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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)
DS1
A transmission line with bandwidth sufficient to carry 24 DS0 (64 or 56 Kbps depending on coding) channels. A Full DS0 consumes 1.544Mbps of bandwidth.
Computer Hardware parts, abbreviations and concepts. (6 terms)
Mother Board
1) The main Printed Circuit Board (PCB) of a computer - referred to as a Mother Board because other smaller PCBs are sometimes attached to it - this are in turn referred to as daughter boards.

2) Any PCB that can accept daughter boards.

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)
SMTP
A set of rules used to define how email should be sent and governing communication between mail servers to achieve this end.
Photography terms and concepts, including digital and traditional photographic techniques. (11 terms)
CMYK
An image format that records pixel information using the additive colour model of combining amounts of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black to create a wide gamut of colours. This is based on the way standard web offset printing (SWOP) inks are combines on a press to create most printed colour documents.

In Graphic design when the final goal is to send something for SWOP printing it is oftin a good idea to work in CMYK as opposed to RGB to ensure a better colour match and to avoid problems when c...
Web design termonology, concepts, and abbreviations. (46 terms)
SMTP
A set of rules used to define how email should be sent and governing communication between mail servers to achieve this end.
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