May 2, 2018

A to Z of Design: Z is for ZIP

Filed under: Design & Art — Tags: , — lidia @ 3:47 pm

A to Z of Design: Z is for ZIP

A ZIP (Zone Information Protocol) file is a file format that compresses multiple files into a smaller, more manageable size. ZIP files are easily restored by clicking to unzip the file.

I always recommend creating a ZIP when sending multiple files—especially if sending font files as they can get corrupted in transfer.

See all of the A to Z of Design posts here.

  • Mandy

    Yay! You made it through April A-Z!

    I can’t imagine sending files without the option to use ZIP. Then again, Dropbox has become pretty important in my life too. Great tip!

  • Lidia Varesco Design

    Thanks 🙂 And yes, those two are definitely in a designer’s toolkit nowadays! Plus services like WeTransfer for the really huge files.