Innovative Web Design and Application Development Glossary of Terms

This dictionary of web design, photography, computer and graphic design terms has been compiled from many sources and is constantly being augmented and undergoing revisions to try and capture as much of the lingo and technical vocabulary as possible.  

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Data and Telecommunications, terms, concepts and abbreviations. (19 terms)
A set of detailed rules for communication between a client and server. This protocol is the foundation of data transmission on the www
Computer Hardware parts, abbreviations and concepts. (6 terms)
The Set of rules to provide system management tools to monitor activity and create messages/alerts as required. Network devices that employ SNMP are frequently referred to as "Managed" devices.
Graphic Design & prepress terms from desktop publishing to offset printing. (14 terms)
A compressed graphics format specifically designed for photographs. Itīs name an acronym that stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. It works by changing the images data from colours to frequencies (that represent detail) using a FFT and then discarding some of the high detail data - the resulting image is slightly blurry but this is barely noticable by the human eye and represents a significant saving of space.
Linux/Unix Terms and Commands. (9 terms)
Locate the binary, source, and manual page files for specified commands/files. The supplied filenames are first stripped of leading pathname components and any (single) trailing extension of the form .ext (for example, .c). Prefixes of s. resulting from use of source code control are also dealt with. whereis then attempts to locate the desired program in a list of standard Linux directories (e.g., /bin, /etc, /usr/bin, /usr/local/bin/, etc.).

Search only for binaries.

Photography terms and concepts, including digital and traditional photographic techniques. (11 terms)
A compressed graphic format suited for flat color images (illustrations) and drawings. It compresses images by referencing areas of the same colour thus it is less suitable then JPEG for photographic images (where there are colour gradients)

Originally created by CompuServ it was the subject of proposed law suits and patent discussions which have largely been dropped.

Web design termonology, concepts, and abbreviations. (46 terms)
web programmer
Person responsible creating software applications specifically for user over the www They are usually experts at one or more scripting languages such as PHP, Perl, ASP, Python, CFM, as well as posessing a complete understanding of HTML, XML, and CSS
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