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  • Tierney

    We are advised to use 72 dpi, used to be 96 dpi, for images. What are your thoughts? Web designers often say that hi res images (300 dpi) are a waste as the monitor can only display the lower res. In addition, using hi res images may slow site loading time. Sound reasoning, yet I have never “felt” okay with the low res image. Like to know your views on this.

    • Stian Sveen

      As far as I know, dpi/ppi only applies to print, not screen. So I wouldn’t worry about that at all. This link confirms my suspicion: http://www.photoshopessentials.com/essentials/the-72-ppi-web-resolution-myth/

      However, if you’re doing a responsive site that scales content for the user, it might be a good idea to have some software change the image files to deliver the right size to the right device.

  • adamwiggall


    As a note on point 6, you may want to fix the spelling error in the heading of point 3.

    Good article, thanks.

    • I said these were tips for a design website, not a domain blog! Thanks for pointing that out, I’ve fixed the spelling mistake.

  • Ron

    Grammarly won’t find all of your copy mistakes! It might find some, however. As you say, it is a useful tool, but that’s all.