Please select the letter to see terminology.
Unique user - The session of activity for one user on a Web site during a fixed time-frame (including all hits). A unique user is determined by a unique IP address or cookie. By default, a user session is usually terminated when a user is inactive for more than 30 minutes (although this duration can be changed).
UNIX - UNIX is a commonly used multi-user, multitasking Operating System. The UNIX trademark and specification is owned by The Open Group and the specification is freely available on the web. The SCO Group, Inc. nows owns the original implementation of Unix. However, a number of other operating systems also adhere to the Simple Unix Specification in part including Project GNU, and GNU/Linux.
URL - Uniform Resource Locator (pronounced: U-R-L or earl). An acronym/term that describes the location and access method of a resource on the Internet; for example, the URL "http://www.webexpertise.biz" describes the type of access method being used (http-the protocol) and the server location that hosts the Web site (www.webexpertise.biz - the address). All Web sites have URLs. One could say a URL is what a telephone number is to a telephone or what a street address is to a house. Because Web site URLs are sometimes long and hard to read, Web browsers (such as Netscape Navigator) have a bookmark feature that gives users the opportunity to save the location (the URL) of sites you'd like to return to.
Usability - Usability refers to the ease with which a User Interface can be used by its intended audience to achieve defined goals. Usability incorporates many factors: design, functionality, structure, information architecture, and more.
User experience - The term "user experience" refers to a concept that places the end-user at the focal point of design and development efforts, as opposed to the system, its applications or its aesthetic value alone. It's based on the general concept of user-centered design.
User Interface - A User Interface (UI) is the interface by which a computer user is able to interact with the computer. It describes the way that the user uses input devices such as keyboards and mice, and the way the information is portrayed on screen or on the output device. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) uses visual controls such as menus and buttons to allow the user to accomplish tasks. The user typically uses a mouse. A console or command-line interface requires the user to type commands as text using the keyboard. A web site can be considered as having a User Interface. The term User Interface describes the way in which the user interacts with the Web site.
User session - The session of activity for one user on a Web site during a fixed time-frame (including all hits). A unique user is determined by a unique IP address or cookie. By default, a user session is usually terminated when a user is inactive for more than 30 minutes (although this duration can be changed).
User-generated content - The creative contribution of users who post their own content online in the form of text, artwork, animation, films, and music. Because the net is interactive, blogs and social networking sites are popular places for users to post their own content.
USP - A Unique Selling Proposition is a statement that identifies what makes a person, product or organisation different from competitors.