Computer hardware configuration
What is described below suggests that you want to make a beautiful and stylish website completely do-it-yourself, i.e. you draw all the graphic elements yourself, write the pages yourself, scan and finish the photos yourself …
So, what is the hardware of a web designer? First you need to say right away that you will not need the weakest computer. It should support a resolution of 800×600 pixels with TrueColor color depth, have at least 32-64M memory, be equipped with a CD-ROM, it is very desirable that there is also a scanner and a sound card. And now, in order: why all this is needed.
Good graphics card
with a resolution of 800×600 and True Color depth (these are cards with a memory capacity greater than or equal to 2M), it’s good to have an accelerator as well – these requirements are based on the fact that most people have 14 ‘and 15’-inch monitors and usually , the optimal resolution on them is exactly 800×600. What does this have to do with web mastering? The most immediate, since in 99% of cases WEB pages are viewed in a window that is displayed in full screen. And in difficult cases of layout you will need to imagine how it will look in this mode. Color depth True Color is needed for processing photos without distortion, as it is not very easy to correct photos if your monitor supports a resolution of 256 colors. A graphics accelerator is needed to speed up the drawing of your screen – when working with images (especially in vector graphics), redrawing takes up a significant part of computer resources. And, in the end, you can use the time saved on waiting for drawing in a more productive way.
Memory Capacity => 32M
it is very desirable, because when making WEB-pages you will keep open, on average, about 7-8 programs and from them a couple of monsters like CorelDraw 7.0-8.0 or PhotoShop 4.0-5.0. The fact is that any multitasking operating system, if it does not have enough RAM, will use the so-called virtual one, which, ultimately, is just a file on disk. The system will flush out the memory segments of the program that has not been used longer than others, in order to provide memory for the current task. And in the case of a reverse switch to the desired task – restoration of memory segments from the disk. The access speeds to physical and virtual memory differ by three orders of magnitude, therefore for productive work it is desirable to have more memory. From here, in principle, comes the consequence – the processor is more powerful.
for work you will need to use cliparts and professional photographs, and they are mainly distributed on CD-ROMs. In addition, it will be useful even if you want to use sound on your pages.
the world does not stand still, and technologies for broadcasting through the web have already appeared. The latest versions of browsers allow you to embed background sound on pages, etc. So if you seriously decide to use these technologies, then you can not do without a sound card.
It is desirable to have a tablet with sufficient resolution and a color depth of at least 24bpp. Basically, the materials you wish to post on the WEB will be in a state far from electronic. As a rule, all photographs have to be scanned – absolutely, you cannot do without this. A lot of textual information comes in the form of printed documents, electronic versions of which have long been lost or were not there at all. In this case, text recognition programs will be of great help, and they also need a scanner.
So, as you see, a computer needs no less power than those used in printing. The above parameters will provide you with comfortable work, but if your computer is not equipped with all of the above, it does not matter. You can make a professional WEB-page on a weaker computer, it just takes a lot more time. If you wish, then you will make your page the best in the world.