Wireframes

Wireframes are the most important step when building a website. If you miss this step, it will make the process a whole lot harder. Wireframes help you visualize the end results of your website. Here is a image of a wireframe.

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In this image, we see that the profile page is already planned out. This simplifies the process of making a website. Imagine trying to make a human body without a skeleton. That would be a mess! Same thing applies to website creation. Hopefully this inspires you to make website the correct way. Bye!

Netiquette

 

Why is Netiquette so important?

Netiquette is the correct or acceptable way of communicating on the Internet. Knowing this correctly will save you in the future. Here is some advice when your on the internet.

  • Don’t post or share private information such as social security number or address
  • Avoid clicking on sketchy ads or buttons. Theses can possibly lead to viruses.
  • Find the right friends.
  • Stay away from arguments.

Theses are just a couple examples of rules. I encourage you to follow theses rules. Enjoy surfing the web!

Which Graphics File Format Is Best To Use When?

You have probably tried to save a image with transparency as a JPEG but when you drag it into Photoshop. It doesn’t have any transparency. This is because JPEGs do not support transparency. This is why knowing what file format to use is a time saver. Here are some file formats.

PNG – Stands for Portable Network Graphics. This file format is very important because it can support transparency. Also PNGs wont lose quality in photos.

JPEG/JPG – Stands for Joint Photo Expert Group also .JPG. This is the most common file format because it takes up less space than other formats.

GIF – Stands Graphics Interchange Format. This format will not loose quality. What is special about this format  is it can allow animations and transparency. GIF are used commonly in websites.

PSD – Stands for Photoshop Document. If you have ever used Adobe Photoshop. You already know what this format is. This format allows you to save layers to edit later. Most computers without Adobe PS wont allow you to open this file format.

 

Traditional VS Online Resumes or Portfolios

Now-a-days, everything is online. Most companies have moved to online means of applying. You can send a scan or a PDF of your resume. But now that everything is online. Why don’t we take it a step further? Online portfolios are rising into popularity. They are much better than traditional resumes. Here are some reasons why!

      ♦  They look professional.

      ♦  Increases your skill / confidence with technology.

      ♦  Your portfolio is always there.

      ♦  Easy to update.

       Easy to distribute. 

 

Those are just some examples of pros of having an online portfolio. I really believe online portfolios are the way to go. Stay tuned for the next blog post!

Four Copyright Fair Use Factor

The purpose and character of your use

This is the first copyright fair use factor. This means that you can take someone’s work and change it. But you have to transform the work. You need to add a new meaning or expression to the work. Also, you need to add new information, new aesthetics, new understandings from the original work.

The Nature of the Copyrighted Work

This is the second copyright fair use factor. This gives you some more leeway to copy from fact based works like novels, plays, and biographies. Also note that you will have a stronger case if you copied from a published work than an unpublished work.

 

The Amount and Substantiality of the Portion Taken.

This is the third copyright fair use factor. Obviously, the less you copy. Most likely you will be excused as fair use. But, even if you take a very small amount of work. If what you took was the “heart.” Then you will most likely run into some issues.

 

The Effect of the Use Upon the Potential Market

This is the fourth and final copyright fair use factor. If you deprive the copyright owner of their income, this will most likely trigger a lawsuit. You are basically stealing their money!