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Build a Website for Free, Third Edition by Mark William Bell

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Chapter 12. Working with Images

In This Chapter

• Web Graphics

Optimizing Images

Finding Images

Using Your Own Images

Believe it or not, prior to 1993, the Internet was mainly text based. For some of you, this might seem almost unbelievable. Since then, the Internet has become a very visual place, full of color and vivid imagery.

This chapter covers the different types of images, what programs you can use with them, how to use them on web pages, and where to find them.

You should understand some terms before we start:

Pixels—Like atoms that make up matter, pixels make up digital images. A pixel is the smallest piece of information in a digital image and is one color. Every image can be described as a certain number of pixels high and ...

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