Web Design Graphics
Six Subtle Strategies for using Web Graphics on your Website
Any content with aesthetic appeal is comparatively more engaging than any content lagging visual elements of information. Web pages help to develop the interest of the visitors and increase the visiting time of the website. This indirectly contributes to better SEO and augmented mass of traffic. This is also a subtle technique for maintaining the visual structure and linking other pages to the images. The following are some tips for effective use of web graphics.
Fitting in the Purpose:
The web design graphics should always be synchronized with the context i.e. they should not be distracting the audience from the central point of discussion. They must add a fancy new effect to the discussion and provide ease to the readers.
Avoiding Large Size Website Graphics:
All the graphic elements on the page should be of almost the same size. Well designed websites avoid using larger images than the maximum that can be viewed on one screen. Ideally, an image must not be more than 175 kilobytes. This further serves to augment the readability of the page.
Focus on the Important Content:
Visually strong graphic elements should always drive the focus of attention of the visitors to the useful content. But, one must also consider the fact that strong graphic elements may drive the attention and pull the viewers away from the central discussion.
Avoid overuse of overly bright elements:
The eye-catching graphics elements are often attractive at first glance but are sometimes potentially “obnoxious”. The viewers often lose patience with the site and it becomes difficult for them to stay. For example, a dancing monkey gif image could be funny for a few seconds but will soon drive the visitor away due to irritation.
Avoid graphics conveying textual content:
It is often enticing and alluring to use images for the textual information from the graphic and web design standpoint. But, the setback of this strategy is that images are not resizable like texts. People with poor vision may or may not be able to read all of those. Moreover, they consume comparatively more time to load and download.
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