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College Resource Center : Web Design and Development : Dreamweaver MX 2004: Design and Application : Glossary


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.dwt file extension
The file extension for Dreamweaver MX 2004 templates.
.lbi file extension
The file extension for library items.
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absolute bottom image alignment
Aligns the bottom of an image with the bottom of a line of text, including portions of the text that descend below the text baseline, such as y or g.
absolute middle image alignment
Aligns the middle of an image with the middle of the text.
absolute paths
File paths that include the complete URL (Uniform Resource Locator) for a linked document, including the protocol used.
accessibility
Refers to the issue of people with visual, hearing, physical, or neurological disabilities being able to access Web page content.
action
See behaviors.
action attribute
Form tag attribute used to specify a path to the dynamic page or script that will be used to process the form data.
ActiveX controls
A plugin type developed by Microsoft and embedded in documents using object tags.
alphanumeric
Text consisting of letters and/or numbers.
alternate text description
Accessibility feature that provides a description of an image that is interpreted by screen readers, and also appears in the latest browser versions as a descriptive tooltip when the pointer is moved over the image.
anchor links
Links to locations within a document.
anchor tags
HTML tags (<a>) used to create a hyperlink, along with an href attribute identifying the path to the link target.
animated graphics
Images that appear to move, created by using multiple images that change incrementally.
applets
Small applications (programs) that can run inside a browser window to provide an interactive experience, including audio and video.
Assets panel
A panel that can be used to store various assets used on a site, such as images, URLs, favorite colors, and so on.
Assets panel Favorites list
Frequently used assets such as images or URLs can be saved in the Assets panel Favorites list and reused.
autostretch
Layout mode function used to create liquid or flexible tables.
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background image
An image that fills the background of a page.
background image
An image used as a background for a table or table cell.
banner area
See heading.
baseline image alignment
Aligns the baseline of text or elements to the bottom of a selected image.
behaviors
JavaScript code that enables the creation of interactive Web pages. Behaviors consist of events that trigger actions, such as a mouse hovering over an image (event) that causes a new image to appear (action).
Behaviors panel
A panel that allows you to attach behaviors to HTML elements.
blockquote tags
The HTML tags (<blockquote>) used to indent text.
border color
The color of a table border.
bottom image alignment
Like baseline, aligns the baseline of text or elements to the bottom of a selected object.
broken links
Links containing an invalid path, or a path leading to a document that no longer exists.
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caption
A title that will be displayed outside a table.
cascading
Refers to the hierarchical order in which style sheets are interpreted by browsers, as in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
The term for a collection of one or more CSS styles or rules. A cascading style sheet can be a separate document (an external style sheet), or located inside the head section of an HTML document (internal or embedded style sheet).
cell padding
The distance between cell content and cell borders.
cell spacing
The amount of space between cells.
check boxes
A form object consisting of a small box that can be checked with a check mark to enable it.
Check Spelling dialog box
Allows users to check spelling in a document while ignoring HTML tags and attributes.
Check Target Browsers
A Dreamweaver MX 2004 tool that checks documents for any code that is not supported by specified browsers.
child layer
Term used to describe a nested layer.
Class style
A type of style that is not tag specific.
clip property
Layer property that specifies the visible portion of a layer.
cloaking
A Dreamweaver MX 2004 feature that can be used to prevent specified folders or file types from being uploaded to, or downloaded from, a server.
Code and Design view
A horizontally split Document window view, with Code view displayed in the top window and Design view in the lower window.
Code view
A Document window view used for viewing and working with HTML code.
Color Picker
The Web-safe color palette opened by clicking a color box.
Color Wheel button
Clicking this button opens the Windows Color Selection palette containing 48 basic colors.
columns
Vertical lines of table cells.
comment
A segment of text inserted into HTML code to provide information for anyone viewing or working on the code at a later time.
context-sensitive help
Help that is accessible in most dialog boxes, panels, and inspectors by clicking a Help button.
contextual selectors
A type of CSS selector used to instruct browsers to apply a style only when certain tag combinations are encountered, such as when level-one heading tags (<h1>) contain strong tags (<strong>).
crosshairs (plus sign)
Pointer shape (+) when designing tables in Layout mode, creating hotspots, working with layers, and other activities.
