When it comes to web design, the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” couldn’t be more accurate. We all understand how, in its most basic form, web design is supposed to provide an ideal platform for users to engage with and consume content. But as the web has matured, so have the tastes of its users. And, in essence, we’ve come to prefer the brevity and beauty of images over words. It’s these calls for quick and easily consumable content that have led rise to sites like Instagram and Pinterest.
But how should these trends actually affect the ways in which we design and organize our own sites? No matter how you slice the pie, at the end of the day we all need to provide detailed content for our readers, not just pretty images.