13th December 2015 | By:

Smart Objects in Adobe Photoshop

Smart objects are layers that contain raster or vector image data from Photoshop or Illustrator files. They preserve an image’s source content with all its original characteristics. This allows the user to perform non-destructive editing to the layer. This means… Continue

8th December 2015 | By:

An Introduction to Image Compression [PART 2]

Unfortunately, preparing images for the web can be a bit of a faff. There’s not really a perfect file format that will work for everything and cater for all your needs. There are certain file formats that are more suited… Continue

6th December 2015 | By:

An Introduction to Image Compression

In this ever-increasing technological era that we live in, where images are of the highest quality possible, it comes at a hefty price – file size. Whatever media-orientated profession you work in, or even if it’s just a hobby, it… Continue

24th July 2015 | By:

An Introduction to Font Types

In a previous blog post, we looked at the impact that well chosen typography can have in web design. Fortunately, with CSS we can import different fonts with the @font-face declaration and then reference this with the ‘font-family’ property. However,… Continue

20th January 2015 | By:

Typography in web design

Back in ye olde internet days if you wanted to display typography the same way on a range of different computers, you were somewhat limited for choice. Since we were given the glorious gift of embedding fonts in websites, a… Continue

19th December 2014 | By:

SVG Images in Web Design

With the increase of different devices used to browse websites, good practices of web design – in this case, incorporating responsive design into a website – is becoming increasingly more important to allow the maximum number of users possible to… Continue

11th January 2014 | By:

Colour Models – RGB and CMYK

When we create graphics or images for electronic devices or for print, we have to choose a certain colour mode to operate in. As a designer, it is important to know when to use the right colour model. It is… Continue