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UBB (Ultimate Bulletin Board)

The UBB abbreviation stands for Ultimate Bulletin Board. This designation is the title of a Internet forum software. It was originally invented by the American software specialist Ted O’Neil. The first version of the forum software was created as early as 1997. While the Pearl programming language was still...

UDP (User Datagram Protocol)

What is a User Datagram Protocol? UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is one of the two most important network protocols besides TCP (Transfer Control Protocol). UDP is based on the IP protocol (Internet Protocol) and is located in the OSI layer model on the 4th layer, the transport layer. Compared...

Uglifying

The term “uglifying” comes from the field of software development. This term is used to describe the targeted removal of unnecessary characters from the source code without affecting the functionality of the program. This includes for example: Spaces Comments Line breaks Block identifiers ...

Umlaut domain

What is an umlaut domain? An umlaut domain is an Internet address which may contain letters of the Latin alphabet and numbers as well as special characters, for example the German umlauts ä, ö and ü, the letter ß and other characters. Umlaut domains are therefore also called special...

UMTS

What does UMTS mean? UMTS is the abbreviation for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System and describes a digital transmission method in the field of mobile telephony. As it is a third-generation mobile radio standard, the term 3G is often used. 3G technology enables mobile data transmission rates of up to...

Unified Modeling Language

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a standardized graphic notation for the development of software products. The modeling language uses graphics, diagrams and descriptions to represent various process flows and concepts that are later to be implemented in the form of software. UML is a tool that occupies a...

Unique selling proposition

The term “Unique Selling Proposition”, often also “Unique Selling Point” is used to describe a clearly identifiable unique selling proposition that sets a company, organization or brand apart from its direct competitors. Companies and organisations characterise their Unique Selling Point, for example, through a rich tradition, high demands on...

Unique User (UU)

According to the IFABC Global Web Standards, a Unique User (UU) is a unique user. A Unique User (UU) is determined by an assigned IP address. Web sites, on the other hand, can determine a unique user (or site visitor) by using cookies, the user agent, or registration data....

Universal Ad Package (UAP)

The term Universal Ad Package (UAP) is an industry standard for online advertising that is primarily concerned with standardizing the various banner formats on the Word Wide Web. By defining four standard formats, it is intended to create a basis for the placement of online advertising banners that can...

Universal search engine

The related terms universal search engine refer to a certain type of information gathering and data preparation by search engines. For this purpose, the web crawlers of Google, Bing or DuckDuckGo collect various information in order to present users with a better search result for corresponding entries. Functional principles...

Unix

What is Unix? UNIX is a term for operating systems that are based on the original system of the US telecommunications company AT&T or use parts of this system as a basis. The name is an abbreviation for “Uniplexed Information and Computing Service” and its origins go back to...

Unsubscribe Rate

What is the Unsubscribe Rate? The term Unsubscribe Rate describes the number of users who have unsubscribed from a newsletter during a certain period of time. The unsubscribe rate is expressed as a percentage and is an important factor in determining customer satisfaction in email marketing. How is the...

URL encoding

The URL is the unique address of a website. RFC 1738 specifies which characters of the ASCII character set a URL may contain. Characters that are not allowed must be recoded by URL encoding. What is URL Encoding? URL encoding is used to convert invalid characters or special characters...

URL Shortener (link shortener)

Every website has its own URL. Depending on how much information is contained in a URL, it consists of several dozen characters and numbers that are difficult to remember. With a URL Shortener (link shortener) long URLs can be shortened. By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy...

Usability evaluation

What does usability evaluation mean? Usability evaluation includes all activities and methods that aim to determine the usability and usability of a product. This can be a website, a software application, a machine, a tool or any other interactive object. The purpose of an evaluation can be to uncover...

Usability Process Assessments

What does usability process assessment mean? Translated analogously, “Usability Process Assessments” means “procedures for the assessment of usability”. This refers to all test procedures regarding the usability or operability of a product or service. The first usability tests (testing of usability) are already carried out during the development phase...

User agent

What does User Agent mean? The user agent is an identifier with which a program logs on to a web server to request an HTML document. The user agent is transferred via the HTTP header. Software products such as web browsers or search engine crawlers can be clearly identified...

User experience designer

What is a User Experience Designer? User Experience Designers, also often abbreviated as UX Designer, deal with the user-friendly design of websites, web applications and Internet of Things applications. They usually work closely with developers. Their work focuses on positive customer experiences. What knowledge should a User Experience Designer...

User intent

What does User Intent mean? The term user intent describes the motivation and the desired goal behind the entry of a term in a search engine. The user intention is one of the most decisive factors in the SEO optimization of a website. What are the different types of...

User requirements engineering

What does User Requirements Engineering mean? User Requirements Engineering is a term from software development and comprises the determination, analysis, specification and validation of all features of an IT system. Requirements in detail In modern software development two types of requirements are distinguished, namely 1. functional requirements: These requirements...