Alt Attribute

The alt attribute is used in HTML and XHTML documents to specify alternative text (alt text) that is to be rendered when the element to which it is applied cannot be rendered. It is also used by "screen reader" software so that a person who is listening to the content of a webpage (for instance, a person who is blind) can interact with this element. In HTML 4.01, the attribute is required for the img and area tags. It is optional for the input tag and the deprecated applet tag.
Posts about Alt Attribute
  • How to optimize images for SEO

    There are many ways to make your articles easier to read on the web – lots of paragraph breaks, short snappy sentences, headings, sub-headings, Gifs of Kanye West’s mood swings – but one of the key ways to make your content look attractive is by using lots of lovely images. And the best thing about images, is that they can be used to bring in organic traffic via search engine image results.

    Christopher Ratcliff/ Search Engine Watch- 18 readers -
  • When To Optimize Alt and Title Text for Images

    Customers using Raven software have asked, “What’s the difference between alt tags and title text on image files?” My response: Good question. So I went in search of an answer. For those using WordPress, the image upload module offers fields for Title, Caption, Alt Text and Description. Honestly, I frequently use the same words for the title and alt text, ideally including a keyword phrase.

    Nicolette Beard/ Raven Blog- 3 readers -