I have been preparing trail maps for a newly created outdoor magazine "zine" and the site is ready to launch.
These maps are created in illustrator with placed relief from photoshop (Natural Scene Designer--> Photoshop).
I am wondering what the best file format to use for posting these static maps on a website. The editor wants the map to sit directly beside the article it supplements. I assumed that I should save them as PDF, so I could preserve the line work. When I do this, various anomolies occur (for example: when zooming in the mask is delayed and the underlying linework and relief are exposed; colors change).
I have been messing around with the save as settings trying to limit the size of my pdf
through compression of color bitmap I have reduced large illy files down to 500k pdf's. Is this small enough?
Attached is a trail map.