Page Guru generally does a good job handling photos of different types and making them look good on your website. Having said that, there are certain guidelines that will help you keep your website looking as good as it possibly can. Because Page Guru has no specific knowledge of the images it receives, there are several factors to consider when posting to your Facebook page that will ensure the images on your website look as good as possible. These are only guidelines. The template that you choose will have a large impact on the look of your content, and we encourage you to try as many as you like to see what works best. In order to get the best possible results across all templates, here are some general rules to follow.
You should opt for a higher image quality whenever possible. The quality of an image can most easily be measured by its dimensions. Larger images can be scaled down with little to no loss in quality. However images that are smaller can pose a big problem. When web browsers need to scale up an image to match a certain size, they do their best, but the image will lose clarity, and take on a “block like” or pixelated appearance. Using a larger size image ensures the integrity and overall quality of the image is maintained. Even older cameras take high quality photos. When you are editing your photos, be sure sure to save them at a reasonably high quality. If you are using images from other sources, be sure to check their quality. As a reference, a standard high definition screen is 1920 pixels wide, and 1080 pixels in height. 1920 pixels in width is a good target, as your image could then scale up to the full width of a standard high definition screen.
The content of an image can have a direct impact on the look of your website, depending on the Page Guru template you choose.
Avoid Images With Text
If you choose an image that contains text, some templates will overlay additional text and cause things to look messy. It is a good idea to avoid text within images in general. Images often need to be cropped in order to fit the design elements of a website’s template. You don’t want textual messages being cut off. You are far better off to keep text in dedicated areas meant just for text. Make the text a heading, or part of a post. Also of extreme importance is the fact that search engines will only read text that is not part an image. This is another reason to avoid text in your images.
Try to Use Images with the Subject in the Center
Similar to the issues of text getting cropped, you also want to avoid your subjects being cropped. This can be problematic if the subject of the photo is too far to one side. To minimize the risk of your subject being cropped, try to use images where the subject is placed towards the center.
Most images will look great on your Page Guru website. With a little bit of attention to detail when you are uploading photos to your Facebook page, you can ensure your images will always look their best.