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)
Printed Circuit Board
It usually consists of a metallic conductor pattern on an organic 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)
A generic name for various kinds of dynamic random access memory: DRAM that are synchronized with the clock speed that the microprocessor is optimized for. This tends to increase the number of instructions that the processor can perform in a given time. The speed of SDRAM is rated in MHz rather than in nanoseconds (ns). This makes it easier to compare the bus speed and the RAM chip speed. You can convert the RAM clock speed to nanoseconds by dividing the chip speed into 1 billion ns (which is on...
Graphic Design & prepress terms from desktop publishing to offset printing. (14 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.

Linux/Unix Terms and Commands. (9 terms)
Used in conjunction with the Internet Protocol (IP) to transmit information over the Internet in the form of units.

While IP takes care of handling the actual delivery of the data, TCP takes care of keeping track of the packets that a message is divided into for efficient routing through the Internet. For example, when a web page is downloaded from a web server, the TCP program layer in that server divides the file into packets, numbers the packets, and then forwards them individually to the ...
Photography terms and concepts, including digital and traditional photographic techniques. (11 terms)
Zoom Lens
A lens of variable focal length. For example, in an 50-500mm Zoom Lens, the focal length can be vaired between the lower limit of 50mm and the upper of 500mm. This affects the scale of the image on which the lens is focused without throwing the image out of focus.
Web design termonology, concepts, and abbreviations. (46 terms)
Technical Contact
The Technical Contact is authorized to interact with the registrar on behalf of the domain name registrant. Technical contacts can change domain name servers, and edit the technical contact´s information.

Usually the web hosting provider or web designer are listed as the Technical Contact for a domain. In larger corporations or associations there may be a designated Technical Contact within the organization that is listed instead or in addition

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