While they don’t save the day or wear flashy capes, hero images are a very important and very effective tool in the world of web design. Basically, the term ‘hero image’ refers to a specific type of website banner, usually quite large and at the very top of a website.
For sites that use hero images, it is often the first thing users see when they click through to a site. So, it’s probably wise to think of hero images like an introduction – they give users a sense of what to expect from the rest of the site.
If you have a sophisticated hero image, they’ll expect class and culture, or if you had a colourful and fun hero image, and they may expect some comedy and playfulness.
Whatever your choice of tone, let’s have a look at 35 striking examples of hero images to get you inspired and on your way to crafting your own heroic image today....
Via Jeff Domansky, Aglika Stoyanova