"Why don't we just design web pages in Photoshop and then load the picture as the whole page. It would look so much better!"I stammered on about file size but I don't think I was very convincing as the student countered with,
"What about slicing the image up Mr. G? Huh! What about that? The files would be smaller!"
I answered with that sly teacher ploy,
"Wasn't that the bell?"
Wish I had this article, PSD to Web Page which is much more articulate than I in explaining why it is better to use good html/css design. In a nutshell, the reasons one big image is less desirable are:
- Requires tables to hold sliced images.
- Hard to manage and update.
- And a biggie....not search engine friendly.
I am so much smarter if I get one or two months to think about my answers. I wonder why my students never understood how clever I am?
Mischook, Stefan. "PSD to Web Page." Killersites.com Blog. 20 Sep 2007. Killersites.com. 22 Sep 2007