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Images should be thought about carefully and can make or break your design for your website or blog posts. You should always choose relevant images which are related to what you are talking about – this can be both literally or metaphorically. Make sure your image is interesting and eye catching. Look our for different compositions, colours and use of focus. It’s a skill you can build on and develop! Or just ask us for help if you like!

As well as using Istockphoto at Top Left Design which is a fantastic image stockist, we also use three other great image libraries which are FREE – just make sure you never choose any images which are poor quality or cheesy.

Morguefile

Morguefile is a “public image archive for creatives by creatives”. The search function actually works across a few other paid for photo libraries, so if you want just the free ones, don’t click on the tabs for Dreamstime, Shutterstock or Fotolia.

Morgue File

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hiringanintern

This post was originally written by me for Phinkit and I wanted to also share it with you here! Enjoy!

We have interns in constantly. I mean it, all the time – for the last 6 years – ever since my manicurist told me her son needed work experience, and we got him in doing HTML content entry, and resizing images in Photoshop for a lingerie website we were making (he was 17 and was quite happy with this task!)