Type Challenge – OpenLab SetUp

Overview

Type Challenges are design assignments and discussions

Instructions

  • Make new post with your name and your favorite typeface
  • Name post  “Type Challenge OpenLab_setup_Yourlastname” give it
    categories  “Student Post Type Challenge” “Type Challenge OpenLab setup”
  • Design a name tag for yourself. Try to use expressive lettering to convey who you are or how you feel.  You can sketch or use any application you want.
  • Take a photo of yourself or insert it into  your name tag and upload it to your OpenLab post name jpg   “lastname firstName_tag.jpg”

Due Date(s)

  • Specified time or 11:30PM the night before next class

Resources

  • Add assignment resources or readings

HOW TO USE OPENLAB

Adding a Post:

  1. In the WordPress Dashboard, click on the tab Posts > Add New to create a new post
  2. Add a title in the title box at the top.
  3. Add an image (Add > Media) or formatted written content using the Post Editor.
  4. Add the relevant Category (choose from the existing list). 5. Click Save Draft for later or click Publish to publish immediately.  


How to create an image for web usage
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop-elements/using/optimizing-images-jpeg-format.html
Optimize a JPEG JPEG is the standard format for compressing photographs.
• Open an image and choose File > Save For Web.
• Choose JPEG from the optimization format menu.
• Specify the compression level:Choose  quality option medium from the pop‑up menu under the optimization format menu. The higher the Quality setting, the more detail is preserved in the optimized image, but the larger the file size.
• View the optimized image at several quality settings to determine the best balance between quality and file size.
• Select Progressive to display the image progressively in a web browser; that is, to display it first at a low resolution, and then at progressively higher resolutions as downloading proceeds.
• To save your optimized image, click OK. In the Save Optimized As dialog box, type a filename, and click Save.

How to add images to OpenLab
From your mobile device
“Image Size” app Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.vsmedia.imagesize&hl=en_US  
“Image Size”  IOS App Store  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/image-size/id670766542  

Resize Images in OpenLab
Most digital cameras and  phones are likely to be set to take images that are vastly larger than a user of a computer screen is likely to need
https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/openroad/image-resizing

Insert Images into a Post
https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/blog/help/adding-images-other-media-block-editor/

Create a Gallery In a Post
https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/blog/help/adding-an-image-gallery/
Edit a Gallery In a Post
https://wordpress.com/support/wordpress-editor/blocks/gallery-block/

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