Web Graphics SourceBook

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Written by a team of Internet experts and graphic artists, this book/CD-ROM provides all the information, artistic advice, and software needed to create sophisticated graphics and animation for a Web site. An invaluable resource for both PC and Macintosh users, it offers tips on preparing graphics so that they don't cripple the speed of the Web site. There is also practical tips on using HTML, CGI, Java, VRML, and other technologies that are reshaping the look and feel of the ...
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Overview

Written by a team of Internet experts and graphic artists, this book/CD-ROM provides all the information, artistic advice, and software needed to create sophisticated graphics and animation for a Web site. An invaluable resource for both PC and Macintosh users, it offers tips on preparing graphics so that they don't cripple the speed of the Web site. There is also practical tips on using HTML, CGI, Java, VRML, and other technologies that are reshaping the look and feel of the Web.

Includes CD-ROM with ... * Web graphics created by the authors * Commercial and shareware utilities for creating and manipulating graphics * An online HTML document with links to other resources on the Internet.

Includes companion Web site with... * Additional software * Updates to the book text * Hot links to developing Internet resources.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471156925
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.67 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 An Introduction to Web Graphics 3
Ch. 2 Dots and Lines: Understanding Draw and Paint Applications 21
Ch. 3 Designing for the Web 33
Ch. 4 Dissection of a Web Graphic (a Technical Look) 55
Ch. 5 Using Existing Images 83
Ch. 6 Mapping the Site 97
Ch. 7 Using Painting Programs: The Magic of Painter 109
Ch. 8 Using Image Editing Programs 135
Ch. 9 The Draw Programs: Using Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia, FreeHand, CorelDRAW! and the like 161
Ch. 10 Shareware/Freeware Products 199
Ch. 11 Prepackaged Products 225
Ch. 12 Additional Jewels: Special Effects, Including 3D 237
Ch. 13 Scanning 287
Ch. 14 Digital Cameras 303
Ch. 15 Video Capture 313
Ch. 16 Hands-on Image Editing Techniques 329
Ch. 17 Making Web Graphics: Hands-on Examples 351
Ch. 18 Converting Images to GIF or JPEG 375
Ch. 19 GIFs That Do Tricks: Adding Interlacing and Transparency to Graphics 399
Ch. 20 Building Visual Signposts 413
Ch. 21 Managing Large Image Libraries 423
Ch. 22 Putting It All Together: Power Tools for Creating Web Pages 429
Ch. 23 Beyond HTML: PostScript, Acrobat, and Envoy 457
Ch. 24 Making Noise on Your Pages 481
Ch. 25 Making Multimedia Work with Your Content 491
Ch. 26 Multimedia and Shockwave for Director 501
Ch. 27 VRML 535
Ch. 28 Java 559
App. A Vendor List 577
App. B Uniform Resource Locators 595
App. C Internet File Formats 625
App. D Internet Resources 647
App. E What's On the CD-ROM? 657
Glossary 665
Index 687
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