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HTML 105 – Using Graphics

imgconstructionPulling In Visitors

A picture can speak 1,000 words. Graphics can add a lot of flair to your web site. They put your words into images and grab the attention of the reader. How many articles have you clicked on, because the picture was intriguing?

Too many graphics can also be a deterrent to visitors. The more graphics you have, the longer your web page takes to load. In a world of instant gratification, if users have to wait, they cancel your page and go on to something else. You must use your own judgment to find that happy medium.

You also don’t want to use graphics that are too large for you article. I don’t mean taking up white space, and condensing your paragraphs to a tiny column next to the image. I mean taking up disk space which affects load time when you’re page is accessed through a browser. Remember not everyone is on a high speed internet connection. But even if they were, you don’t want people waiting for your page to load, because the image files are too large. Continue reading

HTML 103 – Setting Font Styles

fontconfigsFont Color and Size

Everyone wants to highlight words or sentences in their text when writing the Great American Blog Post or New Article on their website. Businesses want to grab attention for sales or marketing campaigns to highlight key components of their new product or services.

For websites using HTML editors, these types of configurations are often built into the tool that allows you to increase font size, change colors for certain words or designate certain font sets be used for browsers that support them.

Blogs provide these abilities to, but sometimes what’s in the “Kitchen Sink” tool set lacks some of these potential settings. So it’s good to know what you can do with the behind the scene code, that you may not be able to do from the upfront Visual editor.

In the HTML 101 – The Bare Minimum Basics I shared how you can modify the code behind your page. But to share a bit of that here so you don’t have to go back and look it up, let me duplicate a piece of that article here. Continue reading