Please select the letter to see terminology.
Favicon - A silly name for a small icon used in Internet Explorer (version 5 and higher) to identify a bookmark.
Firebird - Firebird is a open source, cross-platform database server. Firebird was born when the InterBase source code was released in July 2000 by the then Inprise Corp (now known as Borland Software Corporation) and it is now maintained as an open source project. For a brief time, "Mozilla Firebird" was the name given to what is now the "Mozilla Firefox" browser.
Firefox - Mozilla Firefox is a cross-platform Web browser published by the Mozilla Foundation, and based on the Mozilla project. See also: Mozilla.
Flash - Flash is Macromedia's (now Adobe) vector-based, web multimedia product. Depending on context, 'Flash' can refer to both the authoring tool and the completed 'interactive movies' authored with the product. These movies are usually played within a web browser equipped with the free Flash plugin. The ubiquity of this plugin has made Flash the defacto standard for web multimedia, with the ability to integrate video, program logic, graphics and sound into a self contained package at a relatively low bandwidth overhead.
Front end - The portion of a program that interacts directly with the user. A front end can also be a separate program that acts as a user-friendly interface for a more difficult environment. For example, HTML is considered a front end for the Internet. Similarly, a LAN can distribute a front end to workstations so users can interact with a back end application on the file server.
FTP - File Transfer Protocol - The standard method for downloading and uploading files over the Internet. With FTP, you can login to a server and transfer files (meaning you can "send" or "receive" files). Some sites have public file archives that you can access by using FTP with the account name "anonymous" and your e-mail address as the password. This type of access is called anonymous FTP. Macintosh owners use a program called Fetch; one of the best FTP programs for Windows is called WS-FTP. Knowing FTP is necessary (and easy) if you want to create your own Web site.