Cloudinary offers a wide variety of transformations that enable you to to manipulate images on the fly by using dynamic URLs. Web and mobile developers use these transformations on their images to achieve everything from optimization and responsive delivery to a variety of image improvement manipulations, with a huge collection of cool effects to choose between. One of the more robust transformations applies another image as a displacement map to manipulate your base image in a variety of ways. The displacement mapping algorithm evaluates every pixel in the image map and then displaces the pixels in the base image based on the intensity of the corresponding image map pixels.
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Last night I attended a very special event honoring companies named to the annual Forbes Cloud 100. It was an incredible night spent with the founders and leaders of many companies I’ve long admired.
I’m grateful for every Cloudinarian and the work they do to support our customers, partners, and culture. We should all feel proud to be on this list and to be on an incredibly unique journey in the industry.
Here in part 4, I’ll discuss the groundwork you as a technology vendor must lay before mounting efforts to win adoption and advocacy from external developers, and share my take on how to best connect with them and win their enthusiastic support for your technology.
Videos make websites more engaging and lively, promising audience “stickiness” and return visits. However, research studies show that slow startup or playback stalls of videos often leads to visitor loss. In fact, Akamai found that after a two-second delay, each additional second of stalling could cost you a 6-percent depletion of audience.
As a rule, user interfaces, whether for mobile or desktop apps, encompass a significant amount of visual media (images and videos), necessitating close collaboration among designers and front-end developers. The process for building UIs entails a designer-to-developer handoff, at which the designer transfers to the developer blueprints produced with such tools as Photoshop, InVision, and Sketch. The developer then implements the blueprints with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).