Chapter 5. Images
Nobody believes that a picture is worth a thousand words more than today’s Web designers, as evidenced by the highly visual nature of the Internet. In fact, it’s not difficult to stumble onto a home page these days composed almost entirely of graphics (see Figure 5-1).
Figure 5-1. Some Web sites rely almost exclusively on graphics for both looks and function. The home page for the PBS Kids Web site, for instance, uses graphics not just for pictures of their shows’ characters, but also for the page’s background and navigation buttons.
If you were writing out the HTML instructions for your Web page by hand, you’d insert an image into a Web page using the image tag: <img>. The primary property of an image is called the source (Src) property, which is the URL or path to the graphics file.
Dreamweaver does all of this coding for you automatically when you insert a picture into your fledgling Web page:
Save the Web page that will contain the image.
To insert an image, Dreamweaver must determine the path from your ...