TAILIEUCHUNG - Taking Your Talent to the Web- P17

Taking Your Talent to the Web- P17:It was a simple solution to a complex problem. On one side, thousands of designers and art directors are eager to take their talents to the Web but aren’t sure how. On the other, web agencies could not find enough good web designers to get their work done. | Taking Your Talent to the Web 221 Save the VisiBone swatch so it is always available when you work in Photoshop. Now pat yourself on the back. Many of your peers have no idea that this special swatch exists that it comes bundled with Photoshop and that it can greatly ease the creation of meaningful and attractive color schemes for the Web. You are ahead of the game. If you re stuck using an older version of Photoshop or an alternative image editor you can download the VisiBone palette free of charge at . While there help yourself to additional VisiBone palettes for other software programs you or your teammates use including Adobe Illustrator and ImageReady Macromedia Fireworks Bare Bones BBEdit Jasc Paint Shop Pro Allaire HomeSite MetaCreations Painter or the GIMP an image editor for Linux . You need it they ve got it. For additional wisdom on the Color Cube see Lynda Weinman s site at and David Siegel s at . You also might want to buy Weinman s Designing Web Graphics and Coloring Web Graphics both of which are available from New Riders Press and are pretty much the standard industry texts. They are full of practical examples and offer stimulating and innovative ideas from the earliest days of web design. Another standard industry text David Siegel s Creating Killer Websites is also available from New Riders and also provides extensive information on the subjects we cover in this chapter. It s a beautifully written book full of great ideas but it is also a book of its time 1996 and many of the practices it preaches would now be considered harmful to the development of a semantic Web based on W3C Recommendations. We own and cherish this book which was greatly influential in our development and we recommend it as long as you know which of its visual techniques to shun. If you re unsure wait for the book s third hear it s coming soon. Format This GIFs JPEGs and Such Raster images come in at least as many .