Web graphics can make or break a website. Add too much (or too many), and people who have a slow modem connection will lose out on anything that you may have to offer. Leave your webpages devoid of graphics, and people may be become disinterested unless you are an exceptionally talented author. It's usually best to add a few exceptional graphics, strategically located, to capture and/or directed the browsing of a veiwer.
Technical Stuff
As mentioned previously in the basic tags section, the tag to place an image on a webpage is:

<img src="example.jpg">

To further explain, the name (example in this case) and the image type (.jpg) must be placed next to the = in quotes. Well actually, it will work even if you forget both quotes... adding one quote but forgetting the other will cause a problem. The .jpg format thing is the type of image which is to be viewed. There are two types of image formats which populate the web in abundance. They are .jpg and .gif. The difference may be seen in the number of colors they support ( .jpg - 16 million > .gif - 256) You might ask why, then, would anyone wish to use the .gif type. Well, the answer lies in the capabilities of the .gif type. The .gif format supports transparency (or the ability of an image to make a sinlge color invisible). The .gif type may also be made into an animated image (like a cartoon). Last, but by no means least, the gif format displays text (or words) much better the the .jpg format.
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