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Visual Trap: Why Obsessing about Your Website’s Visuals is not a Good Idea

Visual Trap: Why Obsessing about Your Website’s Visuals is not a Good Idea | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Why do you want to create a site? Is it to deliver good looking visuals to your visitors? No! The objective is to drive conversions, generate sales, improve brand visibility and ensure your business reaches a wider audience.

 

Unfortunately, an unnecessary focus on visuals might see you creating a site that is low on ROI. Your target website visitors are interested in getting more information about your business and its products and services from your site. If great visuals help drive brand and business messaging forward, well and good and that should be their primary objective. If they haven’t been picked keeping the website’s goal in mind, they will just serve to distract visitors.

 

Here are two sites that have made great use of visuals, and they serve to illustrate the purpose of the site. The visuals are arresting but do not distract visitors from what the website is all about and the products/services it is bringing to them....


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Are we too obsessed with visuals on our websites that we ignore the quality of the rest of the matter, like the written or descriptive part, or for that effect infographics? A good website will have a balance between the written content and the visual content! I would suggest a ratio of at least a sixty/forty between visual and written content as being ideal!
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 11, 2016 11:12 AM

If you're going to obsess about your website, focus on function, not just the photo.

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55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly | Design for Founders

55 Hand-Picked Resources to Help You Learn Graphic Design Quickly | Design for Founders | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

I’d go even a step further and say that the fastest and most effective way of learning is to copy what other people have done. It’s the ultimate “standing on the shoulders of giants” — instead of spending years developing a skill, you can gain it by simply following in the footsteps of professional designers. This is why step-by-step tutorials work so well for learning design.

 

The problem is that as a beginner, you don’t yet know what good design looks like. That’s why I included the top inspiration sites where you can learn to “see” what good design looks like.

 

Weli, I hope this resource comes in handy. If you need a printable, offline .pdf version of this list to tick off all read materials, download it free here:...


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I would definitely agree with the writer that the fastest and the most effective way of learning is to copy what other people, especiallly giants in the field are doing. But then copy is a wrong word, the better would be, "stand on their shoulders". 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 26, 2015 2:59 AM

Want to learn graphic design? Here's a list of the best links on the internet to get you started right away.

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 26, 2015 9:59 PM

Great! Love this stuff. Bookmark this site. I did.

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, February 27, 2015 5:28 AM

Buenísima recopilación de herramientas de diseño y muy bien comentadas!

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Design School's Ultimate Guide to Designing With Backgrounds [With Ready-to-Use Templates]

Design School's Ultimate Guide to Designing With Backgrounds [With Ready-to-Use Templates] | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

In order to arrange your design, you need a place to start. Backgrounds are the foundation of your graphics — it helps pave the path to forming a successful composition.


Textures and colors help create depth and contrast, allowing your graphics to stand out and get noticed. Well composed images can help create space for you to overlay text, while visually communicating your message at the same time.


Using a background can help give your designs more context and provide a visual element to help support your content.


Bonus: We’ve designed most of the images in this article as templates for you to personalize! To use them for your own stuff, just click them and they’ll be ready to edit in your Canva account (No Canva? It’s free!). 


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The post contains some interesting design tips on working with backgrounds with some ready-to-use templates thrown in!
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 21, 2016 12:07 PM

Blogging or designing visuals? Learn these background design tips to make your message pop.