium or connection in a fixed amount of time. Modems provide low-bandwidth connections to the Internet, while high-bandwidth connections use cable lines, DSL, or direct digital connections. Bandwidth is also used to measure the speed of internal devices on the computer.

Browser - A software application that allows a client to view web pages on the Internet. Most modern browsers can display many types of multimedia as well as text. The two most popular browsers are Netscape and Internet Explorer.

Browser Dither - The colors and patterns used by a web browser to dither an image. If an image is created in an application that dithers differently than the web browser, the image may include undesired colors when viewed in the browser.

Cellpadding - A property of an HTML Table that defines the distance of blank space between the content of a cell and the border of a cell.

CGI (Common Gateway Interface) - A specification for programs and scripts on the server to communicate with web pages. CGI is a popular way to create dynamic web pages. When a user enters data on a form, it can be processed by a CGI program. CGI programs can also dynamically generate web pages and send them to a browser. C, Perl, Java, and Visual Basic are all languages that can be used to create CGI applications.

Client - A computer or program that is requesting data, such as a web page, from a server. Example: When a home user connects to the Internet and browses web pages, they are a Client.

Clipart - Electronic illustrations that can be inserted into a document. Clipart is typically found in large packages included with applications or they can be purchased seperately on CD-ROMs.

Cookie - A piece of data that is assigned a name and expiration date and stored by the browser. A cookie can be created when a user accesses a certain page. When the user returns to that page at a later date, the cookie is sent back to the server and used to "remember" important information about the user (such as personal information or site customizations).

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) - An addition to the HTML protocol that allows more control over how a page is displayed. A style sheet defines how certain elements on a page (headers, paragraphs, etc.) should be displayed. The term cascading refers to the fact that multiple style sheets can be applied to a page.