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3.2. Graphics on the Web

Print designers will 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.

3.2.1. Graphic File Formats

As of this writing, nearly all of 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 the "big three" of online graphic formats. More detailed descriptions are provided in the chapters dedicated to each format.


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