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Professional Web Design: Techniques and Templates, Fifth Edition by Clint Eccher

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CHAPTER 7UNDERSTANDING GRAPHICS

One of the most important aspects of building mortised sites is to have properly saved and compressed graphics. Unlike working with XHTML, saving and compressing graphics leaves less to the imagination of the designer. Rather, the nature of the image will usually dictate how it should be saved, although there are times when the designer can be creative. This does not necessarily mean that the image will be saved as it should. The designer must understand how to best create, use, save, and compress images; and the first place to start is by understanding the two types of images used on the Web.

LEARNING ABOUT VECTOR AND BITMAP IMAGES

There are two general types of graphics used on the Web: vector and bitmap. Bitmap ...

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