FAQ - How can I add some text to show in place of an image on my website that has not appeared in the browser?

Serif Software > WebPlus
Applies to: WebPlus X4 and above

Most common browsers can show some descriptive text in place of an image. This is useful in several situations, including:
  • If the site visitor has a slow Internet connection, it may take time for all the images to download so a description is useful whilst they wait.
  • If the site visitor has chosen in their browser settings to never download images from websites, a description is useful to replace the content they will be missing.
  • Visually impaired site visitors may use a screen reader to translate a website into speech, in which case the TITLE text will be read to describe the image.
To provide some descriptive text for an image in your website, you need to set some ALT tag text for the image. You can do this by following these steps:
  1. Select the image you want to add some text to
  2. Right-click the image and choose Export Options (or Image Export Options)
    From the Format menu, choose Export Options (or Image Export Options)
  3. Click the ALT and TITLE tab
  4. In the ALT Text box, enter the text you want
  5. Press OK
  6. In most browsers, this text will now be used to describe the image
To do this quickly for multiple images in your site, from the Tools menu choose Image Export Manager. This will open the Image Export Options dialog for every image on the current page or on all site pages in turn.

Note: WebPlus options are based on WebPlus X4. May differ for other product versions.

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