This web page is used for testing purposes. It contains various text elements, different sized pictures, and different positioning for the elements which is meant to simulate a typical web page as it might be found on this web site. This page can then be used as a reference for various measurement tools to check page performance and compliance. (This text uses a CSS style modification to the standard paragraph to create an indent in the first line for easier reading).
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The "custom" CSS file defines all of the webpages to be 960 pixels wide, this is done by creating a Container and defining it to be 960 pixels wide and then putting all of the web page content in that container. The 960 width is a somewhat arbitrary limit that is set on how wide the web page will be on large high-resolution monitors. The web pages could be made totally responsive and allowed to fill any size monitor, but with modern monitors with 4k resolution this will cause a very wide web page if viewed full screen which will make the text lines awkward to read. So the 960 width established a limit on that width to keep the text easier to read on large monitors. Everything will still be responsive as the viewing device goes downward in size.
Here are 3 images each 250 pixels wide by 150 pixels high. They are positioned using the Barebones grid DIV called CSS "grid-container thirds" which provides a simple way to align 3 things on the web page in a row.
Here are 2 images each 350 pixels wide by 200 pixels high.They are positioned using the Barebones grid DIV called CSS "grid-container halves" which provides a simple way to align 2 things on the web page in a row
Here is 1 image 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high. It does not need any special grid formatting as a single element. The CSS for for a figure automatically centers it on the page.
This is a fairly large JPG image of a photograph, 900 pixels wide by 1350 pixels high. This is here to "fill up" this web page a bit to make it similar to other pages on this site. Large images are often useful and visually pleasing but they can cause problems for web pages if they are too big in file size. The inclusion of this image here allows for more pertinent testing of this web page (Space Shuttle image from Wikemedia Commons).