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Alpha
The Alpha value of an image measures the opacity / transparency of the image.
ALT text
"Alternative Text" in the source of most graphic images on websites, which shows up as the image is being loaded in the browser, and in the placeholder block if viewers choose not to display images. Also, in Internet Explorer, the ALT-attribute shows up as you roll-over a graphic image.
Animation
A series of static images combined to create the illusion of movement.
See also After Effects
Anti-Alias
Smoothing the jagged edges of shapes and text.
Apache
An Open Source Web Server Solution developed by Apache Software Foundation (ASF).
Applet
A restricted Java application which cannot access any resources on a local computer or across a network of computers. The Java program which is embedded into Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) can only make a connection to the computer from which it was downloaded from.
Application Server
Server Software which makes available other pieces of software over a network. The Server software controls the access of resources like memory and databases for the Software it manages.
Aqueous Coating
A water-based coating applied after printing to seal underlying ink, and to give the subject a gloss, dull or matte finish.
Ascender
That part of a lowercase letter that rises above the main body, or x-height, of that letter. Examples of letters that have ascenders are : “b” “d” “f” “h” “k” “l” “t”.
See also Descender
ASCII
The world-wide standard for the code numbers used by computers to represent all the upper and lower-case Latin letters, numbers, punctuation, etc. These Code Numbers can be represented by a 7 digit binary number: 0000000 through 1111111.