The concept of a hero image isn’t new to web design, although the term was coined somewhat recently. These hero images are basically banners often placed in the background of a header behind some content. The photos promote the page’s content and drive people further into the layout.
Heroes are like an introduction to a website’s content. Photo choice is vital and quality plays a big role. But how do you create pages with hero images that actually look natural and work to promote a website?
In this post I’d like to distill some knowledge of design trends and photo resources for building quality hero images. If you’re already a skilled designer then you’ll understand composition for interface design, but may struggle with the ideas behind hero images: how do they work and where do they work best? Let’s delve in and find out…
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