The Comprehensive Guide to CorelWEB.GRAPHICS Suite

Daniel Gray and John Shanley
with Kare Grams

Introduction

Part I: CorelWEB.DESIGNER

Chapter 1 Getting to Know CorelWEB.DESIGNER

  • The WEB.DESIGNER Interface
  • The Sad Truth About HTML Text
  • Paragraph Formats & Character Styles
    • Heading Formats
    • Body Text Formats
    • List Formats
  • Physical Character Styles & Logical Character Styles
    • Physical Character Styles
    • Logical Character Styles
  • Additional Text Controls
    • Text Alignment
    • Text Indent
    • Text Size
    • Text Color
  • Hyperlinks--You Can Get There From Here!

Chapter 2 Working With Web Page Graphics

  • Backgrounds Set the Stage
    • Setting Background Colors
    • Setting & Removing Background Images
    • Finding Backgrounds
    • Speeding Up Background Images
  • Placing Images
    • Controlling Image Properties
  • Navigational Graphics
    • Linking a Single URL to an Image
    • Linking to Multiple URLs With Image Maps
  • Using Icons, Dingbats & Dividers
    • Icons
    • Dingbats
    • Divider Bars
  • Using Illustrations & Photographs
    • Finding Illustrations & Illustrators
    • Finding Photographs

Chapter 3 Designing With Tables & Forms

  • Why Use Tables?
  • Creating Tables
  • Working With Tables
    • Adding & Deleting Columns & Rows
    • Adding & Deleting Cells
  • Constraining Page Width
  • Multicolumn Pages
  • Using HTML Forms
    • Mailto Links
    • Form Creation Tools
    • Where Does the Info Go?
    • Building a Form

Chapter 4 Creating Web Pages

  • Designing Your Site for Growth
    • How Is the Site Organized?
    • Setting a Server Root
    • Where Do the Images Go?
    • Maintaining Links
    • Eliminating Orphan Files
  • Rearranging Your Site: A Caveat
    • What Happensds With the Search Engines?
    • How Should You Deal With Print Media Citations?
    • Incoming Links From Other Sites
    • Individual Browser Bookmarks
  • Corel's CD: Trash or Treasure?
    • Using WEB.DESIGNER's Templates (or Not)
    • A Quiver of Arrows
    • Boffo Backgrounds
    • Wasted Bullets
    • Bodacious Buttons
    • Doodlicious Dividers
    • Colorful Drop Caps
    • Illustrative Icons
    • Opulent Objects
    • Pixelicious Photographs
    • Themesets
  • Putting WEB.DESIGNER to Work
    • Drag & Drop Images From WEB.GALLERY
    • Text-Image Alignment
    • Build a Simple Margin Table
    • Build a Simple Five-Column Navbar Table
    • Setting Font Face

Chapter 5 Planning Your Web Site

  • Target Your Audience
    • Content Is King
    • Design Your Site Around Its Content
  • Design Problems & How to Conquer Them
    • It's Too Darn Slow
    • It's Hard to Read
    • It's Just Plain Ugly
    • The Navigational System Is Confusing
    • It Was Designed for a Specific Browser
    • It Doesn't Feel Like One Site
    • It's Tough to Find
    • It's Password-Protected
    • It Goes 404: Page Not Found
    • It Doesn't Do What You Want It to Do
    • It's a Pain in the Neck to Maintain
    • It's Stale
    • It Blinks

Part II: CorelWEB.DRAW

Chapter 6 An Introduction to CorelWEB.DRAW

  • The Basics of CorelWEB.DRAW
  • The Pick Tool
    • Selecting Multiple Objects
    • Stretch, Scale, Mirror & Move
    • Rotation
    • Skew
  • The Zoom Tool
  • The Pencil Tool
    • Some Bezier Basics
    • Drawing With the Freehand Pencil Tool
    • Drawing With the Bezier Pencil Tool
  • The Rectangle Tool
  • The Ellipse Tool
  • The Text Tool
  • The Shape Tool
    • Using the Shape Tool on Text
    • Round-Corner Rectangles
    • Pie Wedges & Open-Path Arcs
    • Basic Node Tweaking
  • The Outline Tool
    • Outline Color
    • Outline Pen Attributes
  • The Fill Tool
    • Solid Color Fills
    • Fountain Fills
    • Two-Color & Full-Color Patterns
    • Texture Fills
  • The URL Drawing Tool

