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Post by SDNess » Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:18 am

What program(s) do you use for your site VegettoEX?

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Post by VegettoEX » Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:21 am

Everything's done in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Adobe Photoshop 7.0. With a bit of hand-coding.
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Post by Deus ex Machina » Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:13 am

While were on the subject, how do you make those neat pictures with the 'shadow' effect? Those are pretty slick.

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Post by Meri » Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:13 pm

Deus ex Machina wrote:While were on the subject, how do you make those neat pictures with the 'shadow' effect? Those are pretty slick.
Never underestimate the power of the "drop shadow" effect in Photoshop. :D I know he does that, and also draws a blue border around each image.

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Post by Gary » Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:18 pm

Oh my goodness! It is Meri! ^_^

Yeah once you discover all of the little things in Photoshop you will be like.. That was so easy. ^_^
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Post by SaiyaJedi » Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:57 pm

VegettoEX wrote:Everything's done in Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and Adobe Photoshop 7.0. With a bit of hand-coding.
I use Photoshop Elements 2, because I'm a cheap bastard who won't pony up the $300 for an educational copy of Photoshop CS. :P (I do have Dreamweaver MX 2004, though.)

I did, however, succeed in getting Mike to start using the "Save for Web" feature, so that we can have decent-sized images without reducing the colors to less than 256. So, yeah. 8)
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Post by VegettoEX » Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:58 pm

Back in my day, we didn't have "Save For the Web" !! Eat THAT! Actually, I keep an old version of Photoshop 4.0 around for when I just want to do a raw scan, and not edit it right away. 4.0 loads up like a charm, where-as 7.0 acts like a drunken Kame-Sen'nin trying to find his porn.
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Post by Meri » Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:07 pm

SaiyaJedi wrote:I did, however, succeed in getting Mike to start using the "Save for Web" feature, so that we can have decent-sized images without reducing the colors to less than 256. So, yeah. 8)
THANK YOU!!! I've been trying to get him to use that feature for as long as I've known him (which I guess has been 4 years now). He'll listen to Julian, but not me... I see how it is. :P

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Post by Jakez04 » Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:50 pm

Hey EX,
Is Microsoft Front Page a good tool to use?(thats what I use)
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Post by VegettoEX » Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:01 pm

Back in the day, Front Page was the spawn of Satan, in terms of page design. It created horribly inefficient and redundant code, and just wouldn't let you do what you wanted to do.

I have no idea what current versions are like, since I'm so in love with Dreamweaver ^^. Most people seem to use Dreamweaver or Adobe GoLive (which is kinda like a poor man's DW; not because it's cheap, which it isn't... but because it's just a bad rip-off of DW).

Meri and I wrote tutorials for both DW and GoLive (and tons of other programs) for the Rutgers Writing Program sites... hmm... lemme find....

http://bizntech.rutgers.edu/web_design/index.html

You can also check out the shitloads of tutorials at:

http://getit.rutgers.edu

Not only are the tutorials more in-depth, there, but the site is so damn sexy looking I can't stand it. That was our pet project last summer. Tutorials up the waaaah-zooooo!

Dunno how much help that'll be for people. It's geared towards a Rutgers student, but just replace whatever FTP info it's talking about, and you should be fine.
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Post by Gary » Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:03 pm

It is good to start with, FrontPage that is. Once you get into the actual coding and know what you are doing then it is much better that way. You have a little more freedom with how things work. Not much but I think you do.

FrontPage is a useful tool. I think Dreamweaver is better though. Basically the same in a way.. just without the Microsoft Name..

I use Dreamweaver when I feel lazy otherwise I use notepad to code.
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Post by laserkid » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:36 pm

I must be the only man alive that hand types all of his sites HTML XP
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Post by TripleRach » Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:42 pm

Nope, I prefer to type all my HTML out, too.

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Post by laserkid » Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:18 pm

wheee I'm not alone! lol

Its not a prefference issue for me, I have no option, but I do enjoy using my hand codes so ^^;;
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Post by Dayspring » Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:20 pm

Right now I'm playing around with Yahoo! sitebuilder 2.0.

I think I'm going to flood my computer trial offer thingies and see which is best.
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Post by Hujio » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:09 pm

I type all my HTML out by hand with trusty Windows Notepad.

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Post by Deus ex Machina » Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:39 pm

I use good ol' notepad and HTML for all my layout needs.

Probably the reason why they all turn out looking like crap... :?

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Post by Gary » Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:37 am

Like I said I usually use Notepad.. but if I am feeling really lazy I'll use Dreamweaver. I still type everything out in Dreamweaver except I let it close all of the tags for me automatically.
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Post by admin » Sat Jan 24, 2004 5:41 pm

If you were looking to create a website I'd def. reccomend starting with Dreamweaver and becoming familiar with it. It's a powerful application that creates clean, well-designed websites fairly eaisly. As for graphics, Photoshop and Paintshop Pro are the programs that I've always used and had no problems with.
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