CSS Properties panel
A panel that can be used to edit CSS style properties. To use the panel the Tag panel group must be open and a CSS style must be selected in the CSS Styles panel.
CSS rules
See CSS styles.
CSS styles
Formatting rules used to redefine HTML tag properties and values. Also known as CSS rules.
Custom style
See Class style.
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D link (description link)
A hyperlink linking to a long description file and positioned next to the image. A D link is an alternative to using a long description, which is poorly supported by browsers.
declarations
Declarations declare and define the properties of a tag that a selector is redefining, and are composed of properties and values.
default image alignment
Browsers usually interpret default as a baseline alignment, aligning text or elements to the bottom of an image.
definition list
A list that contains indented text that can be used to describe each list item.
delimited text file
A file format that allows tabular data to be imported for use in Dreamweaver MX 2004 documents.
design files
Files containing predesigned layouts, elements, and objects ready for customization.
Design view
A Document view that approximates how a page will appear in a browser.
destination folder
The folder where Web photo album pages and associated documents are stored.
dimension buttons
Table Property inspector buttons that can be used to clear column and row heights, and convert table widths and heights to pixels or percentages.
division tags
The HTML tags (<div> </div>) that provide structure and content for block-level content in a document. Dreamweaver MX 2004 uses division tags to create layers.
dock
Refers to the attachment of panels and panel groups to the left, right, top, or bottom of the Document window.
document relative paths
File paths used to link documents that are located in the same folder or site.
Document Size/Estimated Download Time indicator
An indicator located on the Status bar that estimates the size of a document as well as the time needed to load it and any other files linked to it.
document tab
Open documents are indicated by a document tab appearing at the top of a maximized document. The document tab contains a document’s name and extension.
Document toolbar
A toolbar containing buttons and drop-down menus for different document-viewing options, as well as other functions, such as the No Browser Check Errors, Preview/Debug in Browser, and Refresh buttons.
Document views
Refers to the different modes for viewing and working with documents. There are three Document views to choose from: Code view, Code and Design view, and Design view.
Document window
The window where open documents appear in Dreamweaver MX 2004.
Drag behavior
A behavior that can be attached to layers so that viewers can use the mouse to drag the layers in the browser window.
dragging
The act of clicking a folder, file, or screen object and moving it (dragging) while holding down the mouse button.
Draw Layout Cell button
Insert bar button (Layout menu item or tab) used to create table cells in Layout mode.
Dreamweaver General Discussion forum
A Dreamweaver online forum for general topics related to Dreamweaver.
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Coder workspace
An integrated workspace in the layout style used by Macromedia HomeSite and Macromedia ColdFusion Studio. It opens in Code view by default and is recommended for those who prefer to do their own coding.
Dreamweaver MX 2004 Designer workspace
This workspace contains all document windows and panels integrated in a single application window, with panel groups located on the right side of the window. This workspace is recommended unless users plan to frequently work in code.
Dreamweaver MX 2004 templates
Special templates in Dreamweaver MX 2004 that can be used to create new documents or templates (nested templates). Documents created from a template automatically are attached to it, and changes to a template’s locked regions or the addition of new editable regions are propagated (passed on) to documents created from the template.
Dreamweaver site
The local site (root folder) on a computer or network where documents related to a Web site can be worked on and tested before uploading to a remote server. Also called site.
Dreamweaver Support Center
A Dreamweaver Web site with the latest Dreamweaver information, including technical releases, tutorials, articles, product downloads, support programs, and much more.
Dreamweaver tutorials
Tutorials provide step-by-step lessons on different topics and are available by clicking Tutorials from the Help drop-down menu, or by clicking the Start Page Dreamweaver Tutorial link. Additional tutorials are available on the Dreamweaver Support Center Web site.
dynamic HTML (DHTML)
A combination of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS-P used to create behaviors in Dreamweaver MX 2004.
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editable regions
Areas of a template that can be edited in a document created from a template. See locked regions.
editable tag attributes
Attributes of locked regions in templates that can be made editable in documents created from a template.
element display state
The appearance of a button or element in a navigation bar, correlated to the current status of the element link, for example, clicked or unclicked.
e-mail link
A hyperlink that opens up a preaddressed e-mail message that can be completed and sent by the user.
embed tag
The HTML tag (<embed>) used to embed Netscape-style plugins.
embedded style sheet
See internal style sheet.
event
See behaviors.
