Pica

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

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Stock Photo

A photograph that is purchased and licensed for exclusive use by an individual or business.

Full-stack Developer

A software developer who designs, develops, maintains and supports the entire end-to-end product. These developers are capable of developing and implementing modern solutions to any industry problem. They typically work with different technologies such as mobile application development, web application development, back-end software development and front-end software development.

Monochrome

Designs that are created in one colour. It can be any colour, but the whole design will range from light to darker shades. As the name implies, it is typically a single hue, with black and white also being typical combinations for this type of design.

Debossing

A design or decoration impressed into the surface of a material.

Ascenders

The part of lowercase letters that goes above the baseline when used in running text. As such, ascenders are considered less condensed than those used for numerals and other capital letters. Some examples of ascenders include b, d, h, k, and l. The opposite of an ascender is a descender.

Stem

The part of a letter, usually a vertical line, that rise above the x-height.

Character Set

A set of symbols or "characters" including letters, numbers and various other symbols.

Contrast

Contrast in design can be accomplished by placing two opposite colours adjacent to one another, creating a focal point within the design that dominates the composition.

Aspect Ratio

The ratio of a rectangle's width to its height. It is measured by dividing the shorter side length, here "w" or width, by the longer side length, "h" or height. The aspect ratio may be given as either a fraction or as a decimal.

Type Classification

A system used to describe and identify typefaces by their basic visual characteristics.

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