(1) Short for Cascading Style Sheets, a new feature being added to HTML that gives both Web site developers and users more control over how pages are displayed. With CSS, designers and users can create style sheets that define how different elements, such as headers and links, appear. These style sheets can then be applied to any Web page.
The term cascading derives from the fact that multiple style sheets can be applied to the same Web page. CSS was developed by the W3C.
(2) An abbreviation for cross-site scripting.
Short for color super-twist nematic, an LCD technology developed by Sharp Electronics Corporation. Unlike TFT, CSTN is based on a passive matrix, which is less expensive to produce. The original CSTN displays developed in the early 90’s suffered from slow response times and ghosting. Recent advances in the technology, however, have made CSTN a viable […]
Short for Channel Service Unit/Data Service Unit. The CSU is a device that connects a terminal to a digital line. Typically, the two devices are packaged as a single unit. The dSU is a device that performs protective and diagnostic functions for a telecommunications line. You can think of it as a very high-powered and […]
Short for comma-separated values, another name for the comma-delimited format of data representation.
Short for computer-telephony-integration, which refers to systems that enable a computer to act as a call center, accepting incoming calls and routing them to the appropriate device or person. Today’s CTI systems are quite sophisticated and can handle all sorts of incoming and outgoing communications, including phone calls, faxes, and Internet messages.
CTIA – The Wireless Association is an international nonprofit organization that represents all sectors of wireless communications including cellular, personal communication services and enhanced specialized mobile radio. Founded in 1984 CTIA represent service providers, manufacturers, wireless data and internet companies, as well as other wireless contributors.