**Follow the 800 x 600 resolution guide for the width of your graphics.
Use a consistent style of graphics from page to page. Repeating the same graphic devices (bullets, bars, buttons, icons) will allow subsequent pages to load faster as someone browses through your site.
Learn to scan and fine-tune your graphics.
Crop your images carefully to show essential information only.
Consider use of thumbnail images that link to a larger image.
Make a text-only version of a graphics-intensive page.
**Use buttons and HTML rather than image maps.
Use animation sparingly; it is distracting. Use animation on top level pages only if you are an expert web designer.
Avoid "Under Construction" signs.