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Re: Alt is not a description (was Re: when to use longdesc for im ages)

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 20:47:07 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200412212047.iBLKl7f00642@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> - To convey the values (brand) of the organisation the website represents
> (ie, set the mood)

In the more enlightened areas of the "web design" community, there is
an expression "image replacement", which is basically hacks for having
your primary (fully sighted, modern browser) audience see stylised text
implemented in bitmap images, whilst having simple browsers render
the text.  This could be considered an aspect of branding, but it is
more than just logos.  The more common, and less enlightened part of
the community, simply produce large amounts of the text only as images!
Received on Tuesday, 21 December 2004 21:59:14 UTC

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