I know am sounding like a broken record on the compression issue, but may I give you an example of what I am talking about, because its a problem I run into again and again that makes designing sites significantly more difficult for me.
When I use non-web standard fonts in my sites I have to put a shadow on my text so that VSD will convert it to an image (for purposes of compatibility). I normally turn the shadow down to zero because I don't actually want a shadow, I just want the text converted to an image. The problem is that the software compresses the text image too much. Here is what I mean. This is what the words "Why do I need a web site" look like when it's being displayed as TEXT (not converted to an image):http://www.brcnews.com/CC-text-1.jpg
It's clean, clear, crisp, and it's actually RED!
Now here is the same text after it has been converted to an image:http://www.brcnews.com/CC-text-2.jpg
Look at it! The crisp, bright red is no longer crisp bright red. It's fuzzy and yucky. Maybe I am just a perfectionist, but the second image looks very different to me than the first one. This is why, when I do my web sites, I have been having to recreate all text using non-standard fonts in photoshop and place into VSD as a graphic. Because Photoshop lets me control the amount of compression that is applied to the text. I can work with it until it looks good. The end result looks stunning online! But it takes way too much time.
Another reason I find myself having to create text in photoshop is that VSD doesn't offer half-sizes for fonts. Often times the size that the font needs to be in order to fit perfectly into the space that I have allocated for it requires the text size to be just slightly
smaller or larger, and VSD won't lemme do that.
Of course I am very well versed in many of Adobe's products such as Photoshop and InDesign, and those softwares not only give you ZILLIONS of font sizes, but let you adjust the width and length of the letters one pixel at a time, and even the spaces between the letters one pixel at a time. I am not asking that VSD go quite that far, just that you offer half sizes for text please.
"Look I finally made myself a signature!"