Glossary





Black: HTML/CSS
Blue: Processing



Array: Similar to a list, an array contains one type of content which can easily be updated without adding large amounts of code. Example: int[] numbers = new int [3];

Border: Lies around the padding and content; border is affected by the background colour of the box. Example: border: 5px solid #A7C639

Class: Used to specify a style for a group of elements and reuse; is defined with a "." Example: .text1 { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; }

Elastic Website: a combination of fixed and fluid. Example: corvusart.com

Fixed Website: None of the dimensions/elements change when the screen is stretched. Example: colourpixel.com

Float: Puts an element to push it as far as possible to the right or to the left, and allow text to wrap around it. Example: float: left;

Float : ´╗┐Decimal variables used in processing, generally used for animating smoother transition. Example: for (int i = 0.2).

Fluid Website: all the dimensions/element change when the screen is stretched. Example: simplebits.com

Generative Art: Artwork that has an element of randomness to it that a human can not necessarily create and/or achieve quickly. Example: Joshua Davis' work.

ID: Used to specify a style for a single, unique element; is defined with a "#" Example: #box1 { position: absolute; }

Integer: Whole number variables in processing. Example: for (int i = 20).

Letter Space: The word for "kerning" in web design; an attribute in css. Example: letter-space: 2px;

Line Height: The word for "leading" in web design. Example: line-height: 20px;

Margin: Clears an area around the border; does not have background colour. Example: margin: 25px;

Padding: Pixels around an element on a website. Example: padding: 5px;

Tags: Keywords a search engine will look for. Example: <img src="cat.jpg" alt="Orange Cat" />

Z-index: Property that specifies the stack order of an element, an element with greater stack order is always in front of an element with a lower stack order. Example: z-index: 1;