9781401871079

Exploring the Art and Technology of Web Design

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  • ISBN13:

    9781401871079

  • ISBN10:

    1401871070

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/15/2005
  • Publisher: Course Technology

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Summary

This introduction to designing high-impact websites shows how to combine an understanding of design principles with the right images and the right authoring software to create visually compelling Web sites that offer a first-rate user experience. In a highly practical approach, the reader is introduced to essential features of basic programs of Web design-Macromedia Dreamweaver and Flash plus HTML-as well as how these programs interact with the Web design features of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Unlike the many software books that devote in-depth coverage to just one of these programs, Exploring the Art and Technology of Web Design takes the holistic approach designers need to succeed in a client-driven work environment, delivering a thorough understanding of ALL of the elements that go into great web design. An examination of key related topics-vector and pixel images, FTP programs, simple digital audio and video-editing software-contributes to the development of both a technological understanding of the software and a conceptual understanding of the design principles that lead to the creation of striking Web sites.

Author Biography

Ruth Ann Anderson teaches in the Fine Arts department at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles and in the Digital Media Art department at Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa, California.

Table of Contents

Preface
SECTION I: ONSTAGE: HTML
2(39)
The Basics: An Introduction to the Internet, HTML, and Web-Safe Colors
4(18)
Images, Links, and HTML Tables
22(19)
SECTION II: ONSTAGE: DREAMWEAVER
41(108)
An Introduction to Site Design, Save for the Web Features, Image Maps, and Dreamweaver
42(20)
Navigation, Linking, and Image Slicing in Photoshop and Illustrator
62(22)
Framesets, Frames, and Navigation with Rollovers
84(22)
Navigation in Four Parts, Gesture, and Type
106(24)
Layers, Media Files, FTP, and Uploading to the Internet
130(19)
SECTION III: ONSTAGE: FLASH
149(163)
An Introduction to the Flash Environment, Frame-by-Frame Animation, and Symbols
150(20)
Creating Motion Tweens, Motion Guides, and Illustrator SWFs
170(18)
Masks and Raster Images
188(20)
An Introduction to ActionScript
208(22)
Type and Movie Clips
230(16)
Importing Audio and Video
246(22)
Creating a Web Site with Scenes
268(22)
Creating a Web Site with Root ActionScript
290(22)
The Big Finale
312
Index

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