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maximum amount of data which can be carried at a given
time by your internet connection.
protocol for sending general files as e-mail messages,
which overcomes the problem that e-mail systems were originally
designed for handling text data only.
type of graphic file used to save a digital image containing
a colour value for each pixel in a picture. It is a simpler
format than a JPEG or GIF.
area which extends off the trimmed area. It is not possible
to print all the way to the edge of the paper sheet. To
achieve this effect it is necessary to print a larger
area than is required and then trim the paper down. Typically
a designer would allow an extra 3mm of bleed to colour
and image areas to allow for a little leeway when trimming.
type of embossing where no ink is used. The design or
text is only visible as a raised area on the paper.
website you wish to return to can be made a 'bookmark'
or a 'favourite'. Browsers allow you to add the webpage
you are currently looking at to a list of pages which
is kept for you between Internet sessions. When you wish
to return to a page, you can go in one click. Be aware
certain 'dynamic' web pages contain content that has been
called for during a particular session and may not be
viewable on your return as a fresh visitor.
Boolean search is one formed by joining simple terms in
a logical way with "AND", "OR" and
"NOT". Boolean terms can also be expressed in
symbols like "-" instead of "minus"
or "+" instead of "plus".
browser is a program you use to view webpages and 'browse'
websites (eg Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape
programming error that causes a program or computer system
to perform erratically, produce incorrect results, or
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