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SIZZLING COLOR, SLOTH-LIKE SPEED: How many times have you left a Web site because it was loading too slowly? Graphics dress up a Web page and give it character. But fat graphics slow down surfing. Put your graphics on a diet to speed up the display. A technique called "dithering" can reduce the number of colors in the graphic and slim it down. Another technique to consider is using high-quality line art that requires fewer pixels than other styles. Sophisticated cartoons or old-fashioned etchings and woodcuts can add character to a page while allowing it to load quickly. (Submitted by Dr. Charles Kreitzberg, president of Cognetics Corp.)
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