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3.4. Graphics on the Web

Print designers need to adapt their graphics production skills for the Web to take into account the peculiarities of graphics that are distributed over a network and displayed on computer monitors.

3.4.1. Graphics File Formats

As of this writing, nearly all the graphics that you see on the Web are in one of two formats: GIF and JPEG. A third worthy contender, the PNG file, is struggling for browser support and attention. What follows is a very brief introduction to each of these online graphic formats. More detailed descriptions are provided in the chapters dedicated to each format.


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