In choosing the backgrounds of websites, it is important to select simplicity. Maybe choose something subtle but with an impressive color scheme. A minimalist image with a hauntingly beautiful message is a good choice as well. However, some designers prefer going big and bold. Why not choose daring and impressive contrasts? Maybe it is a […]
Most graphic and website designers have a general knowledge about what search engine optimization (SEO) is and why it’s important. However, many still think that SEO is not relevant to the design process or can be implemented after the website is designed. Unfortunately, both of these beliefs are false.
What, did you think JPEG would live forever? It was introduced in 1992, more than twenty-five years ago! The modern generation of web developers uses WebP for images, not the archeological specimen that is JPEG. Here’s a quick introduction to WebP, SVG, and why they’re better. TL;DR: they’re way smaller, producing faster, and more responsive […]
The WebP image format is a new image encoding format that’s especially appealing to web developers. It can encode a high density of information within a given file size, allowing higher quality images at lower file sizes. Considering that images make up about 60-percent of the web, lower image file sizes mean faster loading pages, […]
Optimize Image File Size You might be familiar with this trick from the old days, batch when using progressively-loading JPEGs was the height of image optimization techniques. While these methods can still be of some use today, there are many more ways to shave off some loading time today. Use a program like ImageOptim or […]
Images are an enormous part of the modern online experience. To use them effectively, you’ll need to know how to reduce image file size for your website.