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Discussion in 'Design and Creatives' started by espmartin, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. espmartin

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    Graphics, when used effectively, can cause user interest. If you don't
    use graphics, for either a minimalist look, or just because you feel
    images are a distraction - can you give reasons why?

    Although images can be a clutter to a site, and if used for navigation
    purposes, can cause accessibility issues - effective use will give you
    a great looking site. After all, the web is a visual medium for the most
    part, and you only have once chance to make your first impression on
    your readers.

    So:
    • Do you use graphics as navigation?
    • Do you use graphics as eye-candy only?
    • Do you not use graphics at all?
    • Do you design your graphics yourself?
     
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  3. Goldjobber

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    1) No, as of yet I have not mastered the css of rollover images and valid xhtml...working on it though.
    2) I like to use graphics to help sell the story. I come from a printing background and find that when there are no graphics to a piece, it reads like the wall street journal. Now provided, if the client requests no graphics, then no graphics..
    3) I feel like graphics and to the page, keeps the reader interested a little more and adds that extra touch.
    4) yes...I try to adhere to copyright laws and understand that as a designer and advertising agency, the importance is original work. You can use a piece for inspiration and what not. I think nowadays though, the art of doing your own graphics is getting lost in our "quick turnaround" way of thinking.
    4a) I even try to hand draw my artwork on my new toy.... a graphic tablet....:)
     
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  4. xhan

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    • Do you use graphics as navigation? yes - I am currently.
    • Do you use graphics as eye-candy only?
      Pretty much - doesn't everyone?
    • Do you not use graphics at all? Of course I do.
    • Do you design your graphics yourself? I sure do - I wouldn't trust anyone else!
     
  5. espmartin

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    Hello Xhan (welcome!),

    Are you using an image replacement technique to make your sites search
    engine friendly -and accessible?
     
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    Do you use graphics as navigation? Nope, There's nothing wrong with using graphics as navigation, but I want my site more user friendly, and yes, i think that if there's too much graphics everywhere as navigation it does annoy the views. However, if your page layout permits you to, then that's alright. As long as it goes with the overall look.
    Do you use graphics as eye-candy only? I do use it as eye candy.
    Do you not use graphics at all? Yeap, i'm in love with graphics
    Do you design your graphics yourself? Yeap I do design graphics by myself, but I'm not good at animation as of now. I use photoshop, like everybody else.

    I'm getting a graphics tablet laptop soon! Can't wait!
     
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  7. xhan

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    no, quite honestly I cba I only have 4 nav links as images.

    Not that you can see it atm because of my stupid database connection error.
     
  8. arunpattnaik

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    1. Nope, i dont personally prefer image navigation system.
    2. Yeah, eye candy!
    3. I do use graphics
    4. Yesssss. I love designing graphics, particularly logos :)
     
  9. WPmaster

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    • Do you use graphics as navigation? Nope and yes. Depends what my client wants, but most of my client want a button that is SEO friendly
    • Do you use graphics as eye-candy only? oh Yes absolutely.
    • Do you not use graphics at all? I mostly use graphics to attract more clients 7 days a week.
    • Do you design your graphics yourself? Yes. Made of imagination and inspiration.
     
  10. chetan1

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    • Do you use graphics as navigation-NO
    • Do you use graphics as eye-candy only-Yup
    • Do you not use graphics at all-I use graphics where needed
    • Do you design your graphics yourself-Yup
    website design
     
  11. Digitalcompany3

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    • Do you use graphics as navigation- yes
    • Do you use graphics as eye-candy only -yes
    • Do you not use graphics at all- yes
    • Do you design your graphics yourself- yes
     
  12. ForgottenMemorie

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    Do you use graphics as navigation? nope
    Do you use graphics as eye-candy only? nope
    Do you not use graphics at all? yes
    Do you design your graphics yourself? yes
     
  13. markweyner

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    • Do you use graphics as navigation?
    • Yes..

    • Do you use graphics as eye-candy only?
    • No..

    • Do you not use graphics at all?
    • Yes.

    • Do you design your graphics yourself?
    • Yes. I make sure my designs are self-made. I do it for my own sake. I believe in originality.
     
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    C:\Documents and Settings\administrator.KMKBILISIM\Belgelerim\Alınan Dosyalarım\v2.htm
     
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