Pica

A unit of measurement that equals 1/6 of an inch, or 1/72 of a foot.

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Font Colour

Also known as text colour, is a visible attribute of text determined by the combination of text and background colour.

HTML

A language used to create web pages, and it stands for Hypertext Markup Language.

Proximity

The placement or otherwise of a thing in relation to other things. In design, proximity may be considered as the distance between two items in space or their relative location to each other.

Ligature

A form of typographic ornament used by a type designer for decorative purposes. Common ligatures are based on joining two or more letters together, often with figures embedded in the design

RGB

Red, green, and blue. These colours can be used to form a wide variety of colours in different devices such as computer monitors and televisions.

Vertex

The meeting point where two lines cross.

Design Debt

A concept used in systems design to describe the negative consequences of making seemingly innocuous design changes. Shorthand for a product's delayed but inevitable need to be reworked due to earlier, seemingly trivial decisions not having been fully thought through in the original release.

Designers incur this "debt" by making quick and easy choices that save time in the present but cause more complex problems later on down the road when it becomes necessary to change or add something.

PSD File

A digital file created in Adobe's illustration and photo manipulation software Photoshop. PSD files are used to edit images, create graphics, art, icons, images, among a plethora of other things.

Responsive Design

The process of developing a product or design system that can be altered to fit different device and interaction contexts.

Uppercase

Also known as caps, a type property that specifies that all letters in a body of text are capitalised.

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