The illuminated manuscript is looked upon as an especially unique art form as each one – created well before the printing press – was adorned by a person with a steady hand and a very detail-oriented mind. These manuscripts were elegantly illuminated and the images were a fitting complement to the beautiful words from scripture or the hymns that they adorned.
Having the right images – great images – to adorn your website and complement your site text can make all the difference on whether someone spends time on your website or moves on to something more visually appealing.
In a similar fashion to how the images illuminating the manuscripts made the scripture pages unique, the images that you post to your website serve to bring a unique feel to your parish website. Your parish website serves as an extension of your ministry and it should do its best to reflect not only beliefs and traditions of the Orthodox Christian Church but also the life of your parish and its ministries.
As careful thought and time are put into developing or editing the written content for your website, the same amount of effort should be put towards the visual content as well.
How can images enhance your website?
Now that we have a few examples of the roles that images can serve on your website, how can you best work towards obtaining, choosing, and implementing the right images?