While desktop publishing traditionally meant print design, today it also embraces other forms of publishing including Web design, animation, video, audio, mobile delivery, and other rich media content.
Desktop publishing software is increasingly integrating rich media content tools, making it easier than ever to produce complex content for multiple uses without specialized knowledge of HTML, Flash, or other programming. However, it is still useful for the traditional print designer to learn the language of each form of communication.
Animation means more than Flash. Discover the differences in 2D and 3D animation, the parts of an animation, and how terms from print such as balance, frame, and separation have different meanings in the field of traditional and computer animation.
While print designers work with graphics, if you're expanding into other forms including Web design and animation you may need to know even more graphics terms than before.
Also see: More Graphics Terms
Presentations can be everything from simple manual or automatic slide shows to fully interactive presentations. The language of presentation software draws from graphics, animation, video, and the Web.
From 3GP to WMV, learn the file formats, techniques, and other words associated with desktop video, cameras, and video production.
The content you create for the Web is generally accessed vis Web browsers such as Internet Explorer or FireFox.
Both print and Web have some common terms such as sans serif, tracking, brightness, and hue but there is much more beyond type and color terms. And here's even more to explore about learning Web Design