The use of background
images, pictures of you product or your staff can add to the interest
of your site, and help communicate your message. This is particularly
important if the product or service you are promoting is best seen before
purchase: eg clothes, hotel room, tools, fur
site that is all text, can be very dull, or the text has to be particularly
gripping. However, as many users in business and at home, do not have
high speed internet access - you must refrain from excessive use of
images. If you have a lot ot images, you are well advised to have only
1 or 2 images per page or use reduced size images (thumbnails) to allow
a user to selectively download individual pages each with a single image.
Keep the image size under 30k to keep the download time short. The image
of this Canon camera is only 6k. Trim images to cutout useless background,
and optimise the image to be shown on a web page (as a .jpg or .gif
You can purchase
stock images from the vast inventory at Orbis.
You can also take your own and edit them, with a digital
camera and associated software.