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Chris - Check Your Email
Posted 30 March 2002 - 08:48 PM
Posted 30 March 2002 - 09:46 PM
Posted 30 March 2002 - 10:10 PM
Keep America Beautiful, Ban Verizon From Your Home!
Down With Verizon!
Posted 30 March 2002 - 10:25 PM
Posted 01 April 2002 - 06:34 AM
Your very good with computer grahics.
Posted 01 April 2002 - 07:51 AM
Thanks for the new graphics. After doing a side-by-side comparison, the DBSTalk logo definitely looks better. I've already uploaded that. As far as the other ones, they do look better but I need JPG versions of all of them. I don't want to use PNG's. Thanks
Posted 01 April 2002 - 11:15 AM
Overall, for button graphics (not photos) PNGs are in every way superiour to the other formats. Their smaller, more efficient, and better looking. There is no good reason not to use PNGs. That said, I will try to make GIF versions (like you have now), but first I'll need software that can write GIF and also make a custom color palette (GIMP can make a custom color palette, but can't write GIF:( I think there's a plugin somewhere to do this. I'll try to find it. JPEGs of those graphics would look worse than the GIFs you have now, and would be even bigger (I think, I'll try to mess with some custom subsamplings - that's why I was able to make such a clean JPEG of the logo - it's using a nonstandard (but still readable by all JPEG decoders) subsampling)
Posted 01 April 2002 - 11:22 AM
Posted 01 April 2002 - 11:24 AM
Posted 01 April 2002 - 11:36 AM
1.) Avoiding lawsuits from Unisys
2.) Promoting the use of the far better looking, 24-bit (or 25-bit for transparent, or 32-bit for alpha-blended - but those aren't supported by most (if any?) web browsers) lossless PNGs.
3.) Reducing the use of internet bandwidth (LZW is horribly inefficient)
Posted 01 April 2002 - 11:47 AM
Mark you did a great job on the logos and stuff that you sent us in the email. I think all the mods agree on that.
There is a problem with png files which is why we can't use them.
1) For some reason VBBS in some places supports them and in other places ignores them and or turns the PNG files into black boxes.
2) People on Macs or using Dishplayers can not always view png files (I also can not see them when I use the Opera browser)
I agree jpg and gif are not the best file formats but they are the most widely accepted. Our server is kind of smart and runs gzip which compresses everything down then your browser uncompresses it this way we conserve bandwidth. (And this is all invisable to you the user)
Since we now pay for all our bandwidth we are very bandwidth conceous, but we want to keep everything up and running for everyone who wants to see it, just not those who are able to see it.
Its nothing against you, your work or even png, we just want to make sure everyone can fully use all the features of DBStalk.
Thanks for your understanding.
Posted 01 April 2002 - 12:03 PM
Posted 01 April 2002 - 12:13 PM
Posted 01 April 2002 - 03:10 PM
But anyways, I've found the GIF plugin for GIMP, but I need a new build of GIMP. I'm downloading all of that right now.
Posted 01 April 2002 - 06:07 PM