Graphic-web-print designing glossary/dictionary of terms
These terms are commonly used in the graphic design
and website design world.
Sans Serif A style of typeface that means "without
feet." Common sans serif typefaces include Arial, Helvetica,
AvantGarde and Verdana.
Saturation A part of the font suitcase (of Adobe Type 1
fonts), describes the shape of each character to the operating system
so that the font can be seen on a computer screen.
Screen angle The angle at which the halftone screens are
placed in relation to one another.
Search Engine A search engines is a program that searches
documents (i.e. web pages, which are HTML-documents) for specified
keywords and returns the list of documents. A search engine has
two parts, a spider and an indexer. The spider is the program that
fetches the documents, and the indexer reads the documents and creates
an index based on the words or ideas contained in each document.
Serif A style of typeface that has "little feet."
Common serif typefaces include Times Roman, Garamond, and Palatino.
Spider/Robot A software program that search engines use which
visits every site on the web, follows all of the links, and catalogs
all of the text of every web page that (a) contains text, and (b)
it is able to visit or crawl.
Spot Color This refers to a color that does not go through
the CMYK process to obtain color values. Instead, each color in
a document is created using that exact color, not a mixture of CMYK
halftone values. Spot colors are used most often in limited color
jobs where the cost of ink is too high for 4 color CMYK printing,
or where a particular color (say for a logo) used must be exact.
Style Sheets Extensions to standard HTML that allow designers
to control multiple web page styles from a single file. Used to
predefine page elements such as font size, color, and style; image
placement; and background images, and have the same style applied
to a series of web pages.