What is an appropriate file size for HTML files?

When people browse your home page, it's important to remember that they might be on a slower 14.4kbs modem. Hence, to download 100K of file and graphics, it takes a little over 60 seconds at that speed.

Here's some suggestions to alleviate this problem:

 

  1. Split your home page to a few separate pages.
  2. Reduce the graphic size by shrinking the image size.
  3. Save photographs as .jpg files with about 85% compression ratio.
  4. Save images with mostly solid colors using .gif compression.
  5. Experiment with reducing the number of colours in your GIF files.