Website graphics can greatly enhance your website and convey your point better to your readers and users.  Here are a few tips:

  • Use relevant and helpful graphics.  If the graphic doesn’t add to the content, pick a better graphic.
  • Size the images to fit with the text.
  • Make sure the file size is as small as possible without losing graphic fidelity.  Though many of us have high-speed connections, there is no reason to upload a large graphic just to display on a computer screen.  Many visitors will be using mobile devices too.
  • Use PNG files if you can over JPG files.
  • Add an ALT tag.  This will help with SEO and also accessibility readers.
  • Don’t use copyrighted images unless you receive permissions or they are free or open licenses.