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LoudClick Glossary of Terms


Locate the definition of the terms used in the LoudClick system. If you find a term in the system which is not explained here, please contact support@loudclick.net.

A
A Record
Stands for Address record. Allows a domain name to be directed to the correct website.
Access Control
Access Control determines who can see what on the website. See Sharing.
Account Information
The information gathered during Registration used to identify you with your account.
Account Usage
The amount of storage space the website uses.
Advanced Tab
LoudClick provides more access to website building features through Advanced Tabs. The Basic Tab will accomplish pretty much the same thing with fewer entries.

B
Basic Tab
Basic Tabs offer a streamlined process to simplify the website building process. More features are available through the Advanced Tab when offered.
Beta
The period of time an online product is offered to the public while the kinks are worked out. Your patience is greatly appreciated ;-)
Button
A selection tool that one clicks with their cursor. Usually is titled with an action term.

C
Cancel
Clears the work done on a page and returns it to the previously saved status.
Camino
A web browser that works well with LoudClick - typically on Apple computers.
Change Log
Displays the history of all the actions performed within a website, page or folder. Includes date, time, details of the change and who made it.
Checkbox
A selection tool. Clicking on the check box selects the item adjacent to the checkbox.
Collaboration
See Sharing
Content Element
A area on a website which displays content.
Content
Text, images and/or other assets that make up a webpage.
Content Editor
The editor which allows you to add and edit the content on a webpage.
Content Element
An element that contains content.
CSS
Cascading Style Sheet. A coding language used to determine how a website displays.
Custom Design
A customized template package that works within the LoudClick system.
Custom Group
A group with customized security settings. See Sharing.

D
Dashboard
The central location for your LoudClick account; displays links to all your websites as well as your account information.
Default Sharing Setting
The collaborative settings a group had when it was created by LoudClick. See Sharing.
Delete Folder
Permanently removes a folder and its contents from the website.
Delete Page
Permanently removes a page from the website
Delete Website
Permanently removes the entire website from the internet,
Design Layout
The design template for your website.
Design & Layout Tabs
The place to make changes to the shared elements of your template. Can also refer to template selection you make while adding a new page.
Discussion Forum
A user created support option located at http://forumlc.loudclick.net/forum/default.aspx
Document
A text-based asset. File types include .doc, .pdf, .txt.
Document Manager
A tool in the Content Editor that allows you to insert a document into a webpage.
Domain Name
A name that describes a website on the internet. Also known as a hostname. Example: LoudClick.net is a domain name.
Drop down
A menu in which a list drops down to reveal the contents of the menu.

E
Edit
Make changes to.
Element
An area on a website page
E-mail Form Builder
A tool in the Content Editor that inserts a form. When submitted, this form sends an e-mail.

F
Favicon
Short for Favorites Icon. Also known as website icon. Favicons display in browser windows next to the Website Title to help brand the website.
File
A document or similar asset. File types include .doc, .pdf, .xls
File Folder
Holder of document or similar files
Firefox
A web browser that works well with LoudClick.
Folder
Holder of pages, files, images or media
Folder Change Log
Shows the history of all the actions performed within the folder.  See Change Log.
Folder Display Page
Created automatically when a folder is created. The Folder Display Page displays links to the other pages and subfolders in the folder and acts as the main navigation within a folder.
Folder Name
The name of a folder within LoudClick. It is also the name displayed in the navigation menu
Footer
Generally, this is the content area at the very bottom of the webpage. Access to the Footer is generally from the Website Manager>Design & Layout Tab.
 
G
Group
Used in Sharing to identify the rights and privileges the users in the group will have. Examples: Public, Contributors, Custom etc.
Group Manager
The place to make changes to your Group settings.

H
Head Tag
A tag located in the part of the webpage that is not displayed on the browser but helps identify and control the webpage.
Header
Generally, this is the content area at the very top of the webpage. Access to the Header is generally from the Website Manager>Design & Layout Tab
HTML
Stands for HyperText Markup Language. This is the most common code used to build websites.
Hyperlink
When clicked, a hyperlink takes the viewer to another place. That place can either be within the same web page or to another web page. Also referred to as a "link".
Hyperlink Manager
A tool in the Content Editor that creates a hyperlink to another webpage.

I
Icon
Icons display the current status of the page. Other icons are used in the Content Editor as buttons to do specific actions.
Icon Legend
Displays the icon next to the status it represents.
IE
Internet Explorer. A web browser that works well with LoudClick
Image
A photographic or graphic asset. File types include jpg, gif, bmp
Image Folder
A specific type of folder that contains only Images.
Indexer Element
An Element that is an index of your pages. This element creates links to the pages.
Inherit Settings From
Used when creating a custom sharing group. Inheriting the settings means the new group will have the same settings as the group it is inheriting them from.
Image Manager
A tool in the Content Editor that allows you to insert images into a webpage.
Invitation
Sent to users you would like to participate in your website.
IP Address
Internet Protocol address. A unique address that is used by computers to identify and communicate with other computers. Also known as a computer address.

J
Java Script
A type of code mostly commonly used to embed a function into a website.

K
kb
Stands for Kilobyte. A unit of computer storage equal to 1000 bytes.
Keywords
see Meta Keywords.

