Why Are Images So Valuable to Web Design?

There are new developments in web design every day. This is why web developers must constantly be on the lookout to spot new trends coming in on the horizon. As technology develops, the things people will be able to do with their websites will blow everyone away. The internet as a whole is changing into a fully integrated and self operating phenomenon.

It’s no longer enough for a person to be able to connect to the internet and read a few words on a screen. The human species has a habit of seeing how far they can push the boundaries of impossible. What comes next in the world of web design?

For now that remains a mystery, but as it stands, one aspect of the internet world web developers need to be mindful about is that images hold the power. Why are they so important? Here are just a few reasons:

They Tell Stories

You know that a picture is worth a thousand words, but do you know why? Have you ever looked at a picture of a person and seen their entire life story displayed in their eyes? In the way they’re dressed? In the way they hold themselves? Every object in a photo has it’s own story.

There can be millions of separate details in a photo that all speak in some way to the environment of the place the photo was taken, the social situations, the climate, the people, the part of town. Anything. National Geographic has always been phenomenal at this. In the same way, art like painting, sculpture, drawing and the like have also captured this for centuries.

If you tried explaining everything a photo does in words. It would probably make up a novel. Ain’t nobody got time for that. The world is one that lives in flash seconds. Average attention spans have been shortened over the years. A photo on your website tells the viewer everything they need to know about anything in a glance.

They Show Things For What They Are

A word smith is able to craft an eloquent sentence to make the most measly of buildings sound like the Taj Mahal. This can work to great avail in many situations, but for a web designer selling a product, you don’t have the luxury of using your words to convince people. It begins with a photo. Once the viewer is captivated by your image, you can then convince them with your words.

People will be drawn to what you’re selling off of an image. For a person trying to sell their home, they won’t get anywhere unless they can show the viewer what it is they’re actually getting. The same goes for any other product. “What you see is what you get” and “I’ll believe it when I see it” are both mindsets that rule this generation.

Besides the fact that images convey so much and don’t lie about what they’re showing (despite what the age of photoshop makes us believe), images are also much faster to be processed by the human brain. More information in a quicker time frame equates to more transfer of money. Draw the people in, get your point across, and make the sale. It’s a game of strategy.

About kamn

I am freelance web designer and developer with a passion for interaction design. I love communication, creativity, technology and everything in between.

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