There isn't anything set in stone...yet...but we are working on it.
1. 800x600 is an acceptable size, not too big, not too small.
2. There still some people on dial-up, granted, probably not that many with todays' technology, but either way we want people to be able to download at an acceptable rate. As an example, there's another bike forum that I lurk on, they post huge pics and lots of them, even with my DSL it tskes forever to download. Now imagine a dial up guy trying to get on the same page, more than likely they'll get frustrated at the download time and not come back to the site. I used to be that guy, we didn't get dsl until just a year ago(I live in the boonies
) We'd like to keep the site available for anyone to peruse, reguard of their connection. I'm not really a web-tech guy so I really can't answer the bandwidth usage part.
We're working on some more things, nothing drastic, just things that should be in place while the site is small. IMHO, it's easier to get used to things while the site is small versus trying to adapt later.
For me, I'm a noobie mod here, I'm admin and mod on another forum and it's a completely different system here than what I'm used to, but I'm learning the ropes. If anyone has any questions or concerns feel free to pm me anytime.