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Writing for the Web: Creating Compelling Web Content Using Words, Pictures and Sound by Lynda Felder

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Chapter 3. Working with Images

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. But what do those thousand words express? They might convey a clear story or perhaps just mumbo jumbo—a visual mishmash that doesn’t fit the story. The picture could be incomprehensible. Or it could have a complicated meaning that, without a few words of text, takes too long to grasp. Although the visual might be worth a thousand words, the message you want to communicate might only be worth ten words.

This chapter discusses different types of images you might consider for your Web content and offers suggestions to make sure your images add to rather than detract from the story. Read this chapter to understand how to:

Choose the right type of image

Make ...

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