Image Slicing was Re: [oclug]for the mac / linux fans
rechlin at magma.ca
Mon Jan 13 21:43:49 EST 2003
At 09:43 AM 1/13/03 -0500, Daniel Quinn wrote:
>On January 13, 2003 09:25 am, Pat Gilliland wrote:
> > Brad's discussion of image slicing make sense to me. Would you please
> > elaborate.
>to the human eye, the page *does* load faster. if you're waiting for a page
>to load, you're much more likely to leave if you're waiting 30seconds for a
>single image to load. but if parts of that image load in different areas,
>the user waits longer 'cause it appears that the site is loading faster.
Daniel Quinn made a number of other points that I find valid, but this one
I was going to make myself, before he beat me to it.
I also want to point out that any image of a Canadian flag that a 'real'
Graphic Artist would use would be horribly changed by replacing the red
ends with an expanded single pixel - all the subtle gradations of shadow
and shape would be lost, and ends of the waving flag wouldn't be a
rectangular image in the first place. - You may, if you wish, take this as
also being a subtle dig at 'real' graphic artists, not just Brad. (grin)
Anyway, this is not something you do to 3K images, more like 30K or my
informed is 1/100th as important.
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