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Data Protection Act
The Data Protection
Act 1998/2000/2001 is a law introduced in the United Kingdom
in order to protect personal information stored electronically.
This law provides individuals with rights to the protection
of their privacy and to see the data which has been stored
about them. AbleStable® fully complies with
software application that is designed to store repetitive
data (such as an address list) and sort it in many ways.
Delphi is a programming language and software development environment. It is
produced by Borland (known for a time as Inprise). The Delphi language, formerly
known as Object Pascal 7 (Pascal with objectoriented extensions) originally targeted
only Microsoft Windows, but now also builds native applications for Linux and
the Microsoft .NET framework.
DHTML (Dynamic HTML)
written in HTML that enable Web pages to react to user
input and produce content that changes each time it is
directly from electronic data avoiding the intermediate
stage of films.
services offered by creative people
(eg Architecture): a field of creative endeavour.
People begin their search for creative people at AbleStable®
by first selecting
a 'Creative Area'. A Creative Area is a broad category
of creative activity (for example 'Design'). Within each
Creative Area there are many 'Disciplines' (for example
'Web Design'). A Discipline at
is defined as a specialism within a particular creative
A certain Discipline may require many 'Skills'. Skills
are particular abilities and expertise a person has within
a given Discipline (for example being a proficient user
of a particular make of web design software).
In summary, the path to finding a creative person at AbleStable®
is to filter choices by:
Creative Area/s > Discipline/s > Skill/s.
link library.' A system for storing software components
in separate files to the main program.
you type in a website address (eg www.ablestable.com)
a Domain Name Server (DNS) translates this into a numerical
address so your request can be processed.
'logical' region of the Internet. People sometimes refer
to them loosely as 'sites. Generally, a domain corresponds
to an IP address or an area on a host.
transfer of data from the internet to a computer. A download
in its widest definition is the calling up of web pages
from a browser. The more usual and focused use for the
tern download is when a user requests a file from a location
on the internet and makes a copy of that file onto their
plain white mock-up of a booklet or brochure - Not printed
but made up using the intended stock. Most printers will
make up a dummy if you ask nicely. This is the best way
to get a feel for the finished product.
mock-up produced by the designer to show how the finished
job will look. This will usually involve colour prints
from various sources and will therefore not be on the
two-colour halftone sometimes used in Two Colour Printing.
Produces a tinted effect using a black & white original.
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