Word List

Envato

  • 3DOcean
  • AudioJungle
  • CodeCanyon
  • Envato
  • Envato Market
  • Envato Notes
  • Envato Studio
  • GraphicRiver
  • PhotoDune
  • ThemeForest
  • VideoHive

Computer Skills

  • Android
  • apps
  • BlackBerry
  • email (no hyphen)
  • hard disk drive (HDD)
  • Internet (capitalise)
  • iOS
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • log in (verb: “First, you’ll need to log in.”)
  • login (noun: “Save your login for future reference.”)
  • OS X
  • Linux
  • Mac (rarely Macintosh)
  • MacBook
  • MacBook Air
  • MacBook Pro with Retina display
  • Notification Center (Center, not Centre, when referring to the OS X feature)
  • solid-state drive (SSD)
  • Spotlight (capitalized when referring to the OS X feature)
  • website
  • Wi-Fi
  • WordPress

Design & Illustration

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • color palette (not palate)
  • QuarkXPress
  • Layers panel (not palette)
  • matte painting

After the initial mention, it’s acceptable to shorten software titles: Photoshop, Lightroom, etc.

Code

  • Backbone.js
  • CSS3
  • CodeIgniter
  • CoffeeScript
  • Ember.js
  • front-end
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • LESS
  • Meteor
  • Objective-C
  • Python
  • Responsive Web Design (RWD)
  • Ruby on Rails (or simply, Rails)
  • SCSS
  • Sass (not SASS)

Photo & Video

  • aperture - expressed f/5.6
  • bokeh
  • depth of field (DOF)
  • exposure
  • focal length - expressed 50mm
  • high dynamic range (HDR)
  • ISO
  • shutter speed - expressed 1/125s
  • megapixel (MP)
  • RAW
  • vignette

Regional Abbreviations

  • U.K. (abbreviation for United Kingdom)
  • U.N. (abbreviation for United Nations)
  • U.S. (abbreviation for United States)

Social Media

  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

Tuts+

  • Envato Tuts+
  • Tuts+ 3D & Motion Graphics
  • Tuts+ Business
  • Tuts+ Code
  • Tuts+ Computer Skills
  • Tuts+ Courses
  • Tuts+ Crafts & DIY
  • Tuts+ Design & Illustration
  • Tuts+ Game Development
  • Tuts+ Music & Audio
  • Tuts+ Photo & Video
  • Tuts+ Web Design

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Use a hyphen when chaining: Command-Shift-3.
  • Spell out the full name of the key: Command, not Cmd or ⌘.
  • Capitalise the first letter of the key name.
  • Use “Option” when referring to Mac-only applications. “Alt” is preferred for cross-platform applications like Adobe Photoshop.
  • On Macs, refer to the “Command” key; there is no “Apple” key.
  • Return vs Enter: Do not use these terms interchangeably. In most cases, shortcuts require the “Return” key.
  • Spell out punctuation and other symbols in shortcuts, followed by a parenthetical display of the actual character: Command-Comma (,) or Command-Plus (+).
  • Arrow keys should be written as: Up Arrow, Right Arrow, Down Arrow, Left Arrow.