cheers for the advice guys.
Outlaws - I DO use Photoshop and I DO use Save for Web, but I'm obviously making the file sizes too large (cheers for the advice). and yeah I do use dreamweaver, but I can write the html by hand - I just find dreamweaver faster and easier.
Thanks for the feedback - I wasn't aware that it was so slow as it's really quick on even on dial-up from an NZ connection. I can make a lot of the images into text, yeah I just reckon it looks nicer as an image.
how slow is it loading? I wanna get some perspective on how much I need to do.
Hang on, the dog is talking to the rabbit