ARTICLE SUMMARY: When building a website the biggest concern is holding your target audiences attention. No easy task when you consider your in competition with the rest of world.

There is a lot to think about, type, color, images, placement, cohesion, the list goes on and on.

One of the things that should be looked at is what do you do when your website has a lot of images the visitor needs to sort through in their hunt for a particular item.

The Image Sorting Experiment” by Kai Uwe Bart can help with this problem. After extensive testing the findings will help you in deciding how to present large groups of photos in an efficient manner. Topics discussed are

  • Why people have difficulty recognizing many images at once
  • What does “sorting” actually mean?
  • How to sort images

With global competition the way it is the goal is to get out as much information as possible. With the limited time people spend looking at your website, you have quite a challenge on your hands.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but what happens if you have a lot of pictures you’re showing all at once. If your images are disorganized and not relevant to each other that could be a distraction that could cause someone to move on sooner than later.

This article will teach you how to organize your images so you are presenting them in a way that will keep your visitors focused on what they are actually searching for with a minimum of visual distraction.

This is a great article for old and new designers alike.

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