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Choosing Images for Your Website

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Web pages are boring without images; even technical blogs. But using graphics that slow down your website’s load times is just one mistake webmasters make. Continue reading if you want to fill your website with images that entertain and educate your viewers, without slowing down their browser.

Pick Your Art Style

Images should always feel like they fit your site’s art style. Your visitors could hit the back button if your artistic vision isn’t consistent. Thankfully, creating a consistent art style isn’t hard.

First, decide your color scheme, and don’t forget about contrast. Next, decide on your graphic style. Will you use highly detailed raster images,or text and the simple colors of vector graphics? While your website’s art style should communicate its genre, most visitors won’t test your site’s artistic merits; as long as nothing feels site’s artistic merits; as long as nothing feels out-of-place, they won’t care.

Last, make your text choices. Make sure they feel consistent with your genre, and don’t distract your readers. Just because your website is whimsical doesn’t mean you should fill it with text your visitors can’t read easily!

Use Images That Boost Your Content

Digtal pictures are beautiful, but anyone can fill their webpages with attractive graphics. Unlike literature, where readers appreciate beautiful prose, the Internet enables readers appreciate beautiful prose, the Internet enables instant gratification and your viewers expect it. If your graphics don’t entertain or educate quickly, they don’t serve a purpose; consider cutting them.

This doesn’t mean that you should avoid funny graphics or beautifid Illustrations. If an image enriches yoiircontent, use it. For example, an informative website featuring use it. For example, an informative website featuring financial analysis will feel boring if there aren’t enough visual aids, like graphs and tables.

Learning your niche’s wants and needs means you will know how to use graphics. Ask if every Image has a purpose. If it doesn’t, cut it, and don’t forget to ask for feedback; your visitors know what they want and why!

Don’t Forget Copyright Laws

Some webmasters use an artist’s images without crediting them.

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