Great graphics are one of the common characteristics of great websites. However, graphics tasks such as creating logos and high-quality images typically take a lot of time and experience to do, and most small business owners/managers simply do not have the time to learn Adobe Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, or other graphics software.
Having the right amount of graphics on your site is much like a balancing act: too few graphics will make your site unappealing and dull, while too many graphics will slow down the page loads/navigation and distract the users from the site content. Some websites use Flash or other animated graphics to attract a user's attention, but too much motion or flashing on a page may annoy them and cause them to leave the page, if not the site. There's a fine line between grabbing and holding someone's attention and annoying them to where they want to leave.
We've found through experience that slower animations with soft transitions provides just enough movement on the page to attract a user's attention, but not too much to be annoying. We use Macromedia Flash MX and Dreamweaver for building site skins, and primarily Adobe Photoshop for graphics and logo tasks. For skin and container development, we also use a number of CSS tools to create great-looking websites.
CustomersInFocus offers several graphics services that can help give your website a fresh new look. You can have us create as much or as little of the graphics for your website as you want, or you can simply have us touch up the images and then add them into your website. You can save a lot of time and money by selecting the images from various stock-photo sites or DVDs before having us work on them. By pre-selecting the images beforehand, you can be sure that you're getting the images you want.
When evaluating how much graphics work you need or want done on your website, please check the rates on our Price Sheet
to make sure they fall in line with your budget. Create Skins and Containers For Your Website
The look or "skin" of your website is the first thing your website visitors will see-- the entire look of your website is defined by the skin files. The "containers" are the graphics and borders that surround the various content modules on the pages. There is a wide variety of skin and container packages specifically designed for DotNetNuke websites that are either free or can be quickly purchased online at SnowCovered.com
. Also, you can convert a web template (many of which are also free or quite affordable), and then apply them to your website as a skin.Enhancing Your Website With Great Graphics
Many times, adding those finishing touches that really polish up a website involves adding a few small images related to that section's content. People generally do not like to read large blocks of content, but adding a few images here and there can help break up the content and keep the reader's attention. Making sure your graphics are clear, of good quality, and not too large also improves the user's experience. Most websites typically put at least one image near their company logo at the top or side of the page.. Business Logos That Leave a Good Impressions
Having a slick-looking logo can go a long way in helping people remember your business and website. When designing a logo, you should take into consideration as to whether you will want the logo to appear on business cards, advertisements, flyers, or other media. The logo should clearly display your company name and perhaps a short description of your business/purpose. Your logo represents your business to the world, and you'll want a logo that you can keep with your business for years to come. CustomersInFocus can help you find the logo that best fits your business and target audience.
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