Article by Alice Hopkins
Every media version has a different way of its composition,
a different layout and a different technique to use. Websites
are usually observed to have a television layout with graphics
and sound. Websites are not that broadly limited. The viewer
does not expect from a web page to act too smart.
As a web designer, use 28.8KB connection. A viewer imagines
a page of 216 colors only with 28.8KB per second download.
Make an average sized page not exceeding 50KB. Yahoo, one
of the best websites is only 20KB! You can do as much in just
20KB, if Yahoo can, why can’t you? Try to make a page
that downloads as quickly as possible.
To add as much as possible in just less than 50KB, use small
graphics only, if you can, of less than 4-6 KB. Use web safe
color pallet. You have to confine your self to 216 colors
only. More the color in an image, bigger it is and more time
it takes to download. A border image takes about 8-12KB, where
would the whole image Ks go then! Just imagine. Photoshop
has made the gradient very usual in use but it’s Ks
aren’t worth just a border!
To add art, make more of designs than colors. You must be
knowing at least that to have a successful web page it needs
to be good in look and function. So for its look, as I have
imposed on you a few restrictions, a better option is to play
with color schemes instead. Make use of the negative space
on your web page. If you have less to put in, think of yourself
as a visitor and see what is needed to make good sales. Always
keep in mind people use internet to save time and not to waste
it on downloads.