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World Wide Web Information

The Interactive Media Center has created the following materials, tutorials, and classes to help those interested in building or editing Web pages.

Our downloadable documents are presented in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

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The IMC offers a wide range of classes, including many on Web and Web-oriented topics. To see a complete list of those classes visit our class list and sign-up page.

Web Handouts

Accessing your S Drive with FileZilla, Secure File Transfer Protocol client - Step by step instructions for connecting to the student S-drive using FileZilla FTP software.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Setting Up Dreamweaver for FTP and Site Management - Step-by-step instructions for setting up your Web site in Dreamweaver for FTP and easy site management.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Testing Dreamweaver Connections to Unix - UAlbany students, staff and faculty often need to use Dreamweaver for projects that will be hosted on their Unix accounts. This handout explains step-by-step how to text the Dreamweaver connection to your Unix account.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Exporting & Importing Dreamweaver Site Data with .STE Files - Dreamweaver has the ability to export and import site data, such as passwords, user-names, and file structure. If you are recovering site setup information because of a computer crash or program update, or if you are assigning privileges to a new user, this document will help you make the task easier.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

HTML-XHTML-HTML 5 Tag Quick Reference - Common HTML, XHTML, and HTML 5 tags. This is not a complete reference, but lists most of the regularly used tags. Includes a short reference section on use and syntax. It includes information about the latest HTML 5 tags.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Using Special Fonts on Your Web Site - Easy step-by-step instructions that tell you how to use special "non-Web-safe" fonts on your Web site using the @font-face in CSS3.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

CSS Pseudo Classes - Learn how to use Cascading Style Sheet pseudo classes to style text links on your Web pages. Control color, underling, and more.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Missing Link in Web Pages - People who use WYSIWYG editors, such as Dreamweaver and Composer, sometimes discover that links have changes and images disappear. This tip sheet addresses this issue.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Ten Tips for Using Images on the Web - This tip sheet features ten short tips for Web page builders who intend to use images.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Basic Image Tips: Formats and Resolutions for the Web - Discusses which formats work on the Web and why. Also explains preferred resolutions and illustrates the differences.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Technical Tip - Image Resolutions for Digital Cameras, Scanners, and Printing - Overview of resolution settings for cameras, scanners, printers, the Web, and print purposes. Learn how to select the best resolution for your project.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Resizing Images for the Web with Photoshop CS6 - Tips on using Photoshop CS6 to resize images for Web applications.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

Introduction to Color and the Web - Learn the how color is used on the Web and basic color theory.
Acrobat (PDF) format.

A Rough Guide How the Domain Name System Works - The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the compents at the heart of the Internet and World Wide Web. This guide provides a simplified introductory explanation of how the DNS works.
Acrobat (PDF) format.


Online Tutorials

Search Engine Optimization - An introductory online tutorial about SEO. Learn the basic techniques and tips.

Online Reference

Browser Safe Color Chart - An online reference page featuring browser safe colors and hexadecimal codes.

HSL Color - An online page explaining how the HSL (Hue, Saturation, Lightness) color system work on the Web.

RGBA Color on the Web - This online reference explains the RGB alpha channel with examples of colors and code.

Introduction to Color and the Web - The IMC's online tutorial about color and how it is used on the Web.

Transparent GIF Images Compared to Transparent PNG Images - Discover the differences between GIF images with transparent backgrounds and similar PNG images. See why most PNG images will usually look better.

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