In this blog post we are going to outline some of the most common file types used in the web design process.
- .HTML – Hypertext Markup Language is the standard markup language for creating web pages. HTML describes the structure of web pages
- .PHP – PHP stands for ‘Hypertext Pre-processor’. It is a widely used, open source, programming and scripting language used to create dynamic interactive websites. PHP scripts are executed on the server.
- .CSS – Cascading Style Sheets describe how HTML elements are to be displayed. CSS can handle the look and feel of a web page. CSS can control colours, fonts, spacing, layouts and more.
- .JPG – JPG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. It is a file extension for a lossy graphics file. This makes it perfect to use in web design, as it will load faster than lossless graphic files.
- .PNG – Portable Network Graphic is a graphics file format that supports lossless data compression. It was created as an improved replacement for GIF’s. It is the most widely used lossless graphic file format online.
- .PSD – Used in Adobe Photoshop as the default format for saving files. They are called ‘Adobe Photoshop Document Files’.
- .EPS – Encapsulated Postscript Vector Graphics is a file extension for vector based graphics created in Adobe Illustrator.
- .AI – File format for representing single page vector based drawings. The file extension is used by Adobe Illustrator.
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