Stands for Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a private non-profit organization that administers domain name registration and Internet protocols.


Any small onscreen image that represents an object or program. Because of the truly international nature of the Web (a particular icon can mean different things in different cultures), and because of bandwidth and screen size constraints, icons tend to be used sparingly on the Web.

Icons should always have text descriptions (see www.yahoo.com for an example). There’s no point having a fancy icon that represents “What’s New” if a large number of your readers do not recognize it as such. Therefore, put a “What’s New” text description underneath or beside the icon. ...

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