Web Designing Tips

Written by Pawan Bangar

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•All It Takes Is A Droplet :

Want to optimize several images withrepparttar same settings? Create a "droplet "and save time. Openrepparttar 107763 optimize palette in Image Ready with your image open. Setrepparttar 107764 optimization to what you want-file type (JPG, GIF or PNG), quality (low, medium, high), lousiness, dither and so on while previewingrepparttar 107765 result inrepparttar 107766 "optimized" tab ofrepparttar 107767 main inrepparttar 107768 Optimize palette. This creates what is called a "droplet" that contains your optimization settings. Save this droplet anywhere you want, say on your desktop.

Now dragrepparttar 107769 folder containingrepparttar 107770 images to be optimized onto this droplet. Allrepparttar 107771 images inrepparttar 107772 folder will get optimizedrepparttar 107773 way you specified. This may take a while depending onrepparttar 107774 number and size ofrepparttar 107775 images inrepparttar 107776 folder. You can also drop images one at a time ontorepparttar 107777 droplet.

•Precise Hot Spots :

Want to link different parts of an image to various URLs? You can do this by slicingrepparttar 107778 image and assigning links torepparttar 107779 relevant slices, butrepparttar 107780 disadvantage of this isrepparttar 107781 lack of precision: slice is necessarily rectangular. Also, slices are pieces ofrepparttar 107782 image.

Say you're working on a Web page for children aboutrepparttar 107783 different parts of ancient castles. You would likerepparttar 107784 parts-dungeons; moat, guard towers, and so on-to have precise rollovers and links so thatrepparttar 107785 information is conveyed correctly. Rather than slices such an images and allot links, use image maps, selectrepparttar 107786 polygon Image Map tool in Image Ready and outlinerepparttar 107787 part you want to talk about precisely . Even circular image maps work fairly well in some areas. You can adjust points ofrepparttar 107788 map edge after finishingrepparttar 107789 shape, too .inrepparttar 107790 image map palette, you can specifyrepparttar 107791 URL to link to along with ALT text. To preview your work, save Optimized as a HTML file and check it in a browser.

•Optimize Your Web Graphics Easily :

Despiterepparttar 107792 cable Internet connections and high-speed modems, Web graphics are still limited speed-wise. The sites that load fastest and work most efficient have well-optimized graphics .GIF images are generally good for line drawings and illustrations while JPG ones are best suited for photographs. Besides file format, there are various factor that affectrepparttar 107793 optimized image likerepparttar 107794 ‘lousiness'-the amount of data inrepparttar 107795 image that you're willing to sacrifice for smaller file size-the number of colors you need minimum, whether you can have dithering or not, so on .

In Photoshop, to try out different optimization settings, click Save for Web . A window opens up showingrepparttar 107796 current image along with various options and menus onrepparttar 107797 right . inrepparttar 107798 image window itself, you can see two tabs: 2-up tab to see two versions-the original andrepparttar 107799 optimized-for comparison along with time needed to loadrepparttar 107800 image according to various modem speeds . The 4-upshows you 3 versions againstrepparttar 107801 original. These previews are useful and convenient, rather than having to manually saverepparttar 107802 image repeatedly in different ways and comparing each of them.

•Making A Banner Ad:

We're all familiar with banner ads that we see all overrepparttar 107803 Web: a strip with an image and text that changes into another and another conveying some information. Clicking on this ad takes you torepparttar 107804 site thatrepparttar 107805 company is advertising for. You don't have to use GIF Builder or any other graphics software to animate such an ad. You can make it easily using Front Page. Select Insert-Web component-banner ad manger. Inrepparttar 107806 window that opens, specifyrepparttar 107807 size ofrepparttar 107808 ad,repparttar 107809 transition effect,repparttar 107810 number of seconds to display each image,repparttar 107811 URL to linkrepparttar 107812 ad to and addrepparttar 107813 images you've prepared. That's it.

