Intro to PressWork
Links to the Presswork Site
Below is the direct link to your WordPress Site
Class Notes on WordPress
FlickR is a great place to search for free images
FaceYourManga– Create an avatar
iStockPhoto– you have to pay for these, but there are some nice concepts
CSS3Generator Generates a variety of new code used in CS3
ColorZillaGradient Generator– I'd use CSS3Pie below first, but this will generate gradients compatible with most browsers
CSS3Pie– Super cool tool to generate gradients, drop shadows and rounded edges
Really Simple Slideshow is pretty self explanatory
Use the following sites to get some design ideas for your project.
Use of Color, Balance and Unity
Matt Bango- Like the minimalist design here and the use of contrasts
Being Wicked– Creative way to create a theme using interesting words
Davroc Interiors– Scroll over the images. Easier to do than you think!
PANDR– Bold design!
Snog Yogurt– Pink!
Milan Chudoba– Lot’s of good ideas here in terms of type and color selection
Black and White Concepts
The Fashion Photography– Great Layout
MediaFlex– Some color but a nice example of contrasts and use of Type
Examples of Text Designs
Brands of Words– A great place to get ideas for typography designs
Working with the web requires that you become familiar with a variety of software. The good news is that most of this software is Open Source and free. Below is a list of commonly used items that you can download and play with to familiarize yourself with web development.
Tutorials to Learn Code
W3Schools (a great set of tutorials and a reference for when you forget)
This is a list of ports that transfer data on the web
Links to Common Developer APIs
Below is a list of Free Software that you can use.
Filezilla (I recommend this one)
The Linux Operating System
Ubuntu (Ubuntu is the first choice for Linux newbies)
Web Server Installations
These two options make it easy to install everything you need to run a webserver.
WAMPserver (Apache, MySQL, PHP for Windows)
XAMPP (for Mac and Windows)
These are the separate components you need for a webserver if you prefer to install each of them without using the bundles above.
KompoZer (Just dowload, unzip, and click on the .exe file)
General Purpose Links for Photo, Audio and Graphics Tools
WebJournalist has a great selection of tools
Text, Photo and Graphics
Open Office (Just like MS Office, only free)
Gimp (Great alternative if you can’t afford Photoshop)
InkScape Similar to Adobe Illustrator
Google Fonts API (let’s you add more than the standard fonts)C
Color Pickers for Web Design
Mocking Up Web Pages
Balsamic– used to develop web page mockups
Dummy Text- Generators
Content Management Systems