Supersized Images in Website Design

When you’re designing your website, you always have to think about how fast the pages would load on browser. This means dodging, as much as you can, high resolution images or other decorative elements that serve no purpose at all. Of course, you’ll have doubts about these statements when you see an influx of blog sites showcasing supersized background images—and they work. They’re neat, attractive, and they load just fine on your browsers.

The key here is to come up with some sort of balance. If you’re using a supersized image, you need to ask yourself: is it vital? If you’re supersizing it, is it attractive enough to draw more visitors to your website? How does it work with the rest of your design? What does it say about the website itself?

Supersized images work like logos, but instead of a customized symbol, they’re actual photographs of objects or people. Sometimes, they’re cartoon characters, or an “art piece” (read: abstract object) which works just like your company’s logo but isn’t the logo itself. When you use supersized images on your website as a background object, you need to make sure that:

  • They represent your website/brand/line
  • They blend well with the overall concept of your website design
  • They’re eye candies, not eyesores
  • They’re unique

In other words, you shouldn’t use a supersized image of a butterfly just because they’re pretty if you’re designing an online store for a soda company. Butterflies just aren’t representative enough, unless there’s something in the slogan which suggests anything about butterflies. For an autumn theme of a soda company, however, a retro, sweaty soda bottle in sepia against a cloudy sky would work wonders because the sepia tone invokes a very autumn feel and the retro soda bottle it an object which directly represents the product being sold.

To ensure your website is designed by professional Gold Coast website designers who create light designs using the latest design standards contact Ignition Media today. We offer affordable CMS website solutions.

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