Five kinds of ‘alt’ text

What’s less commonly known is that there are five different classes of image used on web pages and each of those images requires a different approach to writing the ‘alt’ attribute.

The five different classes are:

  • Eye candy.
  • Clip art and stock images.
  • Images that express a concept.
  • Functional images.
  • Graphs, complex diagrams and screenshots.

The ‘alt’ text you write will be different for each of these classes of image.

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