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Tuesdays with Pariah: Web Design & CSS Export from InDesign and Illustrator

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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

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Illustrator has always been my tool of choice for Web design sketching, comping, and even final graphics output. And I’m not alone in that preference. Others have learned to use InDesign for the same purposes. Both applications can easily output Web graphics, HTML, and CSS, and have become popular for such work for both HTML-challenged designers and veteran HTML and CSS pros.

This Tuesday with Pariah we’ll cover:

  • Slicing in Illustrator
  • Web-optimized text anti-aliasing in Illustrator CS5
  • Pixel alignment in Illustrator CS5
  • Saving Web-ready graphics from Illustrator
  • Exporting InDesign documents to HTML and CSS
  • Creating Web-ready graphics from InDesign
  • …And more

Series Description

My career—my passion—is entirely focused on doing anything I can to Empower, Inform, Connect Creative Professionals™. I’m extremely lucky that I’m able to make a living doing that through writing books and articles and appearing at conferences and in videos and webinars. I love doing all that, but in all of those activities there’s one thing missing—discourse. In all those media it’s me doing the talking and everyone else the listening, reading, or watching. Out of all the different types of work and projects I do for the creative professional community, the most interactive is my training and consulting, but even that is limited to certain companies and groups, in certain places. I want to have a conversation with any designer who has the time to sit down for an hour and talk, no matter where he or she happens to be at the moment.

So, inspired by my friend Mordy Golding’s Fridays with Mordy weekly webinar, I’ve started Tuesdays with Pariah, a Designers’ Discourse.

In these weekly free web connect sessions I’ll be sometimes instructing in software like InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, or something else, and at other times talking about the business of design, such as intellectual property rights for creatives, helping non-Web designers get online, tax considerations for freelancers, and anything else that you bring up. Throughout the presentation and after, Tuesdays with Pariah are a conversation where I hope to learn as much from you as you learn from me. Think of it as a bunch of creative folk getting together over virtual coffee and talking, teaching each other something new, or debating different sides of an issue designers face.