According to Lindon Leader, a web design should strive for two things – clarity and simplicity.
There is a hardly any difference between establishing a brand identity and planning out a website. Before introducing your brand to the world, there are tons of important questions that need to be tackled and the same rule applies to a website.
While designing a website, you need to decide on your logo, brand colors and a message that convey your message across. However, consistent look and robust message are good places to begin, you need to move your focus onto the imagery of your website. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words and having a good imagery can help you boost your website’s image while drawing tons of visitors in.
A majority of bloggers use images to capture the attention of their visitors and effectively deliver their message across. But you don’t have to spend a fortune to find high-quality visual content for your website.
There are plenty of resources available to get royalty free and high-quality images for your WordPress website. However, with so many options available out there, it can be difficult for you to locate the best possible resource for your website. Thus, we have pulled together some of the websites we personally use and consider best for getting free, quality photos for a website.
Pexels is one of the most popular websites that offer high-resolution images to fit your website requisites. You don’t have to purchase or provide attribution for most of the images you use on your website. However, there might be some images that require attribution or purchase, so make sure you verify everything before hitting the download button. The search tool of Pexels comes with a color detect tool that helps you find photos with the same color concept.
If you are a photographer or have a love for photography, you can contribute to the Pexels community by uploading your own photos.
Unsplash is a powerful, most advanced and amazing resource to find images that cater to your specific website needs. It has thousands of beautiful, high-resolution images in a range of styles, from product images to landscapes. The images available on Unsplash have no copyright and are covered under Creative Common, which means their photographers have contributed their work to the public domain. Also, a new image is uploaded to the database of Unsplash every other day.
Creative Commons is yet another popular destination for webmasters to find royalty free images for their websites. The website basically has a unique search tool where you can find images on various third-party websites such as Pixabay, Flickr, Wikimedia Commons, and Google Images.
Using this integrated search tool you can find images that are available to build, adapt or modify upon or images that can be used for commercial purposes.
Pixabay is one of the royalty free image providers that is usually recommended by a majority of marketers and webmasters. It features a huge database of high-resolution images and videos that don’t require attribution. These images are sorted into a variety of tags and categories to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. The website also features an advanced search feature, enabling you to search by eminent color in images.
PicJumbo is the biggest media resource available on the internet that offers plenty of images absolutely free to download. The images available on Picjumbo are taken by the owner of the website, thus you don’t have to bother about the copy write issues. Also, you can register as a premium member on the website to get access to the premium collection.
Picjumbo comes with a category listing, where you can filter your search according to a wide variety of categories. You can download images covering fashion, technology, people, nature, food and various other categories.
Regardless of the type of the image, you are looking for, there are tons of options available for you to add useful, high resolution, professional yet royalty free visual content to your website and make it stand out.
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