This feature could also be used you want to share a few photographs coiled also be used when you want to share a few photographs or images but don't wantrepparttar 107814 images to be save-able onrepparttar 107815 cline's side; right-click will not work on these images. Althoughrepparttar 107816 images may be found inrepparttar 107817 cache, at least they won't be able to be copied directly.

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The Database Design Alalysis - Business perspective

Written by Alf Pedersen

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Top business experience is required inrepparttar analysis team in order to get in-depth understanding ofrepparttar 107762 business itself.

Remember: Our model, at this stage in development, must reflectrepparttar 107763 business, not some constraints given by any tool or personal preferences. This happens all too often and usually with not-to-good results.

Inrepparttar 107764 analysis team,repparttar 107765 system analysts must have an expert level knowledge of business modeling. By business modeling, I mean exactly that. I do not mean expert knowledge of f.i. Entity Relationship modeling without relating it torepparttar 107766 real world. However good a person may be educated, nothing beatsrepparttar 107767 experience earned from several similar tasks atrepparttar 107768 equivalent level of complexity. How does one gain experience then? Participate under a tutor. I would never hire a consultant without experience and trust her to understandrepparttar 107769 complexity of my business, all by herself.

I will not go into detail as torepparttar 107770 total project staff is composed. This will depend on many outside factors, such as degree of participation from each party, size ofrepparttar 107771 project, formal requirements (public sector tends to require at higher level of project staffing, partly due to rigorous documentation requirements), etc. What we focus on isrepparttar 107772 tightly performing party that determinesrepparttar 107773 final business model: The experts onrepparttar 107774 business together withrepparttar 107775 system analysts, preferably more than one in this phase.

Due torepparttar 107776 increasing complexity that tends to be taken into systems development, I cannot imagine a development project of any noticeable size that should not use a development tool as support forrepparttar 107777 analysis team as well as for each stage other of development. I regardrepparttar 107778 tool(s) chosen as an integral part ofrepparttar 107779 team. In many cases,repparttar 107780 tool is alsorepparttar 107781 communicator betweenrepparttar 107782 business andrepparttar 107783 analyst. I have often started a project by going throughrepparttar 107784 way we communicate with each other. In my experience,repparttar 107785 business soon finds Entity Relationship diagrams familiar, if not as familiar as torepparttar 107786 system analysts. However, they are a means of communication that work. The same may be said for function diagrams, or function hierarchies. They are even easier to understand for a non-system person.

That is whyrepparttar 107787 eBook on ‘Entity Relationship Modeling – Principles’ is inrepparttar 107788 writing, and soon will be published on this site as a free eBook, which you are free to use in your ongoing or upcoming projects.

As for choice of modeling tool, I give no concrete recommendations: I have used Oracle Designer (formerly Oracle CASE*Method) forrepparttar 107789 last 15 years, and I have found it to be a powerful and rich system, which delivers in many more areas than I have needed to use it for. I am probably a little biased here.

However, a toolset should include reusable objects: The results fromrepparttar 107790 analysis phase should berepparttar 107791 basis for generating tables and all other database objects for use inrepparttar 107792 design phase, as well as functions should be used for generating candidate modules. Furthermore,repparttar 107793 database objects and candidate modules should be used to generaterepparttar 107794 DDL (Data Definition Language) scripts for physically building allrepparttar 107795 elements ofrepparttar 107796 database, as well asrepparttar 107797 candidate modules should be used to generate running program modules. Not that I expect a system to be 100% generated – far from it. However, with such functionality you could show a prototype, which illustratedrepparttar 107798 resulting, needed functionality, but withoutrepparttar 107799 last finishing touch orrepparttar 107800 most advanced business constraints built into it.

For more visualization of this article, visit http://www.databasedesign-resource.com

The author has spent the last 15 years as a system analyst in manufacturing, government, private corporations and broadcasting, performing database analysis and design, based on Oracle Designer and Developer tools.

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