Re: Screen sizes for Web pages (II)

Subject: Re: Screen sizes for Web pages (II)
From: David Jones <dvjones -at- KSBE -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 08:31:36 -1000

On 3 Dec 96 at 14:04, Geoff Hammond wrote:

> This will result in the most efficient file size, which
> is important for those of us with slow Internet links (most of us, I
> guess). Similarly, (personal opinion follows) if you have too many
> big images (full screen or approaching same), then I will probably
> not wait long enough to see what the image is. Many Internet users
> seem to feel the same way.

Regardless of the speed of your internet connection (I visited the
graphics intensive web site Geoff mentioned, and it is tediously
slow even over a T1 line!), a basic element of netiquette is to not
waste bandwidth unnecessarily. The fact that so many people are out
there filling web pages with 256-color GIFs that actually use only 4
colors is one reason why the net in general is slowing down. (And
don't get me started on the latest multimedia idiocies like "real
time audio," etc.)


David Jones, Technical Writer
dvjones -at- ksbe -dot- edu

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