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Images Alt Tag - Best Practice

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#1 yandoo


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Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

Hiya I'm wondering is it still best practice these days to use the alt tag on images..? The website I have built contains loads of images from navigation linked icons to pictures etc would look terrible if a user didnt see any of these.. But i suppose on the other hand with out the alt tag they wouldnt even kniow what these were suppose to be. Whats the best practice these days?

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#2 Christian F.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

The best practise is what it's always been: Use a alt text which describes the content or purpose of the image, so that people who use screen readers (or is otherwise unable to see the images) don't lose any functionality.
You'll find a lot of information on Web Accessibility Guidelines at WAI.
Keeping it simple.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:51 AM

Thank you :)

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