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Re: my web site


Date: Mon Jul 30 2001 - 18:49:08 PDT

In a message dated 7/24/01 4:51:48 PM, writes:

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the site looks really good

I had a little trouble loading the images on your site. I suspect it's
because the files are pretty large.

I am currently building my own site and I have found that it is best to keep
image files as small as possible, and this doesn't always mean keeping the
actual viewable size of the image small.

For the web, the resolution of your image does not need to be as high as it
does for images you are going to print. According to my scanner software
(Vistascan for Umax), the standard for web graphics is about 75 dpi.

On the advice of an experienced web page designer, I have spent a lot of time
working with the graphics before ever building the website, and I'm glad i
did it that way. The other advice i took was on software--Adobe Photoshop
and Macromedia Fireworks--for preparing and maximizing my web graphics. Both
have options that allow you to choose from a few different file options that
will optimize the appearance of your graphics with the smallest amount of
memory. You can see what the graphic will look like, see how big the file
will be, and even how long it should take to load from the web.

I use Macromedia's Dreamweaver to build the site. This is outstanding,
professional-level software that is available for both Mac and PC.