Different Image Formats and Their Proper Use

Different Image Formats and Their Proper Use

There are over 44 different image file formats in existence. With so many available, it can be very confusing and difficult to know which one is best for the project that you’re working on.

Most of us usually don’t pay attention to the file extension, as to whether it’s a JPEG, TIFF or a GIF file, thinking it has no real significance.

However, each image format has been created for specific reasons and uses and it’s important to know when to use each one for the best results possible.

There is no universal image file format that is best for all scenarios. Every type of image format has its own advantages and disadvantages.

20 Interviews with Rich and Famous Designers

20 Interviews with Rich and Famous Designers

Interviews with famous designers where they share secrets of their success.

They say ten minutes of chat with a wise person surpasses ten years of education. This statement may be exaggerated but it is definitely not incorrect.

Just as we learn from mistakes of others, we can learn a lot from the success of others. And the task becomes relatively easy when the successful is willing to share his secrets.

These celebrity designers are sharing their secrets for you. Now it is your duty to learn from them and turn yourself into a mighty success-story.

Refreshing Still Life Summer Pictures

Refreshing Still Life Summer Pictures

A Refreshing selection of still life photography themed in the upcoming season, summer.

Who doesn’t like summer? Everyone likes it! What’s there not to like? Parties, beaches, mountains, strawberries, vacations… it’s all summer. It’s all about having a good time.

And since summer is nearing, I decided to welcome it in my style,  that is photography. This time I chose still life for my post. Still Life is a type of art where commonplace objects are depicted. Usually still life is something you associate with paintings but it is also a photography niche.

See more beautiful summer theme pictures here!

Effective Design Principles for Web Designers

Effective Design Principles for Web Designers

The World Wide Web was designed with ease of use in mind. From its point of inception, every web based service, shopping site, education guide has been designed so that everybody can use the internet with as little training as possible. If you are only now starting with website design, then these tips on the primary topics that are related to it will come in handy.

Every site designer has some specific design principles to share. In our opinion, the principles that you must be aware of with site design are – Proximity, Alignment, Contrast and Repetition.

There are of course so many things that come under the umbrella of important principles. You should get started with these principles here before expanding the horizon to cover more topics.

Useful Responsive Web Design Tutorials

Useful Responsive Web Design Tutorials

Responsive Web Design tutorials to easily learn and grasp the new Responsive web design techniques.

The concept of responsive web design, started by Ethan Marcotte, is that our web layouts should respond to the user’s device, and that our page must load adapting best suitable layout and design to fit any end-device. He outlines three parts in his book Responsive Web Design for a responsive website:

  • A fluid grid
  • Fluid images
  • Media queries

These tutorials I’m sharing here today should give you a good hands-on experience on these three factors.

Everybody Wins Giveaway! Tailor-made Facebook Covers for Designers

Everybody Wins Giveaway! Tailor-made Facebook Covers for Designers

Facebook covers exclusively created for designers and photographers.

Cover photos on Facebook can tell a lot about you. As a creative, you need to have an exceptional cover. Just a photo is not enough. You should get one of these covers, add your elements and make your Facebook shine.
I made these covers in Photoshop. The pictures you see in circles are my tutorials published on Designzzz.com during last two years. You will replace these images with your own. Fairly simple process. :)

This time, we are sharing this resource as “Everybody Wins Giveaway!” If you are new at Designzzz and don’t know what this means, then here’s recap. This is a giveaway, but everyone who participates, wins the prize.

UPDATE: All the winners have been sent their prize :)

3 Keys to Cutting-Edge Packaging Design in 2013

3 Keys to Cutting-Edge Packaging Design in 2013

Several 2013 packaging trends are showcasing certain companies as modern, design proficient, and forward-thinking.

Although there is no one correct formula to having great product packaging, there are few trends that are sure to catch people’s eyes upon looking at its packaging design. By considering these three keys to cutting-edge packaging design on your products, your customers will not only view your company as modern, design proficient, and forward-thinking, but also lean towards purchasing your product over a competitor’s.

20+ Ajax and jQuery LightBox Plugins

20+ Ajax and jQuery LightBox Plugins

A list of plugins that power up your jquery lightBox galleries.

One of the most famous plugins of jQuery is lightBox. This plugin has single-handedly revolutionized the science of creating photo galleries.
If you have even a little bit of experience in web development, you would have experience of working with lightBox.

Remember that while style is important, style should stay the same, or at least nearly same, on all the browsers, and even devices. So whenever you use such a plugin, don’t forget cross-browser testing.

30 Amazing Pictures of Greece

30 Amazing Pictures of Greece

Today we have collected beautiful pictures of Greece!

Greece is a south European nation that attracts millions of visitors from all around the world. The rich cultural heritage, unique and diverse architectural style, pleasant Mediterranean climate and the natural beauty are few of the reasons because of which travel enthusiasts from all over the world visit this nation. Moreover, typical white washed houses, historical ruins, temples, castles, churches, breathtaking and long sea beaches, the grape vines and orchards, vibrant nightlife, snow capped mountain, lush green forest and varied topography present before the photographers an amazing range of subjects to capture through their lens.

Some of the main centers of attraction in Greece are Athens, Nafplion, Santorini, Meteora, Hania, Florina, Crete, Macedonia and Corfu. Each of these cities has some uniqueness because of which it attracts tourists. The legacy of this small nation can be traced back to the beginning of the civilization thousands of years ago and the ideas and theories put forward by the ancient Greek scholars had played an important role in bringing about movements like Renaissance, Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment. Apart from the ancient traditions, the contemporary art, music, museum and galleries are also going to astound the enthusiasts.