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 and produces faster and more […]
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.
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.
Autumn might be the most photogenic season, but summer is everyone’s favorite. It’s a time of year for friends, sunburn and parties. Stay chill during these dog days of summer with these summer stock photos featuring carnivals, seascapes, cocktails and kayaks. Click on a summer stock photo to see its full resolution, or follow the […]
After searching through countless blog posts I have been looking for a really great image gallery slideshow. Something that could be added into WordPress and made as an easy publishing solution. This lead me onto Galleria which is a beautiful open source responsive image slideshow using jQuery. In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how […]