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Using image for homepage

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by YAELCOHEN, Sep 9, 2018.

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    Hello
    I really need your help

    I want to use this photo on my site-homepage and confused regarding the 2-3 colors that I am going to use based on this image

    https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/family-business-royalty-free-image/459965183

    Can you help me with it?

    Thanks

    Yael
    SEMrush
     
    YAELCOHEN, Sep 9, 2018 IP
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  2. kk5st

    kk5st Prominent Member

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    That's a generic, decorative background image and is the last thing to influence your color choices. It's the last thing you should be choosing at all. What colors are in your existing advertising, signage, stationery &c.? Have you written your copy, architected your site structure, designed your database structure and written your queries?

    HTML, by its nature is accessible and responsive. Has your site screwed that up in its usage of CSS and Javascript? Have you overcome whatever roadblocks you've thrown up? Are you using some off the shelf WP theme and plugins written by soi-disant developers who for the most part appear not to know or understand HTML markup, much less responsiveness or accessibility requirements.

    All these things come before decorative embellishments.

    gary
     
    kk5st, Sep 9, 2018 IP
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    deathshadow Acclaimed Member

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    I agree with everything Gary just said -- but IF you have all of that out of the way and are actually at the "well now it's time to play with images and colours" stage, for an image like that I wouldn't be applying colours other than sparingly. I'd use white or black alpha transparency behind the content areas with the opposing black/white as the text -- other than for things like the site logo and of course anchors.

    It's the safest choice and allows the image to give you the 'feeling' and work for you instead of against you.

    Though massive stock photo's like that are often more bandwidth-wasting crap that pisses off users than something that adds value to a page. I would rank that image -- like most such massive full-screen images -- as "Not viable for web deployment" and a lack of relevance to the CONTENT.

    But that all hinges on what your content IS.
     
    deathshadow, Sep 11, 2018 IP