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106: Week Two Computer Lab

Today’s class will seek to introduce you to your blog, some of the features of Blogger, and to the basics of HTML that you will need to compose your posts. Creating Your Blogger Account All of you should have received … Continue reading

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Sliding Header

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve created a “sliding header” technique: a CSS method for handling screen resize. Since buying a mac and regularly using Safari, I’ve been a bit more sensitive to the need to create pages … Continue reading

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Standards Compliant URLs

I haven’t put up a technology-oriented post in awhile, but, then again, I haven’t been doing much web design this summer. This week I’ve started working on my course website for the fall, and thought I might share a cool, … Continue reading

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Victory is (Almost) Mine! (Standards Compliant Slideshow via ImageShack)

I recently finished working with a local dog group on a website redesign. Intially, I was particularly proud to recreate what was a table-based layout in xhtml and css. Later, the group decided they wanted to make some significant changes … Continue reading

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Filters vs. Live Effects

Not a bad tutorial, though nothing mind blowing. The trick about using the magic wand and the brighten filter to adjust select parts of an image is useful (though I often use the burn/dodge tool for this…) No images worth … Continue reading

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Sticky Notes

Like these Rapid Fire tutorials over at six things. This one took me about 40 minutes–most of which was spent fighting with the pen tool. Grr… pen tool… edit the existing vector! Don’t randomly choose which points you will transform. … Continue reading

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Rapid-Fire Photo Realistic

This one was a bit tricky at times–but very cool advanced shadow technique. Pretty simple to pull off, but allow for a whole range of shadows that you simply couldn’t get with the “drop shadow” filter. Total time: 37 minutes. … Continue reading

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Golden Seal Tutorial

This one took me about 20 minutes–I probably could have been a bit more careful with the bevel technique. Its a pretty simple technique to execute, and it looks better than the auto bevel feature (I used too small a … Continue reading

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