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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)
Web Log
The full name for the commonly abbreviated Blog (so common is the use of Blog that few now even know the derivation)
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)
GIF
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)
ln
ln [options] sourcename [destname]

ln [options] sourcenames destdirectory



Create pseudonyms (links) for files, allowing them to be accessed by different names. In the first form, Link sourcename to destname, where destname is usually a new filename, or (by default) the current directory. If destname is an existing file, it is overwritten; if destname is an existing directory, a Link named sourcename is created in that directory. In the second form, create links in destdirectory, each l...
Photography terms and concepts, including digital and traditional photographic techniques. (11 terms)
GIF
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)
SQL
The standardized relational database language for defining database objects and manipulating data.

In laymans terms: the language that people and programs use to communitacte with a database.

Example:
to select all the items for a data column called "information" the SQL stament might look like:

SELECT * FROM information

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