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Slice Tool to Blend Photoshop and Web Projects

A project in Adobe Photoshop can be finished in print or on the web. For each, there are many considerations to make including a color model, file size, and the overall layout design. However, the Slice tool in Photoshop empowers you to transition a Photoshop project to the web easily. The Slice tool allows you to create unique sections (or Slices) of your project. The actual Slice can be created by using the Slice tool and drawing it manually, or you can use existing guides and create your slices from the guide intersections by clicking the ‘Slices from Guides’ option in the...

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Web Development: No Better Substitute for Learning HTML

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 8/31/12] When prospective students approach me about enrolling in some of my beginner web design classes, they often ask if they should learn HTML or purchase Adobe Dreamweaver to edit their website. Everyone’s needs are different, but I always give the same answer. HTML, or Hyper-Text Markup Language, is the fundamental language of the Internet, while Adobe Dreamweaver is a tool to help you write that language better. The analogy I typically use is that of a learning any foreign language. Let’s pretend for a moment that you’re...

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CSS3 Features Add New Level of Excitement to Web Work

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 3/9/12] The ability to create interesting web pages today continues to advance as the specifications of the Internet languages we use evolves as well. The foundational language of all web pages is HTML, or Hyper-Text Markup Language, and CSS, or Cascading style sheets. As I wrote last week on the latest in HTML, it seems appropriate to mention why the new features of CSS3 are so exciting. CSS3 is the latest specification of the CSS language from the Worldwide Web Consortium, or W3C. This new version of CSS allows for many design elements to be coded...

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The Great Debate: HTML5 vs. Flash

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 3/2/12] For more than 15 years, Adobe’s Flash has been at the forefront of bringing rich, interactive multimedia content to web browsers and standalone applications. About 98 percent of the world’s computers have the Flash plug-in to be able to view Flash content with ease. However, the recent HTML5 specification from the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has begun to change the game for multimedia content developers. With HTML5, the W3C has replaced the need for Flash altogether, creating a controversy over whether Flash will be as...

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Getting Started with Web Development on Your Own

[Originally published in The Coloradoan on 2/11/12] If you are thinking of personally building a website for yourself or your business, there are more ways than ever before to get a site started and live on the Internet. The right path to a website depends on many factors, but if you are interested in learning the process of web development from the ground up, then you need to consider starting with learning the language of all web pages on the Internet: HTML. HTML stands for ‘Hyper Text Markup Language’ and, as it suggests, is a language unto itself, just like any other foreign...

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