How to create the perfect style guide for your website

Web style guides – a detailed design concept for your website

 

Fixed guidelines about design and branding are essential for a professional and serious web presence. Companies usually outline these in what’s known as a style guide. These serve as outlines for web designers and editors, and have the aim of presenting companies or institutions...

 

What is a TIFF file?

What is a TIFF file? An introduction to the image format

There are several image formats to choose from when saving images. Which format is best depends on the intended use. While JPG files require little storage space and are therefore ideal for the web, a TIFF file is best suited for printing high-resolution images thanks to lossless compression. What other features characterise the TIFF format?

What is a pixel?

What does ‘pixel’ mean?

What are pixels? With the widespread use of high-resolution screens and digital cameras, the pixel became the buzzword on everyone’s lips. Behind this tiny, physical point in a raster image you’ll find a sophisticated technology that allows images to be reproduced on displays and printers in detail, in the correct colour, and without so-called artefacts.

What is responsive design?

What is responsive design?

Modern websites are viewed on a large variety of devices, from smartphones with small screens to high-resolution 4K monitors. A responsive design is key to catering to this large range of media. Layout, typography, images, and navigation are designed so that they work smoothly on any device.

Website navigation

Good website navigation: How to increase web usability

Want to make your website more attractive for customers? With a well thought out website navigation structure and a few basic optimisations, you can win plus points not just with users, but also with search engines. A good overview, an appealing design, and useful content will all go a long way towards making your website the first port of call for your target group. Here you can find out how this...

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.

What is a vector image?

What is a vector image?

What is a vector image? This image format allows you to resize a graphic while maintaining its quality. This is of the utmost importance for logos, which need to look good across a wide range of media from a letterhead to a huge billboard. Keep reading to find out more about what vector images are, when they are used, and what programs you can use to create them.

What is a screenshot?

What is a screenshot?

What is a screenshot and how do you take them? Perhaps you have already had to ask yourself this question when technical support asked you for a screenshot of error messages you were receiving. You are probably also familiar with tutorials that usually provide step-by-step instructions with screenshots. Here you will learn all about screenshots.

Free alternatives to Adobe InDesign

Free Adobe InDesign alternatives

For creatives and those who are aspiring designers, many programmes from Adobe make up a key part of their standard equipment. InDesign is a very popular tool with large publishing houses as well as smaller publishers thanks to its huge range of functions. But quality (and name) come at a price: monthly fees put a hole in the cash register, especially for small companies and self-employed...

Free alternatives to Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator alternatives: what free Illustrator alternatives are there?

Vector-based graphics programs can be used to create drawings and designs for web-based or print media. Of all of the applications on offer, Adobe Illustrator is by far the most popular with many professionals swearing by it. But the specialist software comes with a hefty price tag. However, there are several lesser-known vector graphic programs available free of charge. So, what free alternatives...

Webdesign trends

11 web design trends for 2021

In 2021, web designers will, for the most part, continue focusing on what they’ve emphasised in 2020: user-friendliness. The main challenge here is to incorporate interactive components and 3D or VR/AR effects as naturally as possible into your own project. We reveal 11 trends that show how much web design will evolve in 2021.


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