I’m walking the walk, but the talk?

I know that at some point I will need to intern but first I need to really learn what the world of web design is like. And while I have a handful of designer friends who seem to live on coffee and geeky references to comics (I’ve got that part covered!), sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about. It’s like there is a whole language they have of their own that makes no sense to me. It can be intimidating.

I imagined my first day as an intern sitting in an office full of people speaking to me in an alien tongue and me just staring at them blankly.

To avoid that I did a little digging to find out some of the designer slang and what it means.

  • Here is a link to a pretty comprehensive article from Smash Magazine. It’s a little old, 2009, but it was still helpful.
  • Here is another, more up-to-date from Designshack.net, check out the Trendy Jargon section.

Ultimately I settled on the most basic of the basic, essentially Web Design terms 101. This article 6 Key Terms Every Graphic Designer Should Know is recent, and explains things to novices like me. It is a good foundation for learning designer-speak.

And now for some fun

One of the links I found was mostly tongue-in-cheek, and while I don’t get all of these I’m sure some of you will, and laugh!

Urban Dictionary of Designer Slang