“A picture is worth a thousand words” or so the saying goes.
We’ve designed a lot of websites. Font selection, placement of elements and other factors all influence the look & feel of a website. But
When we’re finished and “hand you the keys” to your brand-new, pixel-perfect website, you obviously want it to look as good a year from now as it does right now.
Obviously, you could do a quick Google image-search and grab whatever you find there… But you can’t simply grab any image you like and upload it for your own use (on a public website). A lot of images on the internet are protected by copyright and intellectual property laws.
Paid stock photos
You could hop on paid stock image website, such as Shutterstock and others. It’s a simple process: You find the image(s) you like, pay a small fee and you can use the images for personal and commercial use.
But if you’re updating your blog weekly with 2 or 3 new images per blogpost, this can very quickly become expensive.
Fortunately, there’s alternatives
Free stock photos
With the internet growing every minute, there’s a lot of people just starting out in photography or graphic design, who happily publish their images for free to get some more exposure.
These days, you can find some really
So let’s get to the good part: here are our favorite websites that we use on a daily basis:
These websites have been a blessing while designing websites – we hope they’ll provide you with some inspiration to keep your website fresh!