Simplifying Image-Rich Website Development with Cloudinary

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Simplifying Image-Rich Website Development with Cloudinary

Website design and development is a talent that comes with experience, practice, research and the right approach towards the project at hand. To add to these challenges, there’s also the need of various mobile devices that needs to be met these days. It makes the overall web design endeavors even more so challenging.

A responsive web design is one solution to such problem. This solution, in entirety, is vast but at the end of the day, it provides a smoother website browsing regardless of the device being used.

Small businesses are usually looking forward to shortcuts and solutions that are low on cost, given the limited budgets. To keep up with the current trends, optimizing website performance for various browsers is a necessity.

Cloudinary is one such solution that is growing in popularity and can help you with image management. It is a cloud-based solution that allows for image uploading with the assistance of a rich set of manipulation as well as optimization capabilities.

Take a look at Cloudinary in Action to go through examples of visual image manipulation and optimization. There are also website implementations that you can look at, alongside the ready-to-use code samples on PHP, Angular JS, Node JS, JQuery and lots more.

Here are the key takeaways from how you can use Cloudinary to save on time when developing website or apps.

Direct image uploading

Without any server side-work, Cloudinary lets you upload images directly from your browser. There’s a customizable upload widget offering UI solution to be embedded in your site. All of this with a single line of Javascript code. No matter what device you are using, you can upload your images to the cloud.

Adjusting images to fit layouts

Once you have stored the image in Cloudinary, you reuse it to deliver the very image in the aspect ratio and size as per your requirements. This feature especially comes in handy if you are to redesign your website. Just change one line of code and you are good to go. The cropping feature is also a brilliant addition to the rest of the features. You can efficiently crop to maximize the visibility of any areas that you deem fit as important. Automatic face detection and auto-detected any areas of interest assist you in the process.

Easy application of effects

When it comes to graphics, there’s more than just cropping and resizing. With a variety of effects available in Cloudinary, you can apply effects of your choice. From adding watermarks, to sharpening the image, from colorization to artistic filters, there’s so much magic that you can add to those graphics.

Image size and web performance optimization

Ensuring not to eat up on the bandwidth of users, images need to be optimized. You can take a look at the bandwidth that you will be saving as a result of optimizing images on Cloudinary. Convert to different image platforms or compress quality. Tune encoding and play around with compression settings to dig in deeper in optimizing images.

Website implementation examples

The demo provides examples in the form of product galleries of ecommerce websites. There are lots of other implementation examples as well that helps to understand how Cloudinary assists in building and optimizing responsive websites and apps.

With Cloudinary, you can easily build a responsive web experience. However, if you want to cut time and effort to a greater degree, hand over the job to the experts. Visit a top web design agency in Dubai to get consultancy for complete responsive website solutions for your business.

 

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Mariya Sabeen
Mariya Sabeen Irshad is a Creative Writer and Blogger. She is a staunch believer of ‘logic’ who loves her family, likes to write about anything and everything, and console games are her idea of an engagingly fun activity at any time of the day, with football leading the way. Follow her @MariyaSIrshad