Here’s some helpful and interesting info about images and websites.
Have you ever had your mouse hovering over an image and then some text appears? This is because the developer included a TITLE. This is a nifty way to display tool tips containing additional information about images. Note that this is different from a CAPTION, which is a very short description of the image, and displays beneath the image.
ALT TEXT is text that shows up in an image placeholder. It is useful to someone who cannot see the image – some people set their computers to not automatically download images, and a visually impaired reader using a screen reader will hear the alt text in place of the image. This attribute does not always have to literally describe the contents of the image. It is supposed to be an alternative for the image, usually stating its purpose.
As a website developer, adding images to your pages and posts is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to grab and hold the attention of your readers. And, as you can see, there’s more to adding images to your WordPress website than simply inserting them! To learn more about images, including how they can help in search engine ranking, register for Websites and Coffee’s hands-on “Intro WordPress Lab: Working with Images” taking place Tuesday, August 6th in Sedona, AZ.