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comment What is the best way to create light-weight PNG images?
Pretty much. The more B&W you have, the less color info you have (and thus the smaller your images will be). Of course, don't use B&W when it's not appropriate, but a lot of the time you can skip colors without there being a noticeable impact on the aesthetics. A good trick is to view your graphics in Black and White (on a Mac you can turn on gray scale in the accessibility options, not sure what you can do on Windows).
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comment What is the best way to create light-weight PNG images?
A lot of textures can actually be done in black and white. I'm not sure what your specific graphics are, but take a look at this screenshot from Halo 3 (toktak247.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/halo3_1.jpg) The walls that surround the game map, the single largest repeating element (except maybe the sky) is black and white.
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comment What is the best way to create light-weight PNG images?
For instance, in Photoshop, simply click Image - Adjustments - Black and White. A screenshot of my desktop, saved as .png, goes from 318KB to 297KB - so 21KB just from color data alone.
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comment What is the best way to create light-weight PNG images?
One thing you can do is to see how much of your graphics can be saved in gray-scale. A lot of the time that is possible and can save some space.
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comment What is the best way to create light-weight PNG images?
Are you making mockups? Wire frames? Are you making graphics or trying to compress existing graphics for use in your own project?
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accepted How to control word-spacing in justified text with CSS?
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accepted How do you build a webpage with a main text body and 2 columns underneath?
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comment How do you build a webpage with a main text body and 2 columns underneath?
Perfect! Thanks! That's way more simple than the way I was trying to do it.
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comment How do you build a webpage with a main text body and 2 columns underneath?
Ah, sorry - jsfiddle.net/9k3bV
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comment How do you build a webpage with a main text body and 2 columns underneath?
That actually looks great, and is exactly what I was trying to do. I think I was over-thinking it and making it more complicated then it had to be. I've tried adding a spacer <div> but it just gets ignored by the browser. Here's the fiddle: jsfiddle.net/4vkca
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comment Adding visual interest to a website without cluttering it or making the visuals detract from the content
I was afraid that might be the case. I would provide a link, but I'm unsure that I'm allowed to being as the site isn't live yet. A specific question I have is this: the body content is broken into columns using Javascript and CSS (because CSS3 columns aren't supported yet). I was wondering what sort of guidelines exist for multi-column text. Right now I have it such that the text draws the reader's eye to the right-side menu which is where context-specific menu items appear (there is a horizontal menu that is static with persistent items).
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