Web Business Monthly
Sometimes what you do behind the scenes makes a big impact on how easy it is to manage your site. Your visitors may not see (or care about) your file names, but by establishing and following a system of naming conventions, you'll be able to easily find and identify files without opening them.
Not using spaces
Using only alphanumeric characters, dashes, and underscores
Using only lowercase letters
Always using the proper file type extension
Adding a number to the end of graphics of the same image
Organizing graphics by where they're used. We use these:
|sh_||for sub headers)|
|gen_||(for general items used on multiple pages)|
And keep it short (but make sure the names makes sense).
Jennifer Frost is Art Director at Register.com.
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