Expanded Tables mode
A viewing mode that makes it easier to select tables and table cells. Expanded Tables mode can be accessed by clicking the Expanded button on the Insert bar (Layout menu item or tab).
Expander arrow
The small arrow on a panel group Title bar used to expand it.
external style sheet
A style sheet located in a separate document.
Eyedropper
A tool that can be used to change the color of any selected text by clicking a color from anywhere in a color palette or on the screen.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Lists containing questions that are frequently asked about a topic, along with answers to those questions.
Favorites list folders
Folders that can be used to organize assets in the Assets panel Favorites list.
file field
Form object that creates a text box and Browse button that allow users to upload a file when a form is submitted.
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
A method used to upload files to a server (put), or download files from a server (get).
Find and Replace dialog box
Allows users to search for text, code, and combinations of text and code in documents or in entire sites.
fixed widths
Widths for tables or table cells indicated as a fixed measurement.
Flash buttons
Interactive buttons that function somewhat like rollover images, but with the ability to display animation when clicked. They also can be linked to other documents.
Flash MX 2004
The latest version of the Flash program, and part of the Macromedia suite of programs that includes Dreamweaver MX 2004. Flash MX 2004 can be used to create videos, interactive animations, and other types of rich Internet applications.
Flash text
Special text created in a Flash movie format. Flash text can be used to insert text into Web pages in font sizes that could not be displayed using the fonts normally available in a browser.
flexible tables
See liquid tables.
floating panels
Panels that have been undocked and relocated.
font style
A font design, such as Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier. Also known as font face or typeface.
form tags
The HTML tags (<form>) used to create forms.
frame borders
Three-dimensional frame borders that can be specified to appear when frames are displayed in a browser window.
frame name
Target link frames are identified by frame names, which appear in the Property inspector Target text box drop-down list.
Frame Property inspector
The Property inspector that is displayed when a frame is selected.
Frame Tag Accessibility Attributes dialog box
Dialog box that can be used to create frame titles.
frame tag
The tag (<frame>) used to create frames in a frameset document.
frame titles
Titles used to identify frames for accessibility.
frames
Page regions containing an HTML document as specified in a frameset document.
Frames panel
A panel used for selecting framesets and frames.
frameset
An HTML document that controls frame layout and properties.
Frameset Property inspector
Property inspector mode used to modify frameset properties.
frameset tags
The tags (<frameset>) used to create framesets.
FTP host
The address of the server that hosts a Web site, such as ftp.angelfire.com.
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get
To download files from a server.
GET method
A method for transmitting form data. The GET method should not be used for long forms, or for confidential data such as credit card numbers or passwords. The GET method has been deprecated, and the POST method should be used if possible. The GET method is selected using the Form Property inspector.
GIF images
Most commonly used image format on the Web, with several varieties that support interlacing, transparency, or animation.
Go button
A button that can be added to a jump menu to select the default item in the jump menu.
Go To URL behavior
A behavior that can be attached to a layer so that a layer event (clicking, hovering over, and so on) opens an HTML document in the same browser window.
grid
A mesh of horizontal and vertical lines that can be used to position table elements and content in Layout and Standard modes.
gripper
The dotted area on the left side of a panel or panel group’s Title bar used for docking and undocking.
grouped selector
A CSS selector that redefines more than one tag at a time. Also called multiple selector.
gutter
The space between columns.
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header
A column or row used to identify column or row content. Header columns and rows automatically center and bold text.
heading
Area at the top of a Web page used to contain a heading or introductory text and/or image for a Web site. Also called banner area.
helper applications
Stand-alone programs that browsers can call on to display different media types.
hexadecimal color values
Hexadecimal (base 16) values for colors, composed of the pound sign and a combination of six numbers and/or letters composing the hexadecimal value; for example, #FFFFCC produces a light shade of yellow.
hidden field marker
An icon to indicate a hidden field.
hidden fields
Form objects used to transmit data that is provided by the Web page rather than the user.
History panel
A vertical panel that can undo, redo, or automate any of the activities performed in open documents when working in Design view.
horizontal alignment
Specifies the horizontal alignment for row, column, or cell content.
horizontal space
A cushion of space to the left and to the right of an image.
host directory
The folder on a Web server that contains a site’s root directory.
hotspots
Areas of an image map that link to other documents when clicked. Also called image maps.
href attribute
Used with anchor tags to identify the path to a link target.
