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Archive for October, 2010

Web Accessibility Made Easy: Headings

This entry in the “Web Accessibility Made Easy” series addresses the use of headings to add structure to the content of Web pages.

Headings

HTML headings have been part of the structure of an HTML document from the beginning.  The heading tags <H1> through <H6> are meant to give web documents structure. Therefore, headings should be properly nested to assign level of importance in the structure of the Web page.   (more…)

Soundbooth is a lot of fun…Come see for yourself!

On October 26th at IU Bloomington, and October 29th at IUPUI, IT Training & Education will debut a new Adobe Soundbooth workshop.

Soundbooth is an application that can record and edit sound.  It’s a very versatile application that can open video files and add sound directly to them as well.  In the workshop, we’ll cover a lot of basic sound editing tasks like recording, noise removal, sound removal, and adding effects, but then we’ll have some fun by exploring the vast sound effects library that comes with Soundbooth for free.

Sign up for Soundbooth CS5: The Basics

Check out what we can do with some basic video, and Soundbooth CS5:

Join us for a fun afternoon of sound editing!

WordPress: Including Category RSS Feed Links Using the Default Category Widget

One of the benefits of administering this blog is that it allows me to find gaps in the WordPress documentation already published to the web and/or find easier ways to do things than what has already been explained.

Today, I’m looking into how to create the category RSS feeds that you can see in our sidebar. This article will discuss how to create the following by editing the default WordPress category sidebar widget:

RSS Feed text links:

Category Text RSS Links

RSS Feed icon links:

Category RSS Image Links

NOTE: This article is intended for individuals who are working with WordPress at an administrative level. A familiarity with PHP is required.

WordPress Version: 2.8.0 and up

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Using the Write-On Effect in After Effects

One of the more interesting Effects we can take advantage of in After Effects is the Write-On effect.  It’s main purpose is to animate a brush as it’s moving.  Many people use it to make it appear as if their signature is being drawn on screen.

However, by altering some settings, we can also make it reveal a drawing over time.  This is a common effect used to make vines or trees appear as if they’re growing.  In this video, we examine the different settings available in the Write-On Effect, and show how to make a drawing appear over time.

After Effects: Using the Write-On Effect

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