Three quite serious problems that make me sad

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Dear friends
I need your help for solving the following problems:
1. My home page image looks all of a sudden very blured while it was very clear
when I first uploaded it and remained so for several months. How could this happen?
I am really sad about it.
2. Some of the backgrounds in my Bio page are black and are shown black in the preview mode but they appear different in both color and size when I view the site in Firefox, Explorer or Safari.
3. The images of my works are quite slow to open after clicking on their thumbnails.
Does this depend on their size? What is the most proper size that you would suggest?
Thank you very much in advance.
Best regards
Nicholas Smyrnios
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Hi Nicholas,

The blurring images that you mentioned are possibly due to the auto optimisation if not deselected in the site-builder. if you can either pre-optimise the image prior to uploading with a file size max. of 150 Kb for a full page image then this will probably prevent degradation of the appearance. This possibly relates to question 2 of you query as well.

Depending on the canvas size (ie the width and height dimensions on screen) of your full scale image, then file compression for these images is a good way to go. The general file size of a post card size image showing excellent appearance on screen, is approx 30 Kb and in jpg format.

So for a fill size screen image something in the order of 150Kb.
For a banner image probably about 100Kb
and for postcard images about 30 Kb is a good rule of thumb.

Nicholas I'm confident that this can be resolved quite quickly with some work on the file sizes of your images.
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Hi Gop
Thank you so much for your answer! I managed to solve the problem of my blurred homepage but not the color problem of the backgrounds in the bio one.
They still appear grey (and in a different length) although in the preview mode they seem OK (black and in the right length).
Could you please instruct me to solve this problem too?

Thank you in advance!
Best regards
Nicholas

P.S. I also apreciate the advise about the proper size of the works images. I will make the changes as soon as I'll have some extra time.
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Hi Nicholas,

Wondering if you could let us know the web-site address and page that this is occurring on.

Happy to look at it and work with you to see if this can be fixed.
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Sure! The address is www.smyrnios.com and the remaining problem is on my BIO page (where the background should be all black).
Thank you so much Gop, I really appreciate your help.
Best regards
N.
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Hi Nicholas,

I think the problem is that your painting and the description are a single image. This image will be automatically optimised by the site-builder for images placed with the image widget. You can turn this function off in the image widget and it will present as the original that you have uploaded. For (beautiful I may say) high res. images, it's always a better way to go. I notice that it builds the image for the display and it takes considerable time. (There's a word for this but can't remember it? Dither!).

For an image this size Nicholas, I would compress the file to 100 Kb as this will produce a crystalline quality image and be fast loading. If you want help with this, please let us know here. The file type of jpg is fine.

I am also seeing your picture surrounded by a grey border/frame using Chrome. I would need to see the original to see what may be causing this specifically. You are welcome to post this to my email address if you like and I can compare the two images. gop@designscent.com

I would like to make a comment on an aspect of layout here. Your description being part of the image is a sub-optimal way of presenting text. This is because text in an image is looked at in a different way and may have less Search Engine penetration than free standing text. The image robots can and do interpret text in an image but it maybe that the notability is less than for text itself. This would be quite easy to re-do on your page.