Chapter Eleven: From Illustrator to the Web

You have two basic options for Illustrator files that will be displayed in Web pages. You can save them to a Web-supported vector format, such as Flash’s SWF format, or SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. Or you can save to a more widely supported raster format such as GIF, JPEG, or PNG.

If you are saving a file for the Web, all five of the previously mentioned options (SWF, SVG, GIF, JPEG, and PNG) are available from the Save for Web & Devices dialog.

Along the way, particularly when you export your vector artwork to raster formats, you’ll have to solve a number of issues: preserving the details in artwork, particularly type, and preventing “jaggies,” knocking out the background so artwork can ...

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