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Appendix b: Glossary

Appendix b. Glossary

Trellix Web is a relatively easy-to-use program, but it does bring with it a lot of new terms, which sometimes can be difficult to absorb. This glossary attempts to put succinct definitions on many terms related to Trellix Web.


You can align two or more map elements, choosing left, center, right, top, bottom, and middle alignments. You can align text left, center, or right.

anchor link

Anchor links let you link to specific locations within pages, instead of just at the top of the page. To create them, you must first create an anchor, and then create a link to it.

animated gif

An animated GIF is a special kind of GIF graphic that contains several slightly different GIFs that when played in succession give the illusion of a moving animation, kind of like a flipbook. You can add an animated GIF directly in your Trellix Web file.

background image

You can insert a background image into any section of the page area. If you add an image in the background, any other text or images appear on top of the image.

banner ad

A banner ad is usually an "advertising strip" containing graphic promotion of another Web site that is also a link to that site. Banner ads typically appear at the top or bottom of Web pages.

basic link

A basic link connects existing text on the current page to another page. When you click the linked text, Trellix Web displays the other page in the page area.


Each Trellix Web page area can include up to four optional page borders to the right, left, top, or bottom of the page body.

border priority

Border priority determines how Trellix Web displays overlapping borders. The border you specify as first priority covers any overlapping borders on either side. The border with second priority covers any overlapping borders not already covered by the first border, and so on.

break page

In the page area, place the cursor where you want a page break to occur and choose Edit > Break Page. You may choose Create New Page, Create Linked Page, or Add to Sequence.


In a dialog box, clicking Browse allows you to choose files or objects outside of the current directory.


Also known as Web browser. A browser is a program such as Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator/Communicator that interprets and displays HTML pages. The Web pages you create in Trellix Web will be displayed in visitors' browsers, which is why it is so important to always preview your Web pages in your own browser before publishing them.

cell (table)

Tables consist of columns and rows of cells. Cells can include text, images, and even other tables.

column (table)

A vertical series of contiguous cells in a table.

container page

A container page is a Trellix Web page that includes a read-only version of either another Trellix Web page, a Web page, or an external file in its page body. A container page appears in the map with a red dot.


Counters are sort of odometers for the Web. A counter counts the number of visits to your site. You can add a counter with the MyComputer.com Counter Web Gem.


You can crop, or trim, an image by clicking it and then clicking the Crop button on the Format toolbar or pressing Shift as you click an image handle or by right-clicking the image and choosing Properties > Image.

custom field

Trellix Web includes title, short title, summary, and up to three custom fields for each page.


A design is a collection of page layouts and named styles that share a consistent look.


When you start Trellix Web for the first time, the main map is fixed in place between the toolbars and the page area. You can either resize this map in place or float it and then drag it to any location above the main application, resize it, or dock it against any edge of the Trellix Web window. The OverAll map and the outline can similarly be resized, floated, repositioned, and docked.


A document is a collection of Trellix Web pages saved in a file. Also called a Trellix Web file.

down level link

Parent pages, pages chosen to be the up level to pages on a sequence, automatically contain a down level link to allow you to navigate to the sequence.


E-commerce is short for electronic commerce, which means generating revenue on the Internet.

edit page layouts

The Page Layout Editor lets you make global page layout changes.


Trellix Web map elements include shapes, lines, labels, images, pages, and sequences.

e-mail link

E-mail links are convenient links you can add to your pages which automatically cause the user's e-mail program to start up and insert the correct e-mail address in the To: line.


Each type of Trellix Web file has its own file extension, as seen here:

.TLX Trellix Web file

.TLD Trellix Web design

.TLT Trellix Web template


Fields are information from the Page Properties dialog box that you can insert into the page body or borders of the page itself or another page, or use for links to the page. Trellix Web includes title, short title, summary fields for each page, as well as three custom fields you can define yourself. Some fields provide information used by search engines.

field link

Field links use the information entered in the Page Properties dialog box for the link text.


You can use Edit > Find to have Trellix Web display the names of all pages in which the text string appears. For example, you can find all pages that contain a particular proper name or company name.

flat list

By default, the outline displays pages and sequences hierarchically. You can also show a flat list in the outline, in which all pages appear at the same level.


