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How to Use Images Successfully – Web Design Usability Guide

How to Use Images Successfully – Web Design Usability Guide | transmedia & crossmedia | Scoop.it

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. True or not, images are an important part of any website we create. Since it is so easy to embed an image in a website (even the process of creating your own images is very easy), most websites are filled with them. There are some very good examples out there on how to deal with images in a website from different points of view, but most of the websites do not showcase positive examples. And while this is not entirely dangerous for a design, it might decrease your chances to sell, in case you have a call-to-action page, or the chances to create good reading flow. It is more a matter of details than a matter of important principles, but dealing with images should be something designers understand and apply better.

Jakob Nielsen, the expert in webpage usability, together with his company NN/g, did an eye tracking study and concluded it with an article posted on their site, titled Photos as Web Content. Their conclusions amazed the design industry and came with great answers to questions experts weren’t able to answer before this study was done.

“Users pay close attention to photos and other images that contain relevant information, but ignore fluffy pictures used to “jazz up” webpages.” - Jakob Nielsen.

Read More: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/images-on-web-design-usability-guide/

 

 


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What Transmedia Producers Need to Know About Comics (Part Two)

I was interested in your description of transmedia audiences as “absorptive.” Explain what you mean by that concept and describe some strategies by which producers might support these desires to absorb your story, especially as they seek to also maintain a relationship with more “passive” viewers who can feel overwhelmed by a dense mythology or elaborate story arcs.


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10 Chrome Extensions Web Designers Must Have

10 Chrome Extensions Web Designers Must Have | transmedia & crossmedia | Scoop.it

As a designer, you might have been using Google Chrome for a period of time already. But the question you should ask yourself is whether you are using this browser to its complete benefit. Chrome features a full-bodied extension system that is worth exploring and testing. This is one reason Google Chrome now claims to be the most popular browser in the world. Here is a look at 10 Chrome extensions designers must have.


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