September 27

posted Sep 27, 2011, 5:40 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Sep 27, 2011, 12:25 PM ]
Your color coding practice activity should be done by now. If you haven't finished the activity yet, make it a priority today and share the Google Doc with your code with Mr. Knowles.

When you're done with that, you need to turn your attention to images on the web

Begin by reading the information about images at the HTMLDog site to learn how images are used on web pages, and what types of images can be used. After reading that page, you should be able to answer the following questions:
  • Do you know what the two different types of images that work best on the web are? 
  • Do you know which one is best for photographic images? Which is best for images with solid colors?
  • Do you know the key tags for images, what they mean, and how/why they should be used?
If the answer to any of those questions is "no", you should go back and review before moving on.

Now that you know which kind of photographic files work best for different kinds of images, and what alt and src tags are all about, where do you find photographs and other images for your web page?

If you answered Google Images, you might want to think again.

Read this story about a company that used the Google Image search to find a photo for a client's blog, and see how it all turned out. 

Then learn a little bit more about Creative Commons, a source referred to in the story. You'll be using images from CC in many of your upcoming assignments, so it's good to learn a little bit more about them now. 

You'll know you're done when you can answer these questions:
  • What is Creative Commons?
  • What kind of licenses does CC offer people who want to use images there?
  • How can you find out what uses are allowed for a particular image?
  • What do the following abbreviations mean:
    • CC-BY
    • CC-SA
    • CC-ND
    • CC-NC
If you know all those things (along with the 3 questions above the line) you've come to the end of the assignment, and you're ready for whatever comes next tomorrow.