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Single Page Glossary
simple way of assembling a small booklet or magazine with
a wire stitch through the fold. You may call it stapling
but printers call it stitching.
'snapshot' image of the screen as it appears on a computer
monitor. Screenshots are used in our Guides and Quick
Tours to illustrate how features appear when using our
site and are enhanced with arrows and descriptive text
to clarify functions and operations.
is a process where the ink is transferred to the printing
surface by being squeezed through a fine fabric sheet
stretched on a frame. The screen carries a stencil which
defines the image area. The process can be manual or mechanical
but is most suitable for short runs. Screen printing is
usually used for large poster work and display material.
It comes into its own when printing to difficult or unusual
surfaces such as clothing or plastic objects. It is often
referred to as silkscreen printing although the screens
are generally made from artificial fibres.
A search engine is a searchable online database
of Internet resources.
Search controllers and modifiers that refine
searches at AbleStable®.
Credit Card Transactions
When goods are bought on the Internet, there
are two main systems which are used to transfer credit
card details securely: SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and
SET (Secure Electronic Transactions). These processes
encrypt the transaction details in order for them to be
sent securely over the Net and then decrypt them at the
A dubious term to describe art music and increase it's
status within certain intellectual communities. By using
this term it follows that popular music is classed as
'not serious' and of less worth, a view that is highly
A computer or device on a network that manages network
An applet that runs on a server. The term usually refers
to a Java applet that runs within a Web server environment.
This is analogous to a Java applet that runs within a
Web browser environment.
A network share is a location on a computer network,
typically allowing multiple computer users on the same
network to have a centralized space on which to store
files (i.e. documents, spreadsheets, etc).
distributed on the basis of an honour system. Most shareware
is delivered free of charge, but the author usually requests
that you pay a fee if you like the program and use it
regularly or after a specified trial period.
press which prints by taking up one sheet at a time. This
is the system you are most likely to come across. The
opposite of 'web' (printing).
simile is a figure of speech where X is compared to Y,
using the words 'as' or 'like': his skin is like ice,
his breath is like fire.
A special ability and expertise required for
a Discipline (for example, a proficiency using a particular
make of software).
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 AbleStable®
is defined as a specialism within a particular creative
field. A certain Discipline may require many 'Skills'.
In summary, the path to finding a creative person at AbleStable®
is to filter choices by:
Creative Area/s > Discipline/s > Skill/s.
The Internet protocol for sending and receiving
The term for downloadable goods (software etc).
Programs that automatically crawl and
fetch web pages over the Internet, before feeding the
results to search engines and web sites.
and unsolicited e-mail.
A general term for any paper or board
which is used as a printed surface.
SQL Server 2000 is Microsoft's relational database
management system (RDBMS). AbleStable® uses SQL Server
2000 throughout their site which delivers very high functionality.
Software called Secure Sockets Layer that encrypts
information before sending it via the Internet.
A distinct area of a web site that appears
separate from other areas of the main site. Some web sites
mistakenly name these sub sites as web sites in their
Synchronize is when files are copied to and from the
source and destination. After a synchronization the source
and destination should contain the same files and directories,
i.e. are a mirror of each other.
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