Characteristics of text written for the web
minimalization - short, sharp sentences - use active not passive - descriptive nowns
and verbs, not adjectives and adverbs
coherence - holds together - flows - properly organizing content
clarity - clearly writt
Whether you use buttons, roll overs, tabs, or text links to navigate as a site grows it
can become a tangled web of interconnections if you don't plan it. The result is a site
that is difficult to navigate and expensive to maintain.
Shockwave Flash (.swf) file format
read by browsers with the flash plug-in
saves animations as vector images
good choice for animations with solid areas of colour and sharp object definitions
usually have small file sizes
many objects can not exported as
Change to a qualified fetch specification
Start with the project in Tutorial 61 which finished with an unqualified fetch
/build qualifier from format string and array of arguments
NSMutableArray args = new NSMutableArray();
Lets have a go.
Lay out the information according to the categories in step 8
13. Lets try a navigation structure
Link the catategories in the tip page to each page containing information in that
Note: every page has a "RETURN TO TOP PAGE" link t
Photographs are used on the web for several purposes:
Back ground tiling - to give the page a desired look
Rollover and link buttons - to make navigation more interesting
To communicate information about a topic in a visual way
o the web is a vi
Human interface design principles
1. Feels natural to the user
an abstraction of a situation we are familiar with
e.g. spread sheet to an accountant
2. Puts the user in control
the user decides what next not the computer
The User wants to know
1. Where am
Fundamental questions for the web designer
What is your communication goal?
Who is the user?
What does the user want?
1. Useful Information presented in an attractive manner.
2. Fuild navigation with simple fast links.
Useful Information - mee
Time line for actions
Add a hyperlink to a second component (Tut42)
Add a counter to count when the 2nd component is woken
Add a counter to session to count everytimethe 2nd component is woken
Include a hyperlink to main
Also, print out when a component c
Tristimulus theory of vision - eyes perceive colour through the stimulation of three
visual pigments in the cones of the retina
Three visual pigments have a peak sensitivity at wavelengths of about 630nm (red),
530 nm (green) and 450 nm (blue
Creating the appearance of motion
Location - where the object is on the window - x, y, theta
Time - an object that changes its location over time is animated
Frame rate - number of times per second the window is updated
Adobe reccomendations on text
Using Different Font Sizes
While you can specify font sizes in your document, keep in mind that font sizes on the
Web are relative
they are controlled by the browser, rather than by your settings.
Some browsers are configur