Introductory Lecture

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ICC565
Designing Interactivity
Stephen Masiclat
Director, Graduate Program in Media Management
Jeffrey Passetti
Adjunct Professor
Syllabus highlights
1 You must have your own laptop
computer for this class. Platform/OS
does not matter.
2 The syllabus is available on
Blackboard (blackboard.syr.edu)
3 There will be several in-class
assignments that will factor into your
final grade. All of these will be
submitted through Blackboard.
Syllabus highlights
1 You must have your own computer for
this class. Platform/OS does not
matter.
2 The syllabus is available on
Blackboard (blackboard.syr.edu)
3 There will be several in-class
assignments that will factor into your
final grade.
4 The software we use is free:
IE 8 or Safari
Google Chrome
Firefox
Notepad (PC)
TextWrangler (Mac)
Filezilla or Fetch or Cyberduck
No, you can’t use
Microsoft Word to make
web pages
Let me show you why
Syllabus highlights. . .
5
The Attendance/Participation
component will be calculated by:
· The degree to which you adhere to
the lecture and demonstration
praxis;
· Timeliness. Assignments will be
handed in through Blackboard.
They will be automatically date/
time-stamped.
Let’s get smarter . . .
Please define the term: web page
Let’s get smarter . . .
Please define the term: web page
A set of instructions written in a
markup language, stored on and
delivered by an http server, and
interpreted on a client by browser
software.
How the web works . . .
Client-server architecture
How the web works . . .
N-tier architecture
How the web works . . .
N-tier architecture
How the web works . . .
Web sites are organized into directories.
The directory structure will determine the
Uniform Resource Locator or URL for
various resources.
For this class, you must make a class
folder called icc565
Inside that folder, make another folder
called colorSite
Inside the colorSite folder, make another
folder called images
How the web works . . .
You won’t have the “index.html” file
The folders have a parent/child structural
relationship.
The URL for this website would be:
http://MacintoshHD.syr.edu/icc565/colorSite
How the web works
graphically
1. File formats
The only legal file formats are JPEG,
PNG and GIF.
2. Screen & graphic resolution
Computer screens have
approximately 72 pixels per inch,
therefore you should save your
images at 72dpi.
3. Colorspace specification
Computers use the RGB colorspace,
therefore always convert your images
to RGB before saving them for your
web site.
How the web works
graphically
1. File formats
The only legal file formats are JPEG,
PNG and GIF.
2. Screen & graphic resolution
Computer screens have
approximately 72 pixels per inch,
therefore you should save your
images at 72dpi.
3. Colorspace specification
Computers use the RGB colorspace,
therefore always convert your images
to RGB before saving them for your
web site.
How the web works
graphically
1. File formats
The only legal file formats are JPEG,
PNG and GIF.
2. Screen & graphic resolution
Computer screens have
approximately 72 pixels per inch,
therefore you should save your
images at 72dpi.
3. Colorspace specification
Computers use the RGB colorspace,
therefore always convert your images
to RGB before saving them for your
web site.
How the web works
graphically
1. File formats
The only legal file formats are JPEG,
PNG and GIF.
2. Screen & graphic resolution
Computer screens have
approximately 72 pixels per inch,
therefore you should save your
images at 72dpi.
3. Colorspace specification
Computers use the RGB colorspace,
therefore always convert your images
to RGB before saving them for your
web site.
How the web works
graphically
voltage applied to pixel
maximum
minimum
ffffff
eeeeee
dddddd
cccccc
bbbbbb
aaaaaa
999999
888888
777777
666666
555555
444444
333333
222222
111111
000000
Computer color specification uses
hexadecimal notation
The alphanumerics correspond to
level of voltage delivered to the
pixels. They are always in the order,
Red, Green, Blue (RGB).
White= ffffff
Black=000000
When all three values are equal, you
have shades of gray.
Arbitrary but
important facts
1. Home page = index.html
2. All file and directory names should be
written lowercase without spaces
3. The suffixes .html and .htm are
equivalent
4. Most browsers will interpret .txt
5. All browsers will render web-compliant
files.
6. It’s almost impossible to cheat in this
class, therefore the path of least
resistance is to buckle down and learn.
7. The best way to learn is to build a
complete mental model; a schema.
See you on Monday
Stephen Masiclat
Jeffrey Passetti
[email protected]
[email protected]
255 Newhouse 3
254 Newhouse 3
@masiclat
@jpassetti
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