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...

 

Create infographics with online tools

Six tools for creating infographics

Do you want to create high-quality infographics to enhance your content and display information that is easily understood by your readers? With the help of online tools, you can create impressive infographics by yourself – whether for your presentations, websites, blogs, or posts on social networks. With the many free tools on offer, you can even visualise data and enrich your web presence with...

Rendering

Rendering – the final step in image and video processing

Rendering is the last and also most time-consuming step in digital image and video editing. During this process, the pre-programmed image descriptions or the individual layers or tracks edited in a program are combined into a file. We explain how this works and what it’s used for.

Basics of web design: design and color scheme

The basics of web design - part 3: design and colour scheme

Many users are often unaware of what exactly goes into making an aesthetically appealing website. But most successful websites follow some basic principles to ensure that a unified design adheres to a basic theme or message that is to be conveyed to the viewer. These questions and more influence the site’s conception: What effects do certain colours bring about? What should you be mindful of when...

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 these practices exactly 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...


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