I have a travel blog and have been debating about the best size for my images.

Because they are a big part of my story and I want to showcase them, I'm tempted to have them large as in this post:

http://curiousfootsteps.com/hobbits-doing-the-haka

However, I feel they almost break up the text too much and perhaps interrupt the flow of the story?

This is what most of my other posts are like:

http://curiousfootsteps.com/river-valley-to-kaiter...

The images are much smaller and the text wraps around them so I think it flows a little better.

I realise I could do with breaking up the text in the second one further by adding some headings, but assuming I did that which do you think look better and give the reader the best experience?

I would love some honest feedback as I really can't decide which size to go for!

Thank you very much

Louise

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
Ken-Pringle Premium
I agree with you Mickeyb
Reply
mickeyb123 Premium
I think both sites work well. I would suggest cropping the larger ones a bit to remove extraneous material, but that is my dark room background speaking.

I agree that there is a LOT of copy in the second one and it needs to be broken up more. (headers and larger copy, such as in the first several words of each paragraph...)

Mickeyb
Reply
MiLoW123 Premium
Ah yeah, the page has no headings which would affect SEO right? I like using the Yoast SEO plugin since I'm new, it reminds me about all this stuff
Reply
Louise2812 Premium
Thanks Mickey! Great advice :)
Reply
MiLoW123 Premium
After looking at both links on my mobile (Samsung s7 edge), I prefer the larger pictures. They appear in more detail to be interesting and beautiful to look at but also, and this could be because it's on a mobile, they fill the width of the screen perfectly where's the smaller pictures have a gap either left or right (not being central) and overall do not look as proffesional. Since most people browse on their mobiles this shouldn't be overlooked. Beautiful website and pictures with great content btw. I have a tendency to be over critical but that's my two cents worth :)
Reply
Louise2812 Premium
That's great to know Mark, thanks for your comments!
Reply
asoltys58 Premium
I generally keep square images at the large size, whatever number WordPress assigns for large, and then I scale to 420X420 in the text editor. If you don't know how, it's not hard. When you insert the image, you just look for the numbers by themselves toward the end of the link code. Then you swap what you want.

420 is big enough but less than half the size of a full screen. Just an arbitrary number I use to keep everything uniform. Can anyone say OCD?
Reply
Louise2812 Premium
Thanks for your suggestions! Much appreciated :)
Reply
Littlebird97 Premium
I thought as I read your question above that I would prefer the smaller photos but once I clicked on both links and looked at both styles, I realized I like the larger photos. I wonder if you make your text bigger though, and maybe make more breaks in the text if that would help. The text seems overwhelmed but by making it larger, that might help.

Great story by the way!
Reply
Louise2812 Premium
Thanks for your reply! That's a good idea :)
Reply
Top