A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (or, Customers) | How to Make a Website

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (or, Customers)

Never underestimate the significant role that good photographs have in enhancing the quality of your website. Images create an emotional connection and response, and this is why it is said that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The right images can immediately attract or repel potential customers before they’ve even read a word of your text.

For this reason, we strongly believe that good stock photos are a highly worthwhile purchase to make if you can afford it (they only cost a couple dollars each). But if you can’t afford it, don’t worry, there’s some great free options too.

To download royalty-free stock photography, we recommend MorgueFile, Stockvault.net or FreePixels.com.

To purchase top quality stock photography, we recommend istockphoto, fotolia, or Shutterstock.

How to Edit/Replace the Large Banner Images in IconoSites

1. Login to Your Account - and then go to the WEB PAGES section. Click EDIT on any page.

2. Edit the Default Header - The Default Header appears site wide. You can edit it here, but you can also deactivate it (see step 3) and replace it with something else. Edit Your Default Header Now.

3. Make a Page-Specific Image Header - Here, you can deactivate the Default Header (which is site wide) and add your own Header that will only appear on this page. Make Your Own Header Now.

4. Add an Image, Make an Image Transitioner, or Add a Flash File - Once you’ve checked the box to override the Default Header, you’ll have access to all these customization options. You can also just remove the Page Header Image for this specific page altogether.

5. Need Help? - Make use of the TIP and VIDEO buttons for every feature in IconoSites, to see a quick tutorial. Watch Tutorial Videos in Your Control Panel.

  • Andrea

    I really agree on the importance o quality pictures in a site, it has to be from day one to make a website stand out from the bunch.  

    • Anonymous

      Hi Andrea, yes, good photography really does make that much of a difference.  It’s incredible how quickly you can deteriorate the overall look and feel of a website by populating it with photos of subpar quality.  That’s why we adamantly recommend using good photography when you make a website.

  • Vanessa

    Thanks I aready checked the links and found very interesting images for my site, I am a beginner in the process of creating a website but I´ll have for sure nices pictures in it. 

    • Anonymous

      Hi Vanessa, never underestimate the value of good photography when you create a website.  I’m glad you found some nice images from the resources we provided.  

      • Vanessa

        Yes, I do think is important to make a website as visual as possible, and to make it show quality and professionalism. Thanks to you.

  • Katy Chang

    Visual content is a big deal on websites, people sit in front of the computer and uses sight before any other sense.  To make a website efficient, it has to be visually atractive with images as well as very well chosen text. Thanks for this post and for the links. 

    • Doug G.

       I completely agree cause when you make a web page and it only has written information people tend to surf away, even if the information is exactly what they are looking for. I think that this web builder really gives you enough freedom to place you photos exactly as you want them, were you want them and the size you need them.

      • Anonymous

        Hi Doug, thank you for your comments.  Knowing how critical it is to add quality photos when you are creating a website, we developed our free website builder to make adding photos as easy as possible. 

    • Anonymous

      No problem Katy, we hope you utilize our free website builder for all it has to offer!

  • James

    My website looks great, thank you very much, it was quick and easy, and best of all, it was free. These tutorials are great and I´ve learned a lot in the process of creating a website, a complete and professional one. 

    • Anonymous

      Hi James, we’re glad that you were able to make a free website and do so with a professional image.  There is no question that within our website maker we place an emphasis on the overall design quality of our website templates. So, I’m glad you mentioned that.  Thanks again.

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