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Creating Graphics for the Web

by Becky Davis

File Types and Formats and How to Save Them

Save for Web vs. print

When preparing images for the web and other online media, you often need to compromise between image display quality and the file size of the image.

That statement is straight out of Adobe’s help files and is really the heart of this discussion. A perfect picture in size and quality for the most part is too big (physically and in file size) to be useful on the web. Compromises must be made. This subject can go on for days, but here are some simple things to memorize.

  • Print – 300-600 dpi (dots per inch, printer resolution)

    Pixel Demo

    Pixel Demo

  • Web – 72 ppi (pixels per inch, monitor resolution)

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Information Architecture

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, members of the Chicago Dreamweaver met and enjoyed a presentation by Dennis Deacon on Information Architecture. It was a good reminder of it’s importantance and raised the understanding by many others.

The Web Design Workflow (Mentorship Series)

Guidance on Web Design/Development workflow

A Practical Guide to Designing for the Web


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Welcome to the first post of the Chicago Dreamweaver Meetup site. This site is meant to support the members of the Chicago Dreamweaver Meetup by offering a central location for information and knowledge sharing. It is also the home of the group’s mentorship series, which will be posted on a regular basis. All are welcome to participate, become engaged, and share.

Look for updates, including the mentorship series schedule, and the first mentorship posting within the next couple of weeks.