Responsive Website Design

Many web professionals preach the importance of including images in a website’s design and content. Visual appeal is important. However, you can’t just use any image and expect it to do wonders. Sometimes we are tempted to use an image in our website just to have one. A web page looks bare without one, and so we think something is better than nothing.

The very first question you should ask yourself is whether an image is, in fact, required to achieve the effect you are after. Good design is simple and will also always yield the best performance. If you can eliminate an image resource, which often requires a large number of bytes relative to HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other assets on the page, then that is always the best optimization strategy. That said, a well-placed image can also communicate more information than a thousand words, so it is up to you to find that balance. As you design your website, you might think that images are a “nice to have” element that don’t serve much of a purpose beyond looking good. But images on your website do so much more than paint a pretty picture.

Images can consist of photographs, infographics, cartoons, GIFs or other visual elements. If you’re using photos, Yellow Pages offers low-cost options for producing high-quality, professional shots of your business. There are also many websites where you can license stock images instead of commissioning original photography. There can be a huge range in quality when it comes to stock photos, so it’s important to make sure your selections feel fresh and don’t look overly staged or hokey. You might also want to check out the websites of your competition to make sure they aren’t using the same stock shots. With a huge library of photos and thousands more being added each day chances are, NoorAX got photos for you.