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Responsive Mobile Design: Designing for Every Device by Phil Dutson

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Chapter 11. Image Compression

When it comes to the visual brilliance of design, thinking of file formats may not be the first thing you think of. In fact, it may not even register as something you need to think about at all. When working with mobile devices, the file type you use can mean the difference between a happy user who loves your site and one who is just happy she can find the information elsewhere.

In this chapter, you learn about image file types, including when the best time to use each format is, and you learn about various compression options to make sure that you give users an optimized experience.

Image Types

Depending on the job you have, you may have some familiarity with various image file types. You may already know that most ...

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