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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)
Data Warehouse
An organised collection of data stored in a central location. Information should be structured by subject to allow access by business area. Data Warehouse software often includes sophisticated compression and hashing technique
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)
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)
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)
Chromatic-aberration
A lens defect that bends light rays of different colors at different angles and therefore focuses them on different planes.

This is common with low-end digital cameras and small consumer point-and-shoot models.

Web design termonology, concepts, and abbreviations. (46 terms)
DRM
A technology that allows content (digital media, music, video etc) owners to determine and control who and how users can view access and/or content such as media files.
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