My PC (benjy.csn.tu-chemnitz.de) was situated in
this room (66K), until I moved at the end of June 96. I don't have a picture of my new (much bigger and nicer) room yet.
You can improve performance for Netscape users (like me) significantly by inserting height/width declarations into IMG-tags. Netscape has to know this information before it can continue displaying text below the inline image. Normally it gets the information from the image file itself. The disadvantage is that it has to open a network connection in order to get the image. If height and width are contained inside the image tag it can display all the text of the page immediately. One could say it doesn't make much difference where it gets the info from, and that's what I thought first. But since I tried this perl script, that automatically inserts width/height information into HTML-pages, I think that everybody should use this script on their own pages (usage:'wwwimagesize some.html'). Have a look at my pages and you'll know what I mean.
BTW, neither is the above my idea nor did I write the script, but I think it's important, so you've found it here on my homepage.
Visit the WWWimagesize-homepage if you want to know more about the routine or get the latest version. By the way, the WIDTH and HEIGHT tags are now part of the HTML3 specifications and will soon be supported by more browsers.
GIF: 'The Hitchhikers ...' (12K) and 'The Restaurant at the End of the Universe' (11K)