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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)
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).  
Graphic Design & prepress terms from desktop publishing to offset printing. (14 terms)
XML
A simple, very flexible text format derived from SGML (ISO 8879). Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is also playing an increasingly important role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere.
Linux/Unix Terms and Commands. (9 terms)
whereis
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.).

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Search only for binaries.

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Photography terms and concepts, including digital and traditional photographic techniques. (11 terms)
Barrel-distortion
A lens Aberration or defect that causes straight lines to bow outward, away from the center of the image.
Web design termonology, concepts, and abbreviations. (46 terms)
Spider
The name given to automated harevsting program that scans web sites, searching for and feeding back links and information to search engines. This technique is also employed by Press Agencies to discover who is writing about their clients.

The "Spider" anaology comes from the fact that a Spider crawls on a web (the web in this case being the www )

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