Archive for February, 2010

Week 6

New Tags

  • <div></div>   :applying style to block level elements
  • <span></span> :applying style to inline elements
  • If a period appears before a style, it is a class selector
  • # is an id selector
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Week 5

As always, links are to the left.

This week, I learned some different effects in the videos for Fireworks.  What was most helpful was doing something totally on my own with the AACC banner designs.  They aren’t that great but I am starting to become more familiar with the tools.  I also learned how to create “roll-over links” in Fireworks.  You simply use the icons with the circle, rectangle, or polygon in the properties panel and draw over the area you want to become a link.  The hands-on experience helps.

Photoshop is the one thing I have consistently used in all of my classes since the beginning of time.  So learning something new there will come later with more advanced projects, I’m sure.

Final Project Proposals

First Idea:

  • My personal professional portfolio
  • Self
  • I have all of content on my hard/flash drives
  • Yes, digital content exists
  • I want to create a portfolio that I could present to art schools instead of a free one made by other sites
  • This would be professional looking and presentable as a serious student

Second Idea:

  • MAS Marketing
  • This is a business my boyfriend is beginning, so I can toy around with ideas and such
  • He has all information, etc. that I would need.  Most information would be obtained through “interviews”, etc.
  • This business is an advertising and marketing consulting firm

Week 4

Not feeling like writing this week….

I reviewed a lot about color that I have previously learned in a color theory class.  However, I have a better understanding of the additive color system on the computer screen.  I did, however, learn a lot about Fireworks and some keys terms.  I also learned how to use the tools in the program.  Links to the right.

New tags:

  • <nobr></nobr> = no forced break in paragraph structure
  • &nbsp; = no break in a particular spot
  • <br/> = enter on the keyboard
  • <blockquote> </blockquote> = indention
  • <pre> </pre> = preformatted text stays preserved; use in place of the paragraph tag
  • <u> </u> = underline

Week 3

I learned a lot about images this week.  JPEG and GIF image types are the most commonly used on the web; however, PNG image type can also be used.  The reason PNG isn’t among the top two is because it has a much bigger file size than GIF and JPEG.  Also, browsers older than Internet Explorer 7 cannot view PNG so it is not smart for websites to use this image type as a good amount of their viewers probably won’t be able to see the images.  JPEG loose data each time the file is saved because the file gets compressed each and every time.  On the otherhand, GIF image types use a lossless compression that identifies patterns in similar pixels for an image.

In Dreamweaver, I learned how to organize a list of images for a web page and different ways to embed them onto a page.

I also started working with Fireworks this week but I don’t feel comfortable enough to start stating any facts about that one.

Some links from this week are posted on the right side of this page.