RE: [carfree_cities] Addition to City Design site
- Don't go to GIFs for photos. They have a 256-color limit and will look
terrible. I have a dial-up connection and while they're not incredibly
fast, I find them worth the wait. If you can do the batch-process thing and
don't mind doing a high bandwidth/low bandwidth site, that's always an
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Risemberg [mailto:rickrise@...]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 9:24 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [carfree_cities] Addition to City Design site
> J.H. Crawford wrote:
> > Question: Do these JPGs take too long to download for most
> > of you? They average 104 kB, with the range being about
> > 35 kB to 189 kB. (It's interesting how much variation there
> > is--they are all the same size and compressed at Level 6.)
> I just got DSL, so the download is no problem. Level 6 is the lowest
> I'd consider for pictures such as yours--I NEVER go below 4, even for
> banner graphics; it's just too ugly. Sometimes GIFs will be smaller and
> still look decent; you might experiment. GIFs won't work where there
> are smooth tonal transitions, though, at least not much of the time.
> If you have large areas of single color--blue sky, blank wall, for
> example--the picture will be smaller even though processed the same as a
> more complex image.
> Instead of text for "Next" and "Previous," I'd suggest little pointing
> triangles at the lower corners of the pictures. Intuitive, and they
> don't vanish below the fold as the text does on most screens.
> Good pix. Loved the curving stair-street in Perugia!
> Richard Risemberg
> "Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is
> just like the roads across the earth. For actually there were no roads
> to begin with, but when many people pass one way a road is made."
> Lu Hsun
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