Beautiful Pixels: "All text and no icon makes Jack a dull boy" – had The Shining been filmed in our days (and had Jack been a web designer), he might have typed that sentence over and over obsessively.
We would have agreed: icons and small illustrations provide an additional visual layer to a web page, on top of the sometimes tiring texts and images.
With the right use, they rapidly enhance a layout’s look and feel, making it more fun, professional, or friendly – depending on what you’re aiming for when designing a website.
Even more than making a design more communicative, icons and illustrations actually save readers time.
We are all visual learners, and as such we often prefer glimpsing at an efficient…