The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a popular format developed by Adobe for delivering formatted text and images. A PDF file includes a complete description of all layout elements, including text, fonts, images and layers, ensuring that the file will look identical when opened on any device. The PDF format also has the big advantage of compressing high-quality files to a relatively small file size.
WordPress powers 34% of the internet and represents 60% of all CMS-built sites. From small blogs to large enterprise websites, WordPress is a popular choice for publishers and companies of all kinds. Media management within WordPress is an important component and one that, when done right, can significantly boost user engagement and overall site performance.
Atom Tickets is an award-winning, robust movie-ticketing app that serves more than 20,000 screens across cinemas and theaters in the United States, enabling moviegoers to search for films, invite friends, buy tickets, and preorder concessions online. To its users, Atom Tickets is also a convenient, catch-all repository for their messages, payments, and tickets.
Daily is an open-source browser-extension that delivers curated software development-related news (dev news for short) to your new tab. Around the clock, we gather and rank articles from 200-plus unique sources, keeping developers in the loop with relevant news in their field. All told, we serve content to over 35,000 developers worldwide.
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As a relentless technology advocate and a developer who’s worked on media transformation for numerous projects over the years, I decided in late 2019 to go on a 25-day journey of sharing my learnings on Twitter. The aim was to show my audience the options available for them to do magic with any type of media file and spark ideas that would take maximum advantage of those techniques in their future projects.
Wouldn’t it be cool to have the powers of Gatsby rendering performant pages and serving optimized and transformed media files from Cloudinary on the same site? That’s now a reality: I’m excited to introduce two Gatsby plugins on Cloudinary: Gatsby-Source-Cloudinary and Gatsby-Transformer-Cloudinary.
One photo can morph into a thousand photos through a simple application of bits and pieces of transformation effects. A few examples of the common effects are Black and White, Duotone, Blurs and Fades, Cartoonification, and Color Pop.
The trendy duotone effect is ubiquitous in today’s websites and illustrations for good reason: it highlights content well, rendering it pleasing to the eye, especially on minimal web platforms. The sky is the limit as to how much you can play with colors while applying a duotone effect. You could keep trying them out until something stands out.
Web accessibility (a11y) is about gaining an insight into—
It’s a blurry line between accessibility and usability (or user experience) and one might argue that they are actually the same thing. Nonetheless, if your audience can't use your app with ease and confidence, then it’s not accessible enough and the user experience is not good enough.
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.