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Designing for the Web

3 Tips for Adding Images to Your Website

Keep Your Images Small

Small images download faster, and the faster your page downloads the more likely people will stay. A good maximum size for images is 10K.

Resize Images with Graphics Software Not the Browser

When you use the width and height attributes to resize your images, you increase the amount of time it takes the browser to render the page. The browser has to spend time determining how the display the image, and this is time that many people will simply leave your site.

Always include descriptive alt text

Alt text using the alt attribute is required for valid HTML. But it also makes your pages more accessible. Alt text displays when the image hasn’t downloaded yet, or if there is a problem with the download.

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About K E R N girl

I am a graphic designer, instructor, and crafter with an eye for detail and a love of all things printing, type and felt.

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