Easy image upload

Today's Internet loves images, but positioning and formatting an image on your website can sometimes be a bit of a struggle.  At AlbanyWeb, we have created some standardised image processes and styles, making adding images to your pages as simple as possible.  All you have to do is browse for an image on your computer, click the upload button, and optionally, insert it into your text where you want it.  Then our AlbanyWeb code takes over and adds the necessary to give you a tidy look and feel.  In addition, we are always on the lookout for ways to keep improving image management, which we then build in to our websites as part of our personal service.

Like all our standard features, we can create some custom styles for images to suit you.  So if you want something a little different or extra, ask us.

Working effectively with images is a balancing act, if you want to empower your editor to add and change images but still keep a visual impact with your website.  We have been playing with images and colour effects to enhance some of our newer websites.

Many modern themes feature very large images, often overlaid with text, or letting the text of a page float up over a large and striking image.  The visual effect of this is undeniable.  However, at AlbanyWeb we want to balance this visual effect with giving our clients flexibility, keeping our websites fast to load, and keeping them accessible.

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In these days of human-friendly webforms and plain language instructions, the term 'alt text' is an geeky reminder of the first years of web development, when simple websites were built using raw HTML. 

Seeing those words on a image upload form or dialog, anyone can be mistaken for thinking this is something too technical and opaque to bother about.  Really, what does it mean? 

Take the time to learn, because the 'alt text' attribute can be your best friend on your website.

What does 'alt text' mean?

The term 'alt text' is a short version of 'alternative text'.  It refers to a word, phrase, or better yet, brief sentence that can be added to an image or graphic.  In cases where the image or graphic can't appear (for example, in a text-only browser or where your visitor has switch images off), the 'alt text' appears instead of the image, and...

Adding images to your website can be a most frustrating experience, especially compared to adding it to a document that you print out.  Here are some common frustrations:

  • the image appears in the wrong part of the page.
  • the text doesn't flow around the image nicely.
  • the image is a strange size, or gets stretched.
  • suddenly everything grinds to a halt.
  • somehow it doesn't look as nice as you imagined.

A little bit of work managing your images before you upload them will save you a lot of difficulty.

Getting your image in the right place

Accurately placing an image requires one of two things:

  1. a little knowledge of how html works.
  2. letting your website software control the image placement and size.

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