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Dreamweaver

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...A web development software program created by Macromedia and now developed by Adobe Systems. Using a WYSIWYG (pronounced wisiwig) interface, Dreamweaver allows non-technical people to create webpages. Available for both Mac and Windows...

Website Terms

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...Terminology used to describe various facets of a website. ActionScript A scripting language used by the Adobe Flash Player platform to control its interactive events. ActionScript has similar syntax to JavaScript...

Websafe fonts

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

Book Chapter

...A limited selection of fonts that any standard web browser can reproduce. Websafe fonts give a designer greater control over how text will be rendered on different browsers by minimising the chance that any given browser will not have...

Menu

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...A list of clickable options displayed on a screen and used to navigate a website or other digital media. Web menus are typically displayed horizontally across the top of a page or vertically down the side. They may be fixed to a specific...

Web Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Web design is commonly used as a reference to the front-end aspects of a website: that is, the content, color, pictures, and interactions that one experiences when accessing any uniform resource locator (URL) on the World Wide Web. The term...

Padding

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...The empty space that surrounds the content on a printed page or webpage. On a printed page, padding is the space between columns and images. A page can be specified in one of two ways: the image columns can be fixed and padding...

GIF

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...An image file format used for storing images with up to 256 colours. A GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) uses lossless LZW compression. GIFs are widely used for web graphics because of their small file size.GIFs obtain a small file size...

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Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

Book Chapter

Hypertext

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Hypertext is an electronic text in which individual words cross-reference sections of other texts. Such hypertext links allow instant access to related information and readers of hypertexts can browse a subject guided by individual...

Masthead

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor. His work has appeared extensively in magazines and journals in both the US and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Typography

AVA Publishing SA, 2010

Book Chapter

...The title design of a newspaper, magazine or website that conveys to the reader a sense of its attitude and values. Magazines in particular often feature innovative masthead designs and typography to capture the imagination and stand out...