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Slicing and Dicing

Chief among the defects of image maps was their inability to save bandwidth by caching recurring image components. Designers soon began slicing and dicing their Photoshop comps, exporting the sliced image segments in GIF and JPEG format, and using HTML tables to position the pieces. (We doubt any reader of this section of the book will require a refresher, but if you do, we once again commend your attention to Figures 2.3 and 2.4 in Chapter 2.)

The slice and dice method was not structural, but it saved considerable user and server bandwidth by storing recurring elements in the browser cache on the user's hard drive. And it could be made accessible (and often is) by means of the alt attribute to the image tag:


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