CMS has made a significant improvement in managing and building of websites. In the past, web designers had to have an excessive knowledge of HTML, just to change one line in the post. Now, we have a system like WordPress, Squarespace, and Shopify that have to change the ways we think and operate. In fact, these platforms changed the entire game of web development. While many people think web design and easy and anyone can do it, in fact, it requires a lot of time and skills. But, for people who do have sites or know how to operate one, we are going to share some interesting ideas about photo size.
One size doesn’t fit all
You may often hear a question, what size should my photos be. The problem with this question is there are multiple answers. There is no one universal size, and it depends from website to website. It is similar to the frame you hang on the wall. You can’t expect that 4×6 photo fits your 8×10 frame. The same goes for the web page; you can’t upload an image that isn’t matched correctly and look great on your site.
Make a difference between size and dimension
There two independent features you need to pay attention to when uploading a photo to your site. The dimension is the first size you should worry about and represents the width and height in pixels. Similar to the frame analogy, for example, the different areas of your web page, like a background, photo gallery, a blog photo are constructed to hold images of a particular dimension. In this case, you should follow this rule and upload images that are sized to that specific pixel dimension. With the new responsive design, now your photos can change the shape and size depending on the screen size.