Chapter 7 Getting Down to Business With CorelWEB.DRAW

  • The File Menu: Open & Shut
    • File Import & Export Formats
    • Drag & Drop Imports With Mosaic
    • Publishing Files
  • The Edit Menu: Essentials
    • Just Undo It!
    • Paste Special
    • Swipe That Style!
    • Insert Object
  • The View Menu:
  • Scope It Out
  • The Layout Menu: Get Organized
  • The Arrange Menu: Slice & Dice
    • Get in Line With Align
    • Combine & Break Apart
    • The Cookie Cutters: Weld, Intersection & Trim
    • Separate
    • Convert to Curves
  • The Effects Menu: Blast Off
    • Gain a New Perspective
    • Get Twisted With Envelopes
    • Blend: It's a Smoothie!
    • Extrude: Quick & Cheesy 3D
    • Transformation

Chapter 8 Creating Structural Web Graphics

  • Building Backgrounds
  • Vertically Striped Backgrounds
    • Setting Up the WEB.DRAW Page
    • Creating a Solid-Color Vertical Stripe
    • Creating a Three-Dimensional Vertical Stripe
    • Creating a Vertical Fade-Out Stripe With a Fountain Fill
    • Creating a Cylindrical Vertical Stripe
    • Creating a Seamless Textured Vertical Stripe
  • Horizontal Striped Backgrounds
    • Creating a Solid Color Horizontal Stripe
    • Creating a Deckled-Edge Horizontal Stripe
  • Textured Backgrounds
  • Building Buttons
    • Using Prebuilt Buttons
    • Flat-Color Buttons
    • Three-Dimensional Buttons
  • Creating Graphic Navigation Bars
  • Building Horizontal Dividers
    • Simple Colored Bars
    • Blendee Bars
    • Tubular Bars
  • Building Bullets
    • Simple Bullets
    • Three-Dimensional Bullets
  • Exporting Web Graphics
    • Exporting as GIF Format
    • Exporting as JPEG Format
  • Image Mapping With WEB.DRAW

Chapter 9 CorelWEB.DRAW Tips & Tricks

  • Type Tricks
    • Drop Shadow & Emboss Effects
    • Inline/Outline Effects
    • High-Contrast Effects
    • Sci-Fi Perspective
    • Licking the Envelope
    • More Blended Effects
    • More Timeless Typographical Clichés
  • Spin-A-Rama!
  • Node-Tweaking Tips
    • Choose the Correct Node
    • Adding & Removing Nodes
    • Aligning, Stretching & Rotating Nodes
    • Getting Elastic
  • Working With Pattern Fills
    • Two-Color Patterns
    • Full-Color Patterns
  • Hot Spot Tips
  • Changing WEB.DRAW Preferences
    • General Preferences: The Basics
    • URL Preferences: Image Map Ease
    • View Preferences: Take a Gander
    • Curve Preferences: Drawing Aids
    • Text Preferences: Type Control
    • Advanced Preferences: Whatever's Left Over

Chapter 10 Optimizing Web Graphics

  • Getting It Right For the Web
    • The Magic 216-Color Netscape Palette
    • Loading Custom Palettes in WEB.DRAW
    • Where's the Anti-Aliasing Option?
    • Anti-Aliasing With CorelPHOTO-PAINT
    • Anti-Aliasing With Ulead GIF/JPEG SmartSaver
  • Using Advanced Fills
    • Fooling With Fountain Fills
    • Tweaking Texture Fills
  • Combining Images to Shave Download Times
  • Exporting to Barista

Part III: CorelWEB.MOVE

Chapter 11 Introduction to CorelWEB.MOVE & Multimedia on the Web

  • When the Web Was Young
  • The Life & Times of WEB.MOVE
  • The Basics of Animation
    • Work Smart—Aim for Simplicity
    • Animation Frames
    • Animation Cels
    • Props & Actors
    • Paths

