About Manish Sharma

Manish Sharma has been involved in web development since 1996. He heads SimplyGraphix.com, a web development and advertising company in India, which has successfully developed and promoted sites in real estate, insurance, biotechnology/pharmaceutical, medical, software, medical, education, online gaming/contests, financial and web portal industries. He also runs Fontmagic.com, one of the largest font archives in the world, and Webdevelopersnotes.com, an online resource for web developers.
Optimizing Gif images for the web – Part II

In the previous article on optimizing GIF images for the web, we learned a few basic things about the GIF image format – who developed it, the (Limpel-Ziv and Welch) compression algorithm it uses and how we can decrease the file size of a GIF image by removing unwanted areas and reducing the number of colors.

Optimizing Gif Images for the Web

Images are an integral part of the “web experience”. Without them a web page looks really dull; however, I have frequently come across web sites where the images take such a long time to load that I either go off to sleep or employ the most frequently used button of the browser – “Back”!

Optimized images are a hallmark of a good web site and they are the first indicators of the skill of the web developer. This is a two part article in which we’ll take a closer look at Gifs and how to optimize them for the web.

Languages on the Internet

The capabilities of the Internet have been enhanced and extended by using programming languages with HTML. These languages have been responsible for the dynamic and interactive nature of the Net. New languages and language extensions are being developed to increase the usability of the Internet. Here I will look at some of the important languages that have shape the Internet over the years.