Images are an important asset for all webpages. They make a page easier to read, more visually attractive and they help in presenting a topic better. Having a good alt attribute to all your images, improves the accessibility of a site and also helps SEO both for image search and web search.
In this post you’ll learn everything you need to know about image alt text. In particular, we’ll cover the following topics:
What is alt text?
Alt Text (also known as alternative text or alt attribute) is text that accurately describes an image. It is added to the tag in the HTML of a page.
Here is an example of an image alt text:
<img src="/images/some-image.png" alt="this is the alt text">
The alt text is not shown when a page is viewed in the browser but it becomes visible when an image cannot be loaded.
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