.PNG vs .GIF w/ matte color

Working with Transparent Images – .PNG vs .GIF

This post discusses the use of transparent images on the web. The 3 most common image file types — .png, .gif, .jpg — have their pros and cons. But some are definitely more effective for achieving transparency with cross-browser support.

Thanks to Jeffrey Zeldman for teaching me some of the following techniques in his book, Designing with Web Standards. You should buy it. It’s fantastic.

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