Images

Icon fonts—vector-based character sets
Icon fonts - web design with vector-based pictograms
  • Web design

Use icon fonts for integrating vector-based pictograms into your website. In contrast to pixel images, vector graphics have the advantage that they can be scaled up or down without sacrificing quality. With the help of CSS (cascading style sheets) web designers can also integrate other code-based design features. There are many different open source projects available that boast large icon...

Icon fonts - web design with vector-based pictograms
Pinterest vs. Instagram: a comparison
Pinterest and Instagram: comparing two image-sharing networks
  • Social media

The success of the image-sharing networks, Pinterest and Instagram, shows the significant marketing potential of social media. Since their launch in 2010, the two platforms have established themselves as big players in the American market and worldwide. However, business owners considering these platforms for marketing campaigns should be aware of their differences in order to assess whether they...

Pinterest and Instagram: comparing two image-sharing networks
Pixel graphics vs. vector graphics - a comparison
Pixel graphics or vector graphics? Comparing the pros and cons
  • Web design

When should you use a pixel graphic and when is better to employ vector graphics instead? We show you the pros and cons of both of these computer graphics and detail their different applications. Read on here how and make sure your website is always correctly using each graphic form.

Pixel graphics or vector graphics? Comparing the pros and cons
Social Media | Pinterest for businesses
Pinterest for businesses
  • Social media

It would be a serious mistake not to take Pinterest seriously as a marketing platform. While it may look like an extensive photo album of recipe ideas, DIY tutorials, and dream holiday destinations, the truth is that the social media site can offer a valuable service: generating referral traffic for your company website. Brands can therefore use the platform to curate their image and attract new...

Pinterest for businesses
Image editing apps: the best mobile photo tools
Image editing: the best apps for iOS and Android
  • Web design

For many years now, optimizing images on a smartphone or tablet has been viewed as just another step in the photography process. With digital technology becoming ever more sophisticated, photo-editing apps that can be installed directly on mobile devices look and perform in an increasingly similar manner to their desktop predecessors, saving users from the tedious task of editing on a PC. But what...

Image editing: the best apps for iOS and Android
The best image databases for free images
Databases for license-free images
  • Web design

You don’t have to look too far when searching for free stock photos and images on the internet. But just because images are free, doesn’t automatically mean that they’re all completely unrestricted for use. This is where special licenses come into play. We’ll guide you through an overview of the best sources for license-free images available online.

Databases for license-free images
Graphic file formats: which formats are important?
Graphic file formats: the most important storage formats for images online
  • Web design

Whether you own an online store, run a corporate website, or write a blog, none of your web projects won’t be successful without photos or graphics. Images create visual stimuli that can enhance the content of your text and appeal to your visitors. However, it is crucial not only to find suitable graphical elements - but also to choose the appropriate graphic file format. The format needs to meet...

Graphic file formats: the most important storage formats for images online
Creating a GIF
Making a GIF: tools for animated graphics and short clips
  • Web design

Memes as video clips, snippets from popular shows, animated logos, or banner ads: the practical GIF format has universal appeal, and can be used in many online contexts. GIFs can be found all over the internet, but making a GIF is also a popular option, with the added bonus that whoever makes a GIF using original content avoids legal complications. We show you how to create a GIF using both online...

Making a GIF: tools for animated graphics and short clips
Progressive JPEG
Progressive JPEGs: An introduction
  • Web design

Progressive JPEGs, or PJPEGs, are a type of JPEG that is compressed in a special way. PJPEGs load differently in the browser than “normal” or baseline JPEGs. What are the differences? How can you create a PJPEG and which programs can you use?

Progressive JPEGs: An introduction
Compress images with the help of free tools
Compressing images: an absolute must
  • Web design

Computer storage volume is increasing by the year. But while we have access to more gigabytes and terabytes, it’s best to keep the file sizes down to a minimum–especially if you operate a website. This is because compressed data leads to quicker loading times, happy visitors, and a good Google ranking. Pictures bound for the internet in particular should be compressed. We’ve compiled some of the...

Compressing images: an absolute must