Chapter 12 Getting Down to Business With CorelWEB.MOVE

  • Introduction to MOVE's Interface
  • The Animation Window
  • The Toolbox
    • The Pick Tool
    • The Path Edit Tool
    • The New Actor Tool
    • The New Prop Tool
    • The New Sound Tool
    • The New Cue Tool
  • The Playback Controls
    • The VCR Controls
    • Frame & Status Controls
  • The Roll-Ups
    • The Timeline Roll-up
    • The Library Roll-Up
    • The Cel Sequencer Roll-Up
  • The Menus
    • The File Menu
    • The Edit Menu
    • The View Menu
    • The Arrange Menu
    • The Tools Menu

Chapter 13 CorelWEB.MOVE's Object Editors

  • The Great Editors
  • The Wave Editor
    • The Editing Window
    • The Playback Controls
    • The File Menu
    • The Edit Menu
    • The View Menu
    • The Effects Menu
    • The Help Menu
  • The Paint Editor
    • The Painting Window
  • The WEB.DRAW Editor
    • Cel Select Roll-Up
    • The Pop-Up Menu
    • The File Menu
    • The Edit Menu

Chapter 14 Creating Animations—Three Projects

  • What You'll Need
  • Web Page Banner
  • The Spinning Globe
  • Barista-Driven Navigation Buttons

Chapter 15 CorelWEB.MOVE Tricks & Tips

  • WEB.MOVE's Tools
    • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • All Roll-Ups
    • Timeline Roll-Up
    • The Animation Window
    • The Paint Editor
    • The WEB.DRAW Editor
  • Using CorelMOVE 5 to Create .CMV Files
  • Barista
  • Creating the Images for the Globe Exercise
    • The Globe
    • The Type
    • The Space Background
  • Running Under NT 4.0

Part IV: CorelWEB.WORLD

Chapter 16 Introduction to CorelWEB.WORLD

  • 3D & the World Wide Web
  • CorelWEB.WORLD & the Web
    • VRML Versus MUS
    • Determining Your Site's 3D Needs
  • WEB.WORLD Basics
    • Simple & Easy to Learn

Chapter 17 Getting to Know CorelWEB.WORLD

  • Three Windows on the World
    • The Plane Builder Window
    • The 3D Space Window
    • Decorator Window
    • The True Image Viewer
    • The Image Attributes Dialog
  • The Tools of the 3D Trade
    • The File Tools
    • The Plane Builder Window Tools
    • The Decorator Window Tools
    • The Building Tools
    • The Attachment Tools
    • The Walker Bar
    • The Status Bars
  • May I See a Menu, Please?
    • The File Menu
    • The Edit Menu
    • The View Menu
    • The Build Menu
    • The Explore Menu
    • The Window Menu
    • The Help Menu

Chapter 18 Creating Virtual Worlds With CorelWEB.WORLD

  • Plan Ahead
  • Setting Up Your Workspace
  • Building With Boxes
    • Learning to Carve
    • Creating Doorways & Windows
    • Building Walls
    • Creating Faces
    • Creating Furniture
  • Painting & Wallpapering
    • How Surfaces Are Covered
    • Working With Wallpaper
  • Picture Perfect
  • Getting Attached to Multimedia
    • The Power of Functions
    • Playing MIDI Files

Part V: CorelWEB.Transit

Chapter 19 An Introduction to CorelWEB.Transit

  • When & How to Use WEB.Transit
    • The Conversion Process: An Overview
    • Translate!

Part VI: CorelWEB.Gallery

Chapter 20 An Introduction to CorelWEB.GALLERY

  • Main Features—An Overview
  • The Graphics—or Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?
  • File Management = Time Management
    • Starting Out
    • Using Albums
    • Creating an Album With Cut & Paste
  • Adjusting Windows
    • Fine-Tuning Album Fonts
    • Preserving Your Workspace
    • Flexible & Versatile
    • Printing Thumbnails
    • Archiving Albums & Files: Take a Smaller Byte!
  • Using Keywords & Search
    • Quick Searchin' for More Surfin'
  • Automatic Slideshows
  • Scanning to Albums

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