When you write Web pages, you need to remember that someone on the other end of the 'net is going to download and read them. Because of this, you want to make sure that they load as quickly as possible.
Some good rules of thumb for keeping the download time short:
- 30K maximum size for your Web page, including all images
Thus, if you have two 10K images on your page, you should not have more than 10K of HTML and text.
- 12K maximum size for each image, sound file, or applet
This includes animated images and anything downloaded with the page
- Use multiple pages
Instead of one long page
- Use special effects sparingly
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