Week 14

April 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm (Uncategorized)

Dynamic Drive
Dynamic Drive LightBox
You are here Navigation Links
Google Checkout
Yahoo Storefront
Network Solutions Storefront
Cafepress – use your own Logo

Webmonkey – Community

Adding Flash

Search Engine Watch


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Week 13

April 24, 2010 at 12:59 am (Uncategorized)

Creating and Using Templates
Rapidly Building Layouts
Creating Templates
Using Templates


CSS Zen Garden

YouTube Help Page
Izzy Video

Community MX

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week 12

April 21, 2010 at 4:39 am (Uncategorized)

Check your site in different browsers

Killer Web Content
CSS Cheat Sheet
Adobe CSS Page Layout Basics

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Week 11

April 12, 2010 at 1:22 am (Uncategorized)

Text Info


Points (12pt)
Points are a typical unit measurement used in printed documents. Many graphic designers begin using points in their
web pages due to instant familiarity. In reality a point is actually 1/72 of an inch, which requires further translation
in order to finally generate a value in pixels. Not recommended for screen values, but perfect for print style sheets
Inches (.25in)
Similar to points in that they are fine for the printed page, but should be avoided for on-screen rendering
Centimeters (30cm)
Again, a fixed unit of measurement that doesn’t translate well to the screen.

Ems (1em)
An em is a relative unit of measurement roughly equal to the size of a single capital M for that particular font.
They have the advantage of being relative to the font itself, so they size the font based on its sizing characteristics.
Ex (1.2ex)
Exs are relative units that relate to a font’s native “x-height” or height of the lower-case x. Not as widely used as
Ems but share some of the same advantages.
Percentage (100%)
Roughly similar to Ems and Exs, although not tied to any specific character or height. 100% means just that, 100% of the current font size.
Pixels (16px)
Interestingly enough, pixels are often listed as absolute or fixed measurements depending upon who you listen to.
Although using pixels does “fix” the size at a specific pixel size, the variations of monitor resolutions cause the
actual size of pixels themselves to change. Older browsers have difficulty in resizing text set to pixels, making them
a unreliable choice for those seeking to build accessible sites.

Set body text size as 100.01% (for Opera) then use ems. Everything will scale.


Adobe – Understanding CSS
Project Time Estimation
‘How we REALLY use the web

Compare Webhosting

Crystal Tech
Network Solutions

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Week 10

April 5, 2010 at 2:53 am (Uncategorized)

Why you should slice it up
Adobe on Exporting CSS and Images with Fireworks
Greeking Text

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Website Comps

March 30, 2010 at 1:37 am (Uncategorized)

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Week 8

March 14, 2010 at 4:46 pm (Uncategorized)

CSS Id vs. Class
CSS Typography
Web Design Info

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Week 7

March 7, 2010 at 11:53 pm (Uncategorized)

Web Sites

Search Engine Tips
Things to Help when you are stuck

Symbols & Tweening  -Fireworks

Pre-made symbols can be found in the Common Library Panel – to add ‘animation’ to it, use the states panel
An object has to be converted to a symbol to tween. Modify->Symbol
When exporting an animation, use Optimize Panel and select ‘Animated GIF’, then File->Export
Use Alt to copy an object
To tween things:  Modify->Symbol->Tween

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Week 5 Notes

February 27, 2010 at 12:28 am (Uncategorized)

Top 10 Mistakes in Web Design
Text Links

Adobe Deamweaver Video – Styling Text in the CSS Property Inspector

Rounding Corners

Creating Custom Corners & Borders
Nifty Corners

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Week 5 – Final Project Proposals

February 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm (Uncategorized)

Final Project Proposal #1

I would like to create a web site for the school newspaper, The Campus Current. They still don’t have a web site, and even at the beginning of last year it was a a major goal to get the paper online. So I know they’d be thrilled to have one by the end of this year.

The bulk of the site will be text and photos, essentially the same things that are in the physical newspaper. I also want to add a few pages of information that will be constant, such as links to student discounts, basic school information like a calendar, etc. I will work with the newspaper to layout the design of the page, and the style of it.

Even if I am not affiliated with it next semester, I would like to leave the bones for someone to take over, so AACC’s newspaper can get up to speed with technology.

Final Project Proposal #2

A friend of mine owns a drywall finishing company, Drywalls Elite, and would like to have a web site built.  This would consist of a listing of services offered, photos of different faux finishes, completed work, contact information, etc. All information would be acquired from the owner of the company.

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