They’re almost interchangeable – but there’s a difference of emphasis that can be useful.
If you talk about the typeface, your focus is on the end result, some type’s appearance and aesthetics in use. It might have come from a font, or it might not: hand-painted signs, graffiti art, comic lettering, calligraphy, logos etc can all have distinctive typefaces ...
A wireframe is about functionality. It can be a really simple sketch that demonstrates what sort of things you can do in your design. For example, a wireframe of a website will show the navigation, the main buttons, the columns, the placing of different elements. You can think of it as a blueprint for a website.
A mockup is a realistic representation of ...
The term originates in the photographers dark-room, and sadly I am old enough to have literally "dodged and burned" photos under the enlarger!
An "enlarger" is simply understood as a projector. It beams light through a negative and onto photographic paper. In much the same the way the lens of the camera "printed" the light onto the ...
Well, its true that a rounded triangle works. Except the sides are also not straight so you wouldn't know also sides are rounded. However there is a mathematical shape that exhibits this kind of form. And that is a Epitrochoid.
Image 1: a suitable set of Epitrochoid.*
Therefore we could thus call these shapes
3 lobed Epitrochoid
4 lobed Epitrochoid
I think you're either asking about a monospaced typeface – where each character has the same width – or the tabular lining opentype feature, which makes numbers the same width in typefaces where this feature available. This is useful for displaying alot of numbers in tables for instance, or when numbers need to align perfectly across multiple lines.
This is called ligature.
There is some useful background knowledge on Wikipedia
In writing and typography, a ligature occurs where two or more graphemes or letters are joined as a single glyph.
Many ligatures combine f with an adjacent letter. The most prominent example is ﬁ (or fi, rendered with two normal letters). The tittle of the i in many ...
Art is typically something that an artist designates as art, or society has deemed culturally important. It’s often a physical work (or just an idea) that had a certain aesthetic or intellectual intent. It’s purpose can vary, from being an outlet of personal expression, to excite the eyes, to set a mood/emotion, to provide commentary, etc.
Design is ...
Any time you claim to be a professional X, you're staking your reputation on a claim to have specific, comprehensive expertise in that profession. With typography, some graphic designers can justify such a claim, but most can't stretch that far.
"Typographer" implies professional expert. Most good designers are adept at typography, and many ...
The dash is not part of people's keyboard. But the weird hyphen/minus character is (I mean ideally we would use minus for minus and hyphen for hyphen but that is just how it is).
Most people do not know about typography.
It's not terribly wrong in the general audience's opinion either. So saying it is incorrect is slightly stretching things ...
While there is a Wikipedia entry for "graphist" (given anyone can add or edit Wikipedia), I would state that it's not a valid English word, at least not American English.
It does not appear in the Meriam-Webster dictionary.
In my (quite lengthy) career, I've never heard anyone use that term. Sounds similar to someone calling a plumber a "plumbist" or a ...
I've been a designer for 8 years and I worked with many designers and artists.
To summarize it quickly I would say:
Artists are concerned about the design itself, they want to make
something beautiful in their own way.
Designers want to solve problems first, then to make it pretty
according to the target and client.
A small projection off of a main stroke.
See #15 here.
Although most explanations will use an uppercase G to show a sample, they are still spurs when protruding from a primary stroke of any glyph.
Type Family - You didn't mention this but it's important. The design of all the characters comprised of a family and all its encompassing faces. Helvetica is a type family. Helvetica Condensed is a type family, Myriad Pro is a type family, etc.
Typeface - the specific weight or instance of a particular family. I.E. Bold, italic, oblique are all typefaces. ...
"Margin" is the term for the area inset from the trim to the content.
Another term possibly more related to bleed is "Safe area" (or similar). This is often smaller than any margins and is (similar to bleed) usually a small distance specified by the printer as an area to avoid placing content in as it will possibly be trimmed (since trimming is never as ...
The first thing that occurred to me was that the suggestion of type being shown in your example is certainly referred to as greeking.
Searching “greeking used in loading screens” led me to multiple articles about this UX technique, and specifically this one which refers to the concept as a Content Placeholder.
As good a term as any I think.
So, my question is: Does the difference between a 'font' and a 'typeface' subside in the language? Or are font and typeface now used interchangeably even by pros?
Well, the two are still different.
A font creates letters in a given typeface using a certain size and style.
Typeface refers to the overall design of the letter shapes, and not to any specific ...
Wireframes are rudimentary shapes or lines used to designate position and/or size only. The goal of any wireframe is to "fit" the elements into a layout, not indicate how elements may actually appear in a final design, only where they will be located.
Mockups are built on top of wireframes and go further to show overall appearance aspects of a design ...
Polynomial simply means consisting of several terms, as opposed to binomial consisting of only two terms.
In most cases, kerning is the spacing between pairs of characters (binomial). It is however possible and useful to apply kerning based on a larger string of characters (polynomial). This is called contextual kerning. (As far as I'm aware, the term ...
It's a DuPont proprietary colour proofing process.
It was originally a photographic process. They now have a digital version -- basically a colour-calibrated high-res inkjet print.
I haven't actually heard the term used in the fully digital (computer to plate) era though. Maybe there are just a lot more options from competitors these days.
Anyway, it's ...
"Squircle" was a random mash-up someone somewhere came up with and it became trendy. But a square with rounded corners, is still a square. And a circle with any corner is no longer a circle.
There are no specific names for the shapes merely because they have rounded corners. A triangle is still a triangle regardless of how round the corners may be. The ...
The style of embedding illustrations within a text block or floating on a page of a book surrounded by text or other design items is not a characteristic of the illustration itself.
The illustrations themselves simply have no background. The images "float" on a featureless background. You might say they are "in limbo." Often, normal square framed ...
After some digging, I found it is called a catchword. Read more about it here:
I always assumed this was to improve readability, as the reader could continue more seamlessly onto the following page, but it turns out it was also ...
If you ask someone in the publishing world what they are called they will point you to what's called a "Chapter Ornament" or a "Book Ornament". If you want to get further technical on the design process, book designers will refer to them if they are at the beginning of a chapter as a "Chapter Heading Ornament" or at the end of the chapter as a "End of ...