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PawPrint.net 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)
PCB
It usually consists of a metallic conductor pattern on an epoxy glass composite insulating substrate, more complex circuits have several layers stacked togeather. After assembly where components are added, it is known as a printed wiring assembly (PWA).  
Computer Hardware parts, abbreviations and concepts. (6 terms)
RAM
RAM is a type of computer storage whose contents can be accessed in any order. This is in contrast to sequential memory devices such as magnetic tapes, discs and drums, in which the mechanical movement of the storage medium forces the computer to access data in a fixed order. It is usually implied that RAM can be both written to and read from, in contrast to read-only memory or ROM.

Computers use RAM to hold the program code and data during execution. In the first electronic computers, RAM wa...
Graphic Design & prepress terms from desktop publishing to offset printing. (14 terms)
PCL
Abbreviation of Printer Control Language, the Page Description Language (PDL) developed by Hewlett Packard and used in many of their laser and ink-jet printers. PCL 5 and later versions support a scalable font technology called Intellifont.
Linux/Unix Terms and Commands. (9 terms)
FTP
A protocol developed to enable the transfer of files across a network. It provides a reletively insecure username and password  security but has been more recently enhanced to allow for SSL encryption to provide a secure password exchange.

To some extent the use of FTP has been superceeded by SFTP (a component of SSH) or the secure file transfer protocol.

Photography terms and concepts, including digital and traditional photographic techniques. (11 terms)
Wide Angle Lens
A lens with a short focal length that takes in a wide view of the subject. In the 35mm format, lenses with a focal length of 35mm or shorter are generally considered wide-angle lenses.
Web design termonology, concepts, and abbreviations. (46 terms)
Web Log
The full name for the commonly abbreviated Blog (so common is the use of Blog that few now even know the derivation)
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