HTML interpreters
The function of Web browsers, meaning that their job is to interpret and display the HTML code contained in Web page documents.
hyperlink
Text or object that, when clicked, takes users to another location on the same page, or to documents located on other servers. Also called link.
hypertext documents
Documents containing hyperlinks.
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image field
A form object that can be used create a graphical Submit button.
image maps
Images containing hotspots that link to other documents when clicked. See hotspots.
image placeholders
Dreamweaver MX 2004 feature that allows users to visualize how images will work on a page by inserting a temporary placeholder in a planned image location. The placeholder can later be replaced by an image.
image tag
The HTML tag (<img>) used in conjunction with a source attribute (src) to direct a browser to an image file location so that the file can be retrieved and displayed as part of a Web page.
inheritance
Refers to the way a style can inherit rules from styles located higher up the style chain as long as they do not conflict with its own rules.
inline style
CSS style located inside an HTML tag.
input tags
The HTML tags (<input>) used to insert form objects (elements) in forms.
Insert bar
A toolbar containing buttons that allow users to insert various elements and objects into a document.
instances
Documents created from templates that can be saved as nested templates or HTML documents.
integrated file browser
The Files panel contains an integrated file browser that provides access to the files and folders located on a computer or local network.
interactive Web pages
Web pages that allow users to interact with pages by performing tasks or changing page content.
interlacing
Feature of some GIF images that allow them to be displayed gradually, somewhat like a picture slowly coming into focus.
internal style sheet
A CSS style sheet located (embedded) in the head section of an HTML document.
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Java applets
Applets are small applications (programs) that can run inside a browser window. They can be used to provide an interactive experience, including audio and video.
JavaScript
A scripting programming language that resides within an HTML document. The use of JavaScript enables a browser to dynamically change page content in response to viewer input.
JPEG images
Image file format that is best for photographs.
jump menu
A form menu in which the items function as hyperlinks that can be used to link to other documents or to anchor links.
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label tags
The HTML tags (<label>) that can be wrapped around a form object input tag. When a for attribute is specified, check boxes and radio buttons can be selected by clicking their label.
layer coordinates
Coordinates that specify the position of a layer in relationship to the upper-left corner of an HTML document, or the upper-left corner of another layer in the case of nested layers.
layer names
Layer names cannot contain spaces and should be composed only of letters and/or numbers. You should rename layers descriptively so that their functions are easy to identify.
layer visibility
Layer property that specifies the default visibility status of a layer. The four possibilities are default, inherit, visible, and hidden.
layer-code markers
Small yellow markers that indicate the presence of a layer on a page. They can be used to select or delete a layer. Right-clicking a layer-code marker opens a context menu.
Layers panel
A panel that can be used to select, rename, and change z-index and visibility status for layers. It also contains a Prevent overlaps check box that can be used to prevent layers from overlapping.
Layout mode bar
A light blue bar at the top of the Document window that lets users know they are no longer working in Standard mode.
Layout mode
Insert bar view that can be used to conveniently create layout tables.
Layout Table button
Insert bar button (Layout menu item or tab) used to create tables in Layout mode.
left image alignment
Aligns an image to the left margin, with text wrapped around the image to the right.
Library folder
A folder automatically created by Dreamweaver MX 2004 to store all of the library items created in a site.
library items
Sections of code that can be created, saved, and then inserted in documents whenever needed.
link
See hyperlink.
Link Checker panel
A panel located in the Results panel group used to report and repair broken links.
link target
The document a hyperlink leads to.
liquid tables
Tables that adjust to fit browser window dimensions. Also called flexible tables.
list
A form object that users can scroll to view the list items. Lists can be formatted to allow more than one list item to be selected at a time.
local site
A local site is where users work on and test their Web site before placing it on a server so that others can view it. See Dreamweaver site.
locked regions
Areas of a template that prevent users from making changes to any content in the locked region in a document created from the template. See editable regions.
long description
Image accessibility feature providing a link to a file containing a longer description of an image.
low source image
A smaller file size version of an image that loads first, often in black and white. The purpose is to let people with slower Internet connections see an image without having to wait for the image to fully download.
