Speed and quality in article pic design
Writing news at SlashGear means delivering information at great speed - but not at the cost of quality content. Reporting the news is one component in the process. Just as important are the forming of an engaging article title and the selection of a matching hero image.
The bare minimum in this part of the process is using the image suggested by the source - that’ll often be the brand that’s created the product that’s the subject of the article. Using the same hero image as a sourced 3rd-party publication is only acceptable in the most dire of circumstances.
Below I’ve compiled a set of hero images I’ve crafted and used in articles over the past several weeks. With each image is an explanation of how or why the images were chosen and/or compiled.