Incorporating images in your website is one of the essential part of web design. Images are important because of the fact that it allows you to create a better content for your user.
What is Better Content?
As they say “a picture paints a thousand words”, with images you can better explain what you want to convey to your readers or website visitors. Images would augment the text in your content and further give the site visitor an avenue to understand what you are trying to impart through your text content.
What is Image Balance in Web Design
One thing that you have to understand in developing a website using images is the fact that images should be used properly in your web design. The use of images whether generously or sparingly would depend on what you want to achieve in your overall website design. Sometimes, there are cases when the web designer would be creating a web design that is not in conformance with the overall goal of the website. For instance, images may have been used generously in a niche whose target audience would favor speed over design. Or there might be some instances when the web developer might not balance the presence of images in the website. Image balance is achieved when the images are placed in either a symmetrical or asymmetrical arrangement.
What is Symmetrical Image Balance?
Symmetrical image balance pertains to the incorporation of images that are the same in size and structure and are placed on either side of the web page screen. The sides of the web page screen are determined by dividing the web page screen at the middle with an imaginary demarcation line. The images that placed on top and bottom of the demarcation line at the center of the web page screen is called a vertical symmetry. While images placed side by side, one at the left and another to the right is called a horizontal symmetry.
What is Asymmetrical Image Balance?
Asymmetrical image balance on the other hand pertains to the abstract incorporation of the images, this means that there is an informal arrangement with the images, it does not follow sets of lines where images should be placed, here creativity is in play , however getting too creative might be detrimental to your website rather that beneficial.
Achieving image balance is one of the most essential requirement of website design, whatever type of balance you have chosen for your web design it is imperative to take such symmetrical and asymmetrical balance into consideration, anything less than that may end up to be truly creative or truly disastrous.