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File Under: Multimedia

Lightroom Tutorial

If you’ve spent most of your time behind the lens shooting JPEG files, the format most casual point-and-shoot cameras capture by default, making the leap to shooting in Camera RAW is a revelation.

The uncompressed RAW image format allows unrivaled control over your finished product. With RAW, you can effectively go back to the scene of the shoot and re-adjust the exposure, change the white balance, alter the contrast and make dozens of other tweaks that JPEG files don’t allow for. That’s why the RAW format is preferred by the vast majority of digital photographers, from the professionals down to the serious hobbyists. Once you go RAW, you don’t go back.

However, Camera RAW images make for a much more complicated workflow. Gone are the days of plugging your camera into a computer and seeing your images printed on paper or posted to Flickr instantly. Given the increased complexity of Camera RAW images, it’s not surprising that whole new crop of images editors have come around to help you deal with the workflow requirements.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 ($300, or $100 upgrade) is one such image editor. It has much of the brawn and brains of Adobe’s flagship Photoshop app, but it’s been built to more specifically fulfill the unique demands of the Camera RAW workflow. The software industry calls these “digital darkroom” applications because they are set up to closely mimic the steps you’d take while making a print in a darkroom from a strip of film.

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File Under: HTML5

Add Semantic Value to Your Pages With HTML 5

In the part one of our HTML 5 tutorial, we looked at some of the language’s new structural markup tags that are designed to reduce the “<div>-soup” of HTML 4 and add semantic meaning to your page’s layout.

But not every new tag in HTML is strictly structural. There are other tags that also add valuable semantic meaning to your pages in non-structural ways. Today, in part two, we’ll take a look at how to use them and what they can do for your content.

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File Under: JavaScript

JavaScript Event – Mouseout

This code was written based on a template by John Resig. The original can be found at John Resig’s addEvent function website.

The code, and the template, are referred to in Webmonkey’s JavaScript Events reference page. In this example, the onMouseout event fires whenever a mouse moves outside of the bounds of its target object after being inside those bounds. It only fires once, but will re-fire if the mouse moves back inside and then outside again.

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File Under: Glossary

Action

Action is a Form attribute that communicates with the common gateway interface (CGI) program to process.

For example, if you entered “bananas” to the following form:

<form action="../processor.cgi">

Please process this:

    <input name=food><br>



    <input type=submit>

</form>

The HTML form would send the input “bananas” to the cgi script. To the cgi script, the action would look like: ../processor.cgi?food=bananas

File Under: Glossary

Demographics

Demographics are the DNA of marketing: age, sex, income, profession, marital status, location, and so on.

Advertisers rely on demographics to help decide which sites are most likely to help them reach their specific audience. Knowing your audience demographic not only helps you sell ads, it also lets you know who your users are and what they want.