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How to use graphics on your site
- Always make it a point to use original graphics to let the characteristics of the site evolve. If not so, give the credit wherever it is due.
- See to it that graphics and images on your site are in harmony with the intent and content of your site.
- Sustain a right balance between content and graphics on your site. The core emphasis has to be your content adequately complimented by graphics wherever desirable.
- It is advisable to use horizontal and vertical spacing tags between content and graphics.
- Take care of proper spacing between graphics and content. Use compression utilities to reduce the size of your images. Important images on your site ought to be taken care by alt tag codes.
- Use of pre-loaders can have a favorable outcome in the load time of your site. A word of caution here is that it is not compatible with all sorts of browsers.
Some forbidden acts while using graphics
- Animations which do not support the purpose, theme and context of your site should be avoided. It could well be strategic misfit.
- Mammoth and bulky images should preferably find no place on your site.
- Do not clutter your page with plenty of images. If the theme warrants so, resort to thumbnails and link them to full images on a separate page. It also calls for a sound navigation plan.
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