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Delivering Your Files

There are different file types for very appropriate reasons. Depending on the ones you send to the web designer, they can either help or hinder the building of the website. Here are some tips on which files to provide for which instances.


Where possible you will want to give editable vector files to your designer. This way they can edit the file easily while also maintaining the quality. Never send embedded images in other program files such as Word documents.

  • .AI or .EPS - Vector Illustrator files
  • .PSD - Photoshop files
  • .PNG image files
  • .JPG image files
  • .GIF image files
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Word documents


High quality JPGs are usually the best to deliver to your designer. It depends on the image but PNGs or GIFs will also be acceptable. As always, the earlier they have the final images the better.

  • .JPG image files, highest quality possible
  • .PNG image files
  • .GIF image files
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Word documents


    Sending the copy via plain text files with no styling is preferred so that it can be copied straight into HTML and style with CSS. Never send text as images or in a Powerpoint presentation.

  • Plain Text files
  • Word documents
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Images

One of easiest ways to share your files is through Dropbox.

Useful links on Deliverables

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