Small Caps

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

More terms you might want to know

Design Sprint

A way to create and test designs. Designers use design sprints as a time-intensive method of quickly testing ideas and then pivoting into designing for user needs. A designer may then take the prototype they created on the first day of the design sprint and fix any usability issues with it, which is a quick way to get feedback on their work before continuing development.

UX Audit

A discipline that analyses the usability of an application by assessing its interaction design and user experience.

Monogram

An iconic design that is made up of two or three letters.

RAW Image

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

Left-aligned

Text that flows from left to right and is the default reading direction of a page with its content aligned on the left margin.

Zeigarnik Effect

A psychological phenomenon that states that people tend to remember unfinished or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks.

Saturation

The intensity of a color relative to its own brightness. Colours are said to be saturated when they have a strong hue and high intensity.

PNG Image

A PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file is a bitmap image format that has been designed to store images with an alpha channel. This format is primarily used for transparency so that it can be placed over other graphics in many design applications.

Prototype

Usually the first functional form of a new product, created to test a concept or prove out some aspects of design.

System Font

A type of font that comes pre-installed in an operating system.

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