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Web Design All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Sue Jenkins

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Chapter 3: Slicing and Optimizing Web Graphics

In This Chapter

check.png Selecting the appropriate web graphic format

check.png Choosing the right optimization program or tool

check.png Slicing and optimizing techniques

check.png Choosing the proper optimization settings

check.png Outputting optimized files and graphics

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Before you begin the optimization process of your web graphics, you should have a clear understanding of how the graphics and photos you use on your website need to be different from the ones you might use in a print project, such as a brochure or annual report. For one, print graphics are high resolution, whereas web graphics must be set to a low resolution. For another, print graphics depend on the CMYK color mode, whereas any graphics used for onscreen, handheld devices, and web presentation must use RGB color.

In this chapter, you find out about all the differences between web and print, as well as everything ...

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