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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Images

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On the outside, images on the web seem simple: save an image, compress it, and upload it to a website. If only it were that easy. What file type do I use? What size compression (or k-weight) should I aim for? What way is the “proper” way to save an image for the web? Are there different rules for images in Drupal and Wordpress? If you’ve asked yourself any one of these questions, then this is the perfect session for you.

We will begin by setting a baseline for image standards and the basics of images as applied to the web. We will explore guidelines and practical applications of saving images for web optimization, image file types, and what they are best used for from a technical perspective.

Session takeaways: 

1. Guidelines and principles for saving images on the web

2. Clear understanding, definitions, and use-case for jpgs, pngs (png-8 & png-24), gifs, and svgs

3. Live demo of saving images in Photoshop & Sketch for web use

Jessica Tate

A senior user experience designer at ThinkShout by day and an adjunct faculty member at The Art Institute of Portland by night, Jessica Tate is a designer, developer and instructor based in Portland, Oregon. She has a passion for web design, user experience, art history, and typography. On any typical day, you’ll find her with a coffee in one hand and her magic mouse in the other.