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GRAPHICS
Graphics play an important part in mainstream websites. The choice of graphics used in your site may make the difference between mediocre, pleasing or stressful. If you have a site that features heavy graphics, some visitors will not be able to appreciate all your graphic efforts due to having minimal system resources, or even a text-browser.

  
COLORS
A great deal can be accomplished in your web page design by manipulating various colors within your pages. This is as easy as it gets. Watch what the following simple code produces:
HTML CODE: <FONT COLOR="RED">THIS IS RED</FONT>
RESULT: THIS IS RED

Not bad, 'eh? These simple color names for basic colors work quick, easily and painlessly. You can also use the HTML Hex Codes for a wider variety of colors. Simply use the same code but replace the color name RED with your choice of Hex Code.
Click Here for a list of Hex Codes

  
KEEPING THEM TO A MINIMUM
The biggest mistake is for a webmaster to use graphics, just because he can or it's cool. Your images need to have a specific purpose. This purpose can be to enhance your visitor's experience, navigation, or could be the main purpose of your site.

  
PHOTOGRAPHS
Let's say your site is a photo gallery, or equally dedendent on graphics, whatever the site. A wise organization of such would be to make small, low resolution representation (thumbnail) of the image that clicks to a full size high resoltion image. The result is a faster loading page that represents a variety of images, using much less bandwidth.

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