Images that looked beautiful when
magnified in a graphics program lose much of
their charm after both their colors and size are
reduced to browser-ready scale. In this
article, you'll learn about various size-related
phenomena in web graphics and how to work your
way around them.
The main size-related trend in web imagery is
painfully obvious: graphics on the Web are
nearly always smaller than what designers who
work with other media might be accustomed to.
This predominant smallness comes from two
sources---technology and bandwidth limitations
(e.g., page format and file-size restrictions)
plus the natural desire of content providers to
cram as much information as possible into a