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All Things JPEG: Types, When to Use One, and Alternatives to the JPEG

Our beloved JPEG. Oh so many adorn the internet. And they come in every shape and size. From cat and unicorn pictures, to newsworthy photos and informational documents. In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day. That’s 657 billion photos per year. And many of those are JPEGs. But do we really know about all things JPEG?

12 Ways to Ensure a Consistent Cross‑Browser Compatible Website Experience

Ensuring a consistent website experience irrespective of the device, browser, or system, while viewing a website is vital to any company with a website. The question now becomes, how can we make sure we, the designers and developers, allow for a smooth and consistent experience across these parameters? Well, with a robust and clean coding process you should be able to execute code with minimal cross-compatibility browser issues. Below are 13 well documented and proven steps you can take to ensure a consistent cross-browser experience.

Brand Colors: A Guide to 13 Top Tech Companies and Their Brand Colors

Brand colors are an essential element of any company. They allow you to stand apart from the crowd while standing for something. Think of any company. What comes to mind? And how does that make you feel? Those feelings don’t just come from anywhere. They are meticulously designed and refined to stand the test of time by the marketing and design teams through psychology and societal norms.

Ten Principles for Good Design

Dieter Rams is a German born industrial designer primarily associated with Braun and the functionalist school of industrial design of the late 50s and early 60s. His simplistic approach to product design allow his designs to portray a timeless quality that still hold relevant 50 years and counting. Today, with Rams securing worldwide recognition and appreciation, his influence has reached far beyond his homeland of Germany. His impact can be seen throughout the Apple family of products and beyond. Enclosed are his ten principles for good design.

17 Updates to Decrease Bounce Rate

Sometimes people come to your site and leaving without taking another action. No button click, no link click, and no next page. And in turn, a high bounce rate. People may view one page, poke around, and leave without viewing another or fill a form. They “bounce” before you’ve had a chance to convert them. And while you want your metrics to trend high, you don’t want a high bounce rate.

The Difference Between A Designer And Developer

Two sides of the same coin. On one you have a web designer. A creator. From nothing to something. And the other side, a web developer. An individual making the creation come to life. Each with their own mission. And their own responsibilities. In this post, I will describe the difference between a designer and a developer. I’ll also discuss how they work together to accomplish the same goal.