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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
(Contributed by Philip Olson)
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