graphic design for wireless devices isn't all that important
at this stage of wireless evolution, I think it will be an interesting
trend with the development of faster, smarter phones/PDAs. For
now, learn how to design WBMPs in some of your favorite programs.
that you enjoy this issue.
Gibson, Guest Editor
For Your WAP Pages
The idea of developing graphics for cell phones and PDAs
may seem a little silly at first, but there are a few things to
take into context before you decide whether or not to take that
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all, take into account the limitations of the all black and
is a black and white only format
- file size cannot exceed 1461 bytes
- image size should not exceed 150 x 150 (pixels)
away, you're dealing with a relatively small design area, and
an extremely small file size. Since WBMP is all black and white,
designing graphics in this format could be likened to developing
icons. You have a very small picture that is more or less put
together pixel by pixel. It can be a very tedious process to
say the least.
graphics for WAP may seem like a lot of hassle for nothing,
but there are a few upsides to this debate.
format can give you a chance to include corporate branding or
to create splash screens for your WAP applications, which can
be very important if you are a web-based company or individual,
looking to cross develop content. It gives the user an impression
of your company, that text alone would not.
also develop splash screens that display an advertiser's logo,
thereby giving you broader support for marketing and advertising
if you've decided on developing graphics for your WAP pages,
let's talk about what programs support WBMP.
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