Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Many of us have heard this old adage over and over and nowhere is it more important than in your company website. Catch your viewer's attention with a colourful, attractive website featuring lots of pictures, and video when available. Websites with lot of text tend to lose the viewer's attention quickly.

Photo Quality

It's important to expose your products or services using attractive images because this reflects on you. Poor quality pictures can be interpreted by viewers as poor quality products. Affordable Web Design Ltd highly recommends buying online stock photos for your main website pictures, and saving your own pictures of your products for photo galleries and such. Once a viewer goes to your product photo gallery, they are ready to see products photos and e quality becomes less of an issue at that point.

Google Images

  • Copyright - Google images are not all copyright free. Google simply collects images from all websites, so if the original website used a copyrighted picture, you may be inadvertently getting into trouble with the original owners of those pictures. Companies who copyright their images have usually "tagged" them and can tell when someone is using one of their pictures.
  • Image Sizes - even if a picture is not copyrighted, because Google (among others) get their photos from millions of websites, whatever they show is in the original size used on that original website.

Photos & Videos
Affordable Web Design Ltd can help you keep your Social Media pages up-to-date.

Affordable Web Design Ltd can embed a video into your website from such online video websites as You Tube, Vimeo and Google Drive.

Online Stock Photos

The internet offers a great choice of online photo websites. Most do charge for the photos, and prices can vary greatly. There are some free photo website out there but they may offer limited choices of picture category.

  • Choosing the right photos - when choosing pictures on stock photo sites, you need to know where the images will be used on your website in order to determine the size of picture you need. Many stock photo sites charge different prices for different sizes of images.
  • Affordable Web Design team members help our clients in this regard. We will research proper images for you if you wish, and choose the style and size that best suits your website page.

Contact us for more details on how we can help you find the "perfect" pictures for your website if needed!

Videos can be a big plus for certain businesses!

Video files are usually quite large and you run the risk of making your page very slow when a viewer is opening it up. Over the past few years, the best solution to this problem has been to upload your videos to sites that specifically deal with video. Popular video sites in Canada are You Tube, Vimeo and Google Drive, although there are many others as well.

  • You Tube, Vimeo and Google Drive make it easy to simply "embed" a link into your website so that the big file size is sitting on their website and not yours, but the video appears on your website.
  • Once you have chosen your video venue, we can easily go to your specific video and find the necessary code to place the video link into your webpage, at no additional cost to you.