Also spelled “Webring,” a series of Web sites linked together in a “ring” that by clicking through all of the sites in the ring the visitor will eventually come back to the originating site. All of the sites within the ring share a similar topic or purpose. There are Web rings on topics such as computer games and technology, hobbies such as quilting or stamp collecting, sports, traveling, pop culture, music, cars, etc.
Web rings are a way for sites to generate more traffic by encouraging users to visit the other sites within the ring. Sites in the ring typically have an icon or graphic that indicates that it is part of a specific Web ring and visitors have the option of choosing the “next” or “previous” site in the ring.
- Web site Filter
A setting commonly found on broadband router firmware. The Web Filter option allows you to set up a list of allowed Web sites that can be used by multiple users, and any Web site not listed here will be blocked. See “Common Router Settings” in the Quick Reference section of
- Web stack
The term used to refer to software stacks in Web development environments. The stack of software, mainly comprised of open source software, will contain an operating system, Web server, database server, and programming language. One of the most most well-known web stacks is LAMP. See LAMP.
Also written as “webcast.” (v.) (1) To use the Internet to broadcast live or delayed audio and/or video transmissions, much like traditional television and radio broadcasts. For example, a university may offer on-line courses in which the instructor Webcasts a pre-recorded or live lecture, or an enterprise may Webcast a press conference in lieu of […]
- Webinar (Web-Based Seminar)
Also written as “webinar.” Short for Web-based seminar, it is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the Web using video conferencing software. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Contrast with Webcast, in which the data transmission is one […]
Software run by an ISP or online service that provides access to send, receive, and review e-mail using only your Web browser. Users can simply enter the Webmail Web site URL in their browser’s address or location field, and use their Webmail account by typing in a username and password. Webmail provides an easy access […]