I’ve been playing with the CS 5.5 Photoshop trial, specifically the Slice and ‘Save for Web’ features. So it all works very nicely allowing you to go from a Photoshop mock-up direct to a web page. The idea is that you slice up your image to create the various buttons and images as separate files. This is so that pictures and graphics can be optimised as JPG and GIF respectively and in the process they become individual elements on your web site rather than one big Photoshop file.
The trouble is that when I tried this, the resultant HTML uses a table based layout tut tut.. so not that clever after all is it ? To hand edit this code would really be a nightmare compared to a CSS based layout. Perhaps there is a way of telling it to make use of CSS? CSS was invented to make laying out web pages as separated from the html as possible. I’ve read that HTML is meant only for specifying /what/ not /how/ stuff is displayed
Perhaps this is just an example of how people become totally reliant and Adobe products, LOL !
One other thing I have discovered today is exactly how cool spotlight search in OSX is.. I have quite a few ebooks now and can search through them all using a smart folder and spotlight ! I also ( eventually) discovered how to do AND searches (for example filetype PDF /or/ CHM) … you hold down the OPTION Key on the search item and the + turns to ellipses… if you are a Mac user you’ll know what I mean, if not then you’ll think I’ve lost it 😉 You can also us some special key words, for example type name:apple to search for files that have ‘apple’ in their file names ( by default you’d get a list of all files that contained ‘apple’ in their contents which has always seemed like a bizarre thing to me !)
I’ve also managed to retrieve my spare ( working ) office chair from the loft today, hopefully no more back ache since I can adjust the height on this one 🙂 The trick of putting a jubilee clip around the pole didn’t work LOL 😉