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Final Resource: Images

Here is the information from the grading rubric Images are used in a way that: Enhances the beauty of the site Is in unity with the rest of the design and the content Generally you have all done pretty well with images. The main error on the midterm was not including an alt property with […]

Final Resource: Typography

Lessons from the Midterm For the final project typography there are a few things you all should focus on based on what I saw on the midterm: Measure Matters Measure refers to the length of a line of text. You only want 45-75 or so characters in a line. A large number of you had […]

Final Resource: Overall Visual Design

There aren’t a lot of direct resources right now on this one but here is the article I refer to in the requirements: http://www.sitepoint.com/article/principles-beautiful-web-design Some other key points to keep in mind: Make sure that the overall tone of the design fits in with the content of the site. on each page there are different […]

Final Resource: Web Fonts

Web Fonts (applied to the page with the @font-face selector in CSS) are one of the more exciting things to happen in the last couple of years to web design. They allow you to use more of the fonts you want and if the user doesn’t have them then their browser can automatically download it. […]

Final Resource: Grids

Grid Structure is worth 10 points Here are the notes from the grading rubric: A grid is used with both valid and semantic HTML and CSS applied. Grid properly applied to HTML CSS for grid properly linked Content fits inside the grid (intentionally breaking grid for visual effect is OK) You can use the same […]

Final Project Resources

This post lists resources for your final project. Due Date The final project is due on Monday, December 17 You must be in class on that day. It counts as the final for this clas and is a required day. You can’t be late with this project. I have to get the grades in right […]

Final Resource: CSS

CSS is worth 10 points. Again I’m looking to see if the CSS is: VALID: There are no errors in the way you wrote the CSS. Web Developer Toolbar also has link to validation (if the page is uploaded) and you can get this through software like Dreamweaver. SEMANTIC: Here I’m mainly looking to see […]

Final Resource: HTML

HTML is worth 5 points. The two main things I’m looking for here are if you HTML are: VALID This means that you didn’t make any mistakes in how you wrote the tags. The easiest way to check for this is to 1) Have a proper Doctype, 2) run your HTML through a validator. The […]

CSS3 Resources

This site has general info on CSS3 and also examples http://www.css3.info http://www.css3.info/preview/   CSS3 generators http://css3.me/ http://css3please.com/   This site has great resources on which browser supports what (not just CSS). http://caniuse.com/   TEXT-SHADOW http://line25.com/tutorials/create-a-letterpress-effect-with-css-text-shadow http://line25.com/articles/using-css-text-shadow-to-create-cool-text-effects http://www.midwinter-dg.com/permalink-7-great-css-based-text-effects-using-the-text-shadow-property_2011-03-03.html   BOX-SHADOW http://youtu.be/SaXFDl5mRDY   BACKGROUND PATTERN GENERATORS pattern – http://bgpatterns.com/ stripes – http://www.stripegenerator.com/ tartan – http://www.tartanmaker.com/ dots – […]

Shortcuts

Learning Keyboard Shortcuts can drastically reduce the amount of time you spend typing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP or whatever. Learn them. Use them. Enough said. Some shortcuts are universal: Ctrl+N = New file Ctrl+S = Save Ctrl+O = Open Ctrl+W = Close Ctrl+C = Copy Ctrl+V = Paste Ctrl+Z = Undo Ctrl+Y = Redo Alt+S […]

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