Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a graphics editor, part of Introduction to Web Design and Development.
- In addition to needing a powerful code editor…you'll need good graphics editing tools if creating…web graphics is part of your job description.…Web graphics have their own specific needs…and restrictions that can make creating them…with traditional tools a little challenging.…I want to give you some of the features that you'll…need to look for when creating web graphics.…Now first, you're going to need to create…both vector and raster graphics.…Vector graphics are infinitely scalable,…and they remain sharp at any resolution.…Raster graphics, on the other hand,…are tied to specific resolutions.…
Having an editor that can handle both is ideal,…but it's actually really not uncommon at all to use…separate programs for each type of graphic.…Since size is important on the web you'll need an…editor that has powerful compression tools…that can help you create smaller web graphics.…Now obviously, the program should have support…for formats like PNG, JPG, GIF and SVGs.…However, not all export and optimization tools…work the same so make sure you research how efficiently…
- What is web design?
- What is a web designer?
- Learning to code
- Choosing a web host
- Working with a CMS
- Exploring how websites are structured
- Choosing your framework or software
- Designing with standards and accessibility in mind
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring Web Design
2. The Field of Web Design
3. Getting Started
4. Exploring Tools
5. Learning Web Design
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