Graphic-web-print designing glossary/dictionary of terms
These terms are commonly used in the graphic design
and website design world.
Feathering Feathering the edge of a graphic image gradually
dissipates the edge, making the edge look blurry.
Findability A term used in online marketing that describes
a web site's ability to be found easily via the search
and other online resources.
graphic animation software from Macromedia that allows Flash
graphics to look the same across all browsers, as long as the plug-in
is installed. One of the advantages of Flash animations is their
relatively fast download time.
FlightCheck This is a prepress program that reads a disk
(or other media) and checks for and identifies missing fonts, embedded
graphics, bad traps, and many other potential problems.
Font A font is a complete set of characters in a
particular size and style of type. This includes the letter set,
the number set, and all of the special character and diacritical
marks you get by pressing the shift, option, or command/control
keys. For example, Times NewRoman Bold Italic is one font, and Times
NewRoman Bold is another font. Times NewRoman is a single typeface.
Frame In animation,
a frame is a single graphic image in a sequence of graphic images.
Frames In HTML, providing the ability to break a web
page into multiple, separately scrollable areas. Because some search
engines cannot follow links in a framed web site, a good web designer
will contain text in a NOFRAMES-tag and provide a link for search
engines to index your site.
Freeware Software distributed for free on the web.
FTP Stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP allows
you to copy or send files (HTML-documents, graphic images, spreadsheets)
from one computer to another via the Internet.