These are class notes for MMP 350: Advanced Web Design.
Photoshop is an important design and production tool for every discipline in the digital media world. Photoshop can be used to edit images, develop designs and layouts for websites and other media, make collage, animation, video, 3D design and many other uses. We’re going to jump into Photoshop today because you will need it for […] Read post.
Internet history is tied in many ways to the history of computers and electronics. Many people consider Charles Babbage the inventor of the computer. He designed the first programmable computer, though he was not able to see it executed in his lifetime. One of Babbage’s collaborator’s was August Ada King, the Countess of Lovelace and […] Read post.
What is multimedia? Depending on who you ask, there are many different definitions of the concept “multimedia”. Multimedia can refer to software applications, combinations of media in performance, networked or digital devices, or just the general combination of media, usually of the electronic or digital nature (mixed media, on the other hand, generally used in […] Read post.
HTML HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. We’re skipping a lot of info, but its important to understand that HTML is simply a way of packaging content that can be interpreted by browsers. Much like the standardized protocols that gave rise to ARPANET and the Web, there are standards and conventions for HTML that allow […] Read post.
Last week we looked at CSS rules for color. This week we’ll start working with typography. We start where this video leaves off, with digital typography. The image above shows all of the fonts available on the first Apple computer. One of the ways Apple changed the industry was the introduction of new type faces. […] Read post.
Cascading Style Sheets or CSS is a stylesheet language that is used to style documents composed in a markup language such as HTML or XHTML. HTML handles the structure of the document, and CSS handle the presentation. What does this mean? The markup (HTML or XHTML) structures the document into paragraphs, headings and subheads, lists, images, links and […] Read post.
Today we’re going to begin building on our biography page project by adding new pages to our website. Then we will upload our pages to the server. Since we’re making a biography page, let’s start with an about page and then one page that represents your interests, like photography, illustration, music or anything you like. […] Read post.
Sample Proposal Sample Mockups HTML Pages When creating the proposal for the final project, each student should come up with an outline of the steps required for the project and deadlines for completing those steps. Website Project Outline What is the basic overview of the project? summarize the project in one or two paragraphs. Who is this […] Read post.
There are many ways to capture video to use in a project with Photoshop. Many computers have a web cam that can be used with programs like Quicktime or Photobooth. Videos from a smart phone can be captured with programs like iPhoto or using apps like Dropbox or email. To capture video in Quicktime, open […] Read post.