Thursday, September 29, 2005

Design Terminology Confusion

Graphic design resources web site, Design Talkboard, were fielding so many questions from design students and junior designers -- about unfamiliar concepts and terminology -- that they realized that a comprehensive online design glossary would be an invaluable resource.

Having unsuccessfully scoured the web for similar resources, Design Talkboard realized that a searchable design glossary would be a useful addition to their thriving design portal.

Many of the issues that designers face on a day-to-day basis are the result of misunderstandings between the creative side of the design and publishing industry and the production, pre-press and printing industry.

"You wouldn't believe some of the stories we've heard about print jobs going disastrously wrong, simply because of a lack of understanding between creatives and pre-press departments," said Richard Shadbolt, Design Talkboard'’s Editor in Chief." As a result, the design glossary has included an extensive section on prepress terms aimed specifically at graphic designers."

Design Talkboard are keen to point out that the glossary is an ongoing project. Terms are being added regularly and an online form is available for visitors to suggest terms for addition to the glossary. The glossary is viewable online now at the Design Talkboard.

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