So on the syllabus the reading for this upcoming class read White Space is Not Your Enemy Chapter 7, however do to the theme of the rest of the readings I read Chapter 8, since it was on color rather than type.
As an artist I studied color theory in art school. I found these books fairly basic in their description of color theory. However I found the section “Color Technology: That’s Not the Color I Chose. What Happened?” really useful. I was a painting major and my experience using color was not digital but in the real world (for lack of a better way to say it). Understanding how colors being digital was interesting. I particularly found the portion on why web color behaves badly and how to specify color for print. I think both of those will be extremely helpful to me when I am working on the future projects.
While working on the webpage from last class I had to go back into using Photoshop, which I hadn’t done regularly since high school. It took a bit to get the knowledge back, but eventually I was back into the groove. Something I did not know while trying to place the image into the page was why a white background kept coming in. I made a guess and exported it to a .png file and it worked. I don’t really know what a png file is, I know png stands for Portable Network Graphics and according the the internet it is “a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression. PNG was created as an improved, non-patented replacement for Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), and is the most used lossless image compression format on the Internet.” (just copied form a google search). While I have a definition not much of that really means anything, but either way I’m glad I got the image to work.