Must-Do’s When Delivering Your Images and Videos

Did you know that the images and videos you decide to use on your website, software tool or mobile application can distinguish, enhance or even break the final representation of your finished product? Hence, they are meticulous to setup, work with and often challenging to deliver to developers.

To help with making sure your product is as perfect as it can be, we have created a quick guideline to facilitate delivering images and videos.

For each image, do the following:

– Size and crop your image to the dimension needed for the website.

– Save your image for web usage, preferably on PNG format. This is a must-do to handle loading time, gradients and transparency.

– Title your image. (filename) accordingly to make it easy for developers to understand and find. For example, an image of a cat should probably be titled “Cat.png” rather than “image123.png.” The filename should be referenced in the Word content document and/or reference spreadsheet to facilitate integration.

– Organize your images in folders according to pages/sections. If you have multiple images for a page or a section, create folders to house images for each page.

– Setup a reference spreadsheet. If you decide entering filename or images in the Word content document is too hectic or if you have too many images to handle or organize, create a reference spreadsheet. Setup the first column with the list of the filename for each image and the second column for the page URL each of these images should be on.

– Zip and deliver everything at ONCE. Zip all cropped images in their folders and include the reference spreadsheet, if it exists, into the file, and deliver at once. The trickle effect of parse delivery can amplify the cost of integrating your website, software tool or mobile application.

For each video, do the following:

– Deliver source code. If you are not sure what format to use for your website or need our assistance to compress, deliver SOURCE code files.

– Setup a reference spreadsheet. If you have not entered the filename of videos in the Word content document or have multiple videos to deliver, setup the first column with the list of filenames for each video and the second column for the page URL each of these videos should be on.

– Zip and deliver everything at ONCE. Zip all cropped videos including reference spreadsheet, if it exists, into one file and deliver at once. The trickle effect of parse delivery can amplify the cost of integrating your website, software tool or mobile application.

And that’s it! Pretty simple, huh? Follow this guideline and your final product will get done quicker and smoother. Contact Digital Trike if you have any further questions or need any assistance.