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The Importance of HD Images

I am sure you have heard the saying, “a picture is worth 1000 words” ..well that is not exactly true nowadays, it is more like “An HD Picture is worth a million words”. People nowadays have a very low attention span which makes memorable images more important than ever. Scientifically a large part of our brain is geared to focus – mainly -visually, which hence lets us recognise objects of familiarity in only 100 milliseconds, making images the perfect way to communicate in today’s fast paced – NOW,NOW,NOW world. So it is quite obvious that ..photos have taken over  the internet the past few years (the same is being projected about videos which are equally if not more rich visually) so let’s have a look at three important reasons you need to use HD images Attention driven Using images can be a great way to capture the attention of your…

5 Best Places to find FREE Images Online

Good quality images are an integral part of not only a good website or blog but also a social media campaign and generic online behaviour.  But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult and very time consuming. Your options are to take the photos yourself, buy images from a photographer or stock image site or to find images that are free and available for use online. That is exactly what I have chosen to write today’s blog about as I am often asked how I source so many images for clients. I do purchase a large number of images but do occasionally also use some free stock sites I have discovered myself throughout the years. There are a variety of places where you can find free photos that are available for public use most of which fall under the creative commons license (just make sure you attribute properly) or are old enough that the photos have returned…

Responsive Design: 3 Tips for your Site

What Is Responsive Web Design? Designers and developers across the world follow techniques to create exciting and attractive website designs and experiences across the digital globe. But it is hard to define a Responsive design as it is more of an approach that indicates that a websites’ design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. The practice consists of a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media Today, responsive designs are dominating the market for a variety of reasons as they are not only able to boost search engine visibility simple site management and excellent offline browsing experience and conversion rates. Here are 3 tips you can use in responsive design to improve your wordpress based website. Making use of HTML and CSS as well as the Power of Php CSS & HTML elements provide soul…

5 Tips to Create & Post Quality articles

Posting on LinkedIn is very easy, but not many of us do so as often as we should. Presenting a professional and consistent profile on LinkedIn is important but how do you increase the views of your Articles and Posts to not only increase your visibility but also your credibility in your industry? Here are some basic tips to help you create and post quality articles on LinkedIn. After, it is directly associated to your professional profile and experience so it is crucial that your posts also represent you and demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. 1. Best dates and times: Through posting and scheduling for more than 30 companies through my work at CFM, I can strongly advise posting on a Monday and Tuesday morning between 10am-12am is the best times to post. Sundays are also good between 11am and 12am. In regards to other days in the week, I have noticed a significant decrease…

Social Ads Dimensions Cheat Sheet

As we are all aware, Social media has been a great tool for the majority of businesses to drive genuine traffic to their websites. It is hence imperative to be able to publish or schedule posts that will reflect the quality of your expertise in terms of feel and design. It is hence imperative that your ad images are displayed at the highest quality for all ad sizes. So next time you are preparing your next Social ad, whether that may be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube or LinkedIn, have a look at our cheat sheet below for many tips and advice on how to best presents your ads and how to accompany them with quality images at the correct size. Set featured image Big thanks go to Social Bakers, Adweek, B2C, SlideShare, Digiday, Scribd and LinkedIn ! If you need some help with managing your social media profiles, do…

Instagram Adds Collections

Instagram – the popular photo-sharing app – has officially rolled out Collections to its features. Some call “Instagram’s Pinterest Approach” ..others that its is merely a tool to help organise your ideas. Back in December, Instagram added the option for users to save other users’ posts for later viewing, or as known bookmarking but failed to offer any means of organising them. So it has now done exactly that as it aims to keep users on the platform as long as possible. In addition, this extra feature can potentially prove to be highly profitable and useful for E-Commerce platforms and InstaStores.  As it will allow users to save and segment their favourites in collections, it will be much easier for them to simply click on their saved collections and purchase the items they desire. With 1 Million active advertisers currently on Instagram this could turn Instagram into a major online shopping “player”. To…

5 Reasons why Images are Important !

The common saying “A picture is worth 1000 words” could easily be translated as “A picture is Potentially worth 1000 visits” in today’s Digital World. Some may admit it..the majority will not but most us have now become..frequent Instagrammers. For some.. its the melodic sound of an underground musician.Others.. the beautiful rays of sunshine reflecting on your window or the ..delicious lunch they just grabbed from their local patisserie. Either way, we are all guilty of  indulging in capturing the moment and sometimes even sharing it with the  world. With the popularity of Pinterest & Instagram and Pinterest growing daily, it’s no surprise that images are becoming increasingly important for content sharing & viewing.  Images generally provide an illustration of a service, product or action hence making the overall experience, more tangible & less demanding on the reader’s attention. But in an ever more progressive world, where applications such as Snapchat and Instagram…

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