Snazz-Up Your Website With Free Graphics and Sound Effects

Snazz-Up Your Website With Free Graphics and Sound Effects

Ambiance is the most important part of any website. Your articles could be top notch, your games the best in the world and your photos unique but your visitors will not stay if they’re in the wrong setting. Visitors have expectations, preconceived ideas, of how a website should look, behave and consequently “feel” to their mental sensors: a search engine needs to be kept simple, a forum needs to be clean and easy to navigate, and a fanzine needs to appear like any shop bought magazine. Making your site look great and even giving it a few sound effects when appropriate is all part of any webmaster’s job. Give your visitors a good experience and they’ll tell their friends about you. Give them a bad experience and, well, what did you do the last time you saw a bad website?

Here are a few resources that I’ve found useful. I think you will like them too.

Free Article Content Providers

Article banks are handy for webmasters who need free advertisement or text content in a hurry. Most article banks offer their articles for the price of a back-link although some do charge a fee. Nearly all of them will allow you to post your own articles for the price of registration (which tends to be free).

Ever visited a website that just made you say “Wow!”?

What exactly did that webmaster do to capture your attention and create such a captivating website?

Many great webmasters all possess the same qualities when they create websites:

First, consistency is a must. Make sure your design remains constant throughout. Try to use the same headers, fonts, images, backgrounds, music, etc. throughout the webpage so everything is already stored on the visitor’s hard drive and the pages load faster.