Printing - Do you check for oversized images and table?
13/12/2014 6:14 AM by
An oversized image or table on your page can greatly reduce your page's readability
and disrupt its layout￼￼￼￼. It affects page loading and can also cause problems in printing, wasting natural resources.
That's why you should limit all your images and tables to a maximum of 800 pixels wide.
We have a program called
SSW Code Auditor to check for this rule.
Some have said 800 pixels is too small, if you resized a large image you can't read the text - we think if you have an image that is large, then there must be reasons.
- If we are trying to show an overall layout, then it is OK for the text to be too small to see.
- If we are trying to show specific details - either a feature or a problem, then it is OK to crop the image so that they fit the size.
Also, if you are resizing in Photoshop you can easily resize the image and yet put the zoom out on a part that you want the reader to read (combining both options).
Do you feel this rule needs an update?