Author(s): Bud Smith
This is the only starter guide on Web graphics that covers static images, such as buttons and banners, as well as photos, animation, and video. It is written for beginning Web page designers who don't have a graphic design background. It features step-by-step instruction to help first-time designers learn the tricks to making Web graphics come out perfectly. It includes instructions on creating and placing animated GIFs, digital photos, Flash animations, and digital video on a Web page. Coauthor Bud Smith is the bestselling author of "Creating Web Pages For Dummies, Sixth Edition" (0-7645-1643-4), which has sold more than 500,000 copies in all editions. The accompanying CD-ROM contains trial versions of popular graphics software: Adobe's Photoshop Elements and Illustrator, Macromedia Flash, and JASC's Paintshop Pro, plus sample clip art and examples from the book.
Bud Smith runs the creating-web-pages.com Web site and has authored or coauthored five For Dummies books. Peter Frazier is a graphic designer and consultant for Zanzara Design and Research.
Introduction.Part I: Getting Going with Web Graphics.Chapter 1: Handling Web Graphics Tasks.Chapter 2: Creating a Graphical Web Page.Chapter 3: Creating Great Web Graphics.Part II: Discovering and Using Cool Graphics Tools.Chapter 4: Cool Tools for Web Graphics.Chapter 5: Compressing Photos with JPEG.Chapter 6: Creating GIF Images.Part III: Getting Photos in Your Web Site.Chapter 7: Preparing Photos for Your Web Site.Chapter 8: Getting Photos for Your Web Site.Chapter 9: Processing Photos for the Web.Chapter 10: Resizing and Fixing Photos.Chapter 11: Compressing and Post-Producing Photos.Part IV: Using GIF in Your Web Site.Chapter 12: Using GIF Images in Your Web Site.Chapter 13: Using GIF Animation.Chapter 14: Creating and Obtaining Images.Chapter 15: Laying Out Web Pages with Images.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 16: Ten Cool Online Resources.Chapter 17: Ten Graphics Tips for Business Web Sites.Appendix A: About the CD.Appendix B: Glossary.Index.