Class Hours: 9:40 – 2:05
Quizzes on Friday morning. 15% of your grade are the quizzes, typically 9 new, 1 review, and 1 extra credit question from our articles.
This years Sat / Act prep work comes from “100 Most Common SAT Words” by Quizlet. As we are using their list to pull from you are able to use their free study tools. Make a free account so you add the new words to your Study Bank. As the weeks go by and you are studying from this ever-growing word bank, you will find that your vocabulary (speaking and retention) has improved.
The weekly latin root comes from “42 Most Common Latin Roots”.
Sat / Act prep
- Discredit – dishonor, disgrace. “The Democrats discredited President Trump through impeachment.”
- Disdain – to regard with scorn. “President Trump views Nancy Pelosi with a fair degree of disdain.”
- Divergent – variant, moving apart. “The Republicans and Democrats seem to be divergent on the ways they can help our country through the 2020 elections.”
Latin Root of the week
- Ject – cast, throw. “The pilot ejected from his plane before the crash. He parachuted to safety.”
- Some of the new HTML5 elements we are going to use:
- <main> – specifying the main content of a document
- <header> – introductory content
- <nav> – for main navigation elements
- <footer> – the tag for the lower area of a website which typically includes copyright, contact information, etc.
- Tables are used in web design for tabular data. Data such as global warming statistics, baseball statistics, and other data is organized and displayed in tables.
- Tables were once used (early in web design) to create website layouts. This has fallen out of favor because:
- We have better design tools in CSS (Flexbox, Grid, Float, etc).
- Tables have a very hard time with responsive design – they don’t adapt well to screen sizes.
- Tables aren’t great for SEO, as the search engine robots .
- SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Search engine optimization is the process of increasing the quality and quantity of website traffic by increasing the visibility of a website or a web page to users of a web search engine.
- “Normal” document flow on a webpage is top down. The order the code shows up in your editor, the order the content shows up on the website. This is the default behavior of a websites style.
- Absolute positioning allow designers to pull content out of normal flow and place it anywhere on the screen you wish, regardless of other content.
- Floats allow designers to pull content out of normal document flow and push it to the right or left, with the rest of the page wrapping around it.
- Embedded Styles appear in the <head> of the document. The effect applies to all HTML elements on that page.
- Inline Styles appear on the specific HTML element you wish to style. The effect only applies to that element.
- External Styles (CSS) are where all style information is stored in an an external file (.css). One style document can control an 1 million+ page website. This reality makes site-wide updates quick and easy.
- Construction Lines are temporary lines used as references when drawing. These are often drawn lightly as they are typically erased before shading.
- Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene.
- Non-destructive editing is when we adjust an image in a way that can be undone. For example, a mask is an example of a non-destructive editing tool as it can be removed, and you are left with the original image.
- Destructive editing is when alter/destroy an image in a way that makes getting back to the original much more difficult. For example, using the erasure tool is typically destructive as, other than undo’s, there is no real way to get the original image back easily.
- A Minimum Viable Product is a version of a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers and provide feedback for future product development.