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graphics

  • Use sparingly - they add to download time
  • Keep as small in file and physical size as possible
  • Don't use for navigation graphics if there are going to be several languages - high maintenance
  • Always put width and height specifications in the img src tag - speeds up download time
  • Always put border="0" in the img src tag or some browsers will display a blue border around the image if it becomes a link
  • Always specify meaningful alt text in the img src tag - some people switch off graphics in their browsers
  • See the graphics section