Web graphics are an essential part of web site interface design. They consist of web site navigation (buttons, icons, image maps), Illustrations (drawings, graphs), Photo Stock (lifestyle or other photographs), Feature Graphics (teasers) and animations.
Web site navigation - Web site buttons, button bars, icons and image maps are web graphics that are essential to a dynamic website design. They are generally saved as .gif file types.
Feature graphics - Also known as 'teasers', these web graphics call attention to key products, services or other messages on your website. They are meant to 'jump out' and attract 'eyballs' to see and perhaps click them. Feature graphics, if used properly, can direct traffic exactly where it is required. Feature graphics are generally saved as .gif file types.
Illustrations - Drawings and graphs can be used tastefully to add depth to a web site. Some concepts and information can best be depicted on a visual basis. Illustration can also be used as a design motif in general. A cartoon character could be used to help 'brand' the web site, and a web site with hand drawn, illustrated quality can greatly help separate it from the vast majority of web sites that have a stiffer, computer graphic approach. Illustrations are generally saved as a .gif file type.
Photo Stock - Professional photographs can make a subtle difference in presentation. Webcast 1 has arrangements with top photo stock foundries to provide our clients with the best in contemporary photo stock. For example, witness the quality or our photography affiliate www.leegordonphotography.com. Digital cameras are prevalent, however, and may be used for product and other types of photography. Photos are generally saved as a .jpg file type.
Webcast 1 works with top area photographers. A custom photo shoot may be arranged for your web site project with one of these photographers by contacting your Webcast 1 Web Site Consultant.
Animation Graphics - Web graphics that move, jump and otherwise call attention to themselves are animated graphics. Most animated web graphics
are either animated .gifs or FLASH animations. Used tastefully, animated graphics are the eye candy that can make your visitors 'eat out of your