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Thread: Saving images

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    probably an easy question...

    My site is over 100kb ...

    all because of one image i am using on all the pages that is about 80k.

    what is the best way to save this image so it doesn't have to load each time?
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    Give it the same name on every page and the browser should cache it.

    If the image is monochromatic, save it as a gif with a lower palette size and have it diffuse.
    If the image is not monochromatic, save it as a jpeg at a higher compression level.
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    thanks

    so there is no complicated way to save it on their computer like a cookie ?
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    No, cookies only hold tiny, text-only bits of data.
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    I know

    what i meant was is there any way to save it on their computer then put it on the page from there?
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    yeah, I have all of my interface for my site loaded on the home page this way the visitor has faster loading after that. ie is the main browser used by the average user and it caches the images. The size of your image is bearable because it will only load once.
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    Preload it using JavaScript...caching is supposed to do it for you. Now god knows how AOL's stuff works, but...
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    ok thanks, will try it out.
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