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    why do some pages have images/banners that are divided up into tables

    what are the advantages? does the page load quciker?

    and how do i recreate that in dreamweaver? im betting that its to do with the split tool in photoshop

    basically i dont know what they are, what they're for and how to make 'em

    many thanks in advance

    phil

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    In the old days, if you split images along the major lines of color division, you could reduce file size significantly. Also, by splitting the image into multiple pieces, it could be assembled one piece at a time so that psychologically, the page doesn't take as long to load. Those rules don't apply as much today, because download speeds are significantly faster.

    If you are going to do it, though, make sure you specify a width and height for your img so that your page doesn't do the "stretch and squeeze" effect when loading.

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    Using the slice tool in photoshop.

    The advantages of doing this, are mainly the fact that you can create just about any design possible, that looks great, instead of having to design in boring tables.

    When you slice up the image, you slice around the boxes you would like to use for content, and then one big slice for the actual box, then save it for web, and open it in D/W or anyother editor you are using, delete the box you want to type in and change it's back ground colour, to match it.

    Not a great explanation so have a look at some tutorials here, http://www.good-tutorials.com/tutorials/5

    they have some good ones on slicing, click through a few pages, and check out how they slice their sites, it will give you a good idea of how to slice it properly.

    Hope that helps,
    Daniel Oliver.


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