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From: Tony Trott
Date: Jan 21, 2003 9:38AM

Hi, all.

I'm curious about the idea of designing a homepage with graphics. It seems to me that this would not be a good idea as it would be quite inaccessible to screenreaders and if the graphics are raster graphics they will be distorted when enlarged. Also, having a lot of text in a graphic also can easily lead to abuse of the alt-text requirement.

I'm asking this because I have seen and heard a lot of people talking about designing with sliced graphics. As I said, it seems like a bad idea to me but I admit I could be wrong. What do you think of this idea of des