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5. Adding Images to Your Pages: Meeting ... > And now for the final test drive

And now for the final test drive

Let’s test this puppy! Reload the Web page in the browser and see how your myPod transparent GIF logo works.

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There are no Dumb Questions

Q:

Q: Do I really need to know all this stuff about image formats to write good Web pages?

A:

A: No. You can build great Web pages without any images. However, images are a big part of the Web, so some knowledge of how images work can really help. Sometimes just an image or two makes the difference between a good page and a great one. There’s a lot to know about images, but it’s easy to learn as you go.

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Q: Why does the text need its edges softened?

A:

A: Check out the two versions of the myPod logo below:

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You’ll see the top version has very hard, jagged edges and is less readable. This is the way text is displayed by default on a computer screen. The second version has had its edges softened using a technique called anti-aliasing. Words that are anti-aliased on a computer screen are more readable and more pleasant to the eye.


  

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