Most of us would like to have the most attractive website that leaves a visitor wide-eyed and completely dazzled. Usually, an extremely attractive website design involves lots of graphical elements, increasing the overall page size which causes the page to download slowly to the browser.
As the average online bandwidth speed per computer is increasing, more and more webmasters allow themselves to create complex websites laden with heavy graphic elements.
So why are webmasters still developing slow loading bloated websites? Primarily due to a lack of comprehension of simple graphics optimization techniques which will enable them to maintain an attractive site while keeping the page size smaller.
How many of you are aware of the fact that a box with rounded corners can be accomplished using CSS code only, without the need for any graphic image. Well, it is possible!
Before those of you familiar with CSS say that it cannot be done for every type of browser and a relatively high degree of programming is required, I state that dealing with the most common mistakes web designers make regarding optimization can have simple solutions. Find the best web design company bangkok for your need through online websites.
Never restrict the web designer by placing any restrictions that affect the final outcome. You might make the claim that what a web designer can do with graphics software is impossible to execute code. I disagree.
Let us look at what effective slicing means:
Don’t make huge slices that contain lots of different colors. Use a small number of slices where each slice contains a limited number of colors.
Don’t make a large slice that contains the identical graphics structure. Slice a small portion of it and duplicate it in your code. This is a really common mistake that webmasters/programmers make when dealing with gradient color background.
Do not use JPEG file format all the time. Sometimes a GIF format will be much smaller in size. A rule of thumb – a piece with a higher number of colors will be smaller in size with the JPEG format instead of the GIF format, and the opposite is also correct. Check each option separately.
If you have text on a solid color background, don’t slice it at all. Use code to create the background instead. Remember you could define both the font style and background color of this area using CSS.
Graphically optimizing a website is more than simply knowing how to do picture optimizations. There are some advanced techniques that required a high level of programming. CSS2 has much more to offer then CSS does.
Back to the Future
As PDAs, smart cell phones and mini laptops are used with wireless internet connections for internet browsing, publishing fast loading web pages will improve the surfing experience not only for those using wide bandwidth connections but also will make the surfing experience user-friendly (or can I say, bandwidth-friendly) to the wireless clients.