The web is filled with creative and useful active elements but it can sometimes be hard to tell what is an active object and what isn't. This is especially true of Video content. Often what appears to be a simple video is in fact a direct reference to an application running on a server connected to the web. Interacting with the application gives the application access to information contained within your browser. In most cases the application's sole purpose is to display a video stream within the Frame container, caution should be exercised in interacting with such web content.
Direct Image Link
This is a direct URL reference to an image file. When a direct image link is used in Internet Explorer the image will be displayed in the browser window. This display is not to be confused with an Image Page as the only content displayed or accessed is the image information.
Abbreviation for Free Hosted Gallery. FHGs is the pural - Free Hosted Galleries.
Flash Video File
This term is used to describe a type of Image Surfer Pro file segment. These segments are used to store information about video files which can be played by the embedded Image Surfer Pro Flash Video Player when properly encoded in on a webpage. These segments are considered Videos and are meant to reference files which would typically have the .flv file extension.
An embedded object within a webpage which contains Active Content which may or may no be from the same web location as the rest of the webpage. Such Frames may be encoded in several different tags including IFrame, Object, and Embed constructs. Image Surfer Pro encodes both Frame and Page segments in IFrame tags.
Fusk / Fusker / Fusking
In the context of Image Surfer Pro these terms are used to describe references to multiple images. The fusk describes how the references to multiple images is represented (e.g. a numerical fusk). The Fusker is the person creating or collecting the image references, and Fusking is the act of creating an image fusk.
A Fusker Collection is a collection of image fusks. Essentially a collection of image references which can be recognized by Image Surfer Pro to allow you (the Fusker) to view the images within Internet Explorer.
HTML is the language of the web. It stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. The language allows web designers to not only present the textual content you see on the web but also performs the roles of typesetting, page layout, and content delivery. The latest edition of the language is HTML5 which has become the standard for web designers because of the flexibility in dealing with different browsing devices and screen sizes.
Tags within the HTML tell the browser how to interpret the content of the page. For example the img tag tells the browswer to interpret the src attribute of the tag as the URL of an image file and to display the data from that file as an image.
Abbreviation for Internet Explorer.
A webpage which has as it's primary content links to a set of related images. The links may be a list of text entries or more commonly a set of thumbnails of the images linke to. This includes webages typically refered to as a Free Hosted Gallery. The links of the gallery may take you directly to the image files or to an image page.
A webpage which has as it's primary content a large image. Other content on the page may include advertizement, related links, textual description of the image or artist or group of images. An image page is however not a direct image - it is HTML which contains an embedded image.
Image Surfer Pro Flash Video Player
The Image Surfer Pro Flash Video Player is a shockwave flash file installed on your computer when Image Surfer Pro is installed. It is used to display Flash Video on ISP Visualization pages. The player is not a windows executable file and can only be used as an embedded media player on webpages.
Abbreviation for Image Surfer Pro.
ISP Gallery Page
Using either the button or the Visualize tree menu option, you can create an Image Surfer Pro Expanded visualization. The Expanded Visualization is a set of linked Gallery webpages which display all of the media file references below the currently selected segment in the fusker collection.
An ISP Form is a webpage created by Image Surfer Pro by use of the button. The page consists of four tables: Video Table, Frame Table, Image Table, Links Table. The button takes the media content and hyper-links from the currently displayed webpage, creates the tables, and then navigates IE to the ISP Form. The form has numerous Select Boxes which the user can use to select what media to add to the fusker collection and what hyper-links to search for additional media content.
ISP Guide Page
Using either the button or the Visualize tree menu option, you can create a Guided Visualization. The guided Visualization is a set of lnked guide and gallery pages. The currently selected segment in the fusker tree is used to determine the number of galleries (branches through the tree). Linked guide pages are created displaying the First media reference for each gallery. Each media reference on a guide page is encoded as a hyper-link to an ISP Detail Page for the gallery it represents.
ISP Visualization Page
Image Surfer Pro generates webpages. The webpages are stored in temporary directories on your local computer hard drive. Each IE tab where Image Surfer Pro is active has one of these temporary directories and the directory is deleted when the IE tab is closed. Image Surfer Pro visualization pages include ISP Forms, Guide Pages, and Gallery Pages.
The fusker collection is made up of segments. Each segment in the fusker collection represents a portion of a URL reference. Each URL includes a Protocol segment, a Domain segment, Directory Structure segments, and usually a File segment.
Shockwave Flash File
This term is used to describe a type of Image Surfer Pro file segment. These segments are used to store information about media files which can be displayed by the creation of a Shockwave Flash object by IE. IE creates the active object based on the currently installed Shockwave Flash addon, then provides the object code by downloading the associated segment. These segments are considered Frames and would typically be associated with files with the .swf extension.
Sometimes simply called a thumbnail, these are small low resloution images embedded on webpages. The images are typically 250 by 250 pixels or less in size. In some cases larger images may appear as thumbnails if their size is constrained by the webpage displaying them. They are often used to preview images of larger size and will link do the image itself or webpages related to the image.
Refers to a specific type of webpage. These pages may look very similar to a Free Hosted Gallery. Thumbnail Images on these pages link to Free Hosted Galleries instead of Direct Image Links or Image Pages. Thumbnail posts will often link to FHGs from several publishers.
Abbreviation for Universal Resource Locator - it is essentially the address of a file or data stream on the Internet. It is what you type into the address bar of Internet Explorer or what appears in the address bar of Internet Explorer when you click on a link within the browser window.
Introduced in HTML5, the video tag tells your browser to interpret the source URL as a video stream. Currently IE supports only MP4 files as the source in video tags. The addition of this tag in HTML5 removes much of the complexity in how video files had been embedded in webpages. However, it did not remove support for the previous mechanisms and much of the web still uses Active Objects and Frames to display video.
Windows Media File
This term is used to describe a type of Image Surfer Pro file segment. These segments are used to store information about media files which can be played by the embedded Windows Media Player when properly encoded in on a webpage. These segments are considered Videos and are meant to reference files which would typically have one of the following file extensions: .wmv .mov .mpg .mpeg .avi .asf.