Getting your website Christmas-ready

4 steps to getting your website Christmas-ready

 

With the holidays just weeks away and shoppers dashing to their devices to try and beat the holiday rush, it is important to ensure that your web presence is ready to take on the challenge. Whether it is a blog or an online shop, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that your...

 

JPG vs. PNG

JPG vs. PNG – how they differ and when to use each image file format

JPG vs. PNG: In this article, we’ll compare the advantages and disadvantages of the two most popular formats for image files. Which format should you use for your application and what are the differences between JPG and PNG? How do different compression rates affect the image quality and file size? Which format is best for retaining specific properties of your image?

Video formats

Video formats: common video file formats explained and compared

Many types of video file formats are used online, each with their own pros and cons. That’s a good thing because different users have different requirements. We’re going to take a look at which platforms accept which video formats, and compare the advantages and disadvantages of each one. That way you’ll be able to decide on the best video format for your project, and learn how to save bandwidth...

How to compress video files

How to compress a video file: reducing video file size with tools

Have you ever tried to send someone a video, only to find it exceeds the permitted attachment size? Fortunately there are lots of programs that can resolve this problem. Basically, you need to reduce the size of the video by compressing it. Once you’ve compressed a video file, it will upload more quickly and won’t take up as much storage space. Keep reading to find out how to reduce the size of...

Web design: tips for planning a website

The basics of web design - part 1: planning

Those looking to create a website should always have both the purpose and range of function of the site in mind before getting started. Only by paying close attention to these two criteria can one guarantee clarity and uniformity throughout the entire design process. Planning should always remain in the foreground for any web design project. Important tips on what to look out for when designing...

Web design: online user-friendliness

The basics of web design - part 2: user-friendliness

The layout and use of a website is often quite intuitive, even upon your first visit there. Conventional design patterns ensure quick usability and are not employed without reason: these common practices and standards guarantee smooth functionality for a website. Every web designer should be familiar with what exactly these practices entail and how to optimally integrate them into their web...

CSS tricks everyone should know

CSS tricks: useful snippets for your web project

The style sheet language CSS is one of the most important tools of modern web development. It makes it possible to separate a website’s content and layout from one another and is continuously being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). CSS snippets facilitate the design of webpages significantly and can even take on functions of Photoshop and JavaScript. Here, we reveal some useful CSS...

Image file format types

Image file formats: An overview of 10 image file types

JPG, PNG, TIFF, and more: there are many image file formats out there. Most users don’t know the exact differences and fall back on a standard image file type. It’s worth looking into the differences, so that you can make sure you’re presenting your pictures in their best possible quality. We’ll explain which image file formats exist and dig into their advantages and disadvantages.

Tools for a responsive website check

Responsive Test: 8 free tools for responsive web design

A website should always be extensively checked before going live. Testing a website is already a demanding task, and adding a responsive design test to the mix helps you ensure that your site’s flawlessly displayed for different screen resolutions. Free responsive design tools can help with this. We’ll show you 8 free tools here.

Responsive navigation in web design

Responsive navigation: dynamic menus for mobile

Web design is an increasingly demanding and complex art, especially when it comes to adaptability. Websites must now satisfy far more requirements: they must look appealing on devices of all sizes, be easy for visitors of a wide range of abilities to navigate, and most importantly of all, the user experience must be perfect, regardless of the device used. Responsive design ensures that the content...

Removing EXIF data

Removing EXIF metadata from photos: a how-to guide

The metadata contained in photos can be helpful to structure your personal photo library, and later locate photos more quickly or attach copyright information to photos. However, when you upload a photo online or share it with others, it’s a good idea to remove this metadata first. Keep reading to find out which information photos can contain and how you can delete it on Windows and Mac.


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