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Web Graphics 101

This month we're going to dig into web graphics, looking at a few different areas:

• We won't cover legalities; that's a whole meetup by itself.  In short, if you didn't take it, make it, or buy it, don't use it.

• Finding the right size to make your images.  Many WordPress themes and plugins will accept images at virtually any size, but they'll only look correct at a very specific size.

• Understanding Pantone, and the difference between cmyk, rgb, hex, etc.

• Properly resizing images (in Photoshop and also in another tool or two)

• Converting between file types and when to use different ones.  png vs jpg, when to use a gif, what is an eps, etc.

• How to use dpi settings when going from print to web (and back again)

• Finding, purchasing and editing stock photography.

• Of course, we'll dig into any other graphic-related questions and topics that come up.

As always, this is a discussion, so please come prepared to share your questions and ideas regarding this topic, as well as any other WordPress questions you might have. The cost of the Meetup covers our cost for the meeting space, but you're welcome to pay at the door. However, please RSVP so we can save a space for you. 

We'll have a 20-30 minute discussion of the monthly topic, after which we'll learn from each other and help troubleshoot our collective problems. Be sure to bring your laptop if possible, and you're welcome to bring your lunch if you'd like.

See you then!

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  • Diana N.

    Thanks, Brad. I also did some research, and Inkscape came up as the recommended solution in a number of reviews. I've downloaded (but not yet tested) it.

    November 25, 2013

  • Carol P.

    Thank you so much, I'm really excited about the prize! The meeting was very helpful, you did a great job of explaining so many things that I only half understood before. I took 3 pages of notes! Looking forward to the next meeting.

    November 21, 2013

    • Ali G.

      Glad it was helpful, Carol!

      November 22, 2013

  • Cindy

    Learned a lot today! Great class!!

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • William B. H.

    Things I half-knew about color and file types fell into place nicely. Great meetup!

    1 · November 21, 2013

  • Jennifer W.

    Thanks for a great meeting! Sorry i had to jet for an appointment. Let me know how to get my starbucks gift card! :)

    November 21, 2013

    • Ali G.

      We sent your information to Carel at ClickHOST. He should get your prize to you soon!

      November 21, 2013

  • Christopher F.

    Hey Mickey, I had something come up and needed to change my plans. My apologies for the last minute change. I would love to catch up with you guys over the next couple of weeks or attend another great Meetup.
    Take Care,

    November 21, 2013

    • Mickey M.

      No worries. We'll catch up soon.

      November 21, 2013

  • Kathy D.

    Sorry, I'm not gonna be able to get there today.

    November 21, 2013

    • Mickey M.

      Ahh, too bad. Catch you next time.

      November 21, 2013

  • Fred S.

    Thanks in advance for allowing me to be apart of your Meetup, I'm very excited to learn more about the session on Thursday. Fred

    November 20, 2013

    • Mickey M.

      We look forward to seeing you, Fred!

      November 21, 2013

  • Brad I.

    Waitlist != HDMI cable :)

    November 21, 2013

  • Colette F.

    Extremely busy work season so I'll miss the meetup for a few months. Hope to catch back up next year!

    November 18, 2013

    • Mickey M.

      Sorry to hear that -- hope you get caught up and we'll see you after the holidays.

      November 18, 2013

  • JOEL

    I look forward to meeting you all.

    1 · November 12, 2013

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