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CarbonTerry
09-19-2007, 07:41 AM
Hello,
This may have been discussed before but...
If you start out with a small file size .gif format of solid color and save it as an image, you can then open it in BV and stretch it to any size without a corresponding increase in electronic file size.
I have made a page with examples and samples free for the taking.

www.zone5pix.com/images-shapes.html (http://www.zone5pix.com/images-shapes.html)

email (link on page) for a special request.

Collectors-info
09-19-2007, 09:14 AM
Hi, handy tip. I have been meaning to see what methods are quicker to make pages load quicker for a wile now. So i took your page & duplicated it using tables. Was quite surprised to see the Kb's for the page where even halved again. To just a few KB. Will have to look at the tables side a bit more as the one thing i couldn't get was a thin line using BV tables. Still interesting to see what ways there are to speed things up.
Link to page i was messing with & a larger one to see if the KB's changed. LINK 1 (http://www.collectors-info.com/testing/color_test.html) LINK 2 (http://www.collectors-info.com/testing/color_test_larger.html)

CarbonTerry
09-19-2007, 03:18 PM
Yes, your linked pages have increased almost 10X.

LadyEye
09-19-2007, 03:23 PM
Hi Carbon Terry ... looks good ... any chance of gradients? That'd be great, I find inserting a gradient shape in BV ends up being enormous and really holds things up ... when can we expect them? lol http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/images/icons/icon10.gif

CarbonTerry
09-19-2007, 09:00 PM
Sorry, gradients do not work this way!!!

CarbonTerry
06-02-2008, 01:31 AM
Gradients will work!!!!!! (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/bluevoda-tips-tricks-shortcuts/36859-creating-custom-background-bv.html#post236046)

karenwms63
06-02-2008, 07:39 AM
Bless you CarbonTerry! You "da MAN"! LOL :)

P.S. And a great big THANK YOU to PlayItByBeer!

CarbonTerry
06-02-2008, 10:11 AM
Your welcome!!

Marincky
06-02-2008, 11:11 AM
Great Tip Terry, I must admit I didn't think of doing this up until about 6 months ago, but have been using this technique on all sites since and it has made a dramatic change is speed for all my pages. A good tip that everyone should take heed of.