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3 items tagged “alt”

Alt-texts: The Ultimate Guide. By Daniel Göransson, a web developer with vision impairment who uses a screen reader. This is the best, most practical guide to writing image alt text I’ve seen. Just one of the neat tips contained within: consider ending your alt text in a period, so the screen user knows to pause. # 6th November 2017, 4:54 pm

The alt=“” attribute from Ian Hickson. In case you were wondering how it all ended, Hixie has a mammoth summary post explaining the facts and the potential alternatives. # 11th September 2008, 5:45 pm

This Week in HTML 5—Episode 1. It looks like the most controversial aspect of the HTML 5 spec has been addressed—now, instead of omitting the alt attribute for user generated content that has no relevant information available, sites are advised to provide an indication of the kind of image expected surrounded by braces, for example alt=“{uploaded photo}”. # 7th August 2008, 7:57 am