As you know, I have been working on a project for my mom’s friend. Since the last update, I have made a lot of progress and I thought it was about time to update my last blog. So like last time, I’ll be talking about what progress I’ve made, changes to my plans, and my current plans moving forward.
So since my last update, I talked how about I was using HTML to create my pages. However to speed things up, I ditched this method of creating pages and moved to photoshop. Since the switch, progress has increased immensely. Starting from scratch, I was able to recover the progress I made with HTML in around one and a half day. Instead of switching between code and viewing my page, everything is now drag and drop. That means instead of typing in the exact position of a photo, I just move it into position. I found this much more intuitive, and easier to manipulate the photos how I wanted to. It also helped in retaining the original dimensions of the photos. Since every photo was different, that meant they all had different sizes . Using HTML I had to figure out the exact pixel measure for every photo which was time consuming. Now, all the photo’s appear as how I took them.
Besides talking about the change in format, I also want to talk about my new plans. Prior to the switch, I would have just created all the pages, convert them to PDF, and string them together. However, now there are fewer steps. I’m now using photoshop now, so naturally I’ve got to deal with the resolution and image sizes when the photos come out to print. Thanks to the links mommy gave me, I can probably do this fairly easily. But prior to this I need, to send some samples to the client. Although, I have been dragging my feet, I still want the client to at least feel good about the end product. If the client then asks for any changes, I’ll make them. Wether it be changing the photo position, or retaking photos I’ll try to make the customer satisfied.
Overall, progress has been going quite well and there isn’t much more to it. This blog has been fairly short, but only because there hasn’t been as many hiccups as I was expecting, which is a good thing. Unfortunately, this also means there isn’t a lot to talk about. Perhaps in my next blog, there will be more to talk about?