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Macromedia Online Forums
Online forums where Dreamweaver MX 2004 users can post questions and discuss issues related to Dreamweaver MX 2004 and other Macromedia products.
margins
The white space around the edges of a document or document contents.
menu
A form object that displays a drop-down list of items. Only one item can be selected from the list.
Menu bar
A bar containing different commands (such as File, Edit, and so on). Clicking a command opens a drop-down menu with a list of options associated with that command.
Merge Cells button
Table Cell Property inspector button that merges selected cells, rows, or columns into one cell.
meta tags
Special tags placed in the head section of an HTML document. There are a number of different meta tags, but the most popular are the description, keywords, and refresh meta tags. The description and keywords meta tags are used to provide information about Web page content to search engines, while the refresh meta tag is used to refresh the page or redirect the viewer to a new browser.
middle image alignment
Aligns the middle of an image with the baseline of an image or text.
MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension)
Each file has an extension that indicates its MIME type and determines how it will be displayed by a browser.
move icon
An icon that appears when clicking the corner of a frame and dragging to resize it.
multiple selector
See grouped selector.
multiple-line text field
A form object text field more than one line high.
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named anchor
The link target for an anchor link.
Named Anchor marker
A marker used to indicate a named anchor location.
navigation bar element
A button on a navigation bar.
navigation bars
A slightly more complex version of image rollovers, often used in conjunction with frames for navigation link purposes.
nested layer
A layer contained inside another layer. Not the same as a layer that overlaps another layer. The code for a nested layer (child layer) is contained inside the code for its parent layer.
nested list
A list (sublist) within a list.
nested table
A table contained inside another table.
nested templates
Templates created from another template. Nested templates inherit the parent table’s locked and editable regions.
Netscape-style plugins
A plugin type developed by Netscape and embedded in documents using embed tags.
No resize check box
A check mark in this Frame Property inspector check box prevents viewers from resizing a frame in a browser.
noframes content
An area in a frameset that can be used to place content or links to content for viewers using browsers that cannot view frames.
nonbreaking space
HTML special character (&nbsp;) that prevents empty cells from collapsing and disappearing from view in some browsers.
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object tag
The HTML tag (<object>) used to embed ActiveX controls.
optional regions
Template regions that appear or do not appear in a document created from a template based on conditional statements. They can be locked or editable.
Options menu
A context-sensitive drop-down menu that can be accessed from an expanded panel or panel group.
ordered list
A list that places a number next to each list item.
orphan files
Any unlinked files in a site.
overflow property
Layer property that specifies layer behavior in the event that layer content exceeds its specified dimensions.
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page layout
The placement of page elements on a page.
panel groups
Panels grouped together under one heading. For example, the Files panel group contains the Files and Assets panels.
panels
A graphical interface for almost all Dreamweaver MX 2004 functions. Most panels are grouped together with other panels in panel groups.
parameters
Characteristics such as color, width, file name, and so on.
parent layer
Term used to describe a layer that contains a nested layer (child layer).
parent table
The table containing a nested table.
parent template
The template a nested template was created from. Changes to a parent table’s locked regions, or the addition of new editable regions, are propagated (passed on) to nested templates.
path
The directions that a browser uses to locate files. See absolute paths and document relative paths.
placeholder content
Latin text used in design files to give users an idea of how a finished document will appear.
plugins
Small programs that extend the capability of browsers in dealing with different types of media. They differ from helper applications in that they are not stand-alone programs like Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat.
Plugins folder
The browser folder where plugins are stored.
PNG images
Image format that offers interlacing and transparency, and produces smaller file sizes than the GIF or JPEG formats.
Point to File button
A Property inspector button that can be used to create links by dragging an arrow line to a link target file.
pop-up messages
Behavior that causes small dialog boxes to pop up when an event triggers this action.
POST method
A method used to transmit form data. The POST method is suitable for use with confidential data. The POST method is selected using the Form Property inspector.
predefined CSS style sheets
Ready-made style sheets that can be used as is or modified to suit preferences.
predefined framesets
Ready-made framesets available by using the Insert bar frame buttons, or by clicking Insert and then Frames.
preformatted text
Text formatting that retains formatting that HTML code might ignore or override, such as for verse or HTML code.
preload images
Behavior that ensures that an image will be loaded in the browser and ready when an event requiring an action takes place. See behaviors.
presentational tags
HTML tags, such as the font tag (<font>), that control the appearance of elements when they are displayed by browsers.
