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Oversized image - BT incompetent?

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Oversized image - BT incompetent?

Is there any reason why the actual size of an image should be bigger than the size it is displayed on the web page? I've just posted elsewhere about the speedtester and instead of posting what it says in the button I decided to post the actual image. This is what I got:
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Re: Oversized image - BT incompetent?

Well, that makes it easier to show which button to use!
As for BT being incompetent, no comment  Smiley
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Re: Oversized image - BT incompetent?

Why does it even need to be an image? It's just some ordinary text with a border.
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Re: Oversized image - BT incompetent?

It's an elementary error in web design; people think that if you code the image as, say, "scaled to 400px x 250px", then that's what loads.
It isn't. The full-size image loads; the code merely determines how it appears on the screen. I know this because I did it myself years ago in my tyro coding days, on a page which had about twenty images on it(!).
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Re: Oversized image - BT incompetent?

And it's a JPEG! PNG would have been more appropriate, but I suppose we should be grateful that it's not another Java applet (they'd probably make a Java applet to load the JPEG).