How to make typography hi-res for web?


Suppose I'm going to make a typography poster (or whatever) that's going to be posted for advertisement in, let's say, Facebook, how high should the resolution be? Any specific numbers I should have to remember?

I've been struggling with this for so long HAHAHA and I couldn't find anything. Every time I save it as jpeg and post the image online, the resolution becomes soooo low. The edges of the font becomes softer, and squiggly lines appear on the side of it. And everything just looks.. Softer.

It frustrates me because whenever I see other typography art, they're all so sharp and clean and mine just looks like crap.

Help me please D:

7/6/2012 10:04:00 AM

I believe Facebook only allows JPG images and, on top of that, Facebook re-compresses JPG images.

The issue you are having is likely less to do with the particular resolution of the image you are creating and more to do with JPG compression--which typically makes any text blurry.

I may be wrong about the JPG-only part, though. If I am, try uploading your images as GIF or PNG files. The compression that GIF and PNG uses will likely produce a sharper image for type than JPG does.

7/6/2012 7:05:00 PM