L
Layout
Used when describing how the elements on a page display
LCU
LoudClick University. Your source for the most comprehensive support information about LoudClick. Located at http://lcu.loudclick.net
Live View
Displays the current view of a webpage that is live on the web.
LoudClick ID
The unique identifier assigned to users of LoudClick.
LoudClick Tags
Unique code tags used to make templates works within the LoudClick system.

M
Mac
An Apple computer
Manager
A hub for making changes to a particular area of the website. Example: Image Manager, File Folder Manager, etc.
Master Template
This is the main template provided by LoudClick. Disconnecting from the master template allows the template to be. Reconnecting to the Master Template removes any changes made to the template.
mb
Stands for Megabyte. A unit of computer storage equal to 1,000,000 bytes or 1000 kb.
Media
A video or audio asset. File types include wav, mp3, wmv.
Media Folder
A specific type of folder that contains only media.
Media Manager
A tool in the Content Editor that allows you to insert media into a webpage.
Menu Element

See Navigation Menu
Meta Information
Information about your website that is available to search engines.
Meta Title
The title which appears in the browser tab.
Meta Description
Provides a description of the website to search engines.
Meta Keywords
Simplified terms describing your website to search engines.
Meta Refresh
An instruction given the web browser to automatically refresh the webpage after a given period of time. The refresh can be to the same page or another page.

N
Navigation Menu
The menu that allows users to access the pages of the website.
Notice Window
A confirmation window that display when an action is completed.
Notification
Provides a message or email when a specific action has been taken. Usually sent to the website owner but can be sent to anyone designated to receive them.

O
Owner
The user who owns the website.
Owner Pages
Pages created by the user. The user creating the page owns it until it is transferred or deleted.

P
Page
A webpage
Page Change Log
Shows the history of all the actions performed within the page. See Change Log
Page Editing
The process of adding or changing the contents on a webpage
Page Manager
The place to make changes to your page. See Manager.
Page Name
The name of the webpage within LoudClick
Page Title
The page title appears in the browser tab.
PC
Personal Computer. Refers most commonly to computers running Non- Apple operating systems.
Preview
A view of the website or template before it is saved and published.
Private
Requires Sign In to view.
Privileges
The rights and permissions given to a group.
Properties
The information that defines the website, page, folder or asset.
Public Access
The page is available for anyone on the internet to see.
Publish
To make live on the web.

R
Radio Button
A selection tool. Clicking on a radio button will select the item.
Registration
The process of becoming a member of LoudClick.
Regular Element
An area on a webpage which displays on that page only.
Revert
To return to the original. Example: Reverting sharing settings returns the settings to the original settings when the website was created.
Review
To inspect and approve the content of a page prior to it being published.
Reviewer
A user who reviews the work of others and can publish the page to the web.
Root
The base of the website treeview.

S
Safari
A browser typically associated with Apple computers. Sadly, it does not play well with LoudClick.
Save
Saves the work done on the page or properties. Save does not make the change live on the web - it only saves the work in the current status.
Script
A program that extends the functionality of an HTML document.
Secure Access
The user must be a member of the website to view the page. Requires sign in.
Shared element
Shared elements display on all pages of the website or template.
Sharing
Sharing constitutes all the security and access control settings for your website. It is where you determine who sees what and who does what.
Sharing Code
A special code that is entered by an invited user into the registration form to place them into a pre-designated sharing group.
Sharing Group
All members of a Sharing Group have the same sharing settings, Sharing Groups also offer a way to organize the users of the website. See Sharing.
Sharing Settings
The viewing and editing privileges assigned to a sharing group.
Sign In
To complete the LoudClick Sign In process. Requires previous registration.
SimpleNav Element
An element that includes a navigation menu.
Sitemap
The sitemap displays all the pages and folders that make up the website. It also displays the status of those pages.
Submit for Review
Submitting for review happens when the user clicks Publish and they are a member of a Sharing Group which does not have publishing rights.
Standard Design
A LoudClick offered template package.
Start Page
The designated page that displays when people register and/or sign in to your website.
Starter Package
A downloadable template package. Used to customize a template.
Status
The publishing state of a page. Example: Live Page, New Page Unpublished, Live Page Submitted for Review, etc
Subfolder
A folder within a folder.
System Group
A group created by default when you create a website. See Sharing.

T
Tag
Code that describes an object on a website.
Template
The template determines the look and function of your website. This is the basic structure of the website including the colors, fonts, display characteristics and navigation.
Toolbar
The area at the very top of LoudClick where the user signs in and can provide access to other LoudClick features. Also refers to the bar containing page specific buttons.
Treeview
Structured like the roots and branches of a tree, the treeview displays various pages, folders and files so the user can see what is included in the structure of the website, folder or sharing settings. The sitemap is an example of a treeview.

U
Upload
To move a file from the users' computer to the website.
User
A person who uses LoudClick.

V

W
Website Change Log
Shows the history of all the actions performed within the website. See Change Log
Website Manager
The central hub containing access to the functions related to a website.
Web Address
The address a user enters into their browser's address window to navigate to a website. Also known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
WYSIWYG
Stands for: What You See Is What You Get. The type of Content Editor that LoudClick uses.

Z
ZIP
A zip compressed file type. Used to compress several files into one compact file.


If following review of this glossary you cannot locate a specific term's definition, please contact support@loudclick.net for assistance.