Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:48

Make your web pages more interesting with images

Images make web pages more engaging
Images make web pages more engaging Pixelfire

Let’s face it, some web pages can be pretty damn boring, especially if the content of the article is dry. Images can really help to liven up a web page design and engage with the reader. Imagine you  have just landed at a page and it’s just text. You are most likely going to ‘bounce’ straight back off again because too much text can look overwhelming. This is where clever use of images and captions can keep the reader on your page for longer, giving you a chance to deliver you message.

In additon to your page looking nicer visitors are more likely to link to your page which is good for search engine optimisation know as SEO and people lining to content on your site is still the top practice Google looks at when ranking your website for a keyword phrase.

What sort of images should you use in your web pages?

Image libraries
There are many images libraries out there where you can source royalty free images for you site. Royalty free images are the most costs effective because they are sold to everyone. Licensed images on the other hand are only licensed out at a time and usually used by high end companies looking for an original image that is only licensed to them. This is expensive. Finally there are sites out there that provide free images for all. Below are a list of image library resources.

Paid Royalty Free Images

  • bigstock.com
  • stockfresh.com
  • shutterstock.com
  • http://www.istockphoto.com/
  • http://www.thinkstockphotos.com.au/
  • http://www.redbrickstock.com/
  • https://www.graphicstock.com

Free Royalty Free Images

  • http://www.dreamstime.com/
  • http://www.photl.com/
  • https://pixabay.com/
  • http://www.rgbstock.com/
  • http://www.freeimages.com/
  • http://openphoto.net/
  • http://www.stockvault.net/
  • http://morguefile.com/

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