Alt Tags

By Tip ยท 4 replies
Apr 27, 2003
  1. Hi,
    I'm in the process of doing my alt tags. Om my home page I
    have 2 roses on the top of the page for decorative purposes.
    Should the alt for these roses be: alt="Red Rose">
  2. dani_17

    dani_17 TS Rookie Posts: 146

    Well... to be honest. Alt tags are not so usefull. The main functionality, and you won't believe it, is for the search engines to list your page faster.

    Alt tags take to long to appear so that a person navigating the web will stop 2 seconds till a box with "red rose" comes up.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Actually the primary purpose of alt tags is to provide a text description for browsers that did not support images. Using it as a way to increase search ranking is something that has fairly recently been put to widespread use. The tags are pretty much useless on images used for decorative purposes.
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Yes that is the correct format inside the <IMG> tag. The > is actually part of the image tag.

    e.g. <IMG SRC="Logo.jpg" ALT="Company Logo">
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    ALT also works in other tags, like links, for non-standard compliant browsers like Internet Explorer. :)
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