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The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, 2nd Edition by Jason Beaird

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Chapter 5Imagery

The Camera Eye

Figure 5.1. The Camera Eye

From layout, to color, to texture, to type, I’ve been talking about imagery since the beginning of this book. So why should there be a chapter dedicated to imagery alone, right at the end? As with typography, there are many practical concerns related to imagery—including file type choices, image resolution, and photography sources—that we need to cover. But, naturally, there are also artistic aspects to this topic, and these deserve some detailed discussion.

The process of choosing photographic, iconic, and illustrative elements for a website design requires a basic understanding of the design principles ...

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