Creating graphics and posting images for your site is one fun thing to do in web development. Nothing makes your site stand out better than some great images.
Graphics and images can be used for entertainment, professionalism or a visual queue. A graphic designed properly can change your visitor's outlook and/or decision for your site. It is important to you have images ready and optimized for your website.
Optimize Your Images
One thing to remember when creating graphics and images for your site is to optimize. What do you mean by optimization?
Optimization is a way to compress data to make your file size smaller. One way optimization works is that it will read through all the color of the image and use other color combinations to make similar colors. This will then discard some colors that will not be needed for the particular image. But there is a downside with optimization. You will lose quality in your graphic and/or images.
Quality vs. Size