Other Web Tools of the Trade

You can rely on Web-authoring software to help you build your Web site, but you will soon find that a couple more tools will help you complete your job faster and easier. In this section, I cover a collection of special-purpose utilities that handle Web graphics and attempt to optimize Web performance (more or less). I also cover a few clip art collections that can add little flourishes to your site.

Graphic Editors

Although programs such as Dreamweaver and GoLive offer expanded graphics-editing tools, a separate graphics program can provide more features and additional ways to stretch your creative powers. Here are some of the choices:

GraphicConverter.

Thorsten Lemke's shareware application ($30; http://lemkesoft.com ...

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