Prevent overlaps check box
A Layers panel check box that prevents layers from overlapping when enabled.
Preview/Debug in browser button
A button on the Document toolbar used to preview the current document in a browser.
primary browser
A browser used for previewing that can be opened by pressing the F12 key.
primary image
Image that first appears when a rollover image is displayed. Referred to in Dreamweaver MX 2004 as the original image.
prohibited sign
The insertion point turns into a prohibited sign (a circle with a diagonal slash) when moved over a locked area in a document created from a template to indicate that the content cannot be edited.
Properties panel
A horizontal panel that contains the different Property inspectors.
Property inspector
A context-sensitive horizontal panel that can be used to format text and create links, work with CSS, and perform other tasks.
property
A tag characteristic, such as color, size, width, and so on.
proportional widths
Widths for tables or table cells indicated as a relative measurement by using a percentage.
Pseudo classes
A type of style that is active when an event takes place, such as hovering the pointer over a link. Primarily used to change hyperlink properties.
put
To upload files to a server.
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Quick Tag Editor
A tool providing quick and easy editing of HTML tags.
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radio buttons
Small round form objects that can be enabled by clicking. When radio buttons have the same name, only one button can be enabled at a time, so they are suitable for questions with only one correct answer. Radio buttons are often inserted as radio button groups.
relative values
Frame dimension values that are relative to the width or height of other frames in a frameset.
Relevant CSS panel
A panel that can be used to edit CSS style properties. To use the panel the Tag panel group must be open and a page element selected in a document. The Relevant CSS panel will display any styles controlling the selected element.
remote site
A site that resides on a server that will be used to publish the contents of a local site so that others can view it.
repeating regions
Areas of a document created from a template that can be repeated if desired. The repeating region can be locked or editable.
repeating tables
Areas in a document created from a template that allow users to repeat specified table rows and control which table cells are editable.
Reset button
Button used to reset a form.
resize arrow
A double-headed arrow that can be used to resize the Document window.
Restore button
A button located in the upper-right corner of a document’s Title bar that can be used to restore the document to its maximum size.
Results panel group
A vertical panel group containing the Link Checker and other tools.
right image alignment
Aligns an image to the right margin, with text wrapped around the image to the left.
rollover images
Images that change when the mouse pointer is moved across the image when viewed in a browser.
rows
A horizontal line of table cells.
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scroll bars
Horizontal or vertical bars next to frames that are used to scroll (move up and down, or left to right) and view frame content.
secondary browser
A browser used for previewing that can be opened by pressing the F12 key while holding down the Ctrl key.
secondary image
The image that appears when the pointer is moved across the primary image. Referred to in Dreamweaver MX 2004 as the rollover image.
selector
Selectors redefine or modify HTML tags to create a CSS style or rule.
Set Color Scheme Command dialog box
Provides access to predefined Web-safe background and text color combinations.
Shockwave
A Macromedia movie and animation file format.
Show-Hide Layers behavior
A behavior that can be used to cause a hidden layer to show or a visible layer to hide.
single-line text field
A form object text field one line high.
Site Definition dialog box
A dialog box that assists users with all of the tasks associated with setting up Dreamweaver sites.
site
See Dreamweaver site.
site map
The Site Map view is a Files panel view that displays a site map showing hyperlinks between the files in a local site.
Snap to Grid
A grid feature that automatically snaps table cells or content to the nearest grid coordinate.
source attribute (src)
An image tag (<img>) attribute that contains the path to an image.
source images folder
The folder containing the images that will be used to create a Web photo album.
spacer images
Transparent 1 by 1 pixel GIF files used to prevent fixed-width columns from being squeezed by other columns.
Split Cell button
Table Cell Property inspector button that splits a selected cell into two or more cells.
stacking order
The order in which layers are stacked, determined by their z-index values.
Standard mode
Insert bar view used to create tables.
Standard toolbar
Contains buttons for creating new files; opening existing files; saving files; saving all files; cutting; copying, and pasting; and undoing and redoing steps.
