Images have always been an integral part of web design, “a picture tells a thousand words” is a phrase often thrown around and rings very true even in the online world. Without a doubt images are becoming increasingly important with faster connection speeds and the popularity of large screen mobile and tablet devices.
Web designers and developers are often faced with the dilemma of image formats, which can sometimes be an area of difference and debate. There are four main types of image formats often used in websites, with SVG being the definite underdog in terms of usage (source: w3techs image file formats for websites).
This will be a brief introduction about these image formats whilst focusing on the lesser used SVG format.