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The Graphic Designer's Guide to Portfolio Design, 3rd Edition by Debbie Rose Myers

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Glossary

24-bit

Describes a scanned file or preview image made up of RGB color information. An 8-bit-per-pixel card can generate 256 colors; 24 bits per pixel yields 16.8 million colors.

Above the Fold

The top portion of a Web page that is visible based on the size of the visitor’s browser window. Above the fold is also a key section of a Web site for advertisements and banner ads. The term historically comes from the newspaper industry, where the most important headlines were placed above the fold.

Accomplishments

Your achievements. The job duties or responsibilities that set you apart from everyone else. Always highlight your accomplishments in your cover letter and résumé.

ActionScript

An object-oriented programming language developed for use in its Flash animation program. The language is designed to work most effectively with vector-based graphics, but it can also work with raster-based files.

Action verbs

Descriptive verbs used to express talents, experience, or accomplishments. Choose action verbs when you are describing your outstanding skills.

Address

In this context, the series of letters and numbers by which the Internet identifies you or the location where information is stored. Examples include your e-mail and Web addresses.

Adobe Type 1 fonts

Developed by Adobe in the early 1980s, Type 1 technology uses the PostScript page description language (PDL) to render fonts on the screen and in print. Type 1 fonts have two parts: the screen font and the printer font. Both ...

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