[Pipet Devel] rfc for loci web pages

J.W. Bizzaro bizzaro at bc.edu
Fri Aug 27 18:45:09 EDT 1999

Gary Van Domselaar wrote:
> Actually, I went through every tile in the propaganda collection and
> downloaded the nice ones to the bgrounds directory (on my computer).

Yeah, I did the same thing with my collection.  I even adjusted the brightness
on some so that they would not look dark.  Just for kicks, you might want to
compare my modified images to Bowie's originals.

> There
> are 219 in the new bgrounds dir, but they havent been resized.  If it is
> important enough, I suppose we could resize the backgrounds and logos.

Well, I'll leave it up to you.  I don't think it's bad the way the sizes are
now.  But if you're asking me what I'd do, I might make the logos 75% of their
current size and use 1/4-sized backgrounds.  (But 219 images?!  That's a lot of
resizing.)  Then the browser would only be downloading ~10 kB in graphics for
each page.  Most modems will do that in 2 seconds.  I used the GIMP to reduce
the backgrounds, BTW.

Check out the huge graphics that VA Linux just put up on their site:


For some reason, downloading the VA pages takes a lot of processing power from
my CPU.

Oh, and I wouldn't expect a lot of comments from the people on these lists.  I
know we have over 2-dozen subscribed, but sometimes only 2 or 3 get involved in
the conversations.  Lately it's been you, Jennifer and myself on the Loci list. 
But I'm sure many will take a look.  WON'T YOU, GUYS?  Maybe everyone's on

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