Alt Tags

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#1 klewlis  Icon User is offline

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Alt Tags

Posted 12 September 2002 - 10:48 AM

is there a way to include alt tags but not have them show up on graphical browsers?

I want them in there but they're interfering with my mouseovers. :)
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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 12 September 2002 - 02:18 PM

i do believe that the answer to that question is no...
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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 12 September 2002 - 04:22 PM

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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 12 September 2002 - 08:47 PM

an empty alt is no better than a missing one. :P
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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 12 September 2002 - 10:31 PM

Like Klewlis said, that defeats the purpose of an alt tag plus, they are still displayed but the box just has no text in it. It looks stupid. My best advice is to use the alt tag as the descriptive text for the image and then to say something else in the title tag of your links. For example:

<a href="home.htm" title="return&nbsp;home&nbsp;by&nbsp;clicking&nbsp;here"><img src="home.gif" alt="home" /></a>


Alternately you could do as supersloth suggested except this would go in between your links:

<img src="home.gif" alt="home" title="" />


Just don't put a title for your a tags. Help any?
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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 13 September 2002 - 07:23 PM

no... the problem is that I have mouse-over text boxes (like the nav here but with text descriptions instead of links popping up) and the alt tag appears over the text and obscures it. So I want to get rid of the alt tag, but I cringe at the thought of having nav images without alt tags. :)
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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 14 September 2002 - 11:42 AM

I would just skip the alt tags if they get in the way and put plain text navigation links at the very bottom of each page.
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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 14 September 2002 - 01:23 PM

hm... that may be my best option.
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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 14 September 2002 - 05:26 PM

i said to put blank cause when i used them on my site the box that usually pops up doesnt seem to pop up if its empty.
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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 14 September 2002 - 07:47 PM

<voice="W3C"> The only problem w/blanks is you are keeping non-graphical/vision-impared users from using your site. </voice>

I know, it sounds like an extra step, but some of the disabled/imapred groups really get on their tits about it. Plus, think of it as an additional way to describe something that may not be 100% clear to Joe/Josephine User...
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Re: Alt Tags

Posted 21 September 2002 - 09:10 PM

codeman, on Sep 12 2002, 10:31 PM, said:

Like Klewlis said, that defeats the purpose of an alt tag plus, they are still displayed but the box just has no text in it. It looks stupid. My best advice is to use the alt tag as the descriptive text for the image and then to say something else in the title tag of your links. For example:

<a href="home.htm" title="return&nbsp;home&nbsp;by&nbsp;clicking&nbsp;here"><img src="home.gif" alt="home" /></a>


Alternately you could do as supersloth suggested except this would go in between your links:

<img src="home.gif" alt="home" title="" />


Just don't put a title for your a tags. Help any?

ummm...using the method above no text descriptions popped up. The title attribute overrules the alt tag and since it is blank nothing shows up. :) I tried it. It works.
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