An abbreviation for Portable Document Format. The PDF format was originally developed to share documents between different operating systems in the late 1980s. Any text document, image or page layout can be saved as a PDF file that includes all of the font information needed to display it without losing quality.
The adjustment of all characters in a line by moving them closer together or farther apart.
A photograph that is purchased and licensed for exclusive use by an individual or business.
A group of rules, guidelines, and/or standards designers use when producing artwork or branded projects ensuring that they have the desired appearance and are compliant with usage guidelines.
A graphical representation of the user on a device, used to represent various users in different contexts. It can be a photo, image or drawing.
The distance between the baseline and the mean line of lowercase letters in a typeface. Nearby descenders (such as j) and ascenders (such as q) usually extend slightly below or above this height.
The small, non-essential text that appears on an interface. It has been set up specifically to be short and concise to draw attention to an essential user experience.
Small uppercase letters, generally about half as tall as regular uppercase letters.
Also known as an Ishikawa diagram, is a widely used technique in project management. The diagram provides a means of evaluating the cause-and-effect relationship between the various activities necessary for completing a project by visualising all activities in the project as bones that interconnect on an anterior and posterior spine, with causality flowing from one to another.
A well-known UI element in computer applications. It's an expandable menu of context-specific commands typically launched from the application's main menu.
A colour that appears to be pure and lacks any lightness (or tone) or saturation.