Coded project vs Image based design

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There is a trend emerging and you should take advantage of it.

We’ve noticed and for sure you have noticed too, that DIY (do it yourself) concept is the new “thing” webcam performers embrace.

In context of “let me try and do my own design” Camgirl Live Editor is a very helpful source of resources.

Starting from graphic elements, tutorials, code snippets, best tips on how to use markup codes and images ending with 1 on 1 marketing suggestions.

A few days ago, we were asked what is the best approach regarding bio editing.

What type of bio should I focus on? A coded one or image based?

Well, the answer is not so simple because there are pros and cons to both of them.

In order to give the best answer we have to “see” things from webcam performer’s point of view and even if its a bit difficult, we will try to cover this vs the best we can.

Assuming that a webcam performer’s main activity and focus is to make revenue from their online activity, learning markup codes or graphic design falls as second.

Camgirl Live Editor service is build with the same purpose in mind, to allow the webcam performer to start working on their own project without the need to learn HTML/CSS markup codes.

This way, the performer can focus more on their online activity and less on learning to code.

Now, the pros and cons we’ve found relevant to mention in this “battle” between Coded design and Image based design.

Coded design

Pro: – Editing process . The user can edit texts, links, change images, buttons or any other elements within layout by editing the source code directly on page.

Updates are done manually by changing sections of the layout.

More flexibility. The user can use rich content rather than being limited by images and links

Con: The user might encounter difficulties in editing the source markup due to lack of coding experience

Image based design

Pro: Editing process consists in graphic/ visual design rather than editable text areas and multiple components.

More flexibility of the visual design because when editing the image we can use a wide range of fonts, additional graphic elements with great visual impact (when done professionally).

Con: Image based designs makes the updates a bit difficult because the user must visually edit the same graphic again and again each time an update is necessary. After the image is updated, it must be uploaded online (hosted) and replace the old image

A single image can support only a single link

In this Coded vs Image based designs we did not added some additional pros/cons defining some technical aspects like page load speed, responsiveness, graphic load speed — not to overstep the knowledge boundaries of a performer with no extensive skills (coding and image optimization) — even if those factors are very important.

We have a couple of suggestions for those who decide to opt-in for a image-based design:

  • if your bio design ends up being a single image with huge height, it is better to slice-up the image into multiple sections. The result will be a bio design defined by multiple (smaller) images with fast load of the page and graphics.
  • images can support links. Images with links are named banners, make sure your sections are well defined by its content

This is an example of two Chaturbate image based designs with full width and height. As mentioned above, for faster page/graphic load speed, slicing them in smaller sections will help (optional)

Clara Image Based Chaturbate Design
Sophia Image Based Chaturbate Design

Conclusion?

Image-based designs are way more appealing from visual aspect point of view but harder to update its content and limited to user-interaction.

Coded designs are updated faster, user-friendly, responsive, more  interactive but sometimes the editing process might result in errors of the rendered output (the best reason to use CLE)

The overall score is 3 to 2 for coded designs.

Feel free to add your own input, your feedback or suggestions on support forum

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