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Frequently Used E-terms  |  Web Words  |  Common Acronyms

 

New terms and variations emerge rapidly. In making these judgments, we have referred to The Associated Press Stylebook as our guide.

 

Also visit the online style guide created by the Information Technology Services Communications Group at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Frequently Used E-terms

email (no hyphen)

 

Internet (cap “I”)

 

log in (verb)

login (noun)

log out (verb)

logout (noun)

multimedia (one word, no hyphen)

 

Net (cap “N,” no apostrophe)

 

offline (one word, no hyphen)

online (one word, no hyphen)

website (one word, lowercase "w")

 

 

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Web Words

Although references to the Web itself use a cap W, these Web-based words use a lowercase w.

webcast

A live broadcast on the Web

webmaster

The creator of a site

webzine

Media of the Web and for the Web

 

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Common Acronyms

CC

carbon copy (BCC - blind carbon copy)

CD

compact disc (plural CDs)

dpi

dots per inch (lower case, never spelled out)

EPS

encapsulated postscript

FAQ

frequently asked question

FPS

frames per second

FTP

file transfer protocol

GIF

graphic interchange format

GUI

graphical user interface (plural GUIs)

HTML

hypertext markup language

IP

Internet protocol

ISP

Internet service provider

JPEG

joint photographic experts group

LAN

local area network

OOP

object-oriented programming

RAM

random access memory

ROM

read-only memory

RSI

repetitive strain injury

TCP/IP

transmission control protocol/Internet protocol

TIFF

tagged image file format

WAN

wide area network

 

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