Free Photos for your Website Design

Free Photos for your Website Design

A graphical element is imperative for good website design. Here are a few of my favorite places to find free stock images for use as website photos.

Photos Help Your Website Design

  • Attract the audience’s eyes.
  • Provide emphasis to the points you make.
  • Humans are pattern matching machines – we love images!
  • People will stay on your page longer. (Longer page views = more sales!)
  • Image search engines will lead traffic to your site.

How to Use Images in Your Website Layout

  • Do not steal! Obey all copyright  laws and usage requirements!
  • Use images that match your aesthetics.
  • Make sure the images are the right size.
  • Test the images on multiple screen sizes and browsers.
  • Small images load faster – no web surfers want a slow-loading page!
  • Use high-quality images for best results. Grainy or amateur photos give your site an unprofessional look.

That’s it! Now go get some great pictures to help your website’s design and visual appeal!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

bryan July 31, 2007 at 4:44 am

An important thing to remember when you are designing your website is that you want a clean professional look.
Another thing you want to do is to provide quality, helpful information and content in your website. Once you have a visitor to your site, you want him to have a reason to come back.
http://www.colorpixels.net

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Jill February 3, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Thanks for pointing out the “do not steal”. …coming from a photographer who makes a living in this market.

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CWD February 4, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Thanks for the comment, Jill. Gorgeous photos on your site!

Thanks also, Bryan.

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