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Optimizing the Graphics File

he first place to start is by saving your graphics file in a Web-ready way.The way you save a graphics file for print use and the way you save it for Web use is quite different. In print:Online:You want to save all the data you can — the more data,

CSS: Spacing and Areas

SS is an integral part of the future of the Web. You’ll need it in your toolkit sooner rather than later. It is particularly important with the advent of XML. Clear{clear: none/left/right/both}The clear property lets you specify whether to float the element or to have it clear to below other

XML Reference

agging an XML document is, in many ways, similar to tagging an HTML document. Here are some of the most important guidelines to follow.Rule #1: Remember the XML declarationThis declaration goes at the beginning of the file and alerts the browser or other processing tools that this document contains XML

Audio QuickStart: Common Formats

here are many sound file formats to chose from. The format you pick will depend on your what your audience can use and the types of sounds you have. You can hear the same sound clip in the five most common formats on the Compare Sounds page. Sound falls into

Optimizing the HTML Code

he image tag, offers several attributes that you should always include for best use of graphics: Attribute:What it does:width Specifies the width of the graphic you are inserting into the page. Using this attribute lets the browser quickly make a space for the image, then go on loading the rest

CSS: Color and Backgrounds

olor Values: name, #hex, rgb(R%, G%, B%), rgb(R, G, B)You have four options for specifying color: As a standard color name As a hexadecimal value As an RGB percentage As a decimal value from 0 to 255 From other HTML work, you are probably familiar with the standard color names

Using Web Color

raphics are a common way of bringing color into a Web site. Your create your images using your favorite editor, test your color palette on different browsers/platforms, and drop the images into your page. Optimizing Graphicsteaches you how to create high-impact, low-bandwidth images for Web use. Code, be it through

XML QuickStart

f you’ve been reading any of the headlines you’d think that XML is the greatest invention since auto-start coffee makers. It’s being touted as the wave of the future and the greatest, newest invention. But with auto-start coffee makers, you wake up and pour your coffee. The benefits are clear

Reference Guide: Graphics Technical Options and Decisions

he decisions you make about file format, compression, palette, resolution, and bit depth effect both quality and download speeds.There are a number of technical decisions you’ll need to make as you create and optimize images for the web. Here are some of the decisions you’ll need to make. Click on

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