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Slowly but surely QR codes are starting to appear everywhere. I’ve found them on promotional flyers, advertising stickers, business cards, and even in the classroom. But I realize that a lot of my peers still don’t understand quite exactly what they are or how to use them. These funky, pixelated graphics can seem a little intimidating, but I am hoping this guide can be an easy transition into the wonderful world of QR codes.
Just received an email today about two free training opportunities from Adobe.
Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society is a webinar on September 17th at 4pm EDT. Learn how to prepare students to participate in a more creative society in this webinar, presented by Mitch Resnik of the MIT Media lab. For more information, go to: http://go.iu.edu/efZ
If you are wanting to build your first website, or help students create one of their own, check out this two-week online Muse CC immersive boot camp. Learn how to design sites for web, mobile and tablet. The course starts on October 10th. Learn more at: http://go.iu.edu/efW
Oh and by the way, if you are part of the IU community, you have access to Muse CC through IUanyWare.
In looking for a solution, I found some comments from other people having the same problem. They had come up with two options to solve the issue, either:
- Use a different browser like Firefox or Chrome
- Log out of Google+
Not sure why logging out of Google+ fixes the issue but I found it worked for me.
Recently, I wanted to add a website to the new tab page that appears in Firefox when a new tab is opened. In looking at the help pages from Firefox, I found it showed how to work with pages that were automatically added and how add a bookmarked page. However, it seemed to me that bookmarking a page first shouldn’t be required. I searched on Google and found other people with the same issue. At this pointed I decided to just try some things, and I found that it is possible. The screen cast included below shows how to add a website to the new tab page:
On this week’s episode, we’re talking about how to update Page Properties in Dreamweaver. We also talk a little bit about Adobe Days, coming up on April 17th at IUB and April 19th at IUPUI.
Have you ever been to a web page where you can click on buttons or tabs that swap content on the page without having to load an entirely separate web page? Have you ever wondered how to make your own page have similar behavior?
Prerequisites for this tutorial:
A moderate understanding of XHTML and CSS
There are many different ways and programs you can use to go about creating a fun and interesting animated gif for the web. For this tutorial I will show you one quick and easy way to create an animated gif using Photoshop CS5. I am working on a Mac, but a PC will do just the same.
You can check out a preview of what the completed animated gif can look like by visiting this link. Keep in mind, this is a web page I designed to showcase the animated gif created for this specific tutorial. Uploading your completed animated gif directly to the web will not result in the animation being centered on the web page.
To begin with, I used Photoshop to create a series of images of which I kept in one folder. These images will act as the states for my animated gif. It is not necessary to use Photoshop to do this. You can create an animated gif with a series of photographs or a group of illustrations created in Illustrator in much the same way. Really, as long as you can open your files with Photoshop, you can create an animated gif out of virtually anything. The important thing to note is that each layer, or state, should be the same dimensions and resolution and will need to have something different, whether that change is slight or dramatic.
Have you ever visited a page that looked fine in Internet Explorer one day, and then the next it looks like a web page designed by a monkey?
If so, you are suffering from a disease I’ve come to call “Compatibilitus Brokenus.” Better known as “Compatibility View broke my web page.”
Knowing the basics of Illustrator and very little Dreamweaver, it has become very easy to create an interesting and fun website, complete with rollovers without knowing any code. Here’s an example of what can be accomplished. I used CS5 on my iMac, but you can use a PC and Adobe versions as old as CS2 just as well.
To Start with, create a new Folder on the Desktop (or wherever you plan to save your website) and title is “website.” This will provide a location where all your files for this particular website will be saved. It is important to keep all web files for one website in one location.