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Design Vocab


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The ability to customize for each member of the audience to meet their specific needs
Animated GIF
a graphic image on a Web page that moves
a little application.
Application Program
any program designed to perform a specific function directly for the user
a personal online journal that is frequently updated and intended for general public consumption
On a Web site, a breadcrumb trail is a navigation tool that allows a user to see where the current page is in relation to the Web site's hierarchy
an application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web.
Computer-based training (CBT) is any course of instruction whose primary means of delivery is a computer
The process of sharing thoughts with someone.
The ability for the user to decide what they see and do and say - and how.
Giving the audience to do something or to make something at your site.
A cascading style sheet (CSS) is a Web page derived from multiple sources with a defined order of precedence where the definitions of any style element conflict.
Display Modes
The term display mode refers to the characteristics of a computer display, in particular the maximum number of colors and the maximum image resolution
the attempt by a computer program to approximate a color from a mixture of other colors when the required color is not available.
Digital television (DTV) is the transmission of television signals using digital rather than conventional analog methods
capable of action and/or change
Dynamic HTML
Dynamic HTML is a collective term for a combination of new Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tags and options, that will let you create Web pages more animated and more responsive to user interaction than previous versions of HTML.
Fair Use
a legal concept that allows the reproduction of copyrighted material for certain purposes without obtaining permission and without paying a fee or royalty.
User responses or opinions.
Fibonacci sequence
a set of numbers that starts with a one or a zero, followed by a one, and proceeds based on the rule that each number (called a Fibonacci number) is equal to the sum of the preceding two numbers.
used to create vector graphics-based animation programs with full-screen navigation interfaces, graphic illustrations, and simple interactivity in an antialiased, resizable file format that is small enough to stream across a normal modem connection
a graphical (rather than purely textual) user interface to a computer
HCI (human-computer interaction) is the study of how people interact with computers and to what extent computers are or are not developed for successful interaction with human beings.
it describes a numbering system containing 16 sequential numbers as base units (including 0) before adding a new position for the next number.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the set of markup symbols or codes inserted in a file intended for display on a World Wide Web browser page
a term derived from hypertext, extends the notion of the hypertext link to include links among any set of multimedia objects, including sound, motion video, and virtual reality
Information Architecture
In technical writing, information architecture is the set of ideas about how all information in a given context should be treated philosophically and, in a general way, how it should be organized.
In computers, interactivity is the dialog that occurs between a human being (or possibly another live creature) and a computer program.
Jump Page
a Web page that is made to appear temporarily in order to capture the user's attention as a promotion or to gather user information in a survey
Web page or application that integrates complementary elements from two or more sources
An idea passed down on from one human generation to another. The cultural equivalent of a gene, the basic element of biological inheritance.
a separately promoted part of a larger Web site
Multimedia is typically used to mean the combination of text, sound, and/or motion video.
New Media
a catch-all term for all forms of electronic communication that have appeared or will appear since the original mainly text-and-static picture forms of online communication
the basic unit of programmable color on a computer display or in a computer image
programs that can easily be installed and used as part of your Web browser
Giving the audience to do something or to make something at your site
the number of pixels contained on a display monitor, expressed in terms of the number of pixels on the horizontal axis and the number on the vertical axis
RGB (red, green, and blue) refers to a system for representing the colors to be used on a computer display.
RSS (RDF Site Summary, formerly called Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) is a method of describing news or other Web content that is available for "feeding" (distribution or syndication) from an online publisher to Web users
Section 508
an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.
Site Map
a visual or textually organized model of a Web site's content that allows the users to navigate through the site to find the information they are looking for, just as a traditional geographical map helps people find places they are looking for in the real
Social bookmarking
a user-defined taxonomy system for bookmarks
anything about a Web site that encourages a visitor to stay longer
a graphic, sequential depiction of a narrative
Streaming Media
sound (audio) and pictures (video) that are transmitted on the Internet in a streaming or continuous fashion, using data packets
Style sheets
A term extended from print publishing to online media, a style sheet is a definition of a document's appearance
a term used by graphic designers and photographers for a small image representation of a larger image, usually intended to make it easier and faster to look at or manage a group of larger images
True Color
specification of the color of a pixel on a display screen using a 24-bit value, which allows the possibility of up to 16,777,216 possible colors
the measure of a product's potential to accomplish the goals of the user
A vlog (or video blog) is a blog that contains video content
Web 2.0
the popular term for advanced Internet technology and applications including blogs, wikis, RSS and bookmark sharing
Web Page
On the World Wide Web, a page is a file notated with the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML).
White Paper
an article that states an organization's position or philosophy about a social, political, or other subject, or a not-too-detailed technical explanation of an architecture, framework, or product technology
a server program that allows users to collaborate in forming the content of a Web site.

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