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Basic Animated Gifs

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

This tutorial will cover the basic steps involved in making several images transition from one to another with Adobe Photoshop (Ps) and outputting as an animated .gif. My result is displayed at the end of the tutorial.

File-New I am using Ps CS3 on an Apple Mac, but the same applies to Windows users. With Ps now open, go to the ‘File’ menu and choose ‘New’. (more…)

Web Standards

Friday, January 9th, 2009

As mentioned in my previous post, Push Forward, I have the opportunity to make some vast improvements to the structure and coding of a new website that my employers are launching. Unfortunately, I’ve been instructed to complete the site as it is first, and worry about this stuff later – mainly due (I think) to the people in charge’s lack of understanding surrounding the advantages of designing and building to web standards.

I have therefore been scouring the Internet for ammunition to backup my argument when the time comes to put my case forward. There are a lot of useful articles out there, but for my purpose, this short presentation from boagworld.com sums it up excellently:

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Push Forward

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

So, we are now well into the year 2009.

Unfortunately my aim to finish this and my freelance site over the Christmas holiday period was thwarted by the flu pandemic which seems to of hit the majority of the UK. However, all is not lost! I have now got my freelance site, design-is.co.uk, to a stage where I’m happy enough to push forward and get some stationery printed up and flyers/business cards handed out.

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