Start Page
A page in the Document window that allows users to open recently used documents, create new documents, access a tour of Dreamweaver MX 2004, or use Dreamweaver MX 2004 tutorials.
Status bar
The bar at the bottom of the workspace containing the Tag selector, Window Size indicator, and Document Size/Estimated Download Time indicator.
Strikethrough button
A Color Picker button that restores default text color settings.
structural tags
HTML tags, such as paragraph tags (<p>) or table tags (<table>), used to indicate the structure of Web page content so that browsers can interpret and display page elements.
Submit button
Button used to submit form data for processing.
summary text
A summary of table content that can be interpreted by screen readers.
swap image
A behavior that swaps (exchanges) one image for another when an event triggers this action.
swap image restore
A behavior that instructs a browser to display the original source image when a swap image event is over. See behaviors.
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table alignment
Specifies the table location relative to other elements (text, images, and so on) in the table paragraph.
table borders
The lines that define table and cell boundaries. Table borders can be specified to be visible or invisible.
Table Cell Property inspector
The Property inspector that is displayed when table cells are selected.
table cell
The space formed by the intersection of table rows and columns.
table data cell tags
The HTML tags (<td>) used to create table cells.
table identification
Used to name tables as an identification aid.
Table Property inspector
The Property inspector that is displayed when a table is selected.
table row tags
The HTML tags (<tr>) used to create a table row.
table selection handles
Small handles used for dragging and resizing tables.
table tags
The HTML tags (<table>) used to create tables.
tables
Grids composed of horizontal rows and vertical columns of cells. Tables are used for displaying data and for layout purposes.
Tag selector
A tool used to select, edit, or remove tags while in Design view.
target attribute
Form tag attribute that specifies the browser window that processed form results will be returned to.
Templates folder
A folder automatically created by Dreamweaver MX 2004 to store the templates created in a site.
text color box
A small, gray, square button found in the Property inspector and many dialog boxes that when clicked opens the Color Picker.
Text Indent button
A Property inspector button used to indent text.
Text Outdent button
A Property inspector button used to outdent (remove indenting) text.
text top image alignment
Aligns the top of an image with the top of the tallest character in a line of text.
thread
A series of postings on a topic in an online forum or discussion group.
thumbnail
A much smaller duplicate of an image used to allow viewers to see what the full-size image looks like. Thumbnails are usually linked to the full-size image.
tile
The effect of a background image repeating (tiling) across a page if it is not large enough to fill the page.
Title bar
The bar at the top of a window containing a description of the window’s content. The workspace Title bar displays a document’s title, location, and file name.
toggle triangle
A switch located on the vertical bar separating the panel group interface from the Document window. Clicking the toggle triangle displays or hides the panel group interface.
tooltip
A small identification box that appears when the mouse pointer hovers over Menu bar and panel buttons. Tooltip text is an accessibility feature and is read by screen readers.
top image alignment
Aligns the top of an image with the top of the tallest portion of an image or text.
tracing images
Images used as patterns to recreate page layouts.
transparency
Feature of some GIF images that allows the background color of a Web page to show through one color of the image.
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undock
To move a panel or panel group from its usual location in the Document window.
unordered lists
A list that places a bullet next to each list item.
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
The address (path) to resources on the World Wide Web (WWW).
Using Dreamweaver
The name of the Dreamweaver help function located on the Help command drop-down menu. Pressing F1 is a convenient shortcut for opening the Using Dreamweaver dialog box.
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Validate Form behavior
A behavior that can be attached to form objects or to a form to validate form data before it is submitted for processing.
value
A tag property option, such as green or red for a color property, or +4 for a size property.
vertical alignment
Specifies the vertical alignment for row, column, or cell content.
vertical space
A cushion of space above and below an image.
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Web photo album
A collection of Web pages consisting of a page with thumbnail image links to full-page images.
Web-safe colors
Colors that appear the same in both Netscape and Explorer browsers running on either Windows or Macintosh systems operating in 256-color mode.
Window Size indicator
Displays the Document window’s dimensions in pixels when in Design view.
World Wide Web (WWW or “The Web”)
The collection of resources and the community of users using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) on the Internet.
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z-index
Determines the order in which a layer will appear when it is stacked over other layers. A layer with a higher z-index value appears on top of a layer with a lower value.



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