Also, each icon has to be downloaded individually; that also adds to the download time.
In writing the document, use small images; if the user wants to see a more detailed version of it, allow the user to click on it for a high resolution display.
In netscape, unselect Auto Load Images (set on by default) in the options menu. It will reduce the network bandwidth and the time required to load the documents.
A good balance between graphics and text should be maintained.
In fact, these course notes are available on
http://www.nrc.ca/imsb/rcsg/documentsin HTML format (translated from the LATEX source using latex2html).
If a document looks shabby, it may be because it was written on a different platform than you are using to read it.
Most of the SGI Science Institute servers in Ottawa access the IMSB/RCSG home page (see Figure 1.8).
Any user may write his/her own home page and access it using
where file.html is local, and written in HTML.
$HOME/public_html/file.htmlwhere file.html is the document you would like others to access.
People could then access your file by using URL
http://server_name/Ewhere server_name is the name of the UNIX workstation or server running the http server, login is your logon account, and file.html is the document opene to the public.
Some institutes are restricting the use of the public_html directory to people within NRC only. Outside users have to access to it.
One never knows when the top level directory will be moved somewhere else!
Planning ahead will also incorporate ideas/concepts addressed during the few points above. It will also make it much easier for the next person taking over to understand not only the relationships between the documents, but also where the source for all documents is (including images, etc.).
Popular work processing packages also often offer HTML output for documents.
It also increases the security of the system by not allowing them to see how the information is stored.