Web Design Semester Exam Flashcards

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Adobe
American computer software company focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, such as rich Internet application software development.
Audacity
A digital audio editor and recording application to create .WAV or .MP3 files that is free.
Blackboard
A web-based software program for placing classroom courses, such as assignments and grades, online for student use at school or at home.
Clip Art
Graphics that are already drawn and available for use in documents.
Cloning
Using the ALT key with the mouseclick to pick up the color and pattern of an image and apply it elsewhere.
Copy
A duplicate of the selected text or the picture is placed on the clipboard while the origiinal remains in the document.
Copyright
A form of intellectual property that gives the author of an original work exclusive right for a certain time period in relation to that work, including its publication, distribution and adaptation, after which time the work is said to enter the public domain
Cropping
One of the most basic photo manipulation processes, it is performed in order to remove an unwanted subject or irrelevant detail from a photo.
Cut
Removes selected text or picture from the document and places it on the Clipboard.
Default
A computer setting that is used unless another option is chosen.
Design View
In a web authoring program, looking at a web page from the user's view while creating/editing the page.
Desktop
The space where you access and work with computer programs and files.
Digital Image
A digital representation of a two-dimensional image usually refering to raster images also called bitmap images.
Dreamweaver
A software program from Adobe to create and edit web pages.
Effect
In Photoshop, a type of appearance attribute which alters an object's appearance without altering the object itself.
Fill
A color you apply that fills an object.
Filters
In Photoshop, used to alter the look of an image and give it a special, customized appearance by applying special effects such as distortions, changes in lighting, and blurring.
Float All in Windows
In Photoshop, a way of arranging your file windows to float in the workspace so you can easily see and work with all of them simultaneously.
Folder
A place where files and other folders are stored on the computer.
FrontPage
A software program from Microsoft to create and edit web pages.
GIF
The Graphics Interchange Format, a standard file format for compressing images by lowering the number of colors available to the file.
Gradient
A graduated blend between two or more colors used to fill an object.
Graphics
Pictures that help illustrate the meaning of the text or that make the page more attractive.
HTML
Hypertext markup language, the language or format for creating web pages.
Highlight
Selecting a block of text to work with.
Home Page
The term used to refer to the front page or main web page of a website.
Hotspot
Place on an image map that you click to jump to another page.
Hyperlink
Words or objects that may be clicked to move from page to page within a web site.
Icon
Small pictures that represent an item or object such as the pictures on the computer desktop.
Image Handles
Small boxes or circles that appear around an object when it is selected that can be dragged to resize the object.
Intellectual Property
A legality where owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.
Internet
A vast network of computers linked to one another.
Internet Explorer
The Microsoft Office browser for navigating the Web.
JPEG
Named after the Joint Photographic Experts Group who created the standard, a commonl method of photographic compression (10:1) with little perceptible loss of image quality.
Layer
A section within an image on which objects can be stored.
MP3
A common audio format for consumer audio storage for the playback of music on digital audio players.
Magic Eraser
In Photoshop, used to erase areas, especially background areas, of an image that have similar-colored pixels
Maximize Button
Button at the right side of the title bar that you click to enlarge a window to fill the screen.
Menu
List of options from which to choose.
Menu Bar
A bar normally at the top of the screen that lists the names of menus.
Minimize Button
Button at the right side of the title bar that you click to reduce a window to a button on the taskbar.
My Computer
The desktop icon that you open to access storage devices such as the Netshare G drive, a floppy disk, a jump drive, CD, or DVD.
My Documents
The desktop icon that you open to access the files you create and save under your computer login.
Navigation Bar
A sub region of a web page, also called a links bar, that contains hypertext links in order to navigate between the pages of a website.
Netshare G Drive
The storage area that Beechcroft High School uses for students to access shared files.
Opacity
Determines the percentage of transparency; difficult to see through.
Open
The process of loading a file from a disk onto the screen.
Palettes
Floating windows that can be moved and are used to modify objects.
Paste
Text that is copied from the clipboard and placed at the insertion point in the document.
Photo Album
The creation of a table of thumbnail-sized photos that when clicked jump to another web page showing the original photo size.
Photoshop
A graphics editing program that is the current market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation software.
Pixels
A picture element in digital imaging made up of a single point in a raster image, normally arranged in a 2-dimensional grid, and often represented using dots or squares.
Point
Moving the mouse pointer to a specific item on the screen.
Preview in Browser
Software, such as Internet Explorer, for viewing information on the World Wide Web.
Property Inspector
A Dreamweaver tool that allows you to change attributes on HTML tags. It constantly changes its contents to suit the currently selected element in your web page.
Pull Down Menu
A list of commands that appears below each menu name on the menu bar.
Recycle Bin
A place to get rid of files or folders that are no longer needed. Items are not deleted until it is emptied.
Resolution
The density of pixels per inch in a digital image whether displayed on a screen or printed on paper. For example a common web page image resolution for a monitor screen is 72:1; print copy is 300:1.
Rollover Image
Inserts the code to create an image that changes when the mouse pointer moves over it.
Save
The process of storing a file on a disk such as My Documents.
Scale
A transformation in which an object changes size.
Scanner
An electronic device that converts print materials into an electronic file.
Scroll Bar
These appear at the bottom and/or right side of a window to allow the user to view another part of the window's contents.
Scroll Box
Box in the scroll bar that indicates your position within the contents of the window.
Selecting
Highlighting a block of text.
Shading
Bevel and emboss setting that determines how pigments are combined.
Split View
Seeing both the HTML code and the user's view of a web page.
Step Backwards
In Photoshop, a way of undoing the last edit in a history of edits that are saved as you work with an image.
Task Bar
A bar normally at the bottom of a screen that displays the Start button and the names of all open programs.
Task Pane
A separate window usually on the right hand side of the opening screen that contains commonly used commands.
Thumbnail
Small versions of pictures.
Title Bar
A bar at the top of a window that contains the name of the open program, document, or folder.
Toggling
Clicking a toolbar button to turn a feature on or off such as clicking on Bold to turn it on or off.
Transform
The act of moving, scaling, skewing, or rotating an object.
URL
Uniform Resource Locator; a web address.
WYSIWYG
The term used in computing to describe a system (what you see is what you get) in which content displayed during editing appears very similar to the final output, which might be a printed document, web page, slide presentation
Web Browser
Software, such as Internet Explorer, that is used to display Web pages on your computer screen.
Web Design
The art and skill of creating hypertext and hypermedia presentations of content delivered to an end-user through the World Wide Web.
Windows Movie Maker
A video creating/editing software with features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, and timeline narration.
World Wide Web
A system of computers that share information by means of hypertext links.
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