Images on the Web

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When HTML was invented, the focus was on text documents with hyperlinks. The ability to display images came later, but was well worth it. Today, images are a very important part of the Web, even for sites where text content is the primary content. Think of an article at a CNN or Wikipedia. The text is the main reason the user is there, but images support the text content by providing more information to the user. Web sites will use images as primary content (Flickr, Pinterest) or as secondary content (Amazon, eHow). Sites will also use images just to add visual appeal and interest to their pages (Apple, Bing).

Images can be used on sites in two key ways: inserted directly into the page using an image element, or displayed as a background image behind other content.

  1. Images on the Web
  2. Style Figures and Images with Float and Clear
  3. Essential Image Attributes: SRC, ALT, WIDTH, and HEIGHT
  4. Basic HTML and CSS for Using Images
  5. Three Common Problems when Working with Images
  6. Using Images with Too Large File Sizes
  7. Use Large-scale Images for Backgrounds
  8. Overview of HTML Image Map Shapes
  9. Create a Basic Image Map with Rectangle Hot Spots
  10. Image Map Alternative with CSS
  11. Use Thumbnail Images for Efficient Photo Displays
  12. Use DIVs to Make Custom Text Wrapping Effects


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