Creating Killer Web Sites

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Jpeg Compression
Eyeballing the Palette
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Invisible Table Trick
Reduce Colors
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The difference between aliased (top) and anti-aliased images

Anti-aliasing smooths out the jagged edges between solid colors. Because the process adds more intermediate colors, the image becomes much less compressible. To keep the file size down, anti-alias with the fewest number of colors possible.
Notice on the middle image above that the horizontal and vertical lines do not need anti-aliasing, while the 45 degree line is only marginally improved. If you use any other angle or curve, anti-aliasing becomes a necessity.

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