Question by healthnut: I need help with my review questions for my web page design class?
I’m majoring in web page design and I have some review questions that I can’t seem to find the answer to. Hopefully someone can help me.

1. The code for HTML title “Elements of Design” would look like
A.Elements of Design
B.

Elements of Design

C. [Title]Elements of Design[/Title]
D. [Center]Elements of Design[/Center]

2. Designers sometimes must adjust the spacing between letters so that the result looks right to them. Is called
A. optical spacing
B. closing a line
C. justifying
D. leading it out

3. If a line of type measures 5 inches (12.5 centimeters) in length, how many picas long is it?
A. 15
B. 25
C. 30
D. 60

4. HTML documents are created by adding what to text?
A. Tables
B. Graphics
C. Links
D. Tags

5. Computer files designed to simplify the layout process and stored electronically as part of a desktop publishing software program are called
A. style manuals
B. style sheets
C. reference files
D. specification sheet
First of all I haven’t been in class cause I’ve been sick and the teacher he’s pretty hard and he won’t help you if you haven’t been in class even if your sick. Most of this stuff was discussed in class and I haven’t been there since last friday. I’m recovering from an illness and I’m contagious and I have a fever so the doctor is making me stay home.

Best answer:

Answer by stephene
For goodness sakes, do your own homework! If you don’t know the answers to those questions, then you weren’t paying attention in class. Alternatively, there are these things called “Search Engines” perhaps you’ve heard of Yahoo/Google? Give em a try.

Sheesh.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Q&A: I need help with my review questions for my web page design class?”

  1. Setting aside my distaste for what appears to be a design class that does not teach any practical usage (if it did those answers would be obvious), here are your answers:
    1) A
    2) C
    3) C
    4) D
    5) B

    Simple google searches returned the below links.

  2. 1: A. However, the question as presented does not conform to best practices.

    The HTML 4.01 specification recommends that all tags be upper-case, and the XHTML 1.0 specification recommends that all tags be lower-case, so it would properly be Elements Of Design (XHTML) or Elements Of Design (HTML)

    http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/global.html#edef-TITLE
    http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/CR-xhtml-basic-20070713/#s_conformance

    2. The spacing between lines is called leading; the spacing between characters is called kerning. So there’s no right answer presented here.

    As written, the closest correct answer is C, since the other terms are made up or completely inappropriate.

    However, “justifying” suggests monospacing the distance between all characters on a line so that the line takes up the entire line length (area between margins). Kerning is the practice of repositioning characters so that the space between them appears appropriate.

    Your professor may have confused leading and kerning. Point that out.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leading
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/leading
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerning
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/kerning

    3. There are 12 points to a pica and 6 picas to an inch. So, if something is 5 inches long, it is 30 picas (or 360 points).

    As a totally unrelated aside, the basic measures of 12 points to a pica and 6 picas to an inch is why computer monitor resolution is 72 dpi.

    A point is a pixel is a dot. Therefore, whenever someone talks about points, pixels or dots (dpi), they are talking about the same-sized element.

    Since there are 12 points to a pica and 6 picas to an inch, that means that 72 points is an inch. You’ll notice that it’s not often a 72-point character is actually an inch tall or inch wide, due to the way fonts are actually designed; but the point is, the character is expected to take up one inch when it is at 72 points.

    Since a point, dot and a pixel are the same thing, 72 dpi is also a 1 inch = 1 inch measurement.

    So, at a screen resolution of 72 dpi, anything that is supposed to be an inch tall appears to be an inch tall on your screen.

    And that’s why, when you work with a 300 dpi image on screen, it wants to show so much bigger than its actual dimensions. In fact, an image at 300 dpi appears about 4.2 times bigger on screen than it actually is.

    So, if you scan in a 4in x 5in snapshot at 300 dpi, it will actually appear on screen to be about 17in x 21in. It’s really only 4×5, but because the screen renders 72 dots per inch, it displays an image with a higher resolution much larger than it actually is; because it can’t cram 4.2 pounds of dots into a 1-pound bag, basically.

    The same works in reverse. If you scan a 4×5 photo in at 35 dpi, it will show on the screen at about 2×2.5 inches.

    Why? Because at 35 dpi, the image has half the resolution of the screen; therefore, it appears half-sized. It is still, in reality, 4×5, and will print out at that size, but the resolution is so low, your screen shrinks it; it tries to make a half-pound of apples fill a one-pound bag, but the same way it can’t stretch the bag, it can’t shrink it, so only the bottom half of the bag is filled.

    Toss that out to your professor for extra credit if you want.

    4. D. HTML stands for “hyper text markup language.” The “markup” in that means “tags.”

    5. B. A style sheet is a series of instructions on how to render named elements. It applies to many programs, not just Web pages; for example, Word, InDesign and XPress all use style sheets.

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