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Monday, July 13, 2009

Title and Alt attributes on Images for ie8

The alt attribute is no longer displayed as the image tool tip when the browser is running in IE8 mode.I have decided to add title attributes to most of my images so the subject is described on a mouse over.

The alt attribute plays most important role, when the images could not be showed to the user for some reasons. It also helps, when people are searching for images in Google Images, this alt attribute used to display the images while searching in it.

Now its similar to Firefox and others in that alt attributes are not described on a mouse over. Most of the traffic is from users using IE (although Firefox is coming up nowadays..) I decided to start on this.

For example:
<img src="images/logo.gif" width="100" height="100" alt="webdevelopertut logo" title="logo">.

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Anonymous Mark said...

I noticed that image tooltips were missing in IE8 and Firefox for all web pages I had designed. I then realised I had only specified alt attributes instead of title attributes!

Having a portfolio of hundreds of Web pages I was faced with the time-consuming task of adding title attributes to applicable images. Thankfully I stumbled upon a Windows application called Alt&Title that did this tiresome task for me!

Instead of spending hours manually adding title attributes, Alt&Title did it for me in minutes.

Give it a go. I hope you find it as useful as I have!

Here is the web page promoting it...

March 22, 2010 at 5:21:00 AM PDT  

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