much graphics does my site need?
many graphics will make your site slow. Not enough will make it
boring. We will get the right balance and make sure the graphics
you do use are optimized for transfer on the Internet.
Graphics are a necessary part of any web site. Graphics
can make a site more exciting and interesting, however they can
also make the pages too large to be loaded quickly. We will work
with you to add graphics that are important to your site's purpose
and add navigation icons to keep your site interesting. TREX can
use existing graphics and color schemes already developed for your
company, or can help you create a company logo and colors.
What type of graphics should be on my site?
The number and type of graphics that should be on your site will
depend greatly on the purpose and goals of your site. Is the site
meant to attract attention, or provide information? Graphics will
probably be the largest files on your site, and the more you have,
the longer it will take for your pages to load onto a customer's
computer. However, a site without graphics can be dull. TREX will
help you find the delicate balance to get the best looking site,
with the minimum file sizes.
The Internet can transfer many file formats and there are various
formats to store pictures or graphics on computers. Two graphics
formats, gif and jpeg, are more common on the Internet because they
store the pictures as very small files, allowing faster transfer
over the Internet. Converting to these formats requires experience
to get the smallest file sizes while maintaining the best possible
picture quality. To better understand this, we have stored a sample
picture in the same format, one
before optimization, and the same
picture optimized. View these two files and note how long
the non-optimized file takes to load. TREX will make sure your graphics
do not make your site too slow so your customers loose interest.
How do I get graphics for my site?
TREX can scan in any existing graphics or photographs you have
and add them to your site. We can also use a digital camera to get
new graphics for your site. If you do not have a company logo, TREX
can help you develop one, or modify one that needs to be updated.
We will use your logo to develop a color scheme, and develop buttons
and navigation icons consistent with your sites theme.