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There are many books available to help you learn how to publish web pages, but there are also many free resources available on the Web. Following are a couple of guides that can help you get started:
It is important to design your web page with accessibility in mind. Some users browse the Web without images, and some users with impaired vision use speech software that ignores graphics entirely.
If you are developing your own website or using an external vendor to create a website, please refer to information on standards and compliance for digital content.
Following are a few tips that can make your web pages more accessible to every user:
To optimize your pages for faster viewing, review the information provided below.
One technique that Web authors use to speed the loading of their pages is the use of thumbnails. A thumbnail is a smaller representation of a larger image.
If you have photographs on web pages, you may want to provide a smaller representation of the graphic and use it to link to the original graphic. To make a thumbnail, just make a smaller copy of the graphic, using a program such as Adobe Photoshop or Graphic Converter to resize the image.
When visiting a page with an inline graphic, your browser must wait for the graphics to load before it can display the whole page. Because large graphics load slowly over slower connections (such as modems), this delay can be frustrating.
You can alleviate this problem by including simple HTML code that tells the browser how large the images will be — so the browser can display the full page immediately and add in the graphics as they load.
This can be done manually. To do so, find out how large the graphic is (in pixels) and insert WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes into your IMG (IMAGE) tag: <IMAGE SRC=photo.jpg WIDTH=350 HEIGHT=150 ALT=Photo of Moon Landing>.
On both computers the "dimensions" will appear with the WIDTH and HEIGHT in pixels.
If you are having trouble getting your Website up and running, see Troubleshooting.Top of page
Last Updated: 2/13/12