Nine general guidelines for using illustrations effectively

No matter what you are using illustrations for, keep these nine guidelines in mind:

1. Don’t make people wonder what or why.

2. Choose an appropriate size.

3. Use illustrations to support, not hide, content.

4. In pictures of people, show diversity.

5. Don’t make content look like ads.

6. Don’t annoy people with blinking, rolling, waving, or wandering text or pictures.

7. U se animation where it helps – not just for show.

8. Don’t make people wait through splash or Flash.

9. Make illustrations accessible.

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