Do you use text rather than images where appropriate?

Last updated by Chris Schultz [SSW] 4 months ago.See history

Using text rather than images has multiple advantages:

  • Downloads faster - a users patience extends to about 7 seconds.
  • Cheaper to update - a simple find and replace.
  • Discoverable by search engines - if people can't get to your site, what's the point of it being there?
  • Readable on an iPhone - Images will either be resized or require scrolling, which would create difficulties for readability.
<img src="Images/Heading_Welcome.gif>

Bad Example - Using image for text header

<h1>Welcome to My Page</h1>

Good Example - This text can be easily rendered by the browser and recognized by search engine

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