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Chapter 5. Advanced Graphics > Keeping File Sizes Small

Keeping File Sizes Small

One of the greatest courtesies you can extend to your users is to keep your graphics files small. Invariably, the graphics take the longest time to download. By keeping the file sizes small, you minimize the time that users spend waiting to see your pages. Your typical 30KB to 50KB graphics file might load in a few seconds over a T1 connection, but it might take several minutes for users dialing up with a 28.8Kbps or 14.4Kbps connection.

You can enlist several techniques to help keep your file sizes small:


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