This fortnight (after the yawn!
of bullets last update) we have a collection of
16 assorted graphics
These are lightweight, fun
graphics in a variety of styles with a good range of uses. We've also
included two handy decal buttons that a lot of people might
All graphics are 16 or 256-colour
transparent GIFs and most will suit any background (but some really do look
their best on a white or neutral one).
As always, these images are
(to the best of our knowledge) public domain and freeware. We hope you enjoy
them and give them good homes.
Things have been fairly quiet
Directory over the last 2 weeks.
But while we've had a few new
50 is really starting to firm up and spread out, with several old
favourites slowly pulling their way up the list.
Some of our visitors are now
rating and commenting on sites too, which is great! (and
thankyou if you've been doing this yourself)
We don't do
either of these things. Your opinions about what is or isn't
a useful site matter more than ours.
There are schools of web design
which hold that pop-up browser windows aren't a good idea. They believe
that you shouldn't use them on your web site much if at at all.
Popups tend to confuse new
users. They're often over-used (adult web sites are frequent examples of
popup abuse) and can chew up memory. Depending on how they're used, some
viewers can also resent them because they can appear to be designed to "trap"
users at a web site.
These are all valid points.
But since we use popups in some parts of our site (banner advertisers or
listings in the Resources Directory, for example - both designed to save
viewers time rather than trap them on our site) we decided to put this to
a test by running a public poll (see left).
Although the early results
were roughly 2 to 1 against popups, as time's passed and more votes have
come in, the polling has steadily drifted very close to 50:50.
There still aren't enough votes
in the pool to declare that we have a valid statistical sample (so we'll
keep it running). But the results to date indicate there's a division of
opinion on this issue and whether or not you should use popups certainly
isn't a sure thing.
Rushed Off Our
Finally, this fortnight's What's
New update is briefer than normal because we're flooded with yuletide work
and (after a long year) pretty exhausted and looking forward to a Christmas
break. Probably much like you.
But thankyou - as always -
for taking time out to visit us. Have a great fortnight and happy web
Your friends at
The Free Graphics Store