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small area of fast memory provided to increase the effective
speed of a large amount of slower memory. Your browser
uses a 'cache' to store webpages and parts of webpages
you have visited during a session.
aided design'. The process of using a computer to assist
in the design process, usually by automating the production
of drawings. CAD techniques are widely used in engineering
(Common Gateway Interface)
standard for running programs on a server from a Web page.
Gateway programs, or scripts, are executable programs
which can be run by themselves.
basic set of letters and symbols that a computer uses,
or are included in a particular font.
(File Transfer Protocol) programs for PC and Mac that
allow the directory and file permissions to be changed
over the Internet.
at AbleStable® that are seeking creative professionals,
and who may wish to post projects at AbleStable®.
magenta, yellow.' A system for specifying the colour of
print, as opposed to light (see RGB; HSL.) In principle,
black is produced by mixing cyan, magenta and yellow inks,
but in practice this rarely works as well as the use of
a solid black colour. In professional printing it is usual
to include a separate black ink and specify the colour
'Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black'. A system for specifying
the colour of print, as opposed to light (see RGB; HSL).
See CMY for more details. Each component has a value from
0 to 255. 0-0-0 is white and 255-255-255 is black.
The process of assembling the various sections or sheets
of a document in the correct order.
The number of colours of a display adapter, printer or
monitor that can be displayed at the same time.
Every visible colour of light can be represented by a
combination of primary colours, e.g., red, green and blue.
If a display system is able to represent the intensities
of each primary colour separately it is referred to as
a 'true colour' system.
Separating a colour job into the elements required for
printing. See Four Colour Process Printing.
cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write
to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file
can contain information such as a user ID that the site
uses to track the pages you have visited. The only personal
information a cookie can contain is information you supply
yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk
or read cookie files created by other sites.
community development policy aims to encourage its' users
to participate and contribute towards a number of initiatives
that support creative professionals.
The term copyright
can stand for a variety of principled and legal positions
on the use or protection of original literary, musical,
or artistic work. Copyright is often granted by law for
a specified period of years (the Berne Convention recently
extended the terms of protection to the life of the author
plus seventy-five years).
printed job can be creased mechanically to make folding
easier. There are times when you might want a printed
piece delivered flat for ease of storage and then do the
folding yourself, manually.
creative categories where users of AbleStable®
begin their search for creative people.
People begin their search for creative people at AbleStable®
by first selecting a 'Creative Area'. Within each Creative
Area (for example 'Design') there are many 'Disciplines'
(for example 'Web Design'). A Discipline at AbleStable®
is defined as a specialism within a particular creative
field. A certain Discipline may require many 'Skills'.
Skills are particular abilities and expertise a person
has within a given Discipline (for example being a proficient
user of a particular make of web design software).
In summary, the path to finding a creative person at AbleStable®
is to filter choices by:
Creative Area/s > Discipline/s > Skill/s.
personal experience, knowledge, and skill, then using
these qualities to produce an answer to a challenge of
Short for Creative Professional.
products and/or services for sale of which they are the
Cascading Style Sheets
(CSS) refers to a style 'language' used by web designers
to define presentational aspects of a web document (typeface,
background, text, link colours, margin controls, and the
placement of objects on a web page).
A channel for
communication between a computer and a person. Through
this connection, a computer can communicate to a person
and the person can respond to the computer.
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