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The Amazing Netscape Fish Cam Page Redesigned with Web Standards

Sunday April 27th, 2003

The Amazing Netscape Fish Cam page, one of the early icons of the World Wide Web, has been brought into the Twenty-First Century with a standards-based redesign from CSS guru Eric Meyer. The equally amazing Netscape DevEdge has an article covering one aspect of the redesign.


#8 Because alt means alternative text?

by jgraham

Sunday April 27th, 2003 2:52 PM

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Maybe he was using alt for it's intended purpose? Just because some browsers (erronously) render alt as a tooltip doesn't mean he should add title just for the browsers that don't. OTOH, I think the alt text is approprite, since the text will read:

Black eel [line break] Geometrix Eel [line break] The Geometrix Eel gets its name from the pattern on its head. If you look closely, the eyes on this eel look fake. This eel is also a good hunter, but only grows to 24 inches.

on non graphical / non css browsers, which I think makes less sense than no alt text at all. The best soultion would probably be:

Geometrix Eel [line break] [alt text] The Eel is black with yellow stripes[line break] The Geometrix Eel gets its name from the pattern on its head. If you look closely, the eyes on this eel look fake. This eel is also a good hunter, but only grows to 24 inches.