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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Preparing Graphics for the Web

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Donna Mosier (Faculty), Mar 11, 2002
Comment: I explored Preparing Graphics for the Web for approximately 45 minutes. The site
provided a tutorial on JPEG and GIF file formats. I thought the tutorial might
be appropriate for one of my classes where we learn basic skills in HTML and
creating Web sites. The author?s goal was to balance theory with examples. The
tutorial is for artists and graphic designers. It might work well with an
advanced Web design course.

The tutorial delivered what it promised - theory with examples. For the most
part the theory was not too technical especially for the intended audience.
Given the examples used and conversational writing style, I believe the tutorial
would be very effective in conveying the differences between the two file
formats. The tutorial also included some ?tips and tricks? that may be very
helpful to the learner. The tutorial does an excellent job in illustrating the
differences between the two file types and how each type of file is rendered in
the browser.

Technical Remarks:

Navigating through the tutorial was easy. First time users should have not
trouble navigating through the tutorial. Links to each section of the tutorial
made it easy to view a topic in any order. Links within each section provided
additional information or help. Anyone familiar with navigating Web pages will
have no problems using the tutorial. The biggest problem with the tutorial is
that it has not been updated since 1997. References to specific browser
technologies are no longer appropriate. Compression techniques and capabilities
have also changed since 1997.