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    #4732169 - 09/29/05 04:31 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

What is this technique of constructing a web page with small images called?
what are the reasons it is put together like this?
are there advantages to this technique

for instance the shroomery home page is put together with allot of small images.

this


over this repeated


this in the corner


these in the bottom corners


just wondering
id like to learn a little more about page design

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Re: shroomery homepage construction [Re: sherm]
    #4732704 - 09/29/05 06:42 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Just because it looks good. It is actually sort of difficult, but it looks slick. I am a programmer who specializes in web languages.


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Re: shroomery homepage construction [Re: Huehuecoyotl]
    #4732987 - 09/29/05 08:04 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I don't know that there's any special terminology for using small images to build a layout. Most sites use the same technique to some extent. Photoshop calls it "slices" but I've never heard that term used anywhere else.

Basically the idea is to make a site which a) resizes to fit any browser window and b) doesn't contain more images than necessary.

For instance, we know we want this in the top left:


And we know we want this in the top right:


However, depending on the size of the browser window, there will be a varying amount of space between the two corner images. We tell the browser to fill that space with this:


It would be possible to make it all one big image, but then the site would be limited to a specific width. It would also probably take longer to download the larger image.

Anyway I hope this answers your question.

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Re: shroomery homepage construction [Re: sherm]
    #4733102 - 09/29/05 08:35 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Reading a guide to html should enlighten you...just google it.


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Re: shroomery homepage construction [Re: Ythan]
    #4733210 - 09/29/05 09:03 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

oh
makes sence

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Re: shroomery homepage construction [Re: sherm]
    #4735255 - 09/30/05 05:55 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

most of that is done with tables, wich allocate a certain "rectangle" of a multi part grid to specific data, wich will allow images to the left and right, with text in the middle, with an image directly above it, etc, etc. same can be done with css, and other new technologies aswell.


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Re: shroomery homepage construction [Re: tak]
    #4747422 - 10/03/05 12:59 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Theoretically this method makes pages download faster, because you are doing it piece by piece instead of one whole image at once which won't display until it's done loading, i think unless you save it as progressive.


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