Website with very few images and a lot of text lose the viewer's attention quickly. However the quality of a picture or a video can be a very important factor as well. Poor quality images or video are more of a detriment than a help so they should be avoided.
If you are able to produce professional-quality photos for your products or services, then we will certainly use your own images to portray your business. However, you may find it better to use professional stock photography for the main pictures in your website, and keep your own product or services pictures for a photo galleries on individual web pages to display your own work.
There is a difference between free and royalty free:
Photo taken by our client, Josh Young, Alaska Whales And Drones. This image was used on his website due to its professional quality.
Once again things on the internet are never straightforward! When choosing pictures on stock photo sites, you need to know where the images will be used on your website in order to determine the size of picture you need. Many stock photo sites charge different prices for different sizes of images.
Affordable Web Design's Kelowna web designer team members help our clients in this regard.
Because videos add very large file sizes to your website, you run the risk of making your page very slow when a viewer is opening it up. The best solution to this problem has been to upload your videos to sites that are geared specifically to video, such as You Tube and Vimeo.
Once you have chosen your video venue and uploaded your files, we will go to your specific video and find the necessary code to place the video link into your web page. There is no additional fee for this service as long as the work doesn't substantially add to the overall project timeframe estimate.