Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Quizzes on Friday morning. 15% of your grade are the quizzes, typically 9 new, 1 review, and 1 extra credit question from our articles.
This years Sat / Act prep work comes from “100 Most Common SAT Words” by Quizlet. As we are using their list to pull from you are able to use their free study tools. Make a free account so you add the new words to your Study Bank. As the weeks go by and you are studying from this ever growing word bank, you will find that your vocabulary (speaking and retention) has improved.
The weekly latin root comes from “42 Most Common Latin Roots”.
Sat / Act prep
- Discredit – dishonor, disgrace. “The scandal discredited the President of the company.”
- Disdain – to regard with scorn. “The disdain the teams felt for each other was palpable.”
- Divergent – variant, moving apart. “The goals of the students and the teachers at the school was getting more divergent each day.”
Latin Root of the week
- Inter – among, between. “In its simplest form, the internet is a series of documents linked together.”
- Legibility is the quality of text being clear enough to read. As designers we can face legibility issues when choosing font and background colors (think web design), as well as when warping and manipulating text (think graphic design).
- A display typeface / display text is a font that is intended for use at large sizes for headings, rather than for extended passages of body text. Display typefaces will often have more eccentric and variable designs than the simple, relatively restrained typefaces generally used for body text.
- Rasterizing Type is the process of converting an editable word to standard artwork. Rasterizing type allows to more aggressive warping and distortion effects and Photoshop no longer has to keep track of the letters, fonts, etc, which make up a type layer. Once a text layer is rasterized it is no long editable as text!
- CSS / Cascading Style Sheets is the best practice way to setup styles for a website. In this method all style rules are stored in an external style document. This allows for a single style document to control the look and feel of a website with 50,000+ pages.
- There are two other ways to add styles to websites that while functional are not considered best practice: Embedded and Inline.
- Embedded Styles are when you create styles in the head of an html document. Cons for this are that style rules must be added to the head section of each html file you are writing, so you are writing the same rules over and over. This is not ideal.
- Inline Styles are when you create a style rule on the specific tag in an html document. Cons for this are that if you adding a style rule for paragraphs on a html page, you have to write the style rule on each tag on the page, so again you are writing the same over and over and OVER! This is not ideal.
- In terms of rule precedence – which rule will display when CSS / Embedded / Inline rules conflict with each other – the closest the rule is to the html selector, it is that rule which has precedence.
- CSS / Cascading Style Sheets are the farthest away from the html (as they are in an external file) so they are the least powerful.
- Embedded Styles are in the HTML file and are closer to the tag, so they overwrite CSS rules.
- Inline Styles are literally IN THE TAG itself, so they will overwrite anything.
- If you have style rule conflicts you can always add !important to the end of a css rule (before the semi-colon) and that specific rule will take precedence.
- The <strong> and </strong> tags are used to create bold text.
- The <header> and </header> html tag is used for introductory content in a website such as your display text / branding. The header element could also include a websites navigation so long as the links are internal (not linking to outside websites).
- The <section> and </section> tags are used to define a specific region of a website, such as in our center channel layout. Declaring in a <section> element gives us something to “hook” our CSS into.
- Alt tags are the alt attribute in the image tag. It is required that we use alt tags to give visually impaired users a description of the image.
- To center an element in CSS:
- Give it a width
- Setup a a margin of “0: auto”
- To use a background image instead of a color, use the following structure:
- Notice we can still use the “background” property
- When we use “../” in file paths it allows us to leave the current folder and go “up” 1 level to the parent folder.