Small Caps

Small uppercase letters, generally about half as tall as regular uppercase letters.

More terms you might want to know

Palette

A set of colors which can be used to create a particular visual effect. It is usually composed of multiple primary, secondary, and tertiary colours.

User Flow

The way that a user navigates through a website, app, etc.

Glassmorphism

The use of light or dark objects positioned over colourful backgrounds. Blurred backdrops allow bright colours to come through and convey a sense of frosted glass.

Aperture

The setting on a camera's lens which controls how much light comes into the camera. Aperture settings can usually be set to F-stop values ranging from F1.4-F22. The higher the aperture value, the smaller the opening is, and vice versa, which affects the depth of field in photos and how much light reaches and illuminates a subject or scene in a photo.

RAW Image

A digital image captured by a digital camera or scanner that has not been processed in any way by the camera software.

Pagination

A technique used to sequentially present items in a list or other data set that are too long to display at one time.

Responsive Design

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

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.

Readability

A measure of the ease of understanding text.

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

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