You can either dock or float the map. If floating, you can drag the map to any position on the screen and also resize it.


Font is another term for type style, a collection of different sizes and styles having a common typeface. Common fonts include Times New Roman, Courier, and Arial.


Forms are areas in your site that enable the visitor to enter information that is then sent to you via e-mail. You use forms to gather information about your visitors. You can add forms to your site by inserting the Forms Web Gem.

format toolbar

The Format toolbar appears just under the standard toolbar in Trellix Web. It contains buttons that perform basic computing and word processing operations such opening and saving files and changing bold, italic, and underline formatting.


Frames are a part of HTML that Trellix Web employs when it converts your file to HTML. Frames make Web pages more flexible and attractive by arranging the screen into different, semi-independent sections. Trellix Web uses frames when publishing your Web site unless you tell it not to. To specify no frames, select File > Publish Web Site > Options and uncheck the Use HTML Frames box.


FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and it's the method by which files are transferred over the Internet. When people who don't use Trellix Web publish a Web site, they have to fiddle around with FTP and one of its associated programs to exchange files with their hosting providers, which can be cumbersome and complicated. FTP is something you don't need to worry about once you have Trellix Web.

full screen display

You can set the display of the page area so that Trellix Web displays either the full page, including borders, or only the page body. The default is to display the full page.


GIF is a graphic file format used extensively on the Web. Trellix Web will automatically convert your images to GIF format, no matter what format they are in when you insert them in your file. The only exception is JPEG: if you insert a JPEG graphic (usually a photo), it stays a JPEG.

go to

Use the Edit > Go To command to quickly navigate to another page while working on your site.


The grid is an invisible series of lines beneath the main map or overall map. If grid snapping is turned on, map elements such as pages, labels, and rectangles always snap to one of the grid lines. The grid can help you better line up elements and make maps more visually appealing.


A guestbook is a simple form you provide on your Web site that visitors can fill out to provide feedback or comments on your site. You can add a guestbook by inserting the Guestbook for Site Visitors Web Gem.


Two handles appear at the top and to the left of the page area. You can drag the handles to split the Trellix Web page area and view two page areas at once. You can view different parts of the same page or two different pages in the two page areas.

hidden character

You can turn on the display of the following hidden characters: spaces between words; named anchors; link symbols in the map; and floating image markers.

home page

A Web site's home page is typically the first page a visitor sees. Home pages give an overview of the site and provide links to the rest of its pages.


To hover, move the mouse pointer to a still position over a screen element without clicking.

hover text

A page's title appears when you hover over the page on the map.


HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. It is the language computers use on the Web. HTML was invented by Tim Berners-Lee when he invented the Web. HTML describes Web pages in a way that browsers understand: how they look, what they contain, and where all their associated files can be found. Trellix Web takes care of the HTML for you by automatically converting your file into HTML when you publish your site.

html capture

You can capture HTML pages from external sources and include them in your Trellix Web site using Build Your Own Web Gem (seeChapter 7 for more).

image description

In the Image Properties dialog, you can enter a description of the image in this field. Trellix Web uses this description as an ALT tag when you publish your site. If you don't include a description, Trellix Web doesn't generate an ALT tag for the image.

image source

In the Image Properties dialog, this field displays the original file name of the image before it was inserted in the Trellix Web file. Trellix Web doesn't maintain a link to this original file.


Your ISP is your Internet Service Provider, the company that enables you to connect your computer to the Internet. Your ISP lets you dial up with your modem or otherwise connect and provides you with a username for your account.

jpeg or jpg

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, the organization that came up with it. JPEG is a graphic file used on the Web to display photos. The other Web graphic format is GIF, which is used to display images that are not photos.


You add keywords describing your site in the Page Properties dialog box. The keywords will be used by search engines to index your site. SeeChapter 6 for more.


