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Highlander_II
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Board Images - suggestions ( 01:49:42 SunMar 30 2003 )

No, the images aren't bad - actually, I love the images!

However, the pages load really slowly for a couple reasons -

1 - all of the banners appear to be .bmp format - these are HUGE. The 'Dusted' banner is 245K - very large. Saving it as a .jpg reduces it to about 10K - waaaay smaller.

2 - the buttons too, are .bmp - and yes, they are smaller in dimension, but they are still large in file size - 4.55K - saved as .jpg, they are 1.72K.

3 - the background image - which I adore, is 195K, also .bmp; when saved as .jpg, is 5.74K.

Just some suggestions to make the board move faster - b/c a) not everyone has DSL or cable; and b) no one likes to wait for 2 minutes for images to load -- last I counted on my page, it take nearly 90 seconds to load an entire page on my stupid 56K modem that NEVER connects at 56K - always at 32K.

I don't know if the board ittself doesn't allow .gif or .jpg (don't know why it wouldn't), but .bmp files are so huge they make pages load really slowly. Optimizing the images will make a big difference in load time and, overall, increase site traffic - which is the ultimate goal, yes? :smile:

H2, lending a hand with all the millions of miles of info crammed in her head ------- not to mention all the cool helpful tips from the book she's been readin -- :biggrin:



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Re: Board Images - suggestions ( 07:05:06 SunMar 30 2003 )

Highlander, all the images are JPGs, none are BMP, I'd never use them, way to big. The dusted banner is 44k, the buttons are 2k GIF files, and the background is a 10k JPG, so I'm not sure how your getting this big BMP files. :dunno:



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Re: Board Images - suggestions ( 16:01:09 SunMar 30 2003 )

maybe it's just the way the 'save as' function was working - very odd --

*sigh* *wishes she had faster connection, but as none of the faster versions are available in her area w/o costing an arm, a leg, and one's 1st born, it will be a LONG time coming*

stupid dial-up modems ---

It still takes about 90 secs for the pages to load - which is really slow --- and i dunno why it would be that slow w/ the images as small as they are -



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Re: Board Images - suggestions ( 22:17:08 SunMar 30 2003 )

Yeah, very strange. I know DS and Trinsette are on dialup and they don't have any problems like that. Maybe your cursed? :biggrin:



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