Join Sue Jenkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Slice graphics, part of Designing Websites from Photoshop to Dreamweaver.
- [Instructor] Now that the design is ready for production,…we can get started optimizing graphics for our new website.…The term slicing, with regard to web graphics,…actually refers to a method of literally slicing…a larger layout into smaller fragments…that would each be individually optimized…and then reassembled like puzzle pieces on a webpage…inside of a grid made from table cells.…Thankfully, due to advances in HTML and CSS,…slicing in that way is no longer necessary.…Today, instead of using graphics,…we try to use CSS as much as possible…for styling and positioning objects,…including type, background colors and patterns,…glyphicons, and shapes for buttons and bars.…
Truly, the only elements that need to be optimized anymore…are things like logos, social media icons, photos,…illustrations, and any other decorative graphic elements…that can't be created with CSS.…So since that type of traditional slicing…is no longer a thing, I'm going to co-op the term…and give it a new definition for two quickie techniques…
- Setting up the Photoshop and Dreamweaver workspaces
- Planning a site and defining site goals
- Making a site mockup
- Deciding on branding and content
- Adjusting color and fonts
- Slicing graphics
- Optimizing graphics for the web
- Creating a favicon
- Working with Bootstrap files
- Creating a navigation menu
- Using the Photoshop extractor
- Coding for SEO
- Making sites accessible
- Checking for errors with the Validator tool
- Using the Clean Up HTML tool
- Using the Link Checker panel
- Building pages with HTML
- Styling pages with CSS
- Making site galleries and carousels
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating a Responsive Web Designwith Chris Converse3h 47m Beginner
1. Setting Up Your Workspace
2. Creating a Photoshop Mockup
3. Optimizing Web Graphics
4. Creating Dreamweaver Bootstrap Files
5. Building Site Pages
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