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GoogleSites: Image Layout and Image Information


Image Placement. When you put an image on a page, you will probably want to CENTER the image. Just click on the image, and from the alignment options L - C - R, choose C-Center.


Choose a Large Image. it's a good idea to use an image that is at least 500 or 600 pixels wide on your coverpage, just to be sure of grabbing your readers' attention. If you opt for horizontal navigation without the sidebar, you might want a coverpage image that is 800 pixels or so wide.


But Not Too Large... You don't want to choose an image that is too large, because you can never be sure how large the browser window is that your readers are using. It's also important to keep in mind that reading long lines of text on the screen can be difficult for your readers also. So, you probably don't want to use any image that is wider than 800 pixels or so, maximum. If your image is extra large, you might want to let GoogleSites resize the image for you; just click on the image and then choose the "Large" option or "Medium" option from the S-M-L image size options. An even better option, though, is to replace the image with an image that you have resized - you can do the Resize Images Tech Tip to learn how to resize images.


About Image Resizing: Don't try to take a small image and make it large; that will distort the image. Instead, use Google Image Search to find a larger-sized image and then manipulate that image to get the size you want.


Multiple Images. If you want to place multiple images side by side, you can use the Picmonkey Image Collage tool to make combinations of images in all shapes and sizes.


Image Information. You need to have Image Information somewhere on the page, but it does not have to go under the image. In fact, it can be distracting to have the Image Information under the image. Instead, you might want to put it way way way way down at the very bottom of the page; you can even insert a horizontal line (use the Insert menu, and choose Horizontal Line), and then put your image information down there under the horizontal line, away from the main part of the page.



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