The Developer's Desk A Round-Table Place for Web Masters and Fellow Programmers.

The Developer's Desk

Web Site Help
In the News 
Custom Graphics 
Domain Names 
HTML 
CGI/Perl 
PHP 
Web Site Promotion 
Submit Your Contribution 
Home 

Tools, Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems 
Development Tools 
Tweaks 
Submit Your Contribution 
Home 

Hosting
Our Rates 
Hosting Policy & Disclaimer 
Home 

About IMS
I.M.S., Inc. 
Services 
Portfolio 
Web Site Design 
Contact Us 
Employment Opportunities 
Home 


   Web Site Development   
   Hosting   
   About IMS   
   Contact Us   

Note: This web site has been restored from a 2001 backup so I can show it. Offers made on the site are not valid. Expect broken links.

Custom Graphics  

You have 15 seconds!!!!
We're not kidding. You have approximately 15 seconds to convince your visitor not to leave your web site. Consider the following; defining your image width and height can increase their load speed. Optimizing your image product by determining their format can also improve your chances of inviting your visitor to stay longer. But these rules do not 'make' your visitor stay... the image content is responsible for a larger portion of that. Creative, tasteful, color-balanced images in the right place on your web-page should be a goal you seek to hone into a perfect skill.

.jpg verses .gif
The file size of images has to be one of the most important considerations in layout development. If it takes too long to load you risk losing visitors, but you shouldn't compromise the impression you want your visitors to have. Where do you draw the line?

We recommend that you create an image and save it in both formats to decide what the best and most acceptable output of your graphics program turns out to be. Get to understand the by-product of your graphics program. .jpg saves images in the 16 million color range, while .gif saves images in the 256 color range.

Optimal uses of gif/jpg's
For detailed description on the differences and optimal uses of gif/jpg's, check out this useful webmonkey article
(Contributed by Philip Olson)

Submit Your Contribution
The Developer's Desk is a round-table place for developers to contribute tips in exchange for listed links. Thank you for taking a moment to share some ideas that you have found to be worthwhile.

NOTE: All .gif images by Internet Marketing Specialists are created and saved under licensed versions (4.14, 5.0, 6.0) of Paint Shop Pro. Anyone with concerns regarding our use of the LZW compression technology (Patent 4,558,302), owned by Unisys, should click here.


Copyright © 1996-2001, Internet Marketing Specialists, Inc., All Rights Reserved!
Tuesday, 16-Sep-2014 21:30:09 MDT