Labels call attention to key pages or groups of pages in the map. For example, you might include a Start Here label near a table of contents page.

link anchor

Link anchors in Trellix Web are similar to bookmarks in Microsoft Word. They allow you to make a link to a specific area on the same page or to a different page.

link to url

In Trellix Web, you can make text or an image into a link to another Web site by right-clicking the text or image, choosing Link to URL, and typing in the URL for the Web page you want to link to.

list (of links to a sequence)

A list of links to a sequence is a list of field links to the title fields of all pages in the sequence.

list (of pages)

You can see a list of all pages in the file by pressing F11 to display the outline. Choose Map > Outline > Flat List to view all page titles without indentations.

lock symbol

The lock symbol signifies static text. Static text is content (including images and objects) that Trellix Web applies automatically from the page layout. In most Trellix Web page layouts, the navigation links and the title field are static. When you hover over static text, the cursor changes to a lock symbol. To edit static text, you must first unlock it.


Also known as a design. A design is a collection of page layouts and named styles that share a consistent look.

main map

The main map, which appears by default across the top of the Trellix Web window, lets you represent a file visually. Each separate chunk, or page, is represented by a small rectangular page icon.


Trellix Web includes two maps: the main map and the overall map. Use the overall map if your map grows too big. Choose Map > Overall > Show to show the overall map and Map > Main > Show to go back to the main map.


You can combine two or more table cells into one larger cell, which spans the full extent of the two cells. Trellix Web arranges the content of all the merged cells in the new larger cell.

named styles

A named style is a collection of font and paragraph attributes that you can apply to text together. You can apply a named style to one or more paragraphs.

navigation links

Navigation links take you to the next or previous page in a sequence or to an up- or down-level page. Navigation links may be words, images, or a combination of the two.


Trellix Web displays the titles of all pages, sequences, and tour sequences in a Web file in outline style. You can add pages and sequences and edit page or sequence titles in the outline. To see the outline, choose View > Outline > Show. To hide it again, choose View > Outline > Hide.

overall map

The OverAll map provides a bird's-eye view of all pages and other elements in the map. The OverAll map includes a selection box that you can drag to change the area displayed in the main map.


Trellix Web files are made up of pages. Each page should consist of a chunk or unit of information that fits together logically and can stand somewhat on its own or independent of other content.

page area

The page area consists of the page borders and the page body.

page body

The page body typically includes the main contents of a page. The page body can contain text and/or images.

page border

Each page can include up to four optional borders to the top, bottom, left, or right of the page body.

page icons

All pages in a Trellix Web file appear in the map as icons (thumbnail renderings of pages). The size and appearance of the icon depends on whether the map is zoomed in or out.

page layout

Page layouts are individual pages designed for a specific use, such as a title page or text page. Trellix Web includes the same page layouts in each Web design; however, the way the page layouts look may differ between designs.

page layout editor

See edit page layouts.

pass through

HTML code can be included in a Trellix Web file. You can either copy existing HTML code or write the tagged code yourself in a Trellix Web page. The tags and codes are published with the file. When a visitor accesses your Web page, the additional code and files are displayed. This enhancement allows you to extend the functions of Trellix Web with HTML coding, rather than post processing the published HTML output.

photo sequence wizard

The Photo Sequence Wizard walks you through the process of creating a photo album Web site. You start the Wizard by choosing Insert > Image/Clipart > Photo Sequence Wizard.


Units of measure in Trellix Web are expressed as pixels. This includes the width and height settings of page areas; images; embedded objects; and table cells, columns, and rows.


Trellix Web displays your Web file, but to see how your page will actually look to a visitor, you must preview it in a Web browser. To do that you choose File > Preview Web Site.

priority (border areas)

Border priority determines how Trellix Web displays overlapping borders. The border you specify as first priority covers any overlapping borders on either side. The border with second priority covers any overlapping borders not already covered by the first border, and so on.

priority (map elements)

Priority order determines which map elements take precedence when two or more elements overlap. Most map elements have a fixed order; you can, however, change the priority order for shapes and images.


Trellix Web stores some information about pages in the Page Properties dialog box. To see a page's properties, choose Edit > Properties > Page.


To publish is to have Trellix Web convert your Web file into a Web site and post it to your hosting provider, where all the world can see it.

row (table)

A horizontal series of contiguous cells in a table.

screen tips help

To get information on an area of the Trellix Web main screen, choose Help > Screen Tips. The mouse pointer turns into a question mark. When you click a screen area with this question mark, information about the area appears, along with a "What do you want to do?" link. When you click this link, Help displays a list of topics related to using the area of the screen.

search engine

A search engine is a Web site such as Lycos or Yahoo that catalogs Web sites. You visit a search engine in your Web browser, type in some search words, and the search engine returns a list of links to Web sites that match your criteria.


