Web Designer Wall recently posted a great little article illustrating the beauty of “Vector Graphics in Web Site Designs.”:http://www.webdesignerwall.com/trends/vector-illustration-trend/ In the post you’ll find 30 fantastic examples of Vector Illustrations enhancing the look and feel of numerous corporate web sites.
Vector Graphics (images created through Adobe Illustrator or other vector based programs) are a fresh new alternative to Stock Photography in web site design. One of the most fantastic examples from the _webdesignerwall_ article is “Joyent.com”:http://joyent.com/, a hosting and application developer based in California.
As you can see the vector image brings a fresh and unique vibrancy to the overall feel of the site. It instantly draws the views attention and invokes a warm and pleasant feeling for the site despite the fact it’s designed to promote a complex product such as web site hosting and application development.
One of the major benefits of vector images is that they leave a more substantial impression in comparison to your typical Stock Photography. Imagine if you will, the Joyent site cluttered with “stock photos of servers or the overused proto-consultant.”:http://www.acriley.com/web-content/pivot/entry.php?id=173 It is safe to say the current vector illustrations gives the Joyent site a more memorable impression.
We here at Armadillo Studios are big fans of vector illustrations and encourage our clients to utilized this emerging trend. It may cost a little more than the average stock photo, but we believe they leave a longer initial impression with potential clients.