September 4th, 2003, 05:39 PM
I am rather new to web developement but I hope to use it to help me learn Java/JScript and impliment them them into a web page. My first question was when you first come begin creating it, do you draw everything out on paper or just start in, or is there another better way? Second do you create your own images and if so with what?
September 4th, 2003, 08:46 PM
September 4th, 2003, 09:34 PM
For creating my images, I personally use Paint Shop Pro. as I find it easier to learn than Photoshop (and it's a darn sight cheaper!), but you can still create decent effects for it. I'd recommend it to beginners who don't want to start with Photoshop.
September 5th, 2003, 07:16 PM
September 5th, 2003, 07:29 PM
September 5th, 2003, 09:26 PM
Sorry for that! It's a Friday Mistake! And with a good headache in bonus!
September 22nd, 2003, 06:45 PM
I usually design a website in mind, n then start working over it... while making improvements in the roadway....
Now is the moment, or NEVER!!!
September 24th, 2003, 11:50 AM
I've sketched out sites before, especially when the design of it was my main focus. Sometimes I come up with layouts with no practical use except to look pretty and have no idea where to use them because I have to reason to put them anywhere. I'd just sit on the couch, make a general layout sketch, maybe make a list of certain elements I definitely wanted on the page and went from there.
Most of the time, I skip that though and go straight for Photoshop. It really depends on if making the site is for personal uses or for someone else on the organization involved. I don't take the time to sit down and plan out any of the little personal dinky sites I do, it's just a waste. So I'll just open up a new image...and stare at the whiteness until I come up with something. Once I have a basic idea in mind, it all stems from there.
October 7th, 2003, 08:04 PM
yeah i usually think of ideas to use, but then when i see how it actually looks on the site (and w/ different resolutions than i might have had in mind) - how the color scheme goes with the backround pictures...all that good stuff, i usually make a lot of adjustments. even if youre good at designing, you still learn a lot of cool techniques and looks from simple mistakes or trial and error testing. h0p3 th!s h3lps...
October 7th, 2003, 09:32 PM
I personally draw all the graphics out on paper first. Everything starts with a paper and a pencil (and a huge eraser). Once I have the sketch done, depending on the complexity I either head for photoshop, or for 3d studio max.
Oh yeah, be sure to look at your graphics in many resolutions and on many different monitors. That flat screen shows colors way different then that crt does.