BCA403

Web Authoring Tool
Code: 
BCA403
Year / Semester: 
4th Semester
Objective: 

To Creating a Web page, Methods of Linking, Publishing web pages.

Credits: 
3

Graphics Devices

Monitor display configuration, Basics of Graphics Accelerator Card and its importance;

Basic concepts of Images

Digital Images and Digital Image Representation

Image Formats

TIFF, BMP, JPG/JPEG, GIF, PIC. PDF, PSD; Theory of design, form, line, space, texture, color, typography, layout, color harmony, unity, balance, proportion, rhythm, repetition, variety, economy, still life, light and shade, Poster Design; Still life, colored layout, Poster Design, Designing of Books, magazines brochures, children’s literature, narrative text handling, scripts in Indian Languages, picture books, comics, illustrations with photographs, scientific illustrations, conceptual illustrations, handling of assignment for the market; Image Scanning with the help of scanner: Setting up Resolution, Size, File formats of images; image preview, Bitonal, Grey Scale and color options; Significance of PDF- creation, modification; Animation, Morphing and Applications

Graphic Tools

Image Editing Software (Photoshop / Coreldraw)

Basic Concepts

An Introduction, creating, Opening and saving files, Menus, Toolbox, Color control icons, Mode control icons, Window controls icons; creating new images, Image capture (TWAIN) from scanner other files;

Image Handling

Cropping an image, adjusting image size, increasing the size of the work canvas, saving an image;

Layers

Adding layers, dragging and pasting selections on to layers, dragging layers between files, viewing and hiding layers, Editing layers, rotating selections, scaling an object, preserving layers transparency, moving and copying layers, duplicating layers, deleting layers, merging layers, using adjustment layers;

Channels and Masks

Channel palette, showing and hiding channels, splitting channels in to separate image, merging channels, creating a quick mask, editing masks using quick mask mode;

Painting and Editing

Brushes palette, brush shape, creating and deleting brushes, creating custom brushes, setting brush options, saving, loading and appending brushes, Options palette; Opacity, pressure, or exposure, paint fade-out rate, making selections, using selection tools, adjusting selections, softening the edges of a selection, hiding a selection border, moving and copying selections, extending and reducing selections, pasting and deleting selections, Image tracing (CorelDraw).

Concept of Multimedia

Picture/Graphics, Audio, Video;

Sound

Recording Sound using Sound Recorder (Capture), Sound capture through sound editing software (ex: Sound forge), Sound editing, Noise correction, Effect enhancement ; Voice Recognition Software Philips/Dragon, MIDI Player, Sound Recorder, MONO & Stereo. Sound

File Format

AIFF (Audio Input File Format from Apple Mac) , MIDI, WAV, MP3, ASF (Streaming format from Microsoft). Importing audio and saving audio from Audio CD.

Sound Quality

CD Quality, Radio Quality, Telephone Quality;

Suggested Readings: 
  1. Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools by Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum.
  2. Advances in Web-based Education: Personalized Learning Environments by George D. Magoulas and Sherry Y. Chen
  3. Creating Web Pages for Dummies by Bud Smith and Arthur Bebak.
  4. Web-based Intelligent E-learning Systems: Technologies and Applications by Zongmin Ma