Also called a minisite, a microsite is a separate page of a Web site that has a separate URL than its home page and is used to provide information about and/or promote something that is related to the home page. For example, a museum’s Web site may have a link to a microsite with information about a special exhibition the museum is running, or a computer manufacturer may create a microsite to give the user information about a new product design. Microsites often are temporary Web sites that are removed from Web servers once the promotion is over or the information is no longer relevant.
)The insertion of variable-sized spaces between letters to justify text. Some word processors are capable of microspacing. To print microspaced text, however, you need an ink-jet or laser printer. Most daisy-wheel printers and inexpensive dot-matrix printers are not capable of microspacing.
(mid´&l-wār) (n.) Software that connects two otherwise separate applications. For example, there are a number of middleware products that link a database system to a Web server. This allows users to request data from the database using forms displayed on a Web browser, and it enables the Web server to return dynamic Web pages based […]
One thousandth of a second. Access times of hard disk drives are measured in milliseconds, usually abbreviated as ms.
A midsized computer. In size and power, minicomputers lie between workstations and mainframes. In the past decade, the distinction between large minicomputers and small mainframes has blurred, however, as has the distinction between small minicomputers and workstations. But in general, a minicomputer is a multiprocessing system capable of supporting from 4 to about 200 users […]
A 5¼-inch floppy disk.