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Web Design References

Web Design Glossary: J


An object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. It was specifically designed for the distributed environment of the Web and can be used to create applications that can run on a single computer or distributed among several computers in a network. It can also be used to write applets.
JavaScript is a client-side scripting language that allows dynamic behavior to be specified within HTML documents. JavaScript is not Java. Java is a full programming language similar to C. JavaScript is similar to C, but is only a scripting language, and cannot be used to write full-blown applications. For accessibility reasons, JavaScript should not be relied on. For more information consult JavaScript Accessibility.
Journaled Session
Journaled sessions are where users conduct usability tests in remote locations. Users perform several tasks with the prototype, much as in formal usability tests, and their actions are captured with the journalizing software. Actual mouse movements or interactions with dialog boxes and menu items are captured.
JPEG is an abbreviation of "Joint Photographic Experts Group" and pronounced jay-peg. It is a lossy compression file format used frequently for photographs.