Thoughts on Reading from week 2
Chapter 12 on Typography was really interesting. Having worked with print in the past but had no formal training, just OTJ training I felt I already knew some of the rules regarding readability and legibility especially font sizes and with are fonts are the easiest to read. I didn't know anything about cascading style sheets and cascading style sheet code. I'm looking forward to learning how to set them up and apply them to my web page.
As I read about the resolution of images and browers/werb-safe colors my first reaction: Why you would want to create your own color in graphic software? Why not go with what you know will work? It seems like a lot of work for a small variation in color. I'm thinking a designer could create an interesting web page without customizing colors by creating a good visual with the format of the page and well placed easy to read graphics and text.
Attaching digital pictures without making changes before posting to a blog or website could cause the picture to lose quality and aesthetic value. Options available to reduce the size of digital pictures include cropping the picture therefore cutting out any unrelated backround(sky, people and objects), one could also consider changing the dimension (height and width) of the picture, save the file as a jpeg which would compress the picture to fit into a smaller file or use software such as photo editor programs that automatically resizes the file to fit. Reducing the use of color will also reduce the size of files.