The small decorative stroke at the end of a stroke in a letter, or a typeface.
A set of symbols or "characters" including letters, numbers and various other symbols.
A system of columns and rows designers use to create layouts. It's used in graphic design and web development to align elements for easy use on the page. Grids are a key part of design because they help you create balance, rhythm, proportion and hierarchy in your layout.
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 unit for defining the size of a font. It's not a distance; this unit's measurement is only relative to the typeface's design.
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.
A type of typographical contrast used to convey emphasis. Italics were initially developed for the printing press and are now widely used in print, web design, public signs and labelling systems.
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.
A type of font that comes pre-installed in an operating system.
The process of developing a product or design system that can be altered to fit different device and interaction contexts.
A field of study that aims to understand the user experience of a product or service. Conducting UX research includes interviewing, observing, and surveying users. Understanding the user experience is important because it helps designers understand how to design a better product that will be more appealing and usable for people.