E N Brown
said 1 year, 2 months ago:
Very rarely do I use stock photos in web design, if ever. Almost never; can’t remember the last time. Can’t remember the first time.
Are you speaking of design elements or body elements? Is your website actually a blogging platform where an image is used once for an article?
For design elements – NO (depending on the business at hand)For articles – whatever you want that serves the purpose of the article – YES.For presentations – make it interesting; visual humorous is a great way to do that – so YES.
AMY HALL above has the right idea about how to use images properly. The studies about eye movement across a screen prove how to use images effectively.
Read up on “readability” in general for articles. Keep in mind that imagery should accompany and enhance the flavor of the words being presented (in whatever form).