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manoman81
11-14-2005, 07:22 PM
Well, the title says it all. I'm using photoshop to make a layout. Problem is that everytime I make one and try and post it, it always appears to be fuzzy on the web. Any suggestions?

Joetheeskimo
11-14-2005, 08:01 PM
Screenie? :)

ZBomber
11-14-2005, 08:11 PM
Set the resolutuon of the picture as high as you can get it when you save?

MTV2
11-14-2005, 08:15 PM
save as jpeg, scroll the scroller allllll the way to the right(---> that way) so that its at maximum quality...and make sure u havent applied any blurs....also try to use as many "Web Safe Colours" as possible...

manoman81
11-14-2005, 10:15 PM
save as jpeg, scroll the scroller allllll the way to the right(---> that way) so that its at maximum quality...and make sure u havent applied any blurs....also try to use as many "Web Safe Colours" as possible...

I've set the quality to the max. I followed another tutorial to slice it. I'm thinking that the colors might not be "safe". I'll try to make a screenie tomorrow as long as you don't point and laugh. It was for a Frontpage workshop and I needed something quick. But, because FP sucks soooooooooooooo much, I couldn't use it correctly.

Edit: Got bored. Here's a screenie. Hope it's not too big
http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/5125/layoutcopy1xb.th.jpg (http://img131.imageshack.us/my.php?image=layoutcopy1xb.jpg)

It's not the final version. But looking at it, yeah, I can see where some of the effects were making it blurry.

By the way, has anyone had good experiences with Nvu?

--ZeeMan--
11-14-2005, 11:46 PM
http://www.designwhoring.com/bulletin/viewtopic.php?t=46

something i made for a while back. might be useful in case you care to check it out. and the design looks good, but i agree the colors may clash a bit. so i'd just drop the opacity down on them a bit. as far as nvu, never heard of it so i can't help you there. but as far as coding, i could help you get everything covered. :)

EDIT: i googled nvu and seems slightly interesting so i may demo it and see what it can do.

manoman81
11-15-2005, 09:40 AM
Annnnddd....bookmarked. Thanks, Zee. That's what I needed.

Nvu is like Dreamweaver Light. Until I can sit down and learn Dreamweaver, I'm using this. Besides, it's free.

coupes.
11-15-2005, 04:38 PM
notepad > all

Jeff
11-15-2005, 04:53 PM
notepad > all
Quoted for emphasis.

I always use notebook for my html and it just seems so much easier to use because as long as you know how to write html there's no extra unneeded stuff in it.

manoman81
11-15-2005, 05:20 PM
as long as you know how to write html

That's my problem. I need to learn the code itself. I would like to get to that point that all I need is notepad, though.

--ZeeMan--
11-15-2005, 07:03 PM
notepad > all
:p go back to your hole!

but yeah writing html in notepad is difficult as it's not easy to check your work as you go.

Jeff
11-15-2005, 07:04 PM
That's my problem. I need to learn the code itself. I would like to get to that point that all I need is notepad, though.
There are many great sites out there to help beginners learn html. SitePoint (http://www.sitepoint.com/) is a great resource. I have used a few others but at the moment can't remember what they're called. If I remember I'll make sure to post them.

EDIT:

but yeah writing html in notepad is difficult as it's not easy to check your work as you go.
That is something that is a problem with notepad. There is a pretty easy to use HTML editor called WinEdit (http://www.softpile.com/Development/Editors_and_IDEs/Review_02257_index.html) that I have used in the past. It is basically a souped-up version of notepad, it checks your html for errors and you can preview your work as you go. Actually, I don't know why I stopped using it...

El Sitherino
11-15-2005, 07:21 PM
I agree with coupes, Notepad > *.

manoman81
11-16-2005, 10:32 AM
Awesome stuff guys.