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What is Ajax or AJAX?

AJAX or Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is a collection of web development techniques used for creating interactive web applications or Rich Internet Applications (RIA). The core element of Ajax is the XMLHttpRequest object, which gives the browser (client-side) the ability to make asynchronous data requests from back-end systems (server-side) without having to reload or refresh the page. Ajax uses a heavy understanding of DOM, XHTML, CSS and JavaScript.

What is CSS?

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple programming language for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to web pages. CSS can improve a web site in many ways, including: formatting consistency, quicker download time, & easier web site-wide updating.

What is CMS?

Content Management Systems (CMS) products include Joomla CMS, Drupal CMS, WordPress, Xaraya, Symphony21, Mambo CMS, and others.

CMS allow customers to add/edit/delete:
  • page content,
  • site navigation,
  • images,
  • documents,
  • audio,
  • and video.

What is FTP?

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used to connect two computers over the Internet so that the user of one computer can transfer files and perform file commands on the other computer. Specifically, FTP is a commonly used protocol for exchanging files over any network that supports the TCP/IP protocol (such as the Internet or an intranet).

What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a format for syndicating news, content of websites, and podcasts. An RSS reader is necessary to check the feed for changes and format the changes in an appropriate way. RSS is processed through the use of XML & XSL files.

What is SEO?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines through 'organic' or 'algorithmic' search results. Usually, the higher a web site ranks in search results, the more visitors go to that site. SEO can also target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, and industry-specific vertical search engines.

What is XHTML?

Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) is a markup language that has the same depth of expression as HTML, but also is compliant with the XML syntax of Web 2.0.

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