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Aug
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comment Correct Use Of Alt Text When Image Is A Link
As far as I understand it, using the title attribute for links is a bad idea: silktide.com/…
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accepted What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
Aug
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comment Correct Use Of Alt Text When Image Is A Link
I also find it hard to believe that the best solution for image links is still a hack to visually hide text. This would appear to be backed up by the document here: Note also "There are special requirements for images that are links. The ALT attribute acts as the link text' found in the article here: sitepoint.com/15-rules-making-accessible-links
Aug
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comment Correct Use Of Alt Text When Image Is A Link
Thanks, but I was under the impression that using the title attribute was a really bad idea: silktide.com/…
Aug
23
comment Correct Use Of Alt Text When Image Is A Link
@DA01 Unfortunately, like the majority of web designers, I often build out other people's designs, or design to other people's requirements. In my experience, clients and stakeholders will almost never make a decision that favours accessibility over visual style / appearance. This leaves it up to people like me to try and make a site as accessible as possible within constraints over which we have no control. So being told that 'the image probably shouldn't be a link' is not helpful. The fact is that it is and I'm asking how to handle it.
Aug
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comment Correct Use Of Alt Text When Image Is A Link
Your answer has (almost) nothing to do with the question I asked. I think my question is pretty clear. You have answered with generic advice related to using images for links. At no point did I ask about how to make the image more obviously a link. All I'm interested in is how to approach the alt text in the example I have given.
Aug
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asked Correct Use Of Alt Text When Image Is A Link
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Jul
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comment Use Of Tags On Nested / Parented Resources
I suppose the reason I'd discounted faceted search is because it usually applies when searching across a single type of thing - usually products. Here there are clearly 3 different types of thing (although you could argue a gallery is an aggregate of the photos it contains, this is definitely less clear in the case of a News Item). More importantly, this doesn't solve the issue of displaying the different types in the search result. How should they be presented? What if there are matches on all three types?
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asked Use Of Tags On Nested / Parented Resources
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
Very interesting. Thanks.
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comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
@DA01 In most scrollbars, the ratio between thumb and bar is the same as the ratio between total content and the size of the viewport (though this often becomes skewed by there being a minimum height for the thumb). However there is no explicit visual link between thumb and viewport. Its really frustrating as without an example its hard to explain, but without an example no-one quite understands.
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Apr
10
comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
Nice thinking. Yes It is a kind of magnifying glass i suppose.
Apr
10
comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
@Gabriele That's not it, but very interesting none-the-less. Thanks.
Apr
10
comment What is the name of this kind of pattern/component?
Thanks. That's a good example of something similar, but not the pattern I'm after. That's half the problem. I've definitely seen it before but I can't remember where.