Graphics, when used effectively, can cause user interest. If you don't use graphics, for either a minimalist look, or just because you feel images are a distraction - can you give reasons why? Although images can be a clutter to a site, and if used for navigation purposes, can cause accessibility issues - effective use will give you a great looking site. After all, the web is a visual medium for the most part, and you only have once chance to make your first impression on your readers. So: Do you use graphics as navigation? Do you use graphics as eye-candy only? Do you not use graphics at all? Do you design your graphics yourself?