Web graphics can reduce readership

Last week we asked if graphic designers were ruining the web, in response to a provocative John Naughton article that argued designers are largely to blame for websites becoming increasingly bloated. Responses were mixed but balanced; designer Daniel Howells argued that design is "making the web richer", but Adaptive Web Design author Aaron Gustafson recognised a "lack of web professionalism" in the industry, with too many designers not appreciating the ramifications of their decisions. "This isn't print and it's not television – bandwidth is a factor," he said.

On KISSmetrics, copywriter and web designer D Bnonn Tennant has written an article that seems to align itself with a less-is-more line of thinking. While it doesn't quite go so far as to advocate Naughton's preference for an almost text-only approach, it states that images can reduce readership and conversions.

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