You can make it easy to view pages by placing them on a sequence. Pages on a sequence usually have similar or related content, which you link by placing the pages on the sequence line.


Shapes are lines, circles, and rectangles that you can add to the map.

short title

In the Page Properties dialog box, you can set or view the title, short title, or summary fields for a page and up to three custom fields. Short titles of pages appear in the map as non-editable labels when you display the map at 200%.

split page area

By using the command View > Split Page Area, you can display two Trellix Web pages at once.

standard toolbar

This is the bar of big buttons along the top of the Trellix Web screen. The buttons execute some of the program's most common tasks.

static text

Static text areas in page layouts include content that can't be edited. For example, in most Trellix Web page layouts, the navigation links and the title field are static. Use the Page Layout Editor to modify static text.

status bar

The status bar appears along the bottom of the screen and displays messages about Trellix Web, including error messages, descriptions of menu items, and link destinations if you're hovering over a link.

styles, named

A named style is a collection of font and paragraph attributes that you can apply at once. Trellix Web includes a number of common named styles with each Web design. You can modify these named styles and also create your own named styles.


An optional summary, or description of a page's contents, can be added in the Page Properties dialog box. This summary will be used by search engines to describe your site.


Each cell in a Trellix Web table functions like a Trellix Web page; you can create links in tables, insert objects and images in table cells—even insert another table in a table cell. Table Properties make it easy to format and work with tables. You can format table cells, change sizes of cells and set borders, add background colors, and set the alignment of cell contents.


Templates are Trellix Web files that contain a number of already created pages and sequences designed for a specific purpose, which you can customize with your own information. Use a template to give your Web site a head start by using pages, links, and map elements that are pre-configured.


If you tile an image, the image repeats to fill the available space in the page area or map.

title bar

Trellix Web uses the standard Windows title bar at the top of the application window. The current file name appears on the left, and icons for Minimize, Maximize, and Close appear on the right.

tour sequence

Tour sequences are reading paths through specific pages in a Web site. With tour sequences, you can adapt a single file for different audiences.

transparent color

When you set a transparent color for an image, anything in the background of the page area or map "shows through" wherever this transparent color appears in the image. For example, if you insert an image that has an image set against a red background, you might specify that red be transparent so the image appears to be integrated with the page.

trellix cafe

The Trellix Cafe is the online home of the Trellix Web community. Its URL is http://cafe.trellix.com. There you will find loads of helpful tips, the Trellix Web Member Directory, chat archives, and articles about using Trellix Web.


You can undo up to ten of your most recent actions in Trellix Web. Choose Edit > Undo.


Removes all links from the selected text.

up level link

An up level link creates a link from one page to another and is typically used to show a hierarchy; that is, that one topic is subordinate to another. For example, a sub-page has an up level link to a parent page.


URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. URLs are also known as Web addresses, and take the familiar form http://www.website.com. Web browsers use URLs to find Web sites to display.

user text

User text is text that is added and edited by you, as opposed to static text, which is not user-editable. User text can be associated with different sections of the page area in each layout.

web gem

Web Gems are Web site building blocks you can use to add money-making features, sound files, affiliate programs, take credit card orders, and dozens of other juicy features to your Web site. To add a Web Gem, click the Web Gems button.

web gem invitation

Sometimes Trellix Web inserts a little prompt in your file, hinting that you might want to add a certain Web Gem. You can heed the invitations' advice and add Web Gems, delete the invitations, or ignore them. If you don't add the Web Gem, the invitation does not appear on your site when you publish.

web hosting company

To publish your Web site, you must sign up with a Web hosting company, the service that allows you to place your Web site on its servers so that Web surfers can view it. Some Web hosting companies, such as Tripod, offer free service. Others charge a fee.

web wizard

The Web Wizard is the easiest method of building a Web site in Trellix Web. The Wizard takes you step by step through the process of deciding on layout and design and adding content. At the end of the Wizard, you have the option of publishing